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Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

October 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Herbie Hancock enjoyed “A Great Night in Harlem” with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of... more »»

Queen signs her first tweet ‘Elizabeth R’

October 25, 2014 LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with “Elizabeth R. more »»

Rowling writes backstory of Potter character

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from J.K. Rowling. In an announcement posted Friday on her website, www.pottermor. more »»

TLC cancels its ‘Honey Boo Boo’ series

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. more »»

Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for Dec.

October 24, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. — A judge on Thursday set a trial date in early December in the federal tax case against "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother. more »»

Steinbeck heirs fight for control of movie rights

October 24, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — John Steinbeck's heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over possible movie deals for the late author's books. more »»

Burns’ series gives PBS a ratings milestone

October 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Ken Burns’ series “The Roosevelts” earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker’s third most popular film after “The Civil War” and “Lewis & Clark: The... more »»

Total Nunsense

October 23, 2014 The nuns are back and this time they are taking their habits to Hollywood. more »»

How Cooper will limber up for 'Elephant Man'

October 23, 2014 NEW YORK — Bradley Cooper will contort his limbs into uncomfortable positions for eight shows a week when he begins his run in the Broadway revival of "The Elephant Man. more »»

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,’ opens at the Old Creamery Theatre

October 23, 2014 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Christopher Durang’s new comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” opens Oct. 30 and runs through No. more »»

Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

October 23, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling lif. more »»

Klinkefus Exhibit in MCC Ray Frederick Gallery

October 23, 2014 Longtime Marshalltown resident, Orlin Klinkefus, is the next featured artist at the newest exhibit in the Ray Frederick Gallery, room 306, on the Marshalltown Community College campus. more »»

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta mourned in Dominican homeland

October 23, 2014 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known... more »»

“We The People” to rock ISU

October 23, 2014 Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State University campus presents “We The People” at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. Admission is $4 in advance or $5 at the door. more »»

Love, discipline fuel Neil Diamond’s latest album

October 23, 2014 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love. more »»

Kenny G’s Hong Kong visit out of tune with China

October 23, 2014 HONG KONG — Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign... more »»

Victoria Clark joins the cast of musical 'Gigi'

October 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark has joined the Broadway-bound musical "Gigi" playing a role she lately has been really enjoying — a mento. more »»

CBS retained its Nielsen ratings crown last week

October 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Football scored half of the Top 10 slots in last week's Nielsen ratings. more »»

Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

October 22, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. — “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice (JOO’-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. more »»

Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera

October 21, 2014 NEW YORK — A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. more »»



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