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Broadway’s one job was to welcome Bobby Ford to the stage at Ballpark Village. It was Bobby’s first real gig, all of his friends were there…then Broadway messed it up. Sorry Bobby Ford, he feels bad. Read More »

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Every morning at 6:36,7:36, 8:36 Becca updates us on what’s trending in country music. Chris Lucas, of LoCash, expecting another child AND Little Big Town residency at Ryman Auditorium. Garth Brooks sold his five millionth ticket AND Brantley Gilbert thinking about starting a family. Lady Antebellum’s new single getting great response AND Miranda Lambert helps a fan that partied a ... Read More »

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  • Maple Leafs acquire Brian Boyle from Lightning

    Brian Boyle is moving up the standings, the Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on and the Toronto Maple Leafs are moving into playoff mode. The Maple Leafs acquired Boyle in a trade with the Lightning on Monday for a 2017 second-round pick and minor league forward Byron Froese. The 32-year-old defensive-minded forward joins a young Toronto team that’s trying to ...
  • Amit Singhal

    Report: Uber exec out after failing to disclose allegation

    NEW YORK (AP) — A top engineering executive at Uber, Amit Singhal, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, Singhal failed to disclose that he’d left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation. Singhal denied the allegation and said he left Google a year ago ...
  • Arizona leader kills protest bill after widespread criticism

    PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House said Monday he won’t hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges, a move prompted by widespread criticism that the legislation sought to limit First Amendment rights. The measure passed last week by ...
  • Warren Beatty, Jordan Horowitz, Barry Jenkins

    Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Oscar history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of winner Emma Stone holding her statuette. “Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!” the tweet read. It’s one potential clue in the whodunit that Sunday’s ceremony became after presenters Faye Dunaway and ...
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Alvin Gentry

    Pelicans searching for right plan with Cousins in fold

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — As Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins hoisted up extra shots near one another after practice, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry stood in a far corner of the club’s practice gym, trying to explain why New Orleans hasn’t won in three games since the All-Star big men became teammates. “We have to become more consistent, and the only ...
  • Steelers sign Brown to new deal, place franchise tag on Bell

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team’s biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell vital parts of the organization “for life.” Done and well, on its way to being done. The Steelers signed Brown to a new five-year contract on ...
  • Wilbur Ross

    Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team. The vote was 72-27. Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, Ross said the Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement. That’s the massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted ...
  • Lauryn Hill delays makeup concert for show that started late

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Singer-rapper Lauryn Hill has postponed a Pittsburgh concert that was scheduled to make up for one last month that started more than three hours late. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust says Tuesday’s show at the Byham Theater has been moved to June 2 “due to a scheduling conflict.” Hill’s representatives didn’t immediately comment on the situation, and her ...
  • Lin Manuel-Miranda, Luz Towns-Miranda

    Oscars best picture gaffe dominates after-party chatter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards after parties are always swanky and star-studded. But this year, even disparate celebrations had a conversation topic in common: The best-picture gaffe that saw Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway award the night’s top prize to “La La Land,” only to correct themselves and present it to “Moonlight.” The unprecedented error dominated post-party talk. ELTON ...
  • The Latest: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture Academy Award

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” is the winner of the best picture Academy Award. The film won after the end of the awards ceremony was plunged into chaos after “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner. Presenter Warren Beatty says he ...
  • Hailee Steinfeld

    Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet

    Ruth Negga dripped in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, Nicole Kidman appeared fashion-effortless in Champagne-colored Armani Prive and Janelle Monae made a large statement in a black tulle Elie Saab gown with soup-to-nuts embellishment — bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals — on Hollywood’s biggest night at the Oscars. Hailee Steinfeld, a presenter, walked ...
  • Willie Nelson

    Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed. Regulators are still scrambling ...
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Legend, Miranda, Bareilles make Oscar rehearsals musical

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda owned Friday’s Oscar rehearsals. He sang a tune from “La La Land,” posed like John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever,” invoked a 1990s Billy Crystal Oscar monologue, and reprimanded his dad from the stage for having his cellphone light on. The creator of “Hamilton” joined Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend for a day ...
  • Jack White

    Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part of his hometown that long inspired him. The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer and producer is overseeing the launch of a vinyl record pressing plant in the back of his Third Man Records shop north of downtown Detroit. Third Man ...
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney, Barry Jenkins

    Oscars draw 32.9 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 32.9 million viewers tuning into Sunday’s Academy Awards represented a drop-off of more than a million from last year and Oscar’s smallest audience since 2008. The Nielsen company said Monday that viewership dipped notably from the 34.3 million who watched the ABC telecast in 2016. In 2008, just 32 million viewers tuned in. The ceremony, ...
  • Bankruptcy fraud sentencing for ‘Dance Moms’ star now May 8

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal court sentencing for “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller will continue before a federal court judge in Pittsburgh on May 8. Miller’s complicated sentencing hearing began Jan. 20 and was to have concluded Feb. 24. But prosecutors postponed it and the judge scheduled it to continue in more than two months. Prosecutors say ...
  • Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she can’t find job

