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Kingsport Idol finalists set to perform next week

Kingsport Idol finalists set to perform next week

July 18th, 2015 1:00 pm by Marci Gore

Since auditions first began about two months ago, more than 250 contestants have auditioned for this year's Kingsport Idol. And, Tuesday, a winner will finally be named.

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Photos: Fun Fest Hot Air Balloon Rally

July 18th, 2015 10:04 am by Rain Smith

Lightning and rain showers delayed launch for more than an hour, but Saturday morning's stormy skies eventually gave way to a handful of balloonists and their vibrant rides, signaling the final day of Fun Fest 2015.

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Judge OKs $60M settlement in NCAA video-game case

Judge OKs $60M settlement in NCAA video-game case

July 17th, 2015 8:05 pm by Associated Press

The plaintiffs in the case against the NCAA and videogame maker Electronics Arts claimed they illegally used college football and basketball players' names and likenesses in video games for years.

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Fun Fest to wrap up with packed final day

Fun Fest to wrap up with packed final day

July 17th, 2015 8:00 pm by Holly Nelms

Another eventful week of Fun Fest draws to a close Saturday with many popular events, including several balloon appearances, a maker faire, concerts and the Eastman fireworks show.

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Is Sharknado 3' bad enough to be good fun?

Is Sharknado 3' bad enough to be good fun?

July 17th, 2015 3:00 pm by By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal (TNS)

The latest installment in a set of movies about sharks falling from tornadoes onto defenseless citizens is a different kind of viewing experience, one where plausibility and acting matter not a bit. The pleasure is in the ineptness.

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Varvatos closes men's week with dandy stripes, rocker vibe

Varvatos closes men's week with dandy stripes, rocker vibe

July 17th, 2015 2:00 pm by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press; JOCELYN NOVECK, Associated Press

This week, building on a growing public appetite for menswear, the industry put on the first stand-alone men's fashion week in New York in nearly two decades (a brief attempt fizzled in the late '90s.)

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Emmy nods reflect push for diversity on TV

Emmy nods reflect push for diversity on TV

July 17th, 2015 1:00 pm by By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The 67th Emmy Awards nominations announced Thursday underscored TV's push into diversity over the last year, with nods for minority lead actors such as Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder,"

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TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push

TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push

July 17th, 2015 12:00 pm by FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

In a move to redirect the attention and public outcry, TLC also announced it has teamed with two prominent child-protection organizations for an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about child sexual abuse.

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Country star Luke Bryan launches interactive fan app

Country star Luke Bryan launches interactive fan app

July 17th, 2015 11:00 am by Associated Press

"You're going to be able to have interactive experiences with it, find out what I am up to, find new videos, special content, even new songs," said Bryan, who is selling out stadiums and arenas on the Kick The Dust Up tour.

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Fall Out Boy's drummer keeps his friends close while living the dream

Fall Out Boy's drummer keeps his friends close while living the dream

July 17th, 2015 10:01 am by By Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TNS)

Andy Hurley is arguably the most fascinating member of Fall Out Boy: a soft-spoken, easygoing, hyper-intelligent, tattoo-covered, cross-fit-obsessed, straight-edge vegan who loves his friends so much, he lets them live at his home, rent-free.

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