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Fernando Varela to Perform in Marshalltown Oct. 7

October 2, 2014 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Fernando Varela and his soaring voice have been turning heads around the world, including as the feature tenor in “America’s Got Talent” finalist “Fort. more »»

Bennett sets mark as oldest act with No. 1 LP

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Even at age 88, Tony Bennett is still reaching No. 1 on the charts. The singer is once again the oldest performer with a No. more »»

Iowa’s Film Festival to return to Mason City

October 2, 2014 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Movie fans of all interests are being invited to experience the nearly 40 productions that will be screened at this year’s Iowa Independent Film Festival. Running from Oct. more »»

'Interstellar' to be released 2 days early on film

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Christopher Nolan's space epic "Interstellar" will open two days early in theaters projecting the movie on film, rather than digital. Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. more »»

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials in Grinnell

October 2, 2014 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Alligator recording artists Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, “Jump Start,” will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Elks Lodge in Grinnell. more »»

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

October 2, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released... more »»

John Mellencamp and his impressive co-authors

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK — John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger. That they’re both dead doesn’t really matter. more »»

Moving story, simply told, in ‘Good Lie’

October 2, 2014 The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film’s star — not in the essential sense. more »»

Tim Rice wants ‘From Here to Eternity’ new life

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Tim Rice is hoping his musical “From Here to Eternity” doesn’t take an eternity to get to Broadway. more »»

Gay depictions increase on Television

October 2, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released... more »»

Review: ‘Men, Women & Children’ doesn’t click

October 2, 2014 If ever there was a movie that needed a window to be opened, a blast of fresh air to be let in, it’s Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children. more »»

Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

October 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Hollywood’s carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege. more »»

Scarborough writing book on fatherhood

October 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Joe Scarborough’s next book will be personal. The “Morning Joe” host and former Republican congressman has a deal with Weinstein Books for a memoir scheduled to come out next fall. more »»

Strong premiere week for CBS, NBC, ABC

October 1, 2014 NEW YORK — No one watches live television anymore, right? Apparently, many people still do, judging by results from the first week of a new television season. more »»

Winfrey, Belafonte honored by Harvard

October 1, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Oprah Winfrey and songwriter Harry Belafonte are among those honored at Harvard University for their contributions to African-American culture. more »»

Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

September 30, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Former actress Amanda Bynes was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a drug, authorities said Monday. more »»

Van Gogh still life coming to auction in NYC

September 30, 2014 NEW YORK — A bouquet of wildflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death is going on the auction block in New York Cit. more »»

Football commands highest TV ad prices

September 30, 2014 NEW YORK — Pro football pays the bills in prime-time television. more »»

Morgan wasn’t wearing seatbelt in crash

September 30, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. more »»

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

September 29, 2014 MALIBU, Calif. — Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene. more »»



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