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With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

February 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Zulu rolls down St. Charles Avenue toward Canal Street in the New Orleans CBD Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras [&hellip...

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Mayor gives Springsteen seats to school fundraising group

February 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s mayor is donating his suite at Friday’s sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert to a school district fundraising group. The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia is offering Democratic Mayor Jim...

Academy luncheon is time for reflection in high stakes year

February 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to academy membership, the Monday gathering was also...

Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

February 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

(AP) — A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism...

Michael Douglas among film stars honored by AARP

February 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael Douglas was initially confused when he was told that he was being honored with a career achievement honor by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards. The star of such films as “Wall Street” and “Fatal...

Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners

February 9, 2016 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid...

‘The Finest Hours’ delivers, but can drag

February 6, 2016 • Movie ReviewsComments (0)

If action-thrillers based on true stories are your bag, you have for sure have until next Thursday to watch “The Finest Hours” at either of the two movie theaters in Roswell. “The Finest Hours” is the compelling true account of the 1952 U.S. Coast...

Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans

February 6, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Grammy Award winning recording artist Irma Thomas, known as the “soul Queen of New Orleans,” performs on the front porch of a home on Orleans Ave., as crowds wait for the Krewe of Endymion Mardi Gras parade to pass in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb....

Directors Guild Awards offer a peek behind the camera

February 6, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, Marielle Heller attends a special screening of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”, hosted by The Cinema Society and Sony Pictures Classics, at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York. While the annual Directors Guild...

Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant charged with possessing child porn

February 6, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former “Survivor” contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme. Michael Skupin was arraigned Friday in Oakland County on a dozen felony charges, including child...