Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa’s contemporary art

In this photo taken Monday May. 9, 2016 Simon Njami, Artistic Director of the 12th Edition of the Dakar Biennele, Dak'Art 2016, shows visitors an installation by Akiresh Akindiya entitled "Portraits" in Dakar, Senegal. Videos projected onto massive buildings, pop up art galleries and installations in an old courthouse are features of the Dakar Biennale, Africa's largest contemporary art festival currently enlivening Senegal's capital. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch)

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Videos projected onto massive buildings, pop up art galleries and installations in an old courthouse are features of the Dakar Biennale, Africa’s largest contemporary art festival currently enlivening Senegal’s capital.

Stage is set for toughest National Spelling Bee ever

Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, 13, from Corning, N.Y., having already spelled his word, waits for the other spellers during the preliminary round three of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.

Anthony Hopkins overcomes his stage fright in ‘The Dresser’

In this undated image made available by Starz on Thursday May 26, 2016, shows British actors Sir Ian McKellen, left, and Sir Anthony Hopkins performing in the TV drama The Dresser. He's a much-lauded, Academy Award-winning performer who created one of the great movie villains in Hannibal Lecter. But as he reflects on playing a fading stage star in TV movie "The Dresser," Anthony Hopkins says: "I wasn't cut out to be an actor." (Joss Barratt/Starz via AP)

LONDON (AP) — He’s a much-lauded Academy Award-winning performer and his Hannibal Lecter is one of the all-time great movie villains.

African Children’s Choir to perform in I.F.

The African Children’s Choir will perform Sunday, May 29 at two churches in Idaho Falls. Tickets will not be sold, but donations are welcome. Shutter Sweet Photography

The African Children’s Choir is bringing its worldwide tour here. The group, composed of African children aged 7 to 10 years old, will perform two shows May 29 at separate Idaho Falls churches.

‘Civil War’ on top despite slight drop

In this image released by Disney, Anthony Mackie, from left, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen and Sebastian Stan appear in a scene from "Captain America: Civil War." (Disney-Marvel via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America: Civil War” is still the fifth biggest opener of all time despite a slight drop in grosses from initial Sunday estimates. According to Monday actuals the superhero spectacle brought in $179.1 million in its first weekend in theaters — slightly below Sunday’s $181.8 million projection.

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