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‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

MADISON, Wis. — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had ...

Jones, Glover cast in ‘Lion King’ remake

NEW YORK — James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King." Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors. Glover, star and creator of television's "Atlanta," will portray the adult Simba. Jones reprises ...

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This image released by Summit shows director Mel Gibson, center, and actor Vince Vaughn on the set of the film, "Hacksaw Ridge." Gibson is nominated for an Oscar for best directing for his work on the film.

From Parker to Gibson, Hollywood’s sliding scale of justice

NEW YORK — As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards' Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play. By even movie standards, the dramatic swings of fortune are hard ...

Mike Sorrentino, Jenni Farley, Paul Delvecchio, Sammi Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Deena Cortese, Nicole Polizzi

No ‘Jersey Shore’ redux

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — Some residents of a shore town stung by MTV's "Jersey Shore" are wary about plans by a bar featured in that series to hold a casting call for a new reality show. The Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights is looking for "loud and fun" single people at a casting call ...

Colbert to air live after Trump’s address

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Colbert is going to have his say after President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. CBS said that "The Late Show" will air live at 11:35 p.m. EST Tuesday, the night of Trump's scheduled speech. Josh Earnest, former press secretary for the Obama ...

David Freiberg, David Smith

Summer of Love concert hits hurdle

SAN FRANCISCO — Aging rockers from Jefferson Starship led a protest on the steps of City Hall to send a message to San Francisco officials: We built this city on free rock and roll. Thursday's protest and a hearing inside City Hall that followed marked the latest twist in a battle with ...

Willie Nelson to return to stage

SAN ANTONIO — Willie Nelson is set to return to the stage after missing several shows because of a cold. Publicist Elaine Schock says the 83-year-old country star will perform Thursday night at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Nelson missed a three-night stint in California last week, ...

Judge tosses out defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby, although he still faces criminal charges in Pennsylvania. Judge Mark Mastroianni ruled Thursday that Katherine McKee didn't adequately show Cosby defamed her when his ...

Applause Calendar, Feb. 16, 2017

Feb. 16 Free Blood Pressure Checks 1-2 p.m.; Halls of Ivy at Oak Estates 110 S. Alice St., Conrad Initial Collective Bargaining Session Marshalltown Community School District/Marshalltown Education Association 6 p.m. at MHS Library, 1602 S. Second Ave.; Public invited to ...

Tick Tick...Boom

Noce presents ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’

DES MOINES — This month, Noce continues its inaugural season of theatre with an immersive production of Tick, Tick... BOOM! Local actors Charlie Reese (Hand to God, Murder Ballad, Avenue Q) and Jill Ziegler (Shrek, Rent) are joined by songwriter and recording artist Madison Ray in Jonathan ...

ISU Symphony Orchestra performs Verdi and Navarro

AMES — Jacob Harrison leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various instrument families and exploring basic music concepts. This special performance at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28 at Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State University campus allows young ...

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The Maytags to perform Saturday at the Orpheum

The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center will feature The Maytags in concert on Feb. 18, from 7-9 p.m. Known as a soulful and sultry seven-piece band with great horns, jazzy overtones and amazing vocals, The Maytags are a Des Moines band on several watch lists. “With Valentine’s Day coming up, we ...

ISU Theatre presents ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

AMES — ISU Theatre brings “a trivial comedy for serious people” to the Fisher Theater in Ames. Oscar Wilde’s hit, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” comes to Iowa State University’s Fisher Theater for six performances beginning Feb. 24. The plot involves two young men, Jack and ...

Justin Bieber

Report: Man claims Bieber punched him

CLEVELAND — A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas. Thirty-four-year-old Rodney Cannon claims in the report filed Tuesday with Cleveland police that the pop star took Cannon's sunglasses inside a hotel ...

Trump will not fill out NCAA bracket on-air

President Donald Trump won't be filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN this March, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network expressed its "interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined." ...

Sparks fly over Maher’s booking of provocateur Yiannopoulos

LOS ANGELES — Bill Maher's decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest. Jeremy Scahill, a journalist who's appeared frequently on "Real Time with Bill Maher," posted on Twitter that he won't appear as a panelist ...

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‘La La Land’: The divisive front-runner

NEW YORK — These are divisive times. Agreement is hard to come by. Passions on both sides are inflamed. And "Saturday Night Live" is providing some of the most trenchant satire on the matter. We are speaking, of course, about "La La Land." "La La Land," romantic and sincere, might seem an ...

Gaga, Kimmel condemn TX ‘bathroom bill’

AUSTIN, Texas — Musicians Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys along with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence are among more than 140 artists condemning a Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. Britney Spears and Jimmy Kimmel also signed a letter Tuesday criticizing the GOP-backed efforts as a ...

Report: Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at an airport, NBC-TV reported Tuesday. Ford, 74, was told to land his plane on a at John Wayne Airport, but he mistakenly landed it on a parallel taxiway, passing over an American Airlines jet holding nearby.

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Lt. Gen. Hal Moore dies; depicted in film ‘We Were Soldiers’

Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died. He was 94. Joseph Galloway, who with Moore co-authored the book "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young," confirmed ...