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Linda Ronstadt confronts Parkinson's disease

09/20/2013 6:10am
These days, it's hard for Linda Ronstadt to get around without her forearm crutches.

Patricia Racette to the rescue at SF Opera

09/20/2013 6:43am
For Patricia Racette, this was already shaping up as a memorable year at the San Francisco Opera, opening the season in Boito's "Mefistofele" and returning in June to headline two more productions.

James Spader as a turncoat criminal mastermind

09/20/2013 7:04am
At first glance, "The Blacklist" bears an obvious resemblance to "The Silence of the Lambs." Here's a brilliant, twisted captive playing cat-and-mouse with a young female cop. Each wants something from the other in this dicey partnership.

A delicious hot puffed pocket of curried potatoes

09/20/2013 7:31am
Puffed pastry dough is a totally underappreciated ingredient, at least as far as time-crunched families are concerned. It's so versatile and easy to use, I'm not sure why it isn't in the rotation in more homes.

Esquire Network seeks to carve new niche for men

09/20/2013 8:36am
It's standing room only inside The Gorbals. The hip downtown Los Angeles eatery is filled to the brim with loud lookie-loos who've gathered to sip free-flowing beer and wine while watching a pair of professional chefs sizzle their way through a new televised cooking competition called "Knife Fight," the first series debuting on the new Esquire Network.

NJ 'joking judge' resigns after losing ruling

09/20/2013 8:55am
Vince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants _ he just can't play a judge in real life.

Rising Alzheimer's creates strain on caregivers

09/20/2013 8:56am
David Hilfiker knows what's coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's so early that he's had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating.

Danai Gurira reveals little about `Walking Dead'

09/20/2013 9:12am
Asked about the upcoming season of "The Walking Dead," Danai Gurira goes silent.

Avicii fuses electronic music, country on debut

09/20/2013 9:15am
When Avicii debuted his electronic-country fusion at the Ultra Music Festival in March, he was met with criticism. Months later, he said the controversy helped him.

'Fatal Attraction' coming to the London stage

09/20/2013 9:58am
Revenge thriller "Fatal Attraction" is the latest hit movie to get a stage adaptation, with a production opening in London's West End early next year.

Chita Rivera plans to 'sweat' for her birthday

09/20/2013 10:22am
Chita Rivera had wanted to celebrate her 80th birthday quietly, no fuss. That clearly wasn't going to happen.

Researchers turn to cannons to save elusive birds

09/20/2013 10:40am
Three cannons explode on a deserted Cape Cod beach, unleashing a startling cloud of white smoke and sand. In tandem, projectiles erupt from the ground, flinging a net over a group of elusive shorebirds known as red knots.

Milan: Etro shimmers for next summer

09/20/2013 11:14am
Etro shimmers for next summer, with metal accents embroidered into fabric and trimming fringe collars.

UK critics pan 'Much Ado' but love a comic 'Dream'

09/20/2013 11:16am
The word "ageless" is often applied to Shakespeare's plays, which are still packing in audiences after 400 years.

Common: Chicago needs to better understand youth

09/20/2013 12:05pm
Chicago rapper Common says his hometown needs to better understand the young people contributing to its violence problem and be more consistent in efforts to help them.

Rapper Maine arraigned on Okla. assault charges

09/20/2013 12:14pm
Rapper Mack Maine has been formally arraigned on felony sexual battery and aggravated assault and battery charges in Oklahoma.

Jackson auction stopped after authenticity issues

09/20/2013 12:19pm
With the authenticity of a guitar supposedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen called into question, authorities pulled the plug Friday on an online auction of personal belongings forfeited by Illinois' prison-bound former congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr.

Correction: Film-Josh Gad story

09/20/2013 12:22pm
In a story Sept. 19 about Josh Gad, The Associated Press reported erroneously the surname of Gad's collaborator on the upcoming script for "Triplets." The writer's name is Ryan Dixon, not Ryan Vincent.

Harmon just part of the gang on unstoppable 'NCIS'

09/20/2013 12:55pm
Life comes with few chances to witness a fundamental law being turned on its head.

Common: Chicago needs to better understand youth

09/20/2013 1:43pm
Chicago rapper Common says his hometown needs to better understand the young people contributing to its violence problem and be more consistent in efforts to help them.

Author Harper Lee, hometown museum at odds

09/20/2013 2:24pm
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her Alabama hometown that celebrates her literary achievement over use of the words in the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Tod's puts best foot forward with inaugural show

09/20/2013 2:45pm
Tod's inaugural runway show during Milan Fashion Week was clean and classic.

How the major stock indexes fared on Friday

09/20/2013 3:11pm
Stocks fell on Friday as investors focused on the debate in Washington over the debt ceiling.

Disney, Bruckheimer to end longtime partnership

09/20/2013 4:04pm
The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it would not renew its first-look deal with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bringing an end to a longtime partnership between the Hollywood icons.

Allegiant delays, cancels flights to check MD-80s

09/20/2013 5:51pm
Allegiant Air officials said Friday that delays and cancelations could continue for several days as more than half of the airline's MD-80s remain grounded for overhauls of emergency slides like the ones deployed in an evacuation this week.

Hip Hop artist : Rappers can help reduce violence

09/20/2013 7:43pm
Grammy-award winning hip hop artist Common, who has openly worried about the violence in Chicago, was in his hometown Friday to help celebrate the city's music scene when he was confronted with a brutal reminder of what he's been talking about: a story about a hail of gunfire that wounded 13 people.