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January 2014 Edition

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New event promises strong beer, smoked meat

Limited tickets are on sale now for a new kind of beer festival in Grandview. The Grandview High Gravity Hullabaloo promises to be a celebration of strong beers and smoked meats on Feb. 1.

'American Hustle,' 'Her' get Producers Guild nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) - David O. Russell's corruption tale "American Hustle," Spike Jonze's digital romance "Her," and Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" are among the motion picture nominees for the Producers Guild of America.

Strongwater ready to serve food

The bar inside artist collective 400 West Rich in Franklinton, Strongwater Food & Spirits, will soon live up to its full name gearing up to serve food this month.

MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby

NEW YORK (AP) - An MSNBC host apologized to Mitt Romney's family Tuesday after she and guests on her show joked about a Christmas picture that showed the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson.

MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby

NEW YORK (AP) - An MSNBC host is apologizing to Mitt Romney's family after she and guests on her show joked about a Christmas picture that showed the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson.

Early Lagerfeld designs up for auction in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Half a century after Karl Lagerfeld first drew her in a blue tunic and a plaid, buckled coat, the woman in a fashion sketch for the House of Tiziani still seems ready to saunter off the page and into the street.

2013 ends with 2 old Broadway favorites on top

NEW YORK (AP) - Broadway's highest grossing show in 2013 wasn't a new strutting musical or a bawdy one or even one with a big star. The crown goes to a regal but mature performer - "The Lion King," now in its 16th year. And another veteran turned heads when "Wicked" recorded Broadway's highest single-week gross ever.

NBC's 'Today' show returns to glory days

NEW YORK (AP) - The glory days are back for the "Today" show - for one day at least - with NBC's morning show bringing back Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley for a one-day nostalgia turn as co-hosts.

A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A&E landed in the middle of America's culture wars when "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson sounded off on gays and the Bible. The channel quickly found there was no safe ground.

Hollywood struggles against new film meccas

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new filmmaking diaspora is spreading across the globe to places like Vancouver, London and Wellington, New Zealand.

As new film meccas flourish, artists become nomads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even as new filmmaking centers help spread Hollywood's wealth around the world, the boost to local economies comes at a personal cost to the specialists who must follow the work. As movie production migrates from place to place, friendships get left behind and raising a family can be difficult.

Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline.

Mentally ill and their backers fill Vt. orchestra

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Ronald Braunstein's career as a musical conductor got off to a brilliant start. He attended The Juilliard School, performed as a guest with top orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic, and won the prestigious Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in 1979.

NJ tribe sues makers of film 'Out of the Furnace'

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Members of the Ramapough Native American tribe have filed a $50 million lawsuit against the makers of a recent Hollywood movie they say depicts their people in a negative light.

NY man's 10,607 video games secure Guinness title

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at the age of 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find.

Saxophonist Yusef Lateef dies at age 93

SHUTESBURY, Mass. (AP) - Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93.

In 'Duck Dynasty' hometown local loyalty prevails

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - "Faith. Family. Ducks." It's the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana town.

Folks in Louisiana town stand by reality TV family

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - "Faith. Family. Ducks." It's the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana town.

Memoir for man who helped free 3 Cleveland women

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Ohio man who famously put aside his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive in a Cleveland house for more than a decade has signed a contract to publish his memoirs.

Exhibit A: Reality TV footage becomes a legal tool

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They invite camera crews into their homes in the hopes of high ratings, endorsement deals and a taste of fame. Yet for some reality television stars, their notoriety brings some unexpected grief from tax collectors or pricey court cases.

Drink of the week: Hot Buttered Rum

On Sunday night, I stopped by Grass Skirt Tiki Room to sample the Jewish-meets-Polynesian flavors coming out of the kitchen, thanks to a one-night takeover by Challah! food truck chef Catie Randazzo.

In mariachi music, students find path to college

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - By the end of a recent weekend, the big achievement among Ramon Rivera's high school mariachi band wasn't that they had logged more than 700 miles in a bus packed with musical instruments or that they had played two shows in front of large audiences.

Patriarch off 'Duck Dynasty' after gay comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson - suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays - is getting some support from key followers.

Tyler Perry says Fincher is 'amazing' director

NEW YORK (AP) - Tyler Perry writes, directs, stars in and produces his own movies and TV shows, so he doesn't have much time for outside projects. One he's glad he made work is a role in director David Fincher's upcoming film, "Gone Girl."

'Mary Poppins' among 25 US films to be preserved

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just in time for a new movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress so future generations of Americans can see it.

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley gets married

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brian Kelley of the country duo Florida Georgia Line capped off a year full of awards and broken records by marrying his girlfriend Brittney Marie Cole at an intimate ceremony in Nashville.

As NORAD Tracks Santa, critics track NORAD

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa's global whereabouts. But there's something new this year: public criticism.

Chris Brown's probation revoked over DC arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Monday revoked Chris Brown's probation after his recent arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C., but the ruling will not alter the singer's requirements to complete rehab and community labor for his 2009 attack on Rihanna.

Influential country singer Ray Price dead at 87

DALLAS (AP) - Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87.

Influential country singer Ray Price dead at 87

DALLAS (AP) - Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87.

Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winner for 'Suspicion,' dies

CARMEL, Calif. (AP) - Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died Sunday. She was 96.

Pick of the week: Crafted Drafts

Two things often happen when you walk into a beer store-you reach for the steadfast label you know and love, or you take a gamble and grab something new and interesting.

During 'Scandal' hiatus, Morton will await fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's going to be a long, cold winter for the gladiators, and perhaps even longer for Joe Morton, who plays the debatably diabolical dad Rowan Pope to his political-fixer daughter, Olivia (Kerry Washington).

"12 Years a Slave," "Osage County" top SAG noms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave," Jon Wells' dysfunctional family adaptation "August: Osage County," Jean-Marc Vallee's AIDS drama "Dallas Buyers Club," the White House servant tale "Lee Daniel's The Butler" top the list of outstanding performances for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with three nominations each.

Jazz guitar master Jim Hall dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said.

Jazz guitarist master Jim Hall dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said.

Pope, pop singer share MTVU award

NEW YORK (AP) - MTV's college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year.

Chanel takes inspiration from Dallas for show

DALLAS (AP) - The inspiration for Chanel's "Metiers d'Art" show this year will come from Dallas, the Texas city where Coco Chanel was once given a welcome that included being picked up at the airport in a white Rolls-Royce and being feted at a Western-themed party complete with a fashion show featuring cows.

Jewish luau pop-up dinner

Looking for a platform to test a few new ideas, Challah! food truck chef Catie Randazzo will take over the kitchen at Grass Skirt on Sunday, Dec. 15.

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