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Entertainment

Warner Bros. launches directors program

LOS ANGELES - Warner Bros. is answering calls to make Hollywood more diverse, launching a program where it will provide five up-and-coming directors from underrepresented groups with mentoring and around $100,000 to produce a short film to show to agents, producers and studio ...

Nielsen: 6M watch Democratic debate on Univision, CNN

NEW YORK - Nielsen says a total 6 million viewers saw Wednesday night's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, which was simulcast by Univision and CNN.Univision averaged 2 million viewers while CNN drew nearly 4 million.This total was slightly larger than the audience ...

Brooks World Tour in Des Moines

DES MOINES - The Electrifying Return of America's Most Powerful Concert Force and Number One Selling Solo Artist in U.S. History! Garth Brooks Makes His First Appearance in Des Moines in 23 Years and His Only Iowa World Tour Appearance!Brooks World Tour will feature country singer Trisha ...

66th annual Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus in March

DES MOINES - The 66th annual Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus is March 18, 19 and 20 at the Jacobson Center Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Tickets are on sale at any of the Des Moines area Fareway Hy-Vee or Price Chopper stores now or on the Iowa State Fair website: www.iowastatefairgrounds.org ...

A Tribute to Elvis at Old Creamery

AMANA - A Tribute To Elvis Starring Bobby Simkins, is coming to the Old Creamery Theatre for one show only: March 26 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.Simkins pays tribute to Elvis' great voice and generous personality. Simkins has won many awards and honors for his Elvis Tribute, such as first ...

Nancy Reagan remembered for her forceful, private style

NEW YORK - Unlike other presidential wives, Nancy Reagan didn't testify before Congress about health care, celebrate controversial Supreme Court decisions or sit in on Cabinet meetings."She never emerged as a political player in her own right. Nor did she seek to," says historian David ...

‘Check, Please’ comedy at Meskwaki High

Dating can be hard, especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. "Check, Please" follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse - until they do.Join Guy, played by senior Jonas Bear, and Girl, played by ...

Week-long theatre camp in Amana

AMANA - Join The Old Creamery Theatre for "A Mystery at Mimsley Manor" where you can crack the case. The Old Creamery Theatre's Main Stage will be presenting a week-long theatre camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18-22. Campers need to bring a sack lunch. There will be a final performances at 7 ...

Old Creamery Studio Stage goes Hollywood

AMANA - Old Creamery Theatre 2016 Studio Stage Season ia going Hollywood. Season tickets are now on sale at The Old Creamery Theatre. Call the box office at 319-622- 6262 or visit the Creamery website at www.oldcreamery.com for more information or to order individual or season tickets. It's ...

Dos Equis says ‘adios’ to ‘Most Interesting Man’

NEW YORK - Even the "Most Interesting Man in the World" is not immune to getting dumped.Mexican beer brand Dos Equis is letting go of its gray-haired spokesman, 77-year-old Jonathan Goldsmith, and replacing him with another actor.Goldsmith, known in the ads as the "Most Interesting Man in the ...

Cast of ‘Hamilton’ to perform at White House

NEW YORK - The cast of the mega-hit Broadway show "Hamilton" will make a quick trip to the White House on Monday to perform songs from the show for the first family and answer questions from school children.Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's writer and star, announced the invitation during his ...

Watson, Whitaker kick off HeForShe Arts Week

NEW YORK - Emma Watson said Tuesday she wants people to understand the importance of gender equality not only on a rational level but also on a visceral one, and books, movies and other art forms are important vehicles for accomplishing that. "It's also about making them feel it in their ...

‘Elvis & Nixon’ to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK - "Elvis & Nixon," a comedy about the 1970 meeting between the king of rock 'n' roll and the president, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.Liza Johnson's film will play as Tribeca's centerpiece, the festival announced Tuesday. The Amazon Studios release stars ...

‘Downton Abbey’ ends run before 9.6 million viewers

NEW YORK - "Downton Abbey" said goodbye to an estimated 9.6 million viewers on Sunday night, lowering the curtain on PBS' most successful series in ages with its fourth most-watched episode.Only the premiere episodes of the last three seasons had larger audiences, topped by the 10.2 million in ...

Judge seals Harper Lee’s will

MONROEVILLE, Ala. - Famously private in life, "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is keeping her secrets even in death.Monroe County Probate Judge Greg Norris signed an order last week to seal Lee's will from public view, according to court records available Monday. Lawyers for Lee's ...

AC/DC postpones tour due to singer’s possible hearing loss

LOS ANGELES - AC/DC are postponing the remaining dates of their U.S. tour because of lead singer Brian Johnson's possible hearing loss. The band says in a statement that doctors have advised the "Back in Black" singer to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.The group's shows ...

Nielsen: 5.5 million watch Dem debate

NEW YORK - CNN reached 5.5 million with Sunday night's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, up from the last two Democratic contests but less than half of the audience for last week's Republican contest. Although the first Clinton-Sanders contest reached 15.8 million ...

Gordon-Levitt leaves ‘Sandman’

NEW YORK - Joseph Gordon-Levitt has dropped out of a movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "Sandman," saying he and the studio don't see "eye to eye" on the project.In a message posted Saturday on Facebook, Gordon-Levitt said he was pulling out after several years of development because New Line ...

Celebrities urge leaders to fight for girls and women

NEW YORK - A number of high-profile entertainers - including Oprah Winfrey, Mary J. Blige, Charlize Theron and Meryl Streep - have signed an open letter calling on world leaders to fight for gender equality across the globe.The letter released Sunday states that some 62 million girls around the ...

Schools add ‘cli-fi’ — climate fiction — to lit curriculums

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Colleges and universities worldwide are incorporating into their curriculums the evolving genre of literature that focuses on the changes coming to Earth as the result of climate change - "cli-fi."Some of the books and movies now being considered part of the genre are old ...