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Netflix goes for laughs with new stand-up specials

August 15, 2014 NEW YORK — You can have Bill Cosby in the palm of your hand. And Jim Jefferies will tickle you at your discretion. more »»

‘Advanced Warfare’ jumps past predecessors

August 14, 2014 FOSTER CITY, Calif. — It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games. more »»

Placement auditions for the Ames Children’s Choirs are Aug. 23-26

August 14, 2014 Placement Auditions for the 2014-15 season of the Ames Children’s Choirs (ACC) will be conducted from Aug. 23-26. more »»

Ryan Adams comes to Stephens Auditorium this October

August 14, 2014 Ryan Adams will perform at 8 a.m. Oct. 18 at Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center in Ames. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. more »»

Al-Jazeera America logs first anniversary

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven’t watched much, you’re not alone. more »»

A family is tested in ‘No Safe House’

August 14, 2014 “No Safe House” (New American Library), by Linwood Barclay A family’s past continues to haunt Terry Archer and his family as they find it impossible to move on with their lives in Linwood Barclay’s... more »»

Marvel heroes and villains fight it out — live

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D — but forget the silly glasses. more »»

In ‘The Maids,’ off-kilter women at war

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Deception, jealousy, sadistic insults and a lot of spit — it’s all in a day’s work for the downtrodden, sisterly duo of servants in French playwright Jean Genet’s 1947 dark, avant-garde... more »»

Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

August 13, 2014 SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Authorities on Tuesday detailed how Robin Williams’ took his life, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area hom. more »»

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

August 13, 2014 NEW YORK — Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood’s... more »»

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

August 11, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate... more »»

‘Advanced Warfare’ jumps past predecessors

August 11, 2014 FOSTER CITY, Calif. — It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games. more »»

Bob Weir canceling tour for rest of the year

August 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Guitarist Bob Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January. more »»

Stone in talks to enter ‘Cabaret’ as Sally

August 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Emma Stone, who last year abandoned appearing in the Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” might still be in need of fishnets and a bowler hat. more »»

Antiques show finds $1 million baseball trove

August 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” says it hit a home run with a collection of 1870s Boston baseball memorabili. more »»

Radcliffe now into indies, but 'Potter' trails

August 10, 2014 SAN DIEGO — J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter short story last month. And Daniel Radcliffe braced himself once again. more »»

‘Mad Max’ director ‘heartbroken’ over Mel Gibson

August 10, 2014 SAN DIEGO — “Mad Max” director George Miller was “heartbroken” over Mel Gibson’s string of scandals in recent years, and said plans for a new trilogy prompted him to pick a younger actor for... more »»

'Candid Camera' heads back to television

August 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Smile, "Candid Camera" is making a comeback. Starting Monday, TV Land will air a new version of the hidden-camera show that first debuted in 1948. more »»

Cowabunga! ‘Ninja Turtles’ rule box office

August 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off $65 million at the weekend box offic. more »»

Henry Stone, fixture of the disco scene, dies at 93

August 10, 2014 MIAMI — Henry Stone, a fixture on the R&B and disco scene who was instrumental in the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band, has died. He was 93. more »»



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