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Songwriter injured in California crash;

March 30, 2015 SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit “Spirit in the Sky” has been critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist. more »»

Destiny’s Child reunites at Stellar Gospel Awards

March 30, 2015 LAS VEGAS — A reunited Destiny’s Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, including the night’s top honor. more »»

Stone, ‘Family’ among Kids' Choice winners

March 29, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Emma Stone is a Kids' Choice Award winner who largely escaped the show's trademark green slime. But the same isn't true for the stars of "Modern Family. more »»

New Matt Damon film shooting in Mass.

March 29, 2015 MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass. — Lights, camera, action: Manchester-by-the-Sea is the backdrop for a new Matt Damon movie of the same name. more »»

Pentangle guitarist John Renbourn dies at 70

March 28, 2015 LONDON — The masterful acoustic guitarist John Renbourn, a founding member of the Pentangle in the 1960s, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 7. more »»

Zayn Malik: Worried I let fans down

March 28, 2015 LONDON — Zayn Malik says he worries that he's let One Direction fans down by leaving the world-conquering boy band, but couldn't carry on in a role that made him unhappy. more »»

Ken Burns explores cancer in PBS film

March 27, 2015 PASADENA, Calif. — There's a mystery to cancer that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. more »»

Vice to start daily newscast on HBO

March 27, 2015 NEW YORK — HBO and Vice Media announced an expansion of their partnership on Thursday, including the launch of a daily Vice newscast on the pay cable outlet. more »»

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after upcoming 6th season

March 27, 2015 NEW YORK — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after “Downton Abbey” concludes next year. more »»

Boston headlines Shellabration

March 26, 2015 Shellabration is excited to announce that the legendary rock band Boston will headline Shellabration 2015 on June 26 at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. more »»

1D says Zayn Malik has left the group

March 26, 2015 LONDON — And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old. more »»

Heddens part of dance company

March 26, 2015 A Marshalltown woman is among the performers at the University of Iowa Department of Dance’s “Dancers in Company” performance at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Marshalltown this Saturday at 7 p.m. more »»

Celine Dion returns to Caesars Palace stage

March 26, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Celine Dion is returning to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting Au. more »»

Harper Lee’s classic novel plays out on Stephens stage

March 26, 2015 CY Stephens Auditorium brings the timeless classic masterpiece “To Kill a Mockingbird” to the Ames stage at 10 a.m. on April 3 as a part of Stephens Youth Matinee Series. more »»

BBC decides not to renew ‘Top Gear’ host Clarkson’s contract

March 26, 2015 LONDON — The BBC decided Wednesday not to renew the contract of “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson after a fracas with his producer, ending his connection to the immensely popular program built around... more »»

A red carpet affair in Marshalltown

March 26, 2015 Red carpets are not the exclusive property of Hollywood, London, or Paris productions. Just ask the talented Barb Ryner of Marshalltown. more »»

Blues & Brews Fundraiser to support the Arts

March 26, 2015 You are invited to the annual Octagon Center for the Arts Night for the Arts gala fundraiser Blues & Brews from 7-10 p.m. on April 4 at the Octagon Center for the Arts. more »»

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Stephens in Ames

March 26, 2015 The national tour of the Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” inspired by the electrifying true story, will make its Ames premiere at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 at Stephens Auditorium. more »»



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