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    In 2016, a year of painful goodbyes and politics

    By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited… Read on

    Posted: December 29, 2016
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    Backlash kicked up as the Rockettes picked for inauguration

    By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next month but not everyone is kicking up their heels at the booking. One of the famed dancers took to Instagram to say she was “embarrassed and disappointed,” triggering calls for a boycott… Read on

    Posted: December 23, 2016
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    Cancer-stricken ‘Jeopardy!’ player wins $103K before death

    By PATRICK MAIRS, Associated Press Faced with a terminal diagnosis in her battle against colon cancer, Cindy Stowell saw an appearance on “Jeopardy!” in her final months as a “good opportunity” to help others struggling against the disease by donating money she might win to cancer research. She made the most of it by winning… Read on

    Posted: December 22, 2016
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    Year in pop: The most memorable moments

    Los Angeles Times (TNS) So much of what we think about when we think of 2016 in music is tragedy. Whether it’s the thrilling artists we lost — from Prince to David Bowie to Leonard Cohen — to the horrific fire at an underground electronic music event in Oakland, for many music fans this year one of… Read on

    Posted: December 21, 2016
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda named AP Entertainer of the year

    By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single one year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not in 2016. The “Hamilton” writer-composer picked up those honors and also earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy… Read on

    Posted: December 21, 2016
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    Celeb playlists for New Year’s

    By LEANNE ITALIE , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New Year’s Eve is the party of the year, so what’s on the playlist of Neil Diamond? How about Amy Adams? We asked celebrities for their ideal jams to ring in 2017: OCTAVIA SPENCER: “I love Katy Perry Roar. Roarrrrrrr. Oh ah ah ah ah.”… Read on

    Posted: December 20, 2016
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    Portland panhandling issue takes center stage in ‘Anything Helps God Bless’

    The new play will be workshopped this weekend at Portland Ballet Studio Theater. Read on

    Posted: December 1, 2016
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    Fab Four fans come together for Beatles Night in Portland

    In its 14th year, the Thanksgiving weekend tradition continues at the State Theatre. Read on

    Posted: November 17, 2016
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    Get Nutcrackin’: The holiday tradition starts this weekend

    "The Nutcracker" will be performed by Moscow Ballet, Portland Ballet and Maine State Ballet, whose principal Glenn Davis will step down after this year.. Read on

    Posted: November 17, 2016
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    Take a tour of Anna Kendrick’s Portland

    As the Hollywood star stops home on her book tour, we map out her local haunts — from her path to school to her favorite shops. Read on

    Posted: November 16, 2016