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Michael Jackson's hometown to name school for him

Michael Jackson's hometown to name school for him

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star's Indiana hometown.
 
Ken Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.

Ken Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible."
 
George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
LOS ANGELES

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.
 
Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.
 
Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize
WASHINGTON

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
 

Bartusiak, actress from 'The Patriot,' dies at 21

Monday, July 21, 2014
Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.

 
Review: Tanglewood mixes the familiar with adventurous works
LENOX, Mass.

Review: Tanglewood mixes the familiar with adventurous works

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Review: This was the annual schizophrenic weekend at Tanglewood. The Boston Symphony Orchestra performed iconic Beethoven and Brahms symphonies in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, while elsewhere on the Berkshires estate, fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center presented the Festival of Contemporary Music, with up-to-the-minute chamber works.
 
'Apes' rule for second week in a row
NEW YORK

'Apes' rule for second week in a row

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated “Sex Tape” failed to turn on moviegoers on a weekend where “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” maintained its rule.
 
Movie, television legend James Garner dies at age 86

Movie, television legend James Garner dies at age 86

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Los Angeles police: Movie, television legend James Garner dies at age 86

 

These days are golden for oldies singer Betsy

Sunday, July 20, 2014
ByeGons’ lead vocalist returned
to performing after raising family
 
Chamber music group teaches music, public service
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Chamber music group teaches music, public service

Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Decoda Chamber Music Institute teaches gifted students to share the music in nursing homes, prisons.
 
Decoda Institute brings program to Skidmore
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Decoda Institute brings program to Skidmore

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Three seasons ago, 30 musicians formed the Decoda Chamber Music Institute to offer up to three-week residencies and work with local musicians to give concerts and make connections with audiences who might never have heard live classical music before.
 
Ballet 2014 serves up lively duets by City Ballet dancers

Ballet 2014 serves up lively duets by City Ballet dancers

Friday, July 18, 2014
If you didn’t get enough of New York City Ballet during its all-too-brief week at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, then hightail it to Jacob’s Pillow.
 
Polanski’s ‘Venus in Fur’ an inside job

Polanski’s ‘Venus in Fur’ an inside job

Friday, July 18, 2014
The combination of director and subject material in “Venus in Fur” is wickedly perverse, just as it should be. Polanski and David Ives’ award-winning play are a match made if not in heaven, then surely in some demon’s dungeon.
 
‘Tape’ needs to be erased from viewers’ memory

‘Tape’ needs to be erased from viewers’ memory

Friday, July 18, 2014
The cinematic equivalent of herpes, “Sex Tape” is an uncomfortable embarrassment to raunchy comedies everywhere. Fortunately, no medication is required after being exposed to it: The effects are not permanent, only painful.
 
 

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