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Topsy-turvy laws, trendiness bring Cuban artists riches

Topsy-turvy laws, trendiness bring Cuban artists riches

June 10th, 2015 9:38 am by ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

Cuba's growing international trendiness combined with the government's topsy-turvy labor regulations are making sculptors, painters and other artists some of the richest people on the island.

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Nick Cannon's 'Wild 'N Out' helps launch comedians' careers

Nick Cannon's 'Wild 'N Out' helps launch comedians' careers

June 10th, 2015 9:37 am by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

Nick Cannon remembers spending about $100,000 to film a pilot starring emerging comedian Kevin Hart, hoping to gauge interest with TV networks that didn't understand the show's concept. It certainly made sense to MTV.

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Inaugural Mountains of Music Homecoming starts Friday

Inaugural Mountains of Music Homecoming starts Friday

June 9th, 2015 7:30 pm by Marci Gore

Country music Hall of Famer Jesse McReynolds and his Virginia Boys will bring their legendary sound to the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. This Heritage Masters Concert will serve as one of the two inaugural Mountains of Music Homecoming opening events.

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Kingsport Senior Center achieves accreditation

Kingsport Senior Center achieves accreditation

June 9th, 2015 2:40 pm by Matthew Lane

For the first time in its history, the center has met national standards for excellence for its facility, services and programs.

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This year's VA-KY District Fair more than a century in the making

This year's VA-KY District Fair more than a century in the making

June 9th, 2015 10:40 am by Stephen Igo

The 102nd VA-KY District Fair & Horseshow is underway at the Wise County Fairgrounds with Monday's opening rolling daily through Saturday.

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'Saturday Night Live' exhibit lets fans retrace comic past

'Saturday Night Live' exhibit lets fans retrace comic past

June 9th, 2015 9:44 am by FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

"Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition" has just opened in (where else) New York, and it's a riches-filled destination for the program's three generations of fans - those, that is, who can cover the rich admission

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Harper Lee misses induction into Ala. Writers Hall of Fame

Harper Lee misses induction into Ala. Writers Hall of Fame

June 9th, 2015 9:43 am by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee missed her induction as an inaugural member of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on Monday just weeks before the release of her second book.

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FIFA-financed movie nets only $900 in limited US release

FIFA-financed movie nets only $900 in limited US release

June 9th, 2015 9:43 am by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

The FIFA-financed movie "United Passions" made only about $900 over the weekend, according to a person who has seen box-office data from the 10 theaters the film played in

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Brad Pitt's 'War Machine' acquired by Netflix

Brad Pitt's 'War Machine' acquired by Netflix

June 9th, 2015 9:42 am by By Oliver Gettell, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Netflix is getting into the Brad Pitt business. The streaming service has come aboard to produce and distribute "War Machine," a satirical comedy starring Pitt and inspired by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, according to an announcement Monday.

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'Mother church of country music' debuts $14 million expansion

'Mother church of country music' debuts $14 million expansion

June 8th, 2015 10:21 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is known around the world as the "mother church of country music," but the Ryman is also the home of the Hokey Pokey.

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