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September 2015 Edition

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Known for her duets, Ruby Amanfu steps into solo spotlight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ruby Amanfu knows how to share the stage, but during a recent dinner party in Nashville, Tennessee, she was the star of the stage and the kitchen as she prepared a meal featuring peanut butter soup and fried plantains, then stood in her bare feet in the living room and belted out a heartbreak song.

France hero in ABC's new 'Dancing' cast

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC moved quickly to land one of the three men who foiled a terror attack on a Paris-bound train last month for the 21st season cast of "Dancing With the Stars."

What's Next for Robert Mason Co.

After a fire destroyed his business, Robert Grimmett thought he'd lost it all; with the help of his loyal customers, he's now ready for round two

Iowa men accused of threatening Pokemon event denied bail

BOSTON (AP) - Two Iowa men accused of making online threats of violence against a Pokemon competition in Boston were ordered held without bail Tuesday after a judge rejected arguments by their lawyers that their comments amounted to idle online bravado.

Lorain designer readies for trip to France for Paris Fashion Week

LORAIN - Until a month ago, Lorain fashion designer Jevon Terance had never heard of Champs-Elysees, a Paris avenue known for its upscale clothing stores. - Now, Terance is preparing to head to the famous retail district to show off six of his newest designs at a Paris Fashion Week show Oct. 4.

Miley's bare breast: it's not like Janet

NEW YORK (AP) - Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a shrug.

Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76.

Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus at MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the MTV Video Music Awards after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper was being a poor sport about not receiving a nomination for video of the year.

'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) - There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

Mud Hens win in walk-off fashion

Manny Pina doubled home Steven Moya in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mud Hens a walk-off 4-3 victory over Indianapolis at Fifth Third Field tonight.

1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les MisÚrables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Katherine Boo to receive Lovejoy Award in Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A former Washington Post reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing dire conditions in group homes for the mentally disabled will be this year's recipient of Lovejoy Award at Colby College.

Katherine Boo to receive Lovejoy Award in Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A former Washington Post reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing dire conditions in group homes for the mentally disabled will be this year's recipient of Lovejoy Award at Colby College.

Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals.

Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals.

Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

NEW YORK (AP) - In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.

Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

NEW YORK (AP) - In an era when anyone can go online and find video of terrorist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.

Country music provocateurs Maddie & Tae come out swinging

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, "Girl in a Country Song," and now they are targeting another overused effect in today's country music: electronic drum machines.

The Scoop: Five things to know in Columbus dining news

Every week, Crave editors dish on five things we're gabbing about in Columbus food news. Here's the latest, including Crave's Chef's Menu event, the new Jury Room tenant, Salty Caramel's return to Jeni's scoop shops and more.

Blind Lady Tavern to open in former Jury Room space

On Monday, Aug. 31, Laufman will open Blind Lady Tavern-a pre-Prohibition-themed bar-at 22 E. Mound St. "We're really tapping into the 19th century, pre-Prohibition, saloon vibe," says Laufman, who returned to Ohio in January after a 10-year stint in San Francisco where bartended at and managed spots like Comstock Saloon-a turn-of-the-century saloon and cocktail bar. "It's got the same kind of vibe [as the former Jury Room]. [Comstock] is the city's second oldest bar."

Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump is used to controlling his world like the boss that he is. But as president, he'd answer to the American people. And so far in the rollicking 2016 presidential contest, he's showing little willingness to dial down his famous because-I-said-so style.

Trump says he's proud he booted Univision's Ramos from event

PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he's proud of kicking one of the country's best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference - the latest in a series of clashes with the media.

Salty Caramel returns to Jeni's stores Friday

All summer, scoop shops have been serving a limited Jeni's lineup with production help from Smith's Dairy in Orrville. On Friday, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will get one flavor closer normal as Salty Caramel returns to scoop shops. (No word yet on when pints might return to shelves.)

See Art in Action at Urban Scrawl

Artists start the annual Urban Scrawl festival with blank panels on which they'll create murals right in front of visitors' eyes. Don't miss this chance to see art in action.

