Meyer: Prequel to ‘Twilight’ series to be released Aug. 4

NEW YORK – “The Midnight Sun” will finally appear. Stephenie Meyer’s long-awaited prequel to her “Twilight” series is coming out Aug. 4, the author announced on her website (

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Nicolas Cage to star as Joe Exotic in TV series

LOS ANGELES – The Joe Exotic phenomenon keeps growing, with Nicolas Cage to star in a TV miniseries about the colorful wild animal owner made famous by the “Tiger King” docuseries. The TV series is...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

J-Calvin drops new single just when we need it

Local soul-funk-groove band J-Calvin has released a new single, and it couldn’t come at a better time, said Jesse Ogle, the band’s bass player and leader-composer. “We thought it was a great time...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Key West to skip Hemingway Look-Alike Contest this year

KEY WEST, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 40th annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, organizers announced Thursday. The three-night competition,...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town. After the school board at the Matanuska-Susitna...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Studio &’s newest member-owner: ‘This crisis has changed people’s perspectives’

When local studio potter Lorna Meaden joined Studio & as the newest member-owner in January, little did she – or the four other member-owners at the gallery – know that within weeks, things would...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Memoir talks life of hits, magic of Van Halen

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – In a life full of magical musical moments, few compare for Ted Templeman to the night he first saw Van Halen in a mostly empty Hollywood club. The elite record-maker and...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Community Concert Hall announces updates and rescheduled shows

Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College has announced plans for Concert Hall at the Park concerts are still in place and many spring shows have been rescheduled. The concert hall currently...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Irrfan Khan, of ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ dies

NEW DELHI – Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and one of India’s best-known exports to Hollywood, has died. He was 54. Khan played the police inspector in “Slumdog...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Trolls’ went straight to homes. Movie theaters are fuming

NEW YORK – The most controversial movie of the year is ... “Trolls World Tour”? As innocuous as the rainbow-colored, music-blaring animated movie may seem, the digital release of the “Trolls”...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Reality TV star Ashley ‘Minnie’ Ross dies in Georgia wreck

ATLANTA – Ashley Ross of the reality TV show “Little Women: Atlanta” has died in a head-on crash on a Georgia road, police and her representative confirmed Tuesday. Ross, 34, who was known as “Ms....

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Potter on challenged books list

NEW YORK – Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among the books that...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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