Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama

Rolando McClain Arrest Football

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A judge on Friday convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term that could interrupt the player's bid to restart his career. Read more

Theater drops to be removed from Winona temple

Winona Theater Drops

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A city in southeastern Minnesota is removing 98 rare hand-painted scenic theater backdrops from display and storing them indefinitely. Read more

Aaron Hernandez loses effort to dismiss charges

Aaron Hernandez

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A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez's home. Read more

Selwyn Birchwood, Jarekus Singleton infuse the blues

CHICAGO - Selwyn Birchwood and Jarekus Singleton did not grow up thinking they were going to play the blues. But both young guitarists - Birchwood is 29, Singleton just turned 30 - unexpectedly found a form of personal inspiration and salvation in the blues, and now they're considered two of its ... Read more

Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction

Germany Bayreuth Festival

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Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhaeuser" kicked off. Read more

Dallas Cowboys player McClain convicted in Ala

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his hometown in Alabama. Read more

Q&A with Michael Chernus of WGN America's 'Manhattan'

He won a 2011 OBIE Award and has appeared in numerous productions on stage and in film. Actor Michael Chernus is currently playing Cal, the brother of inmate Piper Chapman in the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." He also had roles in "Captain Phillips" and "The Bourne Legacy." Read more

The Rock overcame severe injuries before filming 'Hercules'

MIAMI - Dwayne Johnsonis only human. Better known as The Rock, the former University of Miami football star turned pro wrestler and actor suffered a series of major injuries last year four weeks before filming began onHercules. Read more

Woody Allen looks in the rearview mirror

CHICAGO - Before he made movies - "Magic in the Moonlight" is his 44th film as director in 48 years - Woody Allen worked as a gag writer, then a television writer, then a stand-up comic. Here's a Chicago Tribune item from the July 31, 1963, Tower Ticker column. In the parlance of the day columnis... Read more

Singer-pianist Dr. John still going strong at 73

PITTSBURGH - Growing up as a New Orleans musician in the '40s and '50s, Mac Rebennack had a street-level view of the legend of Louis Armstrong. Read more

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