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Stephanopoulos will not moderate GOP debate

May 15, 2015 NEW YORK — ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos will not moderate a Republican presidential debate next winter, part of the fallout from reports that the network's top political anchor contributed... more »»

Spike Lee defends ‘Chiraq’ title for movie about Chicago

May 15, 2015 CHICAGO — Flanked by parents holding photographs of the children they’ve lost to gun violence in Chicago, filmmaker Spike Lee on Thursday defended his choice to make a movie about the city with the... more »»

Iowa Watercolor Society Miniature Exhibition on display at Fisher Community Center

May 14, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Have you ever painted a barn – on a postcard? How about a speedboat on an ice cream container or a Tuscan landscape on a cell phone case? The Iowa Watercolor Society artists from... more »»

CBS ends 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'

May 14, 2015 NEW YORK — CBS is saying goodbye to its long-running hit "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" with a two-hour finale this fall and hello to "Supergirl," an unusual genre show for the network. more »»

‘Iowa’s Memorial Day Weekend Tradition’

May 14, 2015 AMANA — The Iowa Renaissance Festival returns to Middle Amana Park in the heart of the Amana Colonies for its 24th year of history re-enactments and family fun. more »»

Sandra Lee says cancer surgery postponed

May 14, 2015 ALBANY, N.Y. — Food Network television star Sandra Lee says her surgery for breast cancer has been postponed until next week because of an upper respiratory infection. more »»

‘Cowboys In The Sky’ this weekend

May 14, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN The 13th annual “Cowboys In The Sky” Sid Roseland Memorial Calf Roping and Steer Wrestling event will be held this May 16 and 17, at the Marshall County Fairgrounds. more »»

Tying up a few loose ends as ‘Mad Men’ comes to an end

May 14, 2015 NEW YORK — “Mad Men” is nearing its end with grace and assurance as its characters already are scattering from view. more »»

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ primed to become instant classic

May 14, 2015 The silences in “Mad Max: Fury Road” are unsettling. more »»

McCartney Meets Elvis benefit performance for Camp Courageous

May 14, 2015 Camp Courageous is hosting a unique fundraiser, a special performance by tribute artist Matt King in “Paul McCartney meets Elvis.” The event will take place at 6 p.m. more »»

Heartland Marimba Festival and Academy

May 14, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN The Heartland Marimba Festival and Academy is taking the state of Iowa by storm during the month of June, with concerts in multiple cities throughout the state. more »»

‘Churchill’ on the Old Creamery’s Studio Stage

May 14, 2015 AMANA — “Churchill,” opens May 28 and runs through May 31 on the Old Creamery’s Studio Stage, with shows on Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m and on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Princess Mathilde's pink diamond sold for $15.9M

May 13, 2015 GENEVA — An 8.72-carat pink diamond ring believed part of a collection once owned by Princess Mathilde Bonaparte sold at auction Tuesday for $15.9 million, according to Sotheby's Geneva. more »»

Stephen Hawking to appear at music festival

May 13, 2015 LONDON — Stephen Hawking is a scientific superstar. Now he's going to mix with rock stars, taking the stage at the Glastonbury Festival. more »»

Hollywood accused of bias in hiring female directors

May 13, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The ACLU is asking federal and California civil rights agencies to investigate what it calls “the systemic failure” to hire female directors in the entertainment industry. more »»

Fox calling an end to ‘American Idol’

May 12, 2015 NEW YORK — Fox is lowering the curtain on “American Idol,” ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie... more »»

Bieber nearly done with time in vandalism case

May 12, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber has completed most of the terms of his probation in a vandalism case filed after the pop singer threw eggs at his former neighbors’ house, a probation report filed Monda... more »»

Picasso painting sets record at $179 million

May 12, 2015 NEW YORK — A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179 million on Monday nigh. more »»

Bronze ‘Scary Lucy’ statue part of comedy center

May 12, 2015 CELORON, N.Y. — A statue of Lucille Ball in her western New York hometown may not be very flattering, but it sure is funny. more »»

French radio station takes on new role after Paris attacks

May 11, 2015 CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France — It’s called “Beur FM” — after a slang term for Arab people — and has become the voice of France’s Islamic community in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. more »»

 
 
 

 

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