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Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

Details Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which …...

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L. Kent Wolgamott: Remembering Norman Geske

Details L. Kent Wolgamott: Remembering Norman Geske On the south wall of the Great Hall of the Sheldon Museum of Art hangs a giant portrait of Norman Geske. In the museum’s second floor permanent collection galleries, paintings are identified w…...

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Five Guys plans two more Lincoln restaurants

Details Five Guys plans two more Lincoln restaurants A new local franchisee has big expansion plans for Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Lincoln....

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Ads pulled from LA buses amid complaints of racism

Details LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pulling ads for the Fox television show "Red Band Society" from nearly 200 buses amid complaints they are rac…...

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Review: Twin Peaks offers more than 'scenic views'

Details Review: Twin Peaks offers more than 'scenic views' My wife bailed on me for my review of Twin Peaks, the new “breastaurant” that opened last month at Eighth and Q streets in the Haymarket....

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UNL warns students about 'I'm Shmacked' party

Details Go to the website for I’m Shmacked and you’re met with a barrage of clips pieced together from television news stories....

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Movie times, 9/19

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Review: 'The Outsiders'

Details Director Jordan Deffenbaugh said when he cast “The Outsiders,” he selected actors from the Haymarket Theatre youth program who were ready for a mainstage show. And so he did....

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Review: 'The One I Love' an innovative rom-com gem

Details Review: 'The One I Love' an innovative rom-com gem Romantic comedies are the most formulaic of films, so finding one that doesn’t follow the shopworn pattern is a treat in and of itself. Add in a supernatural twist and a couple with great on-s…...

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Review: 'The Trip to Italy' a satisfyingly funny road movie sequel

Details Review: 'The Trip to Italy' a satisfyingly funny road movie sequel In 2010, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon took a culinary tour of northern England in the very funny road movie “The Trip.”...

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Concerts: Sept. 19

Details Concerts: Sept. 19 The following is a rundown of upcoming concerts....

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Performing arts news, events: Sept. 19-25

Details Performing arts news, events: Sept. 19-25 The following is a rundown of local performing arts news and events for the week of Sept. 19-25....

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TV Guide Network renaming itself POP

Details NEW YORK (AP) — The TV Guide Network is rebranding itself as POP, promising to make itself a destination for hard-core pop culture fans....

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Andrew W.K. to play free post-game show at Vega

Details Andrew W.K. to play free post-game show at Vega He’s the guy who made “Party Hard” and “We Want Fun,” hosted Comedy Central’s “Destroy Build Destroy, is a highly positive motivational speaker and writes an advice column for the Village Voice....

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Zachary Quinto rules out role in 'Heroes Reborn'

Details Zachary Quinto rules out role in 'Heroes Reborn' NEW YORK (AP) — Zachary Quinto got his big acting break on NBC's "Heroes," but he's ruling out any role in the "Heroes Reborn" miniseries due to air on the network next year....

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New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

Details New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest members of the successful "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots....

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Actor Michael Sheen likes variety in his roles

Details Actor Michael Sheen likes variety in his roles NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sheen can mold himself into just about any kind of role. He's played British Prime Minister Tony Blair, interviewer David Frost and a vampire in the "Twilight" films....

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MTV to air documentary about transgender youths

Details MTV to air documentary about transgender youths NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders....

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New cable system lets Lincoln Community Playhouse fly Mary Poppins

Details New cable system lets Lincoln Community Playhouse fly Mary Poppins On Monday afternoon, at the start of a dress rehearsal of “Mary Poppins,” Nebraska cast members recounted their weekends in cockney accents. From the pit, scales rang from a French horn. On th…...

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Movie times, 9/18

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TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing

Details COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to an arrest....

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Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled

Details Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday....

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On the Beat: Weekend starts biggest stretch of shows for Vega

Details On the Beat: Weekend starts biggest stretch of shows for Vega Friday, The Elders will take the stage at Vega. Saturday, Andrew W.K. will play a post-game show at the Railyard venue. Sunday, it’s Shabazz Palaces....

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Ben McKenzie primed to lead Fox's Batman prequel

Details Ben McKenzie primed to lead Fox's Batman prequel LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie expects viewers to tune into the premiere episode of Fox's Batman prequel series, "Gotham," on Monday....

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The Trip to Italy

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Movie times, 9/17

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Netflix gets 'Love' comedy from Judd Apatow

Details Netflix gets 'Love' comedy from Judd Apatow LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says filmmaker Judd Apatow co-created a new series that will take a frank, comic look at modern relationships....

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First episode of 'Roosevelts' seen by 9 million

Details NEW YORK (AP) — Once again millions of television viewers are transporting themselves to another century under the guidance of Ken Burns....

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A half-century of chamber music

Details A half-century of chamber music They have abided for 50 years....

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Jeff Korbelik: Dinner to benefit former Venue chef

Details In March 2013, a Journal Star photographer and I spent a busy Friday night in the kitchen at Venue for a story....

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