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Conservative groups attempting to kill prospective ABC show

April 10, 2015 NEW YORK — Conservative groups are trying to kill in the cradle a prospective ABC sitcom about a family upended when a teenage son comes out as gay because sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan... more »»

Cheers for 60 Years! concert held April 18

April 9, 2015 Concertgoers will be treated to a musical journey through time when the Marshalltown Men’s Chorus presents its 60th Annual Spring Concert Saturday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Twisted Sister's not gonna take it, plans to disband

April 9, 2015 Twisted Sister has hired drummer Mike Portnoy to replace A.J. Pero, who died last month, and announced the heavy metal group will disband next year. more »»

Hy-Vee’s best cake designers square off in decorating competition

April 9, 2015 Hy-Vee’s most creative cake designers from across the Midwest, including Heather Krumm, of the Grinnell Hy-Vee, will compete this Saturday for a shot at being named Hy-Vee’s best cake decorator in... more »»

Kim Kardashian comes to Armenia

April 9, 2015 YEREVAN, Armenia — Kim Kardashian has arrived in the capital of her ancestral Armenia for a visit expected to draw attention to the centennial of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians. more »»

Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’ at the Civic Center

April 9, 2015 Casting has been announced for the Des Moines engagement of Disney’s “The Lion King. more »»

Presidio Brass coming to Ellsworth

April 9, 2015 Christie Pence and Mary Swartz, of the Hardin County Performance Series, with the presenting sponsorship of the Hardin County Arts and Culture Endowment, is featuring Presidio Brass at 7 p.m. more »»

‘Game of Thrones’ star Harington: a quiet force as Jon Snow

April 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Shhhh! “Quiet” and “still” aren’t words you might associate with “Game of Throne. more »»

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound in concert May 9

April 9, 2015 Award-winning gospel quartet, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, returns to Riverview Conference Center at 7 p.m. on May 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. more »»

Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase

April 9, 2015 A celebration of musical talent from Iowa high school students will soon take the Des Moines Civic Center stage. On June 1, at 7 p.m. more »»

West, photographer, settle lawsuit

April 8, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Kanye West and a paparazzo he attacked have settled a lawsuit, at least in part with a handshake and an apology. more »»

Comedy genius Stan Freberg dies at age 88

April 8, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Stan Freberg, the writer and comedian who lampooned American life in "The United States of America" and other landmark comedy albums and was hailed as the father of the funny... more »»

USA network seeks a grittier image

April 8, 2015 NEW YORK — A vigilante hacker, an invasion of Los Angeles and a doctor who gets into a gun battle with gang members are featured in dramas due to appear on a grittier USA network within the next year. more »»

Pesky spring guest buzzes Obama’s Easter egg roll

April 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — A flying, buzzing harbinger of spring briefly upstaged President Barack Obama at the annual White House Easter egg roll Monday. more »»

Netflix acquires Ricky Gervais movie for 2016

April 7, 2015 NEW YORK — Netflix has acquired a feature film written and directed by Ricky Gervais to debut next year, adding to the streaming service’s growing roster of original films. more »»

Actor Tom Towles dies at age 71 from stroke

April 7, 2015 Tom Towles, the mustached character actor who popped up in several Rob Zombie’s movies, has died. He was 7. more »»

ABC’s Sawyer to interview Bruce Jenner

April 7, 2015 NEW YORK — ABC says that Diane Sawyer will conduct a two-hour interview with Bruce Jenner that will air on Friday, April 24. more »»

‘Furious 7’ races past expectations with $143.6 M

April 6, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The high-octane “Furious 7” peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $14. more »»

Art features guns with knotted barrels

April 6, 2015 MONTERREY, Mexico — Replicas of a sculpture of a knotted pistol that was designed in honor of the late musician John Lennon are being displayed this month in Monterrey, a northern industrial city... more »»



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