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History to debut 'Texas Rising' in theaters

January 10, 2015 PASADENA, Calif. — The History network said Friday that it plans to premiere its miniseries "Texas Rising" in theaters before it begins on television over the Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Discovery’s new boss says so long to giant snakes

January 10, 2015 PASADENA, Calif. — There’s a new boss in charge at the Discovery Network, and he’s anxious to get rid of mega-sharks, mermaids and man-eating snakes. more »»

Little Jimmy Dickens remembered for humor

January 9, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn. more »»

Downey, ‘Big Bang’ win big at People’s Choice Awards

January 9, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Robert Downey Jr. was seeing double at the People’s Choice Awards. more »»

Sydney Mancasola live in concert

January 8, 2015 The Des Moines Chapter of the Des Moines Metro Opera Guild is pleased to announce an exciting concert and reception featuring soprano Sydney Mancasola at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. more »»

Sienna Miller to slip into Broadway 'Cabaret'

January 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Sienna Miller will step up to play the fishnet-and-bowler hat wearing chanteuse Sally Bowles on Broadway. more »»

‘Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus- LIVE!’

January 8, 2015 “Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!,” the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story, is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling... more »»

Tina Fey says attack is reminder of free speech

January 8, 2015 PASADENA, Calif. — Comic Tina Fey says Wednesday's attack on a French newspaper and the Sony hacking surrounding the movie "The Interview" is a reminder of the importance of free speech. more »»

Piano stores close as fewer people take up instrument

January 8, 2015 BETTENDORF — When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos. more »»

Bill Cosby returns to stage for 1st time since November

January 8, 2015 KITCHENER, Ontario — A scandal-plagued Bill Cosby returns to the stage Wednesday night for the first time since November, with some ticket-holders vowing not to show up and others saying they will... more »»

Fishing guide plunges into evildoings

January 8, 2015 “River of No Return” (Scribner), by David Riley Bertsch Vivid scenery and a likable protagonist mark the second book in a series by David Riley Bertsc. more »»

Grinnell to show HD broadcast of Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Merry Widow’

January 8, 2015 The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” will be streamed live in high-definition at noon on Jan. 17, in Grinnell College’s Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave. more »»

MCT recieves grant to produce Broadway hit ‘Peter Pan’

January 8, 2015 The Marshalltown Community Theatre group has announced it has received a grant from the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation in the amount of $20,165 to produce the hit Broadway musical Peter Pan. more »»

IFC’s ‘Portlandia’ takes a different path in season 5

January 8, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Ask Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein to give up hints about the new season of “Portlandia,” and a few words suffice to make any true admirer of the IFC satire giddy with anticipatio. more »»

Faris, Janney to host People's Choice Awards

January 7, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Anna Faris sums up her feelings about the People's Choice Awards in a single word. more »»

Puppets from 'Coraline' offered at auction

January 7, 2015 DALLAS — The stop-motion animators behind films that include "Coraline" and "The Boxtrolls" will be auctioning puppets, models, props and sets from its archives for the first time. more »»

Sting unable to save his musical ‘The Last Ship’

January 7, 2015 NEW YORK — Sting will be going down with his ship. more »»

‘Real Housewives’ star makes prison her new home

January 6, 2015 One of New Jersey’s “Real Housewives” has gone to the big house. Teresa Giudice surrendered at the Federal Correction Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, at about 3 a.m. more »»

Twain plaque stolen from monument

January 6, 2015 ELMIRA, N.Y. — Police are investigating the theft of a bronze plaque from a monument at Mark Twain’s gravesite in upstate New York. more »»



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