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Wonder Woman named UN ambassador

October 22, 2016 UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despit... more »»

Obama to host final musical event with BET

October 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's feeling a "little bit of bittersweetness" as he hosts his final musical night at the White House. more »»

Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo film

October 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Donald Glover is joining the “Star Wars” universe. Disney announced Friday that the writer, actor and rapper will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars” film. more »»

Jay Z, Madonna get Songwriters Hall nods

October 21, 2016 NEW YORK — Jay Z, one of contemporary music's most celebrated lyricists and entertainers, is one of the nominees for the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, and if inducted he would become the first... more »»

Burns adapting 'The Gene' book into PBS film

October 21, 2016 NEW YORK — Ken Burns is getting back into medicine. more »»

Final debate is third most-watched presidential match ever

October 21, 2016 NEW YORK — The final faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reached 71. more »»

Applause Calendar

October 20, 2016 Oct. 20 History on Third Thursday 6:30 p.m.; Marshall County Jail Complex, 2369 Jessup Ave. more »»

Red Wanting Blue at The Maintenance Shop

October 20, 2016 AMES — Come celebrate with Red Wanting Blue as they celebrate their 20th anniversary making music and touring the country at 9 p.m. on No. more »»

Des Moines Symphony presents A German Rhapsody

October 20, 2016 DES MOINES — The Des Moines Symphony continues its 79th Season with A German Rhapsody at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 and at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines. more »»

Less than one month until ‘Footloose’ at MHS stage

October 20, 2016 The musical “Footloose” is coming to Marshalltown High School in less than one month. Directed by Heather Lee and Amy Ose, rehearsals are continuing in anticipation of the shows, which will be at 7 p. more »»

The Havana Cuba All-Stars at Stephens Auditorium

October 20, 2016 AMES — Stephens Auditorium welcomes The Havana Cuba All-Stars for at 7:30 p.m. performance on Oct. 25. more »»

‘Jack Reacher’ sequel not as good as 2012 original

October 20, 2016 It’s not the acting or the action that makes “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” inferior to the original 2012 hit. It’s the story. more »»

Bon Jovi is NOT buying Tennessee Titans

October 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Bon Jovi's upcoming album is entitled, "This House is Not For Sale," and apparently neither are the Tennessee Titans. more »»

Khloe calls sister Kim's robbery 'a wake up call'

October 20, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Khloe Kardashian is calling her sister's robbery in Paris "a wake up call for everybody" but is pushing back against criticism that Kim Kardashian West had been too public in displayin... more »»

Comic Marty Allen is 94, but who’s counting? He’s laughing

October 20, 2016 NEW YORK — The baby face and bug eyes were still in place. Ditto, the famous wasp’s nest of hair. “It’s unbelievable to be 94 years old,” Marty Allen told his audience. more »»

Stone, Curtin join Bill Murray tribute in DC

October 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Emma Stone and Jane Curtin are late additions to the lineup of performers who'll celebrate Bill Murray when he receives the nation's top prize for humor. more »»

Kerry Washington gives birth to baby boy

October 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Kerry Washington has given birth to her second child, but in typical fashion kept news of the arrival of her son under wraps for nearly two weeks. more »»

NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ has lowest ratings since 2011

October 19, 2016 NEW YORK — NBC’s flagship Sunday Night Football game had its smallest audience in five years this week, evidence of the NFL’s new deflation issue. The game between Indianapolis and Houston reached 13. more »»

Britons mark 950th anniversary of Battle of Hastings

October 16, 2016 BATTLE ABBEY, England — Thousands of history buffs, many in full costume, marked the 950th anniversary of the 1066 Battle of Hastings with a dramatic reenactment Saturday that commemorated one of th... more »»

14,500 years old cave etchings found in Spain

October 16, 2016 MADRID — More than 50 cave etchings thought to be around 14,500 years old have been found in the northern Spanish town of Lekeitio. more »»



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