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Iran nominates Farhadi's ‘The Salesman’ for Oscar

September 18, 2016 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has nominated a film by the country's Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi for the next Academy Awards. more »»

Snoop Dogg honored at BET Hip-Hop Awards

September 18, 2016 ATLANTA — Snoop Dogg said he initially felt misunderstood at the beginning of his rap career that ended up turning into a legendary one while accepting his “I Am Hip Hop” honor during a... more »»

'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88

September 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," died... more »»

Fallon faces social media backlash after Trump interview

September 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Some “Tonight Show” viewers weren’t laughing after GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump paid Jimmy Fallon a visit Thursday, and encountered nothing hairier from the NBC host than a head... more »»

Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan top Prince tribute show lineup

September 16, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — Stevie Wonder and members of Prince's inner circle will highlight a family-sanctioned Prince tribute concert in St. Paul on Oct. 13, organizers announced Thursday. more »»

Wahlberg’s request for pardon over assaults is dropped

September 16, 2016 BOSTON — Actor Mark Wahlberg has ended his bid for a pardon for assaults he committed as a teenager. more »»

Applause Calendar

September 15, 2016 Sept. 15 Iowa Legal Aid 1-3 p.m.; MICA Office, 6 S. Second St. Legal assistance for low-income Iowans in civil cases Open House Farewell to Caleb Carver Marshall County 4-H Youth Coordinator 4-6 p.m. more »»

‘Miss Nelson Has A Field Day’ opens Sept. 17

September 15, 2016 AMANA — “Miss Nelson Has A Field Day,” The Old Creamery’s Fall Theatre for Young Audiences show of 2016, opens Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 1 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Sept. more »»

Maria Bamford entertains at Hoyt Sherman

September 15, 2016 DES MOINES — Maria Bamford is the creator and star of “Maria Bamford: the special special special” and of the cult hit web series “The Maria Bamford Show,” which screened at the Museum of Art and... more »»

Patriot games in Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

September 15, 2016 Edward Snowden, who cast himself as the hero of his own spy movie, gets the real thing in Oliver Stone’s Hollywoodized biopic of the National Security Agency whistleblower. more »»

Old Creamery Theatre’s 2017 Main Stage season

September 15, 2016 AMANA — The Old Creamery Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre founded in 1971. more »»

Des Moines Symphony opens 79th Season

September 15, 2016 DES MOINES – The Des Moines Symphony begins its 2016-17, 79th Season with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy!,” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut S. more »»

'F Troop' actor visits character's hometown

September 15, 2016 PASSAIC, N.J. — An actor in the 1960s sitcom "F Troop" has paid a visit to the New Jersey city made famous by his character — 49 years after the show went off the air. more »»

Fox News' co-presidents sign new contracts

September 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine have signed new long-term contracts. Rupert Murdoch made the announcement on Wednesday. more »»

Ryan Lochte protesters defend TV show ambush after arrest

September 15, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on “Dancing with the Stars” are defending their actions after being released from jail. more »»

Alec Baldwin welcomes baby with wife Hilaria

September 14, 2016 NEW YORK — Ireland Baldwin says everyone in the family is happy about the birth of the newest Baldwin. more »»

‘Groundhog Day’ musical heading to Broadway

September 14, 2016 NEW YORK — “Groundhog Day” is coming to Broadway. We repeat: “Groundhog Day” is coming to Broadwa. more »»

North Texas animatronics maker brings back the dinosaur

September 13, 2016 ALLEN, Texas — The inside of a giant, unmarked Collin County warehouse looks like a mini-Jurassic Park. Four life-size Tyrannosaurus rexes stand side by side — mouths open, teeth bare. more »»

Adult audiences drive ‘Sully’s’ big $35.5 million landing

September 12, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Adult audiences turned out in droves to take the plunge with “Sully,” director Clint Eastwood’s dramatization of the Miracle on the Hudson. The film took flight with $35. more »»



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