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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

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

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

Hard Rock Cafe to celebrate grand opening at MOA

Morris Day and The Time will celebrate the grand opening of the new Hard Rock Cafe at the Mall of America. Read more

A lifelong love of music for Raceland's Uncle Pott

Pott Folse of Raceland says there's no secret to why he still plays and performs Cajun music at age 89. 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

Report: Nashville songwriter Paul Craft dies at 76

Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76. Read more

Indonesia's new president faces tough early tests

Indonesia Politics

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Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to any U.S. interest rate hikes would be enough to tax any incoming president. Read more

Manhattan Transfer singer, founder dies at 72

Obit-Manhattan Transfer Singer

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Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. Read more

SD Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees named

Nine bands from various decades make up the 2015 class of inductees to the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read more

Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

Loud Music Killing

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A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. Read more

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