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Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

'Law & Order' looks at 'crime of the century'

LOS ANGELES (TNS) -- All of the "Law & Order" franchise have featured plots and storylines that were as executive producer Dick Wolf describes it ripped from the headlines. The stories have been fiction but they were inspired by true events.

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'Big Bang' spawns 'Young Sheldon'
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

'Big Bang' spawns 'Young Sheldon'

LOS ANGELES -- It doesn't take a theoretical physicist to figure out why CBS is adding "Young Sheldon" to its fall schedule.

By Rick Bentley Tribune News Service
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Rhythm-and-blues singer Sonny Turner (The Platters) is 78. Singer Barbara Allbut Brown (The Angels) is 77. Singer Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Sirico (The Angels) is 75. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 72. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene is 71. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy II, D-Mass.

'Kingsman' sequel is cynical and offensive
Sep 21, 2017 4:00 AM

'Kingsman' sequel is cynical and offensive

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" caught many by surprise when it was released in 2014. On the surface, it's an updated, cheekier riff on Bond -- the British gentleman spy gets an upgrade when a lower-class Cockney lad gets recruited into their ranks, utilizing his street smarts and brute force.

By Katie Walshtribune News Service
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19 shows to watch this fall
Sep 17, 2017 4:00 AM

19 shows to watch this fall

Television's more than ever a year-round business, but fall is still a time to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of shows competing for our attention. Will this season bring another hit like "This Is Us" or "Empire" to challenge the notion that broadcast TV is dead?

By Ellen Gray Philadelphia Daily News
Priyanka Chopra urges more Syria refugee help
Sep 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Priyanka Chopra urges more Syria refugee help

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Actress Priyanka Chopra says after meeting with Syrian refugees that the world must do more to help them, especially children displaced by war. Chopra, a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N.

Sep 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Singer LaMonte McLemore (The Fifth Dimension) is 82. Actress Cassandra Peterson ("Elvira, Mistress of the Dark") is 66. Muppeteer Kevin Clash (former voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street") is 57. TV personality/businessman Robert Herjavec (TV: "Shark Tank") is 54. Actor Kyle Chandler is 52.

'Round Town Music Festival set for Friday
Sep 14, 2017 4:00 AM

'Round Town Music Festival set for Friday

Musicians from around the region and beyond will come together in the city of Kent for the annual 'Round Town Music Festival. This year's festival takes place on Friday throughout the day and night and features 38 acts at more than 30 downtown venues.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Ken Burns' 'Vietnam War' aims to show both sides of conflict
Sep 10, 2017 4:00 AM

Ken Burns' 'Vietnam War' aims to show both sides of conflict

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Ken Burns has gone to war again. The filmmaker, so well known for his documentaries on baseball, jazz, prohibition, the national parks and the dust bowl, has already provided definitive films on the Civil War and World War II. But on Sept.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Sep 10, 2017 4:00 AM

James Franco takes on porn industry for HBO

HBO takes a close gander at the porn industry in New York of the '70s with its new series, "The Deuce," disrobing today. Based on real people and produced by David Simon and George Pelecanos, the drama stars James Franco.

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Sep 10, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Actor Philip Baker Hall is 86. Singer Danny Hutton is 75. Singer Jose Feliciano is 72. Actress Judy Geeson is 69. Former Canadian first lady Margaret Trudeau is 69. Political commentator Bill O'Reilly is 68. Rock musician Joe Perry is 67. Actress Amy Irving is 64.

BoDeans tour comes to Kent
Sep 7, 2017 4:00 AM

BoDeans tour comes to Kent

For 34 years, the BoDeans singer-guitarist Kurt Neumann has crafted self-penned Americana songs into radio singles and live performances into an art form.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Photography Series Points Critical Lens at RNC
Aug 31, 2017 4:00 AM

Photography Series Points Critical Lens at RNC

Today through Sept. 23, "THE UNAMERICANS: photographs by Bruce Checefsky" is on view at the Downtown Gallery in Kent. The opening reception will be held on Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Thousands expected for cruise-in
Aug 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Thousands expected for cruise-in

The streets of Ravenna will be filled with engine revs and the sweet smell of muscle car exhaust for the 4th annual Octane Nights on Main Street car cruise-in. As part of the Celebrate Portage events, the cruise-in will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Runway Fest takes a second flight
Aug 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Runway Fest takes a second flight

With the successful inaugural flight of Wings and Wheels last year, the organizers of Celebrate Portage decided to keep the event a flight again this year. Retooled as Runway Fest, the event will be much like that of last year. On Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Aug 27, 2017 4:00 AM

birthdays

Author Lady Antonia Fraser is 85. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 73. Rock musician Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 64. Rock musician Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) is 61. Golfer Bernhard Langer is 60. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 56. Rap musician Bobo (Cypress Hill) is 50.

Aug 27, 2017 4:00 AM

'Will & Grace' returns to NBC on Sept. 28

NBC will resurrect its former hit series "Will & Grace" on Sept. 28. This latter-day version will be a whole new show featuring the popular sitcom's original stars, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, and Eric McCormack.

No fallback for Chris O'Dowd
Aug 27, 2017 4:00 AM

No fallback for Chris O'Dowd

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Actor Chris O'Dowd admits that he lied to land his first job. And it wasn't even acting. The Irish-born performer, known for his comic roles in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "The IT Crowd" and "Bridesmaids" hauled off to Paris when he was 18.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
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Aug 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Marlon Wayans' new NBC comedy parallels life

(TNS) -- Marlon Wayans, one of the hilarious Wayans brothers, arrives on NBC Wednesday with his new family sitcom, "Marlon." Most worthy comedy is based on real life and "Marlon" is no different. "Yeah, this is me," he says.

Aug 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Writer-producer-director Walter Bernstein is 98. Boxing promoter Don King is 86. Former Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine, is 84. Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is 82. Former MLB All-Star Graig Nettles is 73. Broadcast journalist Connie Chung is 71. Musician Jimmy Pankow (Chicago) is 70.