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Ken Burns turns his attention to the Mayo Clinic

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:55am

After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too.

Score! Scrabble dictionary adds 'OK,' 'ew' to official play

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:12pm

Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few.

Will Smith bungee jump is latest stunt near Grand Canyon

Felicia Fonseca and Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:04pm

At the end of the 1991 movie "Thelma & Louise," the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff.

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:27pm

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules.

Tresnjak makes Met Opera debut in 'Samson et Dalila'

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:57pm

Darko Tresnjak thought back to November 2016, when he headed to the acclaimed modernist home designed by Charles Gwathmey in Manchester, Connecticut, he had purchased a year earlier with his husband.

Meghan reveals 'something blue' she wore at royal wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:20am

It's an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of Sussex followed at least part of that when she married Prince Harry.

Robert Indiana's home needs love if it's to be a museum

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:13am

Pop artist Robert Indiana died in a house with a hole in the roof and pigeons living inside. The front windows are now boarded up. Buckets collect water. Clapboards are peeling.

Get out the needle: Tattoo artists show off their skills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:31am

Tattoo fans around the world may be wondering just where their favorite artists are.

Aretha Franklin exhibit debuts with eye toward her legacy

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:07pm

The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin's public visitations after her death is again holding space for her — this time with an exhibit featuring photographs, videos and the red shoes she wore at the first funeral viewing that drew global attention.

Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

Jorge Gama, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:23pm

Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian.

Art's iconic 'Blue Boy' gets major 250th birthday makeover

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:19am

"Blue Boy" is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world's most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and some splashes of fresh paint (blue presumably) just in time for the eternally youthful adolescent to mark his 250th birthday.

Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:44am

Paul Simon ended his final concert tour under a moonlit sky on home turf Saturday, telling an audience in a Queens, N.Y. park that their cheers "mean more than you can know."

Surgery called success for Allman Brothers' Dickey Betts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:15am

Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida.

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:12pm

About 80 of Burt Reynolds' friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:50pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in 'Outsiders'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:37pm

Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history.

Alzheimer's opera 'Sky on Swings' opens in Philadelphia

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:53pm

Frederica von Stade sat on a table singing, her face filled with fear and wonder, her character unsure where she was going and where she had been.

'IllumiNations' pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:02pm

After almost two decades, Walt Disney World is ending the pyrotechnic, light and fireworks show which nightly lights up the sky above its Epcot theme park.

Jane Fonda, her life and men star in a revealing documentary

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:47pm

As beguiling and powerful as Jane Fonda is onscreen, she has yet to play a role that's a match for her whiplash-inducing life of artistry, celebrity and polarizing activism. Then there's the personal drama, including serial marriages to three very different husbands with their own claims to fame.

Freddy Krueger ready to scare the cast of 'The Goldbergs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:31pm

Freddy Krueger is coming for "The Goldbergs."