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Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

October 15th, 2014 3:10 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Akemans were fatally shot in 1973 as they returned home following a performance of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Stringbean also performed on the TV program "Hee Haw."

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Ke$ha sues producer, alleges years of sex abuse and forced drugging

Ke$ha sues producer, alleges years of sex abuse and forced drugging

October 14th, 2014 4:12 pm by By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The civil suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeks to end her contractual relationship with the producer and seeks damages for sexual assault, battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and emotional distress.

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Answering the 'Birdman' signal, Keaton soars again

Answering the 'Birdman' signal, Keaton soars again

October 13th, 2014 10:26 pm by Associated Press

When Michael Keaton met Barack Obama shortly before Obama would become president, the then-senator had a question for the actor. "Why don't you make more movies?"

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Provocative Argentine exhibit of Barbies is pulled

Provocative Argentine exhibit of Barbies is pulled

October 12th, 2014 6:29 pm by Associated Press

An art exhibit featuring Barbie fashion dolls as religious figures such as the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken as a crucified Jesus Christ has been cancelled amid complaints and threats by angry believers, the artists behind the collection said.

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New documentary is witness to Snowden NSA leak

New documentary is witness to Snowden NSA leak

October 11th, 2014 9:27 am by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden's leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room.

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A story in her bloodline

A story in her bloodline

October 10th, 2014 2:10 pm by Matthew Lane

Nancy Ward was an ambassador, a peace negotiator and the last Beloved Woman of the Cherokee. Now, her story will be told on stage this weekend in the Model City.

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Full swing for Fall Fling

Full swing for Fall Fling

October 10th, 2014 11:23 am by Stephen Igo

The annual autumnal festival in Wise celebrates authentic Appalachian arts and crafts with well over 125 vendors, at least eight artisan demonstrators, a chili cookoff, antiques, 5K Race, and much more.

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'The Vampire Diaries' shifts tone for season 6

'The Vampire Diaries' shifts tone for season 6

October 9th, 2014 7:07 pm by Associated Press

"What we tried to do ... is boil the mythology down to a basic idea," explained show runner Julie Plec in a recent interview. She said the suspense and mystery are still there, "but it's grounded in character development" and "very emotional."

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Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

October 9th, 2014 7:01 pm by Associated Press

Six of the 15 nominees for the hall's Class of 2015 announced Thursday are on the ballot for the first time. More than 700 artists and other members of the music community will vote on the inductees, with the results announced in December.

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Movie review: Murray delights as curmudgeonly 'Vincent'

Movie review: Murray delights as curmudgeonly 'Vincent'

October 8th, 2014 9:43 pm by JOCELYN NOVECK, Associated Press

Who wouldn't want to spend 102 minutes in the company of Bill Murray at his grumpy best — his eyes in a perpetual roll, annoyed by anyone and everything, but somehow earning affection from those who annoy him?

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