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Eau Claire ukulele club includes strummers of all ages

Exchange Eau Claire Ukulele Club

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Some expensive koa wood failed as Gordy Bischoff worked on one of his custom-made guitars. Read more

No surprise, Neil Patrick Harris brought sparkle to Oscars

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Broadway and TV did Hollywood a favor, sharing Neil Patrick Harris for duties hosting the Oscars. Harris not only did himself proud, as expected after numerous triumphs presiding over the Tonys and Emmys. Even better, he stewarded an Oscarcast that made up in charm what it lacked in suspense. Read more

Showcase providing outlet for songwriters in northwest Ala

Max Russell has been playing original music in the Shoals for over 30 years, so he knows the difficulties artists face while seeking an appropriate venue to perform their songs. Read more

Teachers have unique approaches to study of history

Brandi Newsom sits some of her class of fourth-graders in a circle around her at the front of the room at Baldwin Elementary. Read more

Lineup announced for 2015 Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival

The Grammy-winning bluegrass group The Steep Canyon Rangers is among performers at this year's Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival in Meridian. Read more

Burberry hosts starry show at London Fashion Week

Britain London Fashion Week Giles

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London Fashion Week rolled out the big guns Monday, with British design powerhouse Burberry hosting the glitziest catwalk show of the season. Hunter, the maker of the classic Wellington boots, evoked wild Scottish countryside with indoor waterfalls, while Christopher Kane seduced with clothes fea... Read more

SHOW BITS: It's an Oscar sing-a-long for Nicole Kidman

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Adam Levine's biggest fan just might be Nicole Kidman. Read more

Host Neil Patrick Harris kicks off 'whitest' Oscars

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Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris wasted no time kicking off a stormy 87th Academy Awards and conceding the ceremony's much-discussed lack of diversity. Read more

SHOW BITS: And the first seat goes to ...

87th Academy Awards - Red Carpet

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Show Bits brings you the 87th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. Read more

Music Hall of Fame to come alive in 'Night at the Museum'

Mike Adams has been portraying the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" for nearly 30 years, but next month he'll become Elvis Presley to help educate a younger audience about Alabama's music achievers. Read more

QUICKQUOTE: Jennifer Lopez

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"OK, that's over with. That's awesome. That's done." — -Jennifer Lopez, relieved when her presentation duties were done. Read more

Blake Shelton to headline July 17 CFD show

Country music star Blake Shelton will headline the July 17 night show at this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days. Read more

Noted documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky dies at 58

Bruce Sinofsky, an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker who gained prominence for his works that shined a spotlight on a child murder case in a small Arkansas town, has died. He was 58. Read more

Correction: Bobbi Kristina Brown story

Bobbi Kristina Brown Key Figures

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In a Feb. 22 story about Bobbi Kristina Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously where Brown has been hospitalized. Police said Brown was first taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, after she was found unresponsive Jan. 31. She is now being treated at Emory University Hospital. Read more

SHOW BITS: 'Ida' director faces the music and keeps talking

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Try to play Pawel Pawlikowski off stage, will you? Forget about it. Read more

Giants manager Bochy returns to camp after heart procedure

Giants Spring Baseball

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Bruce Bochy watched Giants pitchers and catchers while a song by Waylon Jennings wafted over the sound system at Scottsdale Stadium. Read more


"I'm so excited to be nominated for the first time, I'm so excited to perform, if we win I'll be ecstatic" — John Legend, nominated for anthem "Glory" from "Selma" Read more

Legendary jazz musician Clark Terry dead at 94

Obit-Clark Terry

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Legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, who mentored Miles Davis and Quincy Jones and played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on "The Tonight Show," has died. He was 94. Read more

Longtime tuners practice their craft to make pianos sing

Exchange-Piano Tuners

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Brant Leonard's career tuning pianos started when a free one, dubbed untunable, practically fell into his lap. Read more

'Glory' wins Oscar for best original song

The Edmund Pettus Bridge stood center stage in both the performance and acceptance speeches by John Legend and Common for their Oscar-winning song "Glory" from the film "Selma". Read more

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