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Whitney Houston auction earns $500,000

June 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer. more »»

Jeff Gordon interested in joining ‘Live’ with Kelly Ripa

June 26, 2016 SONOMA, Calif. — Jeff Gordon is open to succeeding Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa’s new “Live” co-host — so long as he could continue his new job as a NASCAR analyst. more »»

Judge blocks planned sale of Houston's Emmy

June 25, 2016 LOS ANGELES — A federal judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award that Whitney Houston won 30 years ago after it was put on the auction block by the late singer's family. U.S. more »»

Bernie Worrell, masterful keyboardist, dead at 72

June 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire has died. more »»

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

June 25, 2016 CHICAGO — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development... more »»

PBS 'Hamilton' to have 15 minutes of show

June 24, 2016 NEW YORK — Time has nearly run out to see the original "Hamilton" cast on Broadway, but a PBS special this fall on the Tony Award-winning musical will feature at least 15 minutes of performance... more »»

Wonder added to Prince tribute at BET Awards

June 24, 2016 NEW YORK — Stevie Wonder helped Madonna pay tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards , and now the piano-playing icon will honor the Purple One at Sunday's BET Awards. more »»

Led Zeppelin happy ‘Stairway to Heaven’ origin question settled

June 24, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the introduction of its classic rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven,” a federal jury decided Thursday, legally... more »»

Applause Calendar

June 23, 2016 June 23 Gladbrook Corn Carnival opens Collectors Fair, 10 a.m., Memorial Building Little Miss and Mr. Corn Carnival and Corn Cob Queen Crowning, 6:15 p.m. Kiddies Parade, 6:30 p.m. more »»

In ‘Wilderpeople,’ a manhunt for Kiwi farce

June 23, 2016 “Flight of the Conchords” went off the air in 2009 but the beat has gone on in the films of Taika Waititi. more »»

‘I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers’ opens June 30

June 23, 2016 AMANA — “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers” opens June 30 and runs through July 17 on the Old Creamery’s Studio Stage, with shows on Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. more »»

Contrasting sculpture exhibitions at Faulconer Gallery

June 23, 2016 GRINNELL — Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery reopens July 1 with a pair of contrasting sculpture exhibitions, each drawn, in its own way, from life. more »»

HBO cancels Jagger-Scorsese series 'Vinyl'

June 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The TV drama "Vinyl" from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger isn't getting any more satisfaction from HBO. more »»

Ventura to appeal vacating 'American Sniper' award

June 23, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wants a rehearing after a federal appeals court threw out a $. more »»

CBS says Colbert’s show to air live during conventions

June 23, 2016 NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert will air two weeks of live programs during the Republican and Democratic conventions next month. more »»

Kanye West, Weeknd to play Meadows festival

June 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Kanye West and The Weeknd will headline the first edition of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival in October in New York City. more »»

'Game of Thrones' to get fan convention

June 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" will have the chance to immerse themselves in their favorite show next summer. more »»

NBA Finals a boon to ABC, not just Cleveland

June 22, 2016 NEW YORK — It’s not just the city of Cleveland that’s happy with LeBron James and his comeback Cavaliers. more »»

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to second child

June 19, 2016 NEW YORK — Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is a grandmother twice over. Chelsea Clinton announced Saturday that she has given birth to her second child, son Aidan. more »»

‘Finding Dory’ blows animation record out of the water

June 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The forgetful blue fish of “Finding Dory” is box office gold. The Pixar sequel far surpassed its already ocean-sized expectations to take in $136. more »»

 
 
 

 

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