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A Thanksgiving to remember

November 22, 2014 HOUGHTON?— In a room inside the Portage Lake United Church, while the snow fell heavily outside, people of all races and creeds came together to learn about and celebrate Thanksgiving. more »»

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3M to hit the road

November 22, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46. more »»

Putting Oscar on the block

November 22, 2014 LOS ANGELES — ‘Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come Februar. more »»

The Nutcracker

November 20, 2014 The Superior School of Dance will perform "The Nutcracker" Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m., not 7:30 p.m. as previously reported. more »»

Bennett Miller hunts down 'Foxcatcher'

November 15, 2014 NEW YORK — Over a plate of pasta, Bennett Miller is trying to explain how a movie goes from an idea to an actual thing. more »»

Kicking the habit

November 15, 2014 HOUGHTON — On the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout, a day intended for smokers to take a step towards quitting. more »»

Mandy Moore checks into Fox's ‘Red Band Society’

November 15, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Mandy Moore has stepped back into the spotlight with a recurring role on Fox’s “Red Band Society.” Moore, a singer-actress known for her pop hit “Candy,” plays D. more »»

Amazon, Hachette end monthslong dispute

November 15, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — One of publishing’s nastiest, most high-profile conflicts, the monthslong standoff between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group, is ending. more »»

Awards season starts early with 1st televised show

November 15, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — For those who feel like Hollywood’s awards season can’t start soon enough, you’re in luck. more »»

Patty Duke to return to television

November 15, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patty Duke is playing twins on TV again, this time as a pair of grandmas on the Disney Channel. more »»

Rock lineup honors Lynyrd Skynyrd

November 15, 2014 ATLANTA — A star-studded lineup of young and seasoned rockers took to the stage of Atlanta’s venerable Fox Theatre Wednesday night to honor Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band that fomented the Southern rock... more »»

Warhol, de Kooning highlight New York art auction

November 15, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Extremely rare portraits by Andy Warhol of Hollywood superstars Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando were among the highlights at a record-breaking auction of postwar and contemporary art... more »»

‘Anne of Avonlea’

November 13, 2014 HOUGHTON — Despite the blustery weather, Houghton High School students braved the elements Monday night to rehearse for their upcoming show, “Anne of Avonlea,” which is loosely based on the second... more »»

Av evening of ‘Alternate Realities’ at Tech

November 13, 2014 HOUGHTON — Now for something completely different: The Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Tech Theatre Company will present “Alternate Realities — A Trip Through 20th Century... more »»

Refresh your spirit with an ‘Irish Christmas’ at the Rozsa Center

November 13, 2014 HOUGHTON — The Rozsa Center welcomes Kerry Records’ “An Irish Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. more »»

A brave, new (electronic) world

November 13, 2014 HANCOCK — The days when doctors and other caregivers would write down patient information on paper will soon be history with the growth of electronic medical records, which are rapidly becoming... more »»

Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods'

November 13, 2014 CHICAGO — Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. more »»

With ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart makes a movie

November 13, 2014 NEW YORK — A bleary-eyed Jon Stewart is sitting outside his offices reflecting on his directorial debut, “Rosewater,” a drama about the unjust imprisonment of journalist Maziar Bahari in Iran. more »»

Making 'Dumber' sequel more fun than the first

November 13, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels made another “Dumb & Dumber” film because fans asked for it, and the two actors said making the sequel was more fun than working on the 1994 original. more »»

YouTube adds subscription service

November 13, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of an ad-free subscription service and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs... more »»

 
 
 

 

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