January 17th, 2019

Entertainment News

Bryan Adams teams with Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lopez on upcoming album

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2019

TORONTO – Bryan Adams is getting some powerhouse support from two of pop music’s biggest names on his upcoming album. The Canadian hitmaker says he’s enlisted both Ed Sheeran and Jennifer Lopez for his 14th studio release “Shine a Light,” which arrives March 1. Sheeran co-wrote the titular lead single, which debuted on streaming services ... Read More »

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Study of Leonardo’s 1st landscape finds he had 2nd thoughts

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

ROME – The first-ever scientific study of a drawing Leonardo da Vinci did in his youth shows he added details to an earlier sketch. The Uffizi Galleries said the 1473 “Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria della Neve” was taken on Thursday to a Florence restoration laboratory for study. Uffizi director Eike Schmidt said initial microscopic ... Read More »

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Fort Wayne Museum of Art gets $1M grant to boost collection

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has received a $1 million grant that will be used to buy artwork and care for pieces in the museum’s collection. The grant announced this week is from the June E. Enoch Foundation and will establish the June E. Enoch Collection Fund for the museum ... Read More »

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Teichman, known for farm’s pit-spitting event, dies at 88

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. – Agricultural tourism pioneer Herb Teichman, who founded a cherry pit-spitting competition in southwestern Michigan that attracted international attention, has died at the age of 88. Bowerman Funeral Home says Teichman, of Eau Claire, died Monday at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Teichman and his wife, Liz, owned and operated Tree-Mendus Fruit ... Read More »

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Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield sell items in estate sale

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An estate sale in Michigan sold more than 200 items belonging to “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield. The Livingston Daily Press & Argus reports that American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company’s online estate auction held this month included a red wedding ... Read More »

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Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month’s Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on CBS ... Read More »

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver’s literary executor, says she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The case of death was lymphoma. Author of more than ... Read More »

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Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversary

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

MIAMI – A horror movie called “Happy Death Day 2U” is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary. Universal Pictures released a statement Wednesday saying the film’s North American release would be moved from Feb. 14 to Feb. 13. The studio also decided to ... Read More »

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Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly’s studio

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly’s recording studio, including evidence the industrial space was used as a residence. Building Department spokesman Gregg Cunningham says the agency will list the violations during a court hearing next week. He says the inspectors were looking at plumbing, electrical systems and carpentry. Kelly’s attorney, Steve ... Read More »

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‘Project Runway’ works with human trafficking survivors

By The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida-based company featured on the television show “Project Runway All Stars” is kicking off a new line of leather accessories as part of an effort to help survivors of human trafficking. Contestants on the fashion design competition show worked with Jacksonville-based Rethreaded on Wednesday night’s episode. Designers were tasked with creating ... Read More »

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Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press on January 17th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell. Cornell’s wife, Vickey, stepped onstage struggling to speak at first. But after gathering herself, she eventually thanked everyone for their support and spoke about her husband’s legacy ... Read More »

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