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October 2014 Edition

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Metallica, Rihanna booked for 'Valor' concert

NEW YORK (AP) - Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Rihanna are among the artists booked for a televised live concert from the National Mall in Washington next month to raise awareness of issues concerning veterans.

Greenup Old Fashion Days are here again

GREENUP, Ky. - Greenup Old Fashion Days (GOFD) attracts crowds each year, offering festival-type foods, live musical performances from local talent, and celebration of local heritage and culture. Now in its 49th year, the festivalkicked off opening ceremonies Thursday morning.

Metallica, Rihanna booked for 'Valor' concert

NEW YORK (AP) - Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Rihanna are among the artists booked for a televised live concert from the National Mall in Washington next month to raise awareness of issues concerning veterans.

First Look: The Carvery

"Sorry, sold out for the day." It's a sign I've come to expect to see at Downtown's new hot lunch spot, The Carvery. More than once I've made the mistake of heading to this six-week old sandwich shop for a late lunch, only to be turned away. Frankly, I'd be annoyed if this Gay Street spot wasn't turning out such good sandwiches that are a far cry from deli cold-cut standards.

Movie RV vandalized at Ohio museum

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - A dilapidated recreational vehicle that played a memorable role in a beloved Christmas movie has been vandalized at an Ohio museum.

Attendance up at Roosevelt site after Burns series

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Attendance increased dramatically at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, New York, around the time that Ken Burns' documentary series on the Roosevelts aired on public television.

Louis Vuitton $100M venue outshines show, celebs

PARIS (AP) - Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of attendees Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams.

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

Mozart's offers progressive pumpkin menu

Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe is skidding straight into the pumpkin trend, celebrating the fall season with a different pumpkin treat every day through Sunday, Oct. 5.

Kahiki returns for one night

This Sunday, Oct. 5, the Historical Dinner Club returns with a throwback patio party to celebrate Columbus' storied Polynesian eatery, Kahiki Supper Club.

Tips for Successful Perennial Planting

Being practical is a must for gardening success. But never limit your horizons to dull-and-dependable, low-maintenance workhorses when you can grow dazzling-and-dependable, low-maintenance stars.

The Colors We Love to Decorate with (and Why)

Successfully using color in your home can be tricky, but it shouldn't be scary. Read on to find tips and ideas for using more of it in your home, whether you need a subtle color infusion or want to make a big statement with a bold hue.

What is Home Automation? Tiger Systems Inc. Explains

The concept of the "smart" home-one that responds to your commands on cue, shutting off lights, turning on music-isn't a new one. But recent tech advancements have made the one-time buzz concept an increasingly common facet of modern life.

3 Tips for Adding Color to Any Room

Unlike major design overhauls-retiling floors, installing new cabinets-a little paint goes a long way toward revamping a space. So go on-add color. But before you embark on your next hue-infusing painting project, mind these tips from local designers.

Ina Garten turns to make-ahead meals in new book

Ina Garten is a best-selling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host and the doyenne of casual elegance. But on a recent afternoon, the so-called "Barefoot Contessa" star looked around her East Hampton, New York, kitchen and realized that she had produced piles of cherry biscotti and tubs of rum-raisin ice cream - but no dinner.

Lawyer says singer Anita Baker owes him money

DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer who represented Anita Baker against allegations that she failed to pay for work done on her Detroit-area home is suing the singer, saying she owes him money.

Stars at S. Laurent, Valli makes Clooney wife coup

PARIS (AP) - Beginning with Stella McCartney and ending with powerhouse Saint Laurent, Paris fashion shows packed a creative punch Monday - luring in myriad front row stars such as Salma Hayek, Lenny Kravitz, Catherine Deneuve and Neneh Cherry.

Stars at S. Laurent, Valli makes Clooney wife coup

PARIS (AP) - Beginning with Stella McCartney and ending with powerhouse Saint Laurent, Paris fashion shows packed a creative punch Monday - luring in myriad front row stars such as Salma Hayek, Lenny Kravitz, Catherine Deneuve and Neneh Cherry.

Correction: St Louis-Jazz Center story

ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a story Sept. 27 about a new jazz center in St. Louis, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Dave Steward is CEO of World Wide Technology. He is actually chairman.

Mary Louise-Parker writing memoir

NEW YORK (AP) - Mary Louise Parker, the award-winning star of "Weeds," is writing a book about the "significant men in her life."

Salma Hayek at Stella McCartney's girl power show

PARIS (AP) - She has a Beatle dad, hosts palpitating, must-see fashion shows in the grandest Paris opera house, and attracted celebrities including Salma Hayek, Neneh Cherry and Natalia Vodianova to Monday's exhibition.

Dempsey's 'challenge' raises more than $1.1M

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Nearly 3,900 people helped raise more than $1.1 million for cancer care and support at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge, organized by actor Patrick Dempsey in honor of his mother.

