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WindSync to perform in Marshalltown Sept. 21

September 18, 2014 WindSync, 2012 Concert Artist Guild winner, will take the stage with their pioneering “savvy, smarts and sass” ( at the Marshalltown High School/Community Auditorium at 2 p.m. more »»

NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in US

September 18, 2014 NEW YORK — Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing. The famed skyline was rendered in a vegetable sculpture Wednesday as part of an award given by an animal welfare group. more »»

Country legend Merle Haggard to Ames

September 18, 2014 The man behind country music’s working man’s anthems, legendary troubadour Merle Haggard has hung his soul on the line with dozens of songs that tell tales of hard livin. more »»

Directors Guild finds television diversity hiring stalled

September 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday. more »»

John Mellencamp to stop at Des Moines Civic Center on his Plain Spoken Tour

September 18, 2014 DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing has announce that John Mellencamp will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage for the first time since 1984 on his Plain Spoken tour. more »»

Octavia Spencer: Content with new ensemble TV role

September 18, 2014 NEW YORK — As the offers poured in for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to join the many other film actors who have recently transitioned to television, she was clear on what she wanted. more »»

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill score another hit together

September 18, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit. more »»

Strait’s last concert album a gift to fans

September 18, 2014 George Strait, “The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium” (MCA Nashville) The 20-song “Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium” documents what was billed as Country Music Hall of Fame member... more »»

CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

September 17, 2014 NEW YORK — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NF. more »»

Seinfeld says Rivers was to be in series

September 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Jerry Seinfeld says that Joan Rivers was to join him for an episode of his digital series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," until he got a call saying she had to postpone because she... more »»

Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

September 17, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.. more »»

Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

September 16, 2014 Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple’s iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they’ve gotten an avalanche of publicity. more »»

Stevens announces 5-city tour

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the “Peace Train” back on the road. more »»

Kiss raises $1 million for military museum

September 16, 2014 LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — The band Kiss shed the makeup and pulled out acoustic guitars to raise money for the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum. more »»

Clooney to receive HFPA’s DeMille Award

September 16, 2014 LOS ANGELES — George Clooney is sure to take home a trophy at next year’s Golden Globe Awards. more »»

‘No Good Deed’ defeats ‘Guardians’ at theaters

September 15, 2014 LOS ANGELES — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat “Guardians of the Galaxy” at movie theaters. more »»

Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled

September 15, 2014 LONDON — Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. more »»

Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

September 15, 2014 PARIS — An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their “On the Run” stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. more »»

Lamar says Swift’s remarks help himself, hip-hop

September 15, 2014 ATLANTA — Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview. more »»

Pia Zadora badly hurt after golf cart fall

September 14, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Entertainer Pia Zadora has been hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home. more »»



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