Coates hopes ‘Black Panther’ hype transfers to comic book

This image provided by Marvel Comics shows the variant cover of Black Panther #1 written by Ta-Nehisi Coates on sale in May 2018 featuring his new storyline “The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.” The cover was drawn by InHyuk Lee. As people gear up for the “Black Panther” movie, acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates wants them to check out the original source, Marvel’s Black Panther comic book, where he’s booting up a massive outer space adventure for the king of Wakanda. (Marvel via AP)

WASHINGTON — As people gear up for the “Black Panther” movie, Ta-Nehisi Coates wants them to check out the original source, Marvel’s Black Panther comic book, where he’s booting up a massive outer space adventure for the king of Wakanda.

Grammy winning artists reflect on what makes a hit song

FILE - In this March 4, 1974 file photo, Roberta Flack holds the Grammy award for record of the year for "Killing Me Softly With His Song" at the 16th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Flack, one of only two artists who have won the category two years in a row, won in 1973 for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." (AP Photo, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — What makes a song THE song of the eyes of The Recording Academy? In the history of the 59 record of the year winners at the Grammy Awards, sometimes those songs captured the mood or sentiment of a universal emotion, or showcased a singer’s supreme talent. Sometimes the Grammy-winning song benefited from being featured in a hit film, or became a cultural touchstone for a year. And often these songs are just insatiably catchy and fun.

He said, she said: AP writers predict Grammy winners

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, Jay-Z performs on the 4:44 Tour at Barclays Center in New York. The rapper was nominated for eight Grammy nominations. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Here at The Associated Press, we’ve written stories for years about how the Grammys have dissed rap, R&B and other evolving genres before others wrote about the hot topic after Beyonce lost to Adele last year. Check our records.

They are musical icons, but they’ve never won a Grammy Award

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017 file photo, Diana Ross, lifetime achievement award recipient, poses in the press room at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Ross, along with Bob Marley, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys and Journey, are part of a group of iconic musicians who have never won a Grammy. In 2012, Ross did win the Lifetime Achievement Award, a noncompetitive honor, from The Recoding Academy. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK CITY — Remember when the cast of the TV series “Glee” earned a Grammy nomination for their version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” at the 2011 Grammys, pitting them against Sade, Maroon 5 and Paramore?

‘Wonder Woman’ is left hanging, and 8 other Oscar surprises

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." The Patty Jenkins-directed blockbuster received zero Oscar nominations Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, even in a year that was surprisingly friendly to big budget hits. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

LOS ANGELES — It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for “Get Out,” ”Lady Bird” and “Phantom Thread,” and the history-making nomination of “Mudbound” director of photography Rachel Morrison, who became the first woman to ever be nominated for cinematography.

Forward motion of ‘Maze Runner’ stalls in 3rd entry

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows, foreground from left, Dylan O'Brien, Giancarlo Esposito and Rosa Salazar in a scene from "Maze Runner: The Death Cure." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

NEW YORK — Moviegoers who come late to the “Maze Runner” franchise, which now numbers three, will doubtless have one very reasonable question: Where, pray tell, are all the mazes I was promised?



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