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  • Pink Floyd to release new album after 20-year gap

    A fresh Pink Floyd album is on the way — 20 years after the band last released new material.

    July 7, 2014

  • 'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend

    The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.

    July 7, 2014

  • Country trio Ohnward to present musical MAQUOKETA — The “Honky Tonk Angels” will hit the Ohnward Fine Arts Center stage this weekend.The show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa. In Ted Swindley’s musical “Honky Tonk

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Showboat secondary Showboat series runs Saturdays CLINTON — The Children’s Theatre Series at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre opened each of its shows this month and will continue to run them at noon every Saturday throughout the summer.The latest production, “A Sour Study in Lemonade,” included hi

    July 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • Showboat 'Oz' to appear at Showboat CLINTON — “The Wizard of Oz” will hit the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre stage this week.The stage version of the 1939 movie will be presented Thursday at the Showboat, and will run until July 20. Opening night will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by a rece

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obit Meshach Taylor-3 [Duplicate] 'Designing Women' star dies at 67 Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom “Designing Women” and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.Taylor died Saturday at his hom

    June 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Parenting-Born Reading-Q&A [Duplicate] Ex-GalleyCat ed on raising bookworms NEW YORK — Jason Boog was immersed in publishing for five years as editor of the MediaBistro blog GalleyCat. When he became a dad, he was curious how best to foster a love of books in his newborn daughter.His solution was — what else? — writing a boo

    June 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wanna write a pop song? Here's a foolproof equation

    Pop songs (generally) stay in one key, are in 4/4 time, last between three and five minutes, are organized into chunks of four or eight bars, have a repeating chorus played two to four times, include the title sung at least three times, and feature short melodic fragments that repeat a lot to help everyone to remember them.

    June 27, 2014

  • Shia LaBeouf arrested for disrupting Broadway show

    Shia LaBeouf was released from police custody Friday after he was escorted from a Broadway theater for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested, authorities said.

    June 27, 2014

  • North Korea's take on new US movie: "Act of war"

    North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war."

    June 26, 2014


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