From the editor: Night Moves

There is something subversive about being awake and about at 2 a.m., when grown-ups think you ought to be sound asleep. We think you'll agree-and that your own great memories might be jogged-when you read in this month's cover package the stories of people who work and play after dark in Columbus.

Reporter, cameraman killed on air; police chasing suspect

MONETA, Va. (AP) - A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday in Virginia by a gunman authorities described as a disgruntled station employee. A second video of the shooting, apparently recorded by the killer, was posted on social media even as police tried to locate the suspect.

Reporter, cameraman killed on air; police chasing suspect

MONETA, Va. (AP) - A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday in Virginia by a gunman authorities described as a disgruntled station employee. A second video of the shooting, apparently recorded by the killer, was posted on social media even as police tried to locate the suspect.

Review: 'Metal Gear Solid V' a technical, tactical marvel

In an early mission in "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" (Konami, for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, $59.99), the player is tasked with assassinating a corrupt colonel who's up to no good. While such a chore is standard fare for a video game, "Phantom Pain" provides dozens of ways to off the military leader.

Cravings Carryout searching for new space

Cravings Carryout Cafe is in search of a new home after owners Matt and Lindsey Tewager received word last week that their lease would not be renewed. According to Matt, they have no clue why property owners have terminated their lease.

Trump has Univision anchor removed from new conference

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had an extended argument with the news anchor from a Hispanic television network, after he initially had the anchor escorted from a news conference.

Review: 'Zachariah' a drama about last 3 people on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A powder-keg plot setup triggers an underwhelming display of dramatic fireworks in "Z for Zachariah," a post-apocalyptic survival tale propelled by male-female emotional dynamics. Set in a remote valley spared from radioactive contamination after a presumed global catastrophe, the film from director Craig Zobel effectively sets all its surface parts in motion but, crucially, doesn't sufficiently develop the turbulent undercurrent of tension and intrigue that are called for in...

Review: 'We Are Your Friends' an entertaining musical romp

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, "We Are Your Friends" is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.

Black Creek Bistro's Chef's Menu

In a weeklong celebration of the best that Central Ohio has to offer, Crave's Chef's Menu invites you to join us as we feature tasting menus from the best restaurants and chefs.

Eat Out: What you need to know about Crave's Chef's Menu event

The goal of this year's Chef's Menu event, which runs Friday, Aug. 28 through Friday, Sept. 4, is simple: to shorten the distance between chef and diner. We know that now, more than ever, diners are taking the time to not only ask where their food comes from, but who is crafting it. We want to spark engagement at the table-to help diners get to know chefs through their food.

Correction: Reality Show-Helicopter Crash story

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - In a story Aug. 23 about the crash of a helicopter being used to film a reality TV show, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Houston Chronicle, erroneously reported the show's name and the age of an injured passenger. The show is "Hunt Wicked Close Television," not "A Haunting," and passenger Wayne Bomstad was listed as age 71, not 77.

Donald Trump critiques Megyn Kelly's return

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump is welcoming Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly back from a vacation with a broadside of criticism, tweeting that he liked her show better when she was away.

Cardale Jones and the Fame Game

What happens when a 22-year-old quarterback steps from the shadows of backup territory to lead his team to a national championship? He wins the adulation of rabid Buckeye Nation fans, of course. He might also be tempted to veer off a course to maturity and humility set years ago by a mentor, a mother and, more recently, some of the best coaches in the business. But people close to Cardale Jones are optimistic he'll handle it all with grace under pressure.

AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' debuts to record audience

NEW YORK (AP) - Sunday's 90-minute series premiere of "Fear the Walking Dead" made television history. Delivering 10.1 million viewers, it took the crown as most-watched series debut in cable TV history for total viewers and all key demos, the AMC network said Monday.

2 men held without bail for alleged threats to Pokemon event

BOSTON (AP) - Police say two men from Iowa who made online threats against Pokemon competitors - referring to the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine High School massacre - were stopped as they tried to register for the World Pokemon Championships in Boston.

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