Entertainment

Picasso, Matisse works in U of Mich. art exhibit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan Museum of Art plans to debut an exhibition later this month to celebrate the school's bicentennial. "Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors" includes 115 works of art from around the world. It will be presented in two parts. The first, ...

Charity bearing Hepburn’s name sues her eldest son

LOS ANGELES — Audrey Hepburn's eldest son was sued Wednesday by a charity he helped establish to continue his mother's support of children's welfare causes. The Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued Sean Ferrer on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging he has interfered with the ...

Lady Gaga

Gaga’s Super Bowl show spurs huge sales

NEW YORK — The Super Bowl was a triumph for fans of the New England Patriots but it also became very lucrative for Lady Gaga. The superstar singer who performed at the halftime show sold about 150,000 digital albums and songs in the U.S. on Sunday, a 1,000 percent increase over the day ...

‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Richard Hatch dies at 71

LOS ANGELES — Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" film and TV series, has died. He was 71. A representative for the actor says Hatch died Tuesday afternoon after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Manager Michael Kaliski ...

Colbert reaches a ratings milestone at start of Trump era

NEW YORK — He may cringe at the thought, but is Stephen Colbert the late-night man for the Trump administration? Colbert's "Late Show" won the late-night ratings competition last week over NBC's Jimmy Fallon for the first time since Colbert replaced David Letterman in September 2015, the ...

Taylor Swift performs at DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Taylor Swift’s pre-Super Bowl show might be her only in 2017

Taylor Swift's pre-Super Bowl concert broke some news: She announced it may be her only concert of this year; she performed for the smallest number of fans in some time — 9,000 people is intimate for this pop star — and she sang her newest single live for the first time. She also made ...

Trayvon Martin’s parents write book on 5-year anniversary

It wasn't supposed to take Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin five years to write a book about the death of their son, Trayvon Martin. But their grief has made finding the words unbearable until now. Martin's parents collaborated to write "Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin," ...

Film-Box Office

Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

LOS ANGELES — Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of "A Dog's Purpose" was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to third-party findings released by American Humane. An independent animal-cruelty expert found ...

Bruno Mars slays at pre-Super Bowl concert

HOUSTON — The Super Bowl halftime show is on Sunday. Someone maybe ought to tell Bruno Mars that. The pop singer was in grade A form at a pre-Super Bowl show on Friday night, performing a top notch concert that matched the energy he showed when he hit the stage at halftime last year and in ...

Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump’s fashion line

NEW YORK — Nordstrom says it will stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories, creating some questions about the future of the brand elsewhere. The Seattle-based department store chain said the decision was based on the sales performance of the first daughter's brand. Neiman Marcus ...

Patton Oswalt, Michelle Eileen McNamara

Oswalt: Heart problem, meds killed my wife

LOS ANGELES — Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt said Friday that coroner's officials informed him that his wife died last year from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition. Oswalt wrote in a statement to The Associated Press that he and his wife Michelle ...

Faith Evans announces duets album with Biggie

LOS ANGELES — Faith Evans is releasing an album of duets with her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G., 20 years after his unsolved killing. Atco Records announced that the "The King & I" record will be released May 19, and will tell the story of the romance between Evans and the rapper, ...

Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent

50 Cent pays $22M in bankruptcy case

HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal judge has discharged rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy case after he paid more than $22 million. Bankruptcy Judge Ann Nevins approved the discharge Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut. The rapper who burst onto the music scene in 2003 with his debut album, "Get Rich or ...

Beyoncé breaks record with baby bump pic

SAN FRANCISCO — Beyoncé has broken the record for the most-liked Instagram post ever. Beyoncé announced on Instagram Wednesday that she is expecting twins with husband Jay Z. Surrounded by flowers and clad in a sweeping green veil, Queen Bey shows off her baby bump in the Madonna-inspired ...

Orwell

Play of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ coming to Broadway

NEW YORK — A new British stage adaptation of George Orwell's chilling dystopic novel "1984" is coming to an America where issues of "newspeak" and surveillance are quite relevant. Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin said Thursday that the play will open in June at the Hudson Theatre. ...

A+E to televise NWSL games on Lifetime

NEW YORK — A+E Networks has bought a stake in the National Women's Soccer League and will broadcast a game each weekend on the Lifetime network. "It's not a network that's sports related, but it's a network that's women's related," A+E Networks President Nancy Dubuc said Thursday after a ...

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ
Pictured are the children who will perform in Saturday’s “The Frog Prince,” put on by the Missoula Children’s Theatre, and sponsored by the Marshalltown Assistance League. A total of 55 local kids, in grades K-8, tried out. Everyone received a role. The theatre company’s co-director Kayleigh Campo is shown here singing with the children. Tickets cost $12 for adults, and $6 for children ages 2-18.

‘The Frog Prince’ opens Saturday

A group of local kids. A traveling theatre company. Fun for the whole family. Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., at the Marshalltown High School Auditorium, the Missoula Children’s Theatre will put on its rendition of “The Frog Prince,” with a cast of children, in grades K-8, playing all ...

Applause Calendar, Feb. 2, 2017

Feb. 2 Colo Spelling Bee First through third graders 4:30 p.m.; Colo Public Library Certificates and prizes/ Trophy for winners in each age group IWARN Ham Radio operators meeting Serving Butler, Franklin, Hardin, Grundy, Marshall and Tama counties 7 p.m.; Grundy County ...

Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre coming to Ashton Hill Farm

CEDAR RAPIDS — “A Killing At Codswallop Castle,” a comic murder mystery dinner theatre opens at Ashton Hill Farm on Feb. 11 and runs through March 11 on Saturday nights; seating begins at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special Valentine’s Day show on Feb. 14 ...

Landas-Beard Exhibit

‘Support and Embrace’ collaborative works by Landas and Beard

The Central Iowa Art Association invites the community to the opening of the February Fisher Community Center Auditorium Art Show, “Support and Embrace,” a collaboration of works by Kyle Landas and Nicholas Lue Beard. Landas is a leather and contemporary artist. Over the years he has ...