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Sting tries to help his ailing musical

November 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship. The singer-songwriter will play the role of an inspirational foreman onstage in “The Last Ship” starting Dec. more »»

Weir’s new CNN series begins in 2015

November 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Bill Weir’s new series on CNN will entail a lot of travel. CNN said Monday the former ABC newsman will host “The Wonder List” starting next year. more »»

Ivey to play Thatcher in ‘The Audience’

November 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Judith Ivey will need to get in touch with her fearsome side. She’s going to be the “Iron Lady” on Broadway. more »»

Franklin blasts author of unauthorized bio

November 25, 2014 NEW YORK — The Queen of Soul says don’t waste your money — or soul — on the recently released unauthorized biography about her. more »»

‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ opens with $123 million

November 24, 2014 NEW YORK — “Mockingjay, Part 1” didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office,... more »»

Swift to receive award for excellence

November 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Taylor Swift is getting a special — and new — award from the American Music Award. more »»

Exhibition explores student debt

November 24, 2014 EAST LANSING, Mic. more »»

As Cosby allegations spiral, fallout mounts

November 24, 2014 Since renewed allegations of sexual assault erupted in late October, Bill Cosby has seen a career resurgence begin to crumble. Here’s what’s happened since Oct. more »»

Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction

November 23, 2014 BERLIN — A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday. more »»

'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume for sale

November 23, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale. more »»

ABC to celebrate Disney on Broadway

November 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including "Beauty and the Beast," ''Th... more »»

Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record

November 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer. more »»

More Bill Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

November 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Performances by Bill Cosby in Las Vegas, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually... more »»

CBS news chairman stepping down

November 21, 2014 NEW YORK — CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who has been running the network's news division along with "60 Minutes" for the past four years, said Thursday that he's stepping down from the chief... more »»

John Cameron Mitchell to star in 'Hedwig'

November 21, 2014 NEW YORK — John Cameron Mitchell, the writer and original star of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," is returning to her miniskirt, wigs and high heels. more »»

TV Land pulls ‘Cosby Show’ from lineup

November 21, 2014 NEW YORK — NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming... more »»

Author Diana Gabaldon coming to Davenport

November 20, 2014 Thru The Stones, a convention and book signing with the author, Diana Gabaldon, will take place Dec. 5-6 at the River Center in Davenport. more »»

Colbert to host Kennedy Center Honors

November 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says Stephen Colbert will host this year's Kennedy Center Honors, bringing a new touch to the annual awards show. more »»

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas 30th Anniversary Tour

November 20, 2014 Des Moines Performing Arts announced that Mannheim Steamroller will add one more performance to its Christmas 30th Anniversary Tour at the Des Moines Civic Center on Dec. 19 and 20. more »»

Mike Love memoir due out in 2016

November 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Mike Love, a founding member of the Beach Boys and lead singer on such hits as "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Little Deuce Coupe," has a book deal. more »»



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