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Alcatraz exhibit is tribute to political prisoners

September 25, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — An exhibition by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has transformed the former island prison of Alcatraz into a tribute to the world’s political prisoners, some famous and some... more »»

JJ Grey & Mofro comes to Des Moines

September 25, 2014 “Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul. more »»

Solid Washington in mediocre ‘Equalizer’

September 25, 2014 By JOCELYN NOVECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you were lucky enough to catch Denzel Washington in “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway, you saw the hugely charismatic actor portray, in an iconic role, the... more »»

Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies Oct. 3-5

September 25, 2014 AMANA — All are invited to celebrate Oktoberfest in the historic Amana Colonies. There’s a unique experience waiting for all ages during this traditional German celebration Oct. 3-5. more »»

Kenny Chesney shows the way on new album

September 25, 2014 Kenny Chesney, “The Big Revival” (Blue Chair/Columbia) Kenny Chesney took a year off before recording his new album, “The Big Revival,” and it shows. more »»

The band Tennis bats about a classic pop sound

September 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. more »»

Farrell, Vaughn set for 'True Detective'

September 24, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective. more »»

J. California Cooper, prolific writer, dead at 82

September 24, 2014 SEATTLE — Writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82. more »»

Rare Warhol paintings headed to NYC auction

September 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando. Andy Warhol. The A-list trifecta of music, film and art is going on the auction block at Christie's in November. more »»

Cuban salsa singer split between island and US

September 23, 2014 MIAMI — In his most famous song, Cuban salsa singer Manuel Gonzalez croons about creating a bridge between Miami and Havana. “A bridge made up of long sleeves,” he sings in “The Bridge. more »»

‘The Lion King’ earns record box office

September 23, 2014 NEW YORK — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6. more »»

Hulu sets ‘11/22/63’ series based on novel

September 23, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Stephen King’s time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination is being adapted as a small-screen miniseries. more »»

Attorney faces suspension for photos

September 23, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm’s website that show her with high-profile people such as President... more »»

‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M

September 22, 2014 NEW YORK — The young-adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. more »»

Polly Bergen, actress, singer dies at 84

September 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for My President,” died... more »»

Fashion show in Milan wrapped up

September 22, 2014 MILAN — Milan designers wrapped up five days of previews for next summer’s womenswear looks on Sunday. more »»

Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

September 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song “Superwoman,” Wynton Marsalis... more »»

Ferguson plays it loose with new game show

September 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Craig Ferguson approached his first TV game show host's job with a subversive attitude. Then came the simple matter of his wardrobe for "Celebrity Name Gam. more »»

Keyshia Cole arrested on suspicion of battery

September 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles. more »»

Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

September 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis... more »»

 
 
 

 

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