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Barry Socher, longtime LA Phil violinist, dies at 68

Barry Socher, who played in the Los Angeles Philharmonics' first violin section for 35 years, has died at 68. Read more

'Pitch Perfect' vocal producer leads class at Jackson Creek

Deke Sharon, vocal producer for the film "Pitch Perfect," the television competition "The Sing Off" and the a cappella show Vocalosity, stopped by Wednesday afternoon to talk with Ken Upchurch's choir class at Jackson Creek Middle School. Read more

Missing backup dancer for Rihanna, Beyonce found safe

Backup Dancer Missing

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A backup dancer from New Jersey who has performed with Beyonce, Rihanna and Missy Elliott was found Tuesday after she went missing on Saturday, police said. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra cancels concerts amid strike

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has canceled holiday and all other concerts through the end of the year amid a lingering strike by musicians over salaries. Read more

Celebrities of all types are fanning out for Clinton

Campaign 2016 Clinton Celebrities

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For television actress Busy Philipps, campaigning for Hillary Clinton isn't always glamorous. Read more

Singer Pete Burns dies of heart attack at age 57

Britain Pete Burns Obit

Ian West

Pete Burns, singer with the British band Dead or Alive that had success in the 1980s, has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 57. Read more

Rapper Ralo 'makes it rain' for Atlanta's homeless

Atlanta-based rapper Ralo decided he would rather "make it rain" outside of a homeless shelter instead of inside a strip club, and he's challenging others to do the same. Read more

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. October 20, 2016 Read more

Can't stop the voting: Timberlake casts ballot in Memphis

LA Premiere of "Trolls" - Arrivals

Photo by Jordan Strauss

Justin Timberlake flew from California to Tennessee in order to vote early, and state officials say that's great — but he shouldn't have taken a selfie at the ballot box. Read more

The Latest: Clinton picks up endorsement from UK's Adele

Campaign 2016 Clinton

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The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): Read more

Pentatonix to sing NFL Thursday Night Football opening song

Music Pentatonix

Photo by Jordan Strauss

Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix will sing the opening theme song for NBC's "Thursday Night Football." Read more

A stripped, emotional Lady Gaga comes to life on 'Joanne'

Music Lady Gaga

Will Heath

It's 1:30 a.m. and Lady Gaga is on the brink of tears. Read more

Kate Beckinsale's husband files for divorce in Los Angeles

People Kate Beckinsale Len Wiseman

Photo by Jordan Strauss

Kate Beckinsale's husband has filed for divorce from the "Underworld" actress after 12 years of marriage. Read more

Amy Schumer slammed for Beyonce parody she calls tribute

People Amy Schumer

Photo by John Salangsang

Amy Schumer is brushing off critics who say her parody of Beyonce's "Formation" video is racially insensitive. Read more

Candidates return to swing-state Ohio; Jay Z plans concert

Swing-state Ohio is getting lots of campaign attention this week, with visits from Donald Trump and both vice presidential candidates and the announcement of rapper Jay Z's planned Cleveland concert to support Hillary Clinton. Read more

Germany nixes Armenian 'genocide' concert in Istanbul

Germany's Foreign Ministry has halted plans for a classical concert about the Armenian genocide that was due to be held at its consulate in Istanbul. Read more

The Latest: Backup dancer who vanished is found

The Latest on the search for a missing dancer (all times local): Read more

Wisconsin pianist invents way to play 2 grand pianos at once

Exchange Hyperpiano

Michael P. King

Though the "Goldberg Variations" by J.S. Bach have been interpreted in countless ways through the centuries, no one has heard the iconic work as it will be performed in Madison on Oct. 28. Read more

Charlie Puth cancels remainder of tour, citing illness

4th Annual "We Can Survive" Concert

Photo by John Salangsang

Charlie Puth is canceling the remainder of his tour due to illness. Read more

Hollywood stars makes unscheduled stop in Little Rock

An American Airlines flight from Nashville to Los Angeles with two Hollywood stars on board made an emergency landing in Little Rock after a suspicious odor was reported in the cabin. Read more

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