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  • Director of Detroit Institute of Arts to retire in June
    Associated Press | January 08, 2015 8:29 am
    The leader of the Detroit Institute of Arts, who worked to protect the museum's collection during the city's bankruptcy, plans to retire.
  • A former NFL pro tackles weight gain on 'The Biggest Loser'
    Associated Press | January 08, 2015 4:24 am
    It's a huge weight off Scott Mitchell's shoulders -- or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366 pounds.
  • Gay advocates assail new TV show 'My Husband's Not Gay'
    Associated Press | January 07, 2015 12:05 pm
    Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young daughters.
  • Mardi Gras countdown starts amid huge, bright parade floats
    Associated Press | January 06, 2015 11:52 pm
    A brass band strolled through a riverside warehouse holding huge, colorful parade floats as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials Tuesday kicked off the city's official countdown to Mardi Gras.
  • NFL players' lawsuit vs. video-game maker allowed to advance
    Associated Press | January 06, 2015 6:52 pm
    A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday to a lawsuit by former NFL players against video-game maker Electronic Arts over the use of their avatars in the company's Madden NFL series.
  • 5 museum exhibitions to be shown at select US cinemas
    Associated Press | January 06, 2015 9:25 am
    The exhibition "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" at New York's Museum of Modern Art is coming to the big screen for one day on Jan. 13.
  • Museum capturing Ferguson history as it happens
    Associated Press | January 02, 2015 1:52 pm
    From street-artist paintings on boards protecting store windows to signs bearing the now iconic statement, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot," cultural images from the Ferguson protests have become firmly established in recent Missouri history. So much so that the Missouri History Museum is gathering images and items cataloguing the unrest that followed the August shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.
  • Dramatists Guild Fund announces $170K in grants
    Associated Press | January 01, 2015 10:08 am
    The Dramatists Guild Fund has awarded $170,000 to dozens of nonprofit theaters across the country, from the firmly established Soho Repertory Theatre in New York City to the young Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego.
  • 2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere
    Associated Press | January 01, 2015 7:05 am
    the worst disaster to hit one of China's showcase cities in years -- occurred a half-hour before midnight at Shanghai's popular riverfront Bund area, which can be jammed with spectators for major events. A Shanghai government statement said Thursday that another 47 people were receiving hospital treatment, including 13 who were seriously injured.
  • Woman sues after fall on Dollywood theme park ride
    Associated Press | December 31, 2014 11:05 am
  • Lopez's concert doc to air New Year's Eve on HBO
    Associated Press | December 30, 2014 9:48 am
    Jennifer Lopez decided to hit the road after her split from singer Marc Anthony two years ago.
  • Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work
    Associated Press | December 27, 2014 12:00 pm
    It's easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the "Mystere" show at Treasure Island especially when there's a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging from the massive moving stage or the gasp-inducing drops from acrobats above.
  • 'Christmas Vacation' prank: Clark Griswold exit
    Associated Press | December 25, 2014 7:56 pm
    At least one "Christmas Vacation" fan was driving on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway Thursday.
  • 30 years later, Cabbage Patch Kids still have fans
    Associated Press | December 23, 2014 2:52 am
    Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around the room to find the perfect baby.
  • As dust clears, what's next for Sony?
    Associated Press | December 22, 2014 1:44 pm
    The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers?
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