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Former drummer for Skynyrd dies in wreck

April 6, 2015 CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — The former drummer and a founding member of the Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns Jr. more »»

Kentucky’s loss: best audience for semi since ‘96

April 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — Wisconsin’s win over previously undefeated Kentucky drew the most viewers for an NCAA semifinal in 19 years. The Badgers’ 71-64 victory Saturday night averaged 22. more »»

'Furious 7' generates $47M for Georgia

April 5, 2015 ATLANTA — State and film industry officials say the newly released movie "Furious 7" had a major economic impact in Georgia. more »»

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer dies in wreck

April 5, 2015 CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — The former drummer and a founding member of the Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns Jr. more »»

‘Price is Right’ model apologizes for $21,960 mistake

April 5, 2015 LOS ANGELES — “The Price is Right” model Manuela Arbelaez thought she would have to come on down to the unemployment line after she mistakenly revealed the price of a new car on the game show. more »»

Cyrus to play Elvis impersonator for CMT

April 3, 2015 NEW YORK — A late-night glimpse of a Pentecostal church while he was walking his dog inspired country singer Billy Ray Cyrus to dream up a television series that the CMT network said Thursday will... more »»

‘GoT’ author releases chapter from next book

April 3, 2015 NEW YORK — Yes, George RR Martin really is working on that next book. more »»

Kenny Smith and his wife invite viewers to ‘Meet the Smiths’

April 3, 2015 NEW YORK — Former NBA star Kenny Smith and his wife Gwendolyn, who works as a model on “The Price is Right,” are the latest heads of a reality TV family. “Meet the Smiths,” which premieres at 9 p.m. more »»

CultureFest, a free, family event in Waterloo

April 2, 2015 WATERLOO — CultureFest is the Cedar Valley’s largest celebration of cultural diversity. more »»

Wahlberg to produce Boston bombing movie

April 2, 2015 LOS ANGELES — CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' firsthand account. more »»

‘Billy Bishop Goes To War’ at Old Creamery

April 2, 2015 AMANA — “Billy Bishop Goes To War,” opens April 9 and runs through April 26 on the Old Creamery’s Studio Stage, with shows on Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.. more »»

Tidal streaming service seeks more owners

April 2, 2015 NEW YORK — Tidal, the music and video streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity. more »»

Soprano Randye Jones presents spirituals programs

April 2, 2015 GRINNELL — Two programs, “Interpreting the Negro Spiritual in Classical Vocal Performance” and “Dat Promised Lan’,” will be presented by soprano and researcher Randye Jones at Grinnell College in... more »»

No more ‘no girls allowed’ at Spike

April 2, 2015 NEW YORK — With this week’s premiere of a series based on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show feature of lip sync-dueling celebrities, the Spike television network is throwing open the door of its boys’... more »»

‘Furious 7’ drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

April 2, 2015 Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escap. more »»

‘The Secret Garden’ on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage

April 2, 2015 AMANA — “The Secret Garden,” The Old Creamery’s first Theatre for Young Audiences show of 2015, opens April 4 and runs through April 18 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Saturdays at 1... more »»

Faulconer Gallery to showcase Callot, Hogarth, Piranesi and Goya

April 2, 2015 GRINNELL — “Against Reason: Anti/Enlightenment Prints by Callot, Hogarth, Piranesi and Goya,” an art exhibition exploring the darker side of the Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, will... more »»

Comedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah

April 1, 2015 NEW YORK — A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," his graphic tweets targeting women and Jews are causing a social media backlash and Comedy Central is defending its... more »»

Barbara Walters making series for ID network

April 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Barbara Walters resisted using the word "retirement" when she left "The View" and here's one reason why: She has a new series set to begin this October on the Investigation Discovery... more »»

Just 7 more episodes of ‘Mad Men’ as its creator looks back

April 1, 2015 NEW YORK — How time flies in this very mad world! It seems like only yesterday that the 1960s were dawning for Don Draper, his family and his comrades at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. more »»



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