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In this Oct. 21, 2012 file photo, Crystal Gayle performs at the Country Music Hall of Fame Inductions in Nashville, Tenn. Country music legend Gayle is being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Country star Crystal Gayle being inducted in Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music legend Crystal Gayle is being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager. Gayle's sister, country luminary Loretta Lynn, will induct her into the country music ...

Trump Inauguration

Nielsen: 31M watched Trump’s inauguration

NEW YORK — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. That audience total, measuring continuous coverage by 12 broadcast and cable networks, soundly beat the 20.6 million who viewed President Barack Obama's second ...

Cyberattack briefly shutters Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that they their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday. The Festival issued updates to attendees via their official account and say that online ticketing for ...

Dance Moms-Bankruptcy Fraud

Attorney: ‘Dance Mom’ should be in prison

PITTSBURGH — A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Melucci called witnesses to buttress his contention that the reality TV show star tried to avoid ...

Recently discovered Twain story coming soon

NEW YORK — More than a century after his death, Mark Twain's publishing life continues. Doubleday Books for Young Readers announced Friday that it has acquired a fairy tale only recently discovered. The book is called "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" and is scheduled for Sept. 26. The ...

Premiere of ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ canceled amid treatment issue

LOS ANGELES — This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog being forced into churning water during production of the film. TMZ published the video Wednesday showing a man struggling to put a dog into a ...

Miguel Ferrer

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

NEW YORK — Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, “Robocop,” has died. CBS said Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his LA home. He was 61. He had played assistant director Owen Granger on "NCIS: Los Angeles" since ...

Works of Flemish master on display in Detroit

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts has announced it is displaying two works by 18th-century sculptor John Michael Rysbrack. The Detroit museum said Thursday it's the first time that a terracotta model and marble bust of a young boy have been shown together. A private collector loaned ...

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This image released by Netflix shows a scene from the documentary, "Into the Inferno," written and directed by Werner Herzog. The film explores active volcanoes around the world.

Streaming giants play hero and villain in Oscar season

NEW YORK — When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first — but probably not the last — best-picture nomination for a streaming service. Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea," which Amazon plunked down $10 million for at the ...

Applause Calendar, Jan .19, 2017

Jan. 19 Hospital Auxiliary Pot Pies 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Iowa Healthcare Gift Shop Large are $8 or 3/$23; Small are $4 or 3/$11.50 First come, first serve. Delicious winter meals Type 2 Diabetes event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nourish Healthy Weight & Wellness Center 3109 S. ...

Frog Prince

‘The Frog Prince’ auditions Jan. 30

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Frog Prince” on Jan. 30 at First Presbyterian Church at 101 S. Center St,. at 4 p.m. Those who wish to audition must arrive and be registered by 4 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the ...

Parallels

Parallels: The Architecture of Impermanence exhibit now open

AMES — Iowa State University’s University Museums is announcing a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Iowa artist Joe Patrick to open on Jan. 17 and run through July 30 at the Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg., Ames. Admission is free. Patrick has spent a ...

Second round of Iowa State Fair Grandstand concerts on sale Jan. 20

DES MOINES — The second round of Iowa State Fair Grandstand tickets are set to go on sale Jan. 20 with a little more country and some 90s favorites. On Aug. 18 the Grandstand will host Grammy winning country band, Little Big Town. On Aug. 12, get ready for a throwback party with I Love the ...

CathedralsOfSound

Cathedrals of Sound at the Civic Center

DES MOINES — The Des Moines Symphony continues its 2016-17, 79th Season with Cathedrals of Sound at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 and at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines. Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her ...

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This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Michael Keaton, center, in a scene from, "The Founder."

In ‘The Founder,’ cutthroat big business, supersized

Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock's "The Founder," about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald's, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple. When Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling traveling salesmen selling milkshake mixers, first beelines to San Bernardino, ...

Alanis Morissette

Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft

LOS ANGELES — The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of Los Angeles, was charged with wire fraud and ...

McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV

NEW YORK — Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged. McCartney filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday against Sony/ATV over copyright ownership of the many hit songs he wrote with John Lennon as part of The Beatles. The copyrights ...

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In this Nov. 17, 2007 file photo, political commentator Tucker Carlson arrives for the 60th anniversary celebration of NBC's Meet the Press at the Newseum in Washington. Fox News Channel says that veteran pundit Carlson will replace Megyn Kelly in the network's coveted 9 p.m. time slot sandwiched between Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.

Carlson starts strong at Fox News Channel

NEW YORK — In his first week, Tucker Carlson moved seamlessly into Megyn Kelly’s time slot at Fox News Channel without skipping a beat in the ratings. Carlson averaged just under 3 million viewers for his first week of shows in Fox’s prime-time lineup, or 10 percent more than the 2.72 ...

Sam Moore

Sam Moore to sing at Trump inaugural event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events. Moore told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he felt that the criticism leveled at singer Jennifer Holliday, which led to her to back out ...

Cornwell settles lawsuit against financial advisers

BOSTON — Patricia Cornwell has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, avoiding a second trial for a case that dates to 2009. The author had claimed the New York accounting firm Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP was negligent in handling her finances and cost her millions in ...