Film advocates change tactics, lobby for more grant money

Film supporters have changed their tactics to lobby for more money in a grant program rather than trying to restore North Carolina's 25 percent tax credit. Read more

Fundraising event challenges eaters with 20-foot bratwursts

As fundraising events go, this one's the wurst. And organizers wouldn't have it any other way. Read more

Box Office

DreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M

The DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" at the box office, but both films debuted strongly. Read more

Harwood woman creates fun-filled flash mob dance scenes

Court side in the Comcast Center in College Park, the scene looked like hundreds of other University of Maryland home basketball games. The evening of Feb. 16, 2013, the opposing team was Duke. Read more

Music-iHeartRadio Awards

Rihanna, Madonna, Taylor Swift set for iHeartRadio Awards

Rihanna will perform her new single for the first time, Sam Smith will deliver his soulful vocals, and Taylor Swift will be in the audience dancing along in her typical awards show form. Read more

Student, 17, takes part in Smithsonian art exhibition

A Fairfax County student is among 56 artists — and the youngest of the group — to be chosen for a Smithsonian Institution exhibit on the National Mall. Read more

'Small-time artist' earns his Grammy equivalent

Greg Latta, a musician of all trades who sings, writes songs and plays multiple instruments, is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Read more

EXCHANGE: A cappella group takes the floor with rousing song

The classroom on the north side of the University of Illinois Armory might be small but big sounds come from it three nights a week. Read more

Russia Opera

Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera

Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church. Read more

Chattanooga tries to create a more people-friendly downtown

Chattanooga officials are trying to make the city's downtown more people-friendly with new zoning regulations. Read more