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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 ...

‘ICE JAM’ – A one day bluegrass acoustic string camp

HOMESTEAD — The Iowa Theatre Artists Company of Amana is sponsoring the second annual “Ice Jam,” a one-day camp for area bluegrass musicians that will include two work sessions followed by an old-time jam open to the public on Feb. 4. Instructors will be Marc Janssen, of Iowa City, and ...

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce on Instagram: I’m having twins!

NEW YORK — Blue Ivy is about to become a big sister — twice over. Beyonce and Jay Z announced Wednesday on Instagram that the superstar singer is pregnant with twins. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two," said a ...

After a 50-year career, David Cassidy to retire

LOS ANGELES — David Cassidy is wrapping up his 50-year career. The 66-year-old entertainer says he will play his final West Coast concerts this month and plans to retire at year's end. Cassidy says in a statement on his website Wednesday that "traveling and my arthritis" have made ...

False news, absurd reality present challenges for satirists

NEW YORK — Between reality and the bubble of fantasy news stories, these are tough times for satirists. The New Yorker magazine recently took steps to distinguish Andy Borowitz's humor columns from politically motivated false stories circulating online. His editor said the New Yorker was ...

Nielsens

Another milestone for NBC’s ‘This is Us’

NEW YORK — NBC's personality-oriented drama "This is Us" received the latest confirmation of its status as a freshman yet, ranking as the No. 1 prime-time show last week for the first time among youthful viewers desired by advertisers Counting all viewers, the Nielsen company said the show ...

Art dealer’s cooperation earns leniency in fraud

NEW YORK — An art dealer who scammed the art world for 15 years with fake paintings in the name of famous artists will not go back to prison for the $80 million fraud. U.S. District Judge Katherine Failla told Glafira Rosales, who spent three months in prison after her 2013 arrest, that her ...

Budweiser focus on immigration in Super Bowl spot

NEW YORK — Each year Super Bowl ads offer a snapshot of what's going on in the culture. But this year's Budweiser ad released Tuesday featuring an immigrant's travel to the U.S. became suddenly more topical than Anheuser-Busch executives were probably expecting, released days after ...

Sheriff: Suspect in Righteous Brothers wife slaying is dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than four decades after the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley was raped and killed, officials announced Monday they used DNA to identify a suspect in the slaying: a man who was killed by police in 1982. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said ...

This image released by Universal Studios shows John Ortiz in a scene from "A Dog's Purpose." (Joe Lederer/Universal Studios via AP)

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ opens to $18.4 million amid controversy

LOS ANGELES — Opening in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott, "A Dog's Purpose" still managed to earn $18.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Tracking expectations had pegged the family film to open in the mid $20-million range, but it ...

Justin Bieber,Chris Pronger

Justin Bieber gets hit in celeb hockey game

LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber got a taste of NHL hockey and the Staples Center glass Saturday, courtesy of NHL great Chris Pronger. The pop star responded by showing off skills that would not have looked out of place in his native Canada during a celebrity exhibition game. Bieber was driven ...

Emmanuelle Riva dies in Paris, age 89

PARIS — Emmanuelle Riva, a French star of screen and stage who was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress in 2013, has died. She was 89. Riva died Friday afternoon in a Paris clinic after a long illness, her agent, Anne Alvares Correa, told The Associated Press. Riva was ...

Music-Grammys Bee Gees Tribute

Grammys, CBS to honor Bee Gees with tribute concert

LOS ANGELES — The Recording Academy and CBS will pay tribute to the Bee Gees two days after the Grammys with a concert featuring a range of artists, including Celine Dion, Andra Day, John Legend and Keith Urban. The show, "Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees," will ...

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This Sep. 13, 2011, shows British actor and cast member John Hurt arriving for the UK film premiere of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" at the BFI Southbank in London.

Oscar nominated actor John Hurt dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — The versatile actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in "The Elephant Man," terrify them in "Alien," and spoof that very same scene in "Spaceballs," has died. He was 77. Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died Friday in London according to his agent Charles ...

Robin Thicke

Judge orders Thicke to stay away from ex-wife

LOS ANGELES — A judge has ordered Robin Thicke to stay away from his ex-wife, actress Paula Patton and only have monitored visits with his 6-year-old son. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Colin Leis issued the temporary restraining order on Thursday after Patton accused the singer of ...

Red Nose Day TV special returns to US

LOS ANGELES — The charity behind Red Nose Day says the campaign to end child poverty is returning to the United States this year. Comic Relief Inc. announced Thursday that 2017 fundraising efforts will culminate with a Red Nose Day TV special on May 25. Founded in Britain by filmmaker ...

Leaked video likely to hurt ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

LOS ANGELES — Marketers would describe "A Dog's Purpose" as a film with "four-quadrant" appeal, meaning it's likely to draw moviegoers of both genders, young and old. Based on a bestselling book and told from a dog's perspective, it's a feel-good story for animal lovers of all kinds. Which ...

Applause Calendar, Jan. 26, 2017

Jan. 26 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 Colo Spelling Bee Fourth and Fifth graders 4:30 p.m.; Colo Public Library Certificates and ...

Obit Mary Tyler Moore

Beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

NEW YORK — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday. She was 80. Moore gained fame in the 1960s as the frazzled wife Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In ...

Castro Portrait

Ceramics designer and ISU alum Castro is Artist-In-Residence

AMES — Ceramics designer Jonathan Castro will visit Iowa State University as an artist-in-residence Jan. 30 through Feb. 4 at the College of Design and the Memorial Union. Castro will speak about “Branding Your Creativity: The Business of Art, Networking, Social Media and Development” ...