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Restored movie palace helps Albion downtown hopes

Exchange Film Palace Restoration

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In 1942, on their very first date, Albion College students Warren Mitchell and Jane White went to the movies at the Bohm Theatre. Read more

Pitbull to host American Music Awards on Nov. 23

Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards. Read more

Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest

Met Opera Klinghoffer

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Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers. Read more

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Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies in New York Read more

Brian Setzer donates guitar to Smithsonian

Brian Setzer is giving his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian Institution. Read more

Barkley to tip off NBA season in Times Square

Charles Barkley is coming to Times Square to tip off the NBA season. Read more

Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

Music-Bob Seger

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At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. Read more

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

World Series-Pop Song

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The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Read more

Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

World Series-Anthem Singers

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Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series. Read more

City approval sought for Portland music festival

A broadcasting company is seeking permission from the city of Portland for an all-day music festival at the Eastern Promenade. Read more

Bay City coffee shop doubles as Beatles shrine

Exchange-Beatles Shrine


For Brad Wilderman, it's not just coffee and specialty drinks he and his wife, Peggy, sell from their shop in downtown Bay City. Their business stands as a virtual time machine, offering patrons transportation to the mid-1960s, when four lads from Liverpool were in the midst of changing the cours... Read more

Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Oct. 26: Actress Jaclyn Smith ("Charlie's Angels") is 69. "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is 68. Musician Bootsy Collins is 63. Singer Maggie Roche of The Roches is 63. Actor James Pickens Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy") is 62. Guitarist Keith Strickland of The B-52's is 61. Actress Rita Wilson is 58. A... Read more

AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT

Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success story'; doctors say fluids saved lives Read more

Original Dresser sheet music a rare treasure

Two historical treasures are neatly displayed in the home of one local resident. On Sunday, the owner opened the doors to his southeastern Vigo County home to share the unique story. Read more

Van Buren woman dedicates life to healing hearts

Shirley Touchstone has shown that good things can come from bad, that someone can progress from broken and devastated to smile once again. Read more

EXCHANGE: Man finds success pursuing 2 passions

Exchange Following Passions


Some people are lucky to have one passion in life and have it lead to success. Read more

Rock star encourages drug court graduates

Although he performed before a crowd of 20,000 a few nights ago, rock 'n' roll superstar Steven Tyler admitted to a touch of nerves as he addressed 11 Maui Drug Court graduates and their families Thursday afternoon in 2nd Circuit Court. Read more

Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

Mark Twain Prize

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The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Read more

Austin culture reflects Hispanic influence

Exchange Austins Hispanic Culture


There was a time during the pre-Civil War hysteria of the mid-1850s when all Mexicans were expelled from Austin. Read more

S. Korea concert planner found dead after 16 die

South Korea Concert Accident

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A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said, as doctors treated eight others facing life-threatening injuries from the disaster. Read more

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