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Applause Calendar

August 25, 2016 Aug. 25 Ham Ball Dinner Green Mountain United Church of Christ, 403 Woolston St.; 5-7 p.m. more »»

‘Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science’ at the Civic Center

August 25, 2016 DES MOINES — Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” (www.altonbrownlive. more »»

‘Triple Espresso’ returns to the Temple Theater

August 25, 2016 DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts announces that tickets to Iowa’s longest running show, “Triple Espresso” — a highly caffeinated comedy, are on sale as of Aug. 18. more »»

De Niro, Ramirez enter the ring in ‘Hands of Stone’

August 25, 2016 “Hands of Stone “ is a sprawling yet fairly conventional biopic about the Panamanian boxing champion Roberto Duran — a man The Associated Press once declared the 7th greatest fighter and No. more »»

'SNL' star Jones' site offline after hacking

August 25, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Leslie Jones, the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks. more »»

Hinds cast as Harriet Tubman in 'Underground'

August 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Harriet Tubman hasn't just been chosen to appear on the new $20 bill. She'll also be playing a major role in the WGN America drama series "Underground" for its second season. more »»

Ciara joins panel for Miss America

August 25, 2016 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Ciara is the final member of the celebrity judges panel for the 2017 Miss America competition. more »»

Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers

August 24, 2016 NEW YORK — The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC's nightly prime-time averages took the week's top seven Nielsen slots. more »»

Schumer hospitalized while shooting movie

August 24, 2016 NEW YORK — A visit to Hawaii for most people is relaxing and fun - but not for Amy Schumer. more »»

Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl

August 22, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than... more »»

Diesel says Guardians of the Galaxy to be in next ‘Avengers’ movie

August 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The actor who voices the talking tree in “Guardians of the Galaxy” let it slip that his Marvel superhero team will sprout up in “Avengers: Infinity War. more »»

San Francisco honors Tony Bennett with statue, festivities

August 20, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — If ever there was a man to throw a grand birthday bash for in San Francisco, it had to be Tony Bennett. And that is exactly what happened Friday. more »»

Metallica to release first album in 8 years

August 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Metallica is preparing to self-destruct — in a good way! The band announced Thursday it's releasing its first album in eight years, the longest Metallica has ever gone between studio... more »»

Naked Trump statues pop up across US

August 19, 2016 NEW YORK — Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland on Thursday. more »»

Hemingway home gets back antlers taken by Hunter S. Thompson

August 19, 2016 BOISE, Idaho — A young Hunter S. Thompson went to Idaho to write about Ernest Hemingway and decided to take a piece of his hero home with him — a set of trophy elk antlers. more »»

Applause Calendar

August 18, 2016 Aug. 18 History on Third Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tour of the Marshall County Courthouse Light refreshments following, served at the Courthouse Aug. 20 Loose Neutral Live Fox Ridge Winery, 1465 L Ave. more »»

Former MCC student featured artist in Frederick Gallery

August 18, 2016 Marshalltown native, Kristin McKibben, will kick off the new academic year as the first featured artist at the newest exhibit in the Ray Frederick Gallery, room 306, on the Marshalltown Community... more »»

Kansas City singer Nicole comes to Ames Music Fest

August 18, 2016 AMES — Ex-Trampled Under Foot singer-bassist makes Concord Records debut with release of New Orleans-flavored “Wolf Den,” featuring Osborne, Stanton Moore and Luther Dickinson. more »»

New ‘Ben-Hur’ stands in shadow of Wyler’s 1959 epic

August 18, 2016 Remaking a film that won 11 Academy Awards invites inevitable comparison, but the latest adaptation of “Ben-Hur” distinguishes itself from William Wyler’s 1959 epic by retooling key character and... more »»

The Taylors in concert at Riverview

August 18, 2016 CEDAR FALLS — The Taylors will be in concert at Riverview Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24. This concert will be held in the Fellowship Hal. more »»



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