    The former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader who resigned in 2015 amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black says she is near homelessness. Rachel Dolezal (DOH’-leh-zhahl) tells Britain’s The Guardian newspaper that she cannot find a job and the only work she has been offered is in reality TV and porn. Dolezal has acknowledged that she is “Caucasian ...
  • Joseph Wapner, star of ‘The People’s Court,’ dead at 97

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in his sleep. Joseph Wapner was hospitalized a week ago with breathing problems and ...
  • Palestinians celebrate Bethlehem singer crowned Arab Idol

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians are celebrating a Christian crooner from the West Bank city of Bethlehem who won this year’s Arab Idol, the Arab world’s premier television song competition. Yacoub Shaheen, 22, beat finalists Ameer Dandan from an Arab town in northern Israel and Ammar Mohammed from Yemen. Shaheen is the second Palestinian to win the Arab world’s ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    Fox News’ Swedish ‘security advisor’ has heads scratching

    NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a “Swedish defense and national security advisor” who’s unknown to the country’s military and foreign-affairs officials. Swedes, and some Americans, have been wondering about representations of the Nordic nation in the U.S. since ...
  • Melania Trump, Donald Trump

    Trump says he won’t attend correspondents dinner this spring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won’t be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes. The annual fundraiser for college scholarships and venue for reporting awards mixes politicians, journalists and celebrities and is typically ...
  • Warren Beatty, Jordan Horowitz, Barry Jenkins

    Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Oscar history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of winner Emma Stone holding her statuette. “Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!” the tweet read. It’s one potential clue in the whodunit that Sunday’s ceremony became after presenters Faye Dunaway and ...
  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Get Out’ nets $33.4 million opening

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” did even better in its first weekend in theaters than initially projected. The micro budget thriller pulled in $33.4 million — about $3 million higher than what was estimated on Sunday by the studios. It easily topped the box office and unseated “The Lego Batman Movie” from first place. ...
  • Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood’s most notable funnymen, has died at age 73. The longtime Tulsa newspaper columnist died Sunday night at his home of an apparent heart attack, his daughter Samantha Noel told The Associated Press. She said he would want to be remembered for his ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before ‘sad’ end

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is giving Sunday’s Academy Awards two thumbs down, calling the botched ending “sad.” The president said in an interview with Breitbart News on Monday that the Academy Awards “focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end.” Pointing to the flubbed awarding of “Moonlight” as the Oscar-winning best ...
  • Barry Jenkins

    Advocacy groups: Forget Oscars snafu, focus on ‘Moonlight’

    Yes, the Great Mistake of Oscars 2017 made history in all the wrong kinds of ways. But a day later, advocacy groups and others overjoyed by the Cinderella win of “Moonlight” were saying, let’s forget the snafu and move on — because “Moonlight” made history in all the right kinds of ways. The coming-of-age story of a gay black youth ...
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney, Barry Jenkins

    Oscars draw 32.9 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 32.9 million viewers tuning into Sunday’s Academy Awards represented a drop-off of more than a million from last year and Oscar’s smallest audience since 2008. The Nielsen company said Monday that viewership dipped notably from the 34.3 million who watched the ABC telecast in 2016. In 2008, just 32 million viewers tuned in. The ceremony, ...
  • Oscar-winning Syrian group hopes award will stop ‘massacres’

    BEIRUT (AP) — A young volunteer in the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary said Monday he hopes the award will help stop “massacres” in his country, and described a U.S. decision to block him from traveling to Los Angeles for the Oscars as “America’s loss.” Khaled Khateeb, a 21-year-old cinematographer and volunteer with the Syrian Civil ...
  • Warren Beatty, Jordan Horowitz, Barry Jenkins

    Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Oscar history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of winner Emma Stone holding her statuette. “Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!” the tweet read. It’s one potential clue in the whodunit that Sunday’s ceremony became after presenters Faye Dunaway and ...
  • Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media reports that the actor’s lawyers say brand him a “serial rapist.” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill will oversee a June 5 ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before ‘sad’ end

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is giving Sunday’s Academy Awards two thumbs down, calling the botched ending “sad.” The president said in an interview with Breitbart News on Monday that the Academy Awards “focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end.” Pointing to the flubbed awarding of “Moonlight” as the Oscar-winning best ...
  • Barry Jenkins

    Advocacy groups: Forget Oscars snafu, focus on ‘Moonlight’

    Yes, the Great Mistake of Oscars 2017 made history in all the wrong kinds of ways. But a day later, advocacy groups and others overjoyed by the Cinderella win of “Moonlight” were saying, let’s forget the snafu and move on — because “Moonlight” made history in all the right kinds of ways. The coming-of-age story of a gay black youth ...
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney, Barry Jenkins

    Oscars draw 32.9 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 32.9 million viewers tuning into Sunday’s Academy Awards represented a drop-off of more than a million from last year and Oscar’s smallest audience since 2008. The Nielsen company said Monday that viewership dipped notably from the 34.3 million who watched the ABC telecast in 2016. In 2008, just 32 million viewers tuned in. The ceremony, ...
  • Ryan Gosling

    Is that a joke? Oscar mix-up leads to funny memes, tweets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best picture Oscar blunder prompted snickering from Ryan Gosling and a cascade of politically tinged jokes on Twitter, with some even declaring Hillary Clinton