Salma Hayek at Stella McCartney's girl power show

PARIS (AP) - She has a Beatle dad, hosts palpitating, must-see fashion shows in the grandest Paris opera house, and attracted celebrities including Salma Hayek, Ninah Cherry and Natalia Vodianova to Monday's exhibition.

Mugler show proves there's life after Lady Gaga

PARIS (AP) - Following the departure of designer Nicola Formichetti - and, with him, his friend Lady Gaga, who brought renewed interest to the house - there's been a lot of speculation about what the future holds.

'Gone With the Wind' at 75: Celebration, censure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As its 75th anniversary approaches, "Gone With the Wind" is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film's distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic's portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.

'Gone With the Wind' at 75: Celebration, censure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As its 75th anniversary approaches, "Gone With the Wind" is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film's distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic's portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.

Oliver adds journalism to his comedy

NEW YORK (AP) - In poking fun at the Miss America pageant on the most recent episode of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver reached for the comedic equivalent of low-hanging fruit. Then he veered into something wholly unexpected - investigative journalism.

Basi Italia offers perfect brunch setting

The convivial environment at Basi Italia has almost always been reserved for dinner. But now, it's a wonderful respite for lunch and brunch on Friday and Saturday. Here's what to order.

Correction: Music-Latin Grammys story

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story Sept. 24 about the Latin Grammys, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the awards show will air on Telemundo. The 15th annual Latin Grammys will air on Univision.

Komen Columbus and Epcon Communities Partner for Condos for the Cure

Image courtesy Komen Columbus

In honor of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen Columbus is once again partnering with Epcon Communities for Condos for the Cure. Epcon Communities, which develops homes and condo communities through Central Ohio, donates $1,000...

Harpist's mellow tone soothes apes at St. Paul zoo

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Harpist Terri Tacheny long enjoyed taking her young daughters to Como Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota, except for the Primate House, where she thought the gorillas, orangutans and monkeys seemed a little lethargic.

Hidden Gem: Westgate Thai

If you're anything like me, you have a restaurant checklist-eateries you want to try, new restaurants you've read about, hidden gems recommended by a friend. This week, I finally made it to a spot that's been on my list for some time-Westgate Thai.

Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

FAA expected to approve drones for moviemaking

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

Black Point opens at The Cap

Black Point Grill-the latest steak and seafood concept from the Hyde Park Group-is set to open on Oct. 2 at The Cap (570 N. High St.) Downtown.

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' tops list

NEW YORK (AP) - Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" tops the list of the most produced plays nationwide during the 2014-15 season, according to the theater industry's largest trade group.

Bar 145 searches for the perfect burger

Burger- and bourbon-slinging Bar 145 is challenging customers to create the next great burger. The incentive? Craft the winning meat-and-bun combo and you could earn free burgers and a spot on the fall menu.

Correction: U2-Malibu Development story

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - In a story Sept. 20 about a compound of mansions proposed near Malibu by U2 guitarist The Edge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the California Coastal Commission staff reached a settlement agreement Friday with the musician. The settlement was reached in 2013. The agency staff recommended approval of the five-home project Thursday and posted its report online Friday.

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

Eric Frein (freen) obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation.

Mother of Columbine shooter has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold is planning a memoir in which she will confront the "indescribable grief and shame" she has lived with since the 1999 tragedy.

The band Tennis bats about a classic pop sound

NEW YORK (AP) - Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.

Crimson Cup releases hopped coffee on tap

On Thursday, Columbus coffee drinkers will get a first taste of a cold brew that drinks like a craft stout, minus the alcohol. The dry-hopped, nitrogen-infused cold brew-or put plainly, hopped coffee poured from a tap handle-is the creation of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.

Dress for Success group Y.E.S! Columbus hosts Brewed for Success

Y.E.S.! Columbus, a sister organization to Dress for Success, is hosting its signature annual fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Brewed for Success, held at North High Brewing's new facility on Cleveland Avenue, will raise money to help outfit women in need for job...

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A television reporter revealed during a live on-air segment that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug ahead of a November ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of pot in Alaska.

Meatless Monday: Uttapam at Udipi

I had doughnuts, pancakes and coffee for dinner last night-Indian-style doughnuts, pancakes and coffee, that is. I usually can't make it to Udipi Cafe's weekday lunch buffet, but the three-course Royal Dinner is the next best bet for sampling the North Side eatery's South Indian (and all-vegetarian) cuisine.

Chicago museum only US site for Bowie exhibit

CHICAGO (AP) - An art exhibition chronicling the five-decade career of musician David Bowie opens Tuesday at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, the only U.S. stop on its schedule.

Milan perfects the wearable lightness of fashion

MILAN (AP) - Reflecting on a Milan Fashion Week that marked the re-emergence of denim and the pre-eminence of the flat Birkenstock-inspired sandal, the question was bound to surface: Wherein lies luxury?

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