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Keillor to undergo 'medical procedure'

September 6, 2014 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's popular "A Prairie Home Companion," says he's canceling an upcoming show to undergo a medical procedure. more »»

Joan Rivers lauded as pioneer for female comics

September 6, 2014 LOS ANGELES — On “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1967, Joan Rivers joked about society’s double-standard for women. “A girl, you’re 30 years old, you’re not married, you’re an old maid,” she said. more »»

Iconic comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

September 5, 2014 Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died... more »»

Garth Brooks creates digital music services

September 5, 2014 ROSEMONT, Ill. — Garth Brooks isn't just going digital. He's launching his own digital sales service. Brooks announced Thursday that he's partnered with the creators of digital pay site ghosttunes. more »»

Alicia Keys to sing at Ruby Dee

September 5, 2014 NEW YORK — A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former Mayor David Dinkins and Sonia Sanchez, and a eulogy b... more »»

NBC's Emmy viewers dominate TV's week

September 4, 2014 NEW YORK — More people were interested in watching a celebration of television's recent past than in seeing anything new on television last week. more »»

‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Unbroken’ lead drumbeat of fall

September 4, 2014 By JAKE COYLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals. more »»

George W. Bush's book about father titled '41'

September 4, 2014 NEW YORK — The title of former President George W. Bush's book about his father will feature a number, not a name. Crown Publishers announced Wednesday that the book about former President George H.W. more »»

Motown: The Musical coming to Des Moines

September 4, 2014 DES MOINES — Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Des Moines Performing Arts, are proud to announce that Motown: The Musical will play at the Des Moines Civic Center Dec. 2-7. more »»

Maya Angelou’s work mixed with hip-hop for album

September 4, 2014 NEW YORK — Maya Angelou’s iconic words and lyrics will blend with hip-hop beats for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs. more »»

Guy Penrod returns to Cedar Falls

September 4, 2014 Don’t miss your chance to hear this gospel music icon. Guy Penrod will be in a 7 p.m. concert on Sept. 13 at Riverview Conference Center, 439 N. Division St., Cedar Falls. Doors open at 6 p.. more »»

With soul, funk, jazz, Ani DiFranco performs at Stephens this October

September 4, 2014 Ani DiFranco is coming to Stephens Auditorium in Ames this October for one night only. more »»

‘Summer of the Dead’ has powerful plot

September 4, 2014 “Summer of the Dead” (Minotaur Books), by Julia Keller Small towns — where everyone knows your name and keeping secrets seems unfathomable — can be hotbeds of concealment. more »»

Open rehearsal, placement auditions for the Ames Children’s Choirs

September 4, 2014 The Ames Children’s Choirs will host an Open Rehearsal on Sept. 8, for any interested singer, ages 8-18. more »»

Larry David play heads to Broadway

September 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Theater fans, get ready to laugh uncomfortably — Larry David has found a Broadway theater and some co-stars for his writing and acting stage debut. more »»

Children's poems by Nick Cannon due in March

September 3, 2014 NEW YORK — Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we'll get to see some of the entries. more »»

Apple acknowledges some celebrity info compromised

September 3, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is acknowledging that computer hackers broke into the accounts of several celebrities to steal personal photos that have been posted online, a security breakdown that the iPhon... more »»

‘Guardians’ tops Labor Day, summer box office

September 2, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The intergalactic misfits of “Guardians of the Galaxy” are the summer’s box-office superheroe. more »»

Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

September 2, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. more »»

David Muir takes over at ABC’s ‘World News’

September 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC’s “World News” anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education. more »»



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