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Trivia night returns to benefit St. Francis school

August 21, 2014 After a successful trivia night drew more than 100 players this past spring, volunteers with St. Francis Catholic School are once again organizing another trivia event at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. more »»

Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

August 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. more »»

Top dogs strut their stuff at Des Moines Dog Shows

August 21, 2014 More than 1,800 dogs from 45 states and several foreign countries will compete at the eagerly-anticipated annual Des Moines Dog Shows, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials Sept. more »»

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

August 21, 2014 KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. more »»

Tickets available for Cemetery Tour

August 21, 2014 STEAMBOAT ROCK — Performance dates for the Steamboat Rock  “A Walk Through History VIII” are rapidly approaching. Six tours will be presented on Aug. 28-29. more »»

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

August 21, 2014 NEW YORK — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball’s online busines. more »»

Widespread Panic coming to Iowa for two shows in October

August 21, 2014 Legendary jam band, Widespread Panic announces shows in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 28 and Ames on Oct. 29. Tickets go on sale for both concerts at 10 a.m. on Aug. 25. more »»

Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

August 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — After five decades in show business, the man who shaped Motown with instantly recognizable hits like “My Girl” and “Tears of a Clown” says he can’t stop writin. more »»

‘Smokey & Friends’ duets nice, not vital

August 21, 2014 By JEFF KAROUB THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Smokey Robinson, “Smokey & Friends” (Verve Music Group) Smokey Robinson doesn’t want to be a relic and that’s understandable. more »»

NBC’s Brian Williams taking on new competition

August 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and passed a tour guide who noted the celebrity sighting to his... more »»

Nice guy Andrew Rannells channels his inner Hedwig

August 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Andrew Rannells says he never dreamed of becoming a rock star while growing up. What he hoped for was a part on Broadway. more »»

Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking ‘Mission Blue’

August 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the ide. more »»

Country pop artist Jamie Lynn Spears coming to Iowa State University

August 21, 2014 AMES — Country pop artist Jamie Lynn Spears will perform at Iowa State University on Aug. 28. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. more »»

Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy

August 20, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. more »»

Material Girl's materials to be auctioned in Nov.

August 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Get ready to dance in Madonna's old clothes. Julien's Auctions announced Tuesday that items from the pop icon's personal and professional life will be auctioned Nov. 7-8. more »»

Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling to share NY stage

August 20, 2014 NEW YORK — An off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country” has attracted a star of “Game of Thrones” and another from behind bar. more »»

Met opera reaches deal with 2 unions

August 19, 2014 NEW YORK — New York’s Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockou. more »»

Craig Ferguson to launch new talk show

August 19, 2014 NEW YORK — Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 201. more »»

‘Turtles’ tops weak debut for ‘Expendables 3’

August 18, 2014 NEW YORK — Moviegoers continued to shell out for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while Sylvester Stallone’s action ensemble “The Expendables 3” was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut. more »»



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