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'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season

Details 'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season NEW YORK (AP) — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year....

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Obama talks drug war with 'The Wire' creator David Simon

Details WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business — but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say....

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With 'Downton Abbey's coming demise, here are 5 past deaths

Details With 'Downton Abbey's coming demise, here are 5 past deaths NEW YORK (AP) — While announcing on Thursday that next season's "Downton Abbey" will be its last, executive producer Gareth Neame declined to say who among the Crawley clan and staff will surv…...

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Vice to start daily newscast on HBO

Details Vice to start daily newscast on HBO NEW YORK (AP) — HBO and Vice Media announced an expansion of their partnership on Thursday, including the launch of a daily Vice newscast on the pay cable outlet....

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Performing arts news, events: March 27-April 2

Details The following is a rundown of performing arts news and events for the week of March 27 to April 2....

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Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

Details Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."...

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Matthew Sweet to play Hear Nebraska fundraiser

Details Matthew Sweet to play Hear Nebraska fundraiser Saturday night, Matthew Sweet will play Hear Hear, Hear Nebraska’s first concert fundraiser....

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Movie times, 03/26

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Catching the Texas Cosmic Groove -- Doug Sahm documentary premieres at SXSW

Details Catching the Texas Cosmic Groove -- Doug Sahm documentary premieres at SXSW AUSTIN, Texas -- In the '50s he was photographed sitting on Hank Williams' lap, already a country star in his hometown of San Antonio....

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SXSW 2015: Doing business, seeing music and Wynonna

Details SXSW 2015: Doing business, seeing music and Wynonna AUSTIN, Texas -- Rain poured down as Twin Shadow ended his set on the big outdoor stage at the annual Spin at Stubb’s party at South By Southwest when I ran into Spencer Munson....

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Starlite owners celebrate 25 years

Details The owners of the Starlite Ballroom will celebrate 25 years of polka dances, wedding receptions and more with a special event Saturday....

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Television chef Jacques Pepin recovering from minor stroke

Details Television chef Jacques Pepin recovering from minor stroke Jacques Pepin, the French chef who helped introduce generations of Americans to refined cuisine, is recovering after suffering a minor stroke....

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Bank forecloses on sitcom star's properties over nonpayment

Details HARFORD, Pa. (AP) — A bank says the actor best known as sitcom character Balki Bartokomous has been a perfect stranger when it comes to making payments on his rural Pennsylvania properties....

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Winfrey's network to do series on dad with 34 children

Details NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's OWN network said Wednesday it is making a television series on the life of an Atlanta man who claims to have fathered 34 children with 17 different women....

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BBC decides not to renew Jeremy Clarkson's contract

Details LONDON (AP) — The BBC says it has decided not to renew the contract of "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson after a fracas with his producer....

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Cymbals Eat Guitars keeping rock alive

Details Cymbals Eat Guitars keeping rock alive Ask Matt Whipple how things are going with his band and you get this answer: “It’s more fun to be in Cymbals Eat Guitars now than ever.”...

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Book review: 'An Officer and a Spy' by Robert Harris

Details Book review: 'An Officer and a Spy' by Robert Harris “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris, Alfred A. Knopf, 429 pages, $27.95...

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Book review: 'Junkyard Planet' by Adam Minter

Details Book review: 'Junkyard Planet' by Adam Minter "Junkyard Planet" by Adam Minter, Bloomsbury Press, 273 pages, $26...

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Review: 'Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why' by Scott Weems

Details Review: 'Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why' by Scott Weems "Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why" by Scott Weems, Basic Books, 198 pages, $26.99...

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Movie times, 03/25

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Wild Canaries

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Fox's Bill O'Reilly says higher ratings prove he's trusted

Details NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly says he thinks television viewers trust him despite accusations he stretched the truth when he was a young reporter covering straight news....

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'Mad Men' star Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction

Details 'Mad Men' star Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction, his spokeswoman said....

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Fox sues record label in dispute over 'Empire' title

Details Fox sues record label in dispute over 'Empire' title LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox has asked a federal judge to issue an order allowing the network to continue to use "Empire" as the title of its newest hit show after a record label demanded millions o…...

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Following Beard loss, bartender readies for next competition

Details Following Beard loss, bartender readies for next competition The James Beard Foundation announced its finalists for the culinary awards that will be given out across a range of categories, and neither of the two semifinalists from Nebraska advanced to t…...

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Toast the end of 'Mad Men' with the era's classic cocktails

Details Toast the end of 'Mad Men' with the era's classic cocktails From Don Draper's old fashioneds to Roger Sterling's smuggled-in Stoli, cocktails have played a deliciously major role on AMC's "Mad Men." But was it really that great an era to drink?...

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Julia Child Foundation launching award to pay tribute to her

Details Julia Child Foundation launching award to pay tribute to her More than a decade after Julia Child's death, the foundation she created finally is launching a culinary award named in her honor....

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Nielsen's top programs for March 16-22

Details Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 16-22. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership....

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'Empire' out in a flourish for Fox

Details NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Fox has established "Empire" as the biggest new hit of the television season, it has to work on the rest of its lineup....

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Fox announces brief return of 'The X-Files'

Details Fox announces brief return of 'The X-Files' NEW YORK (AP) — Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return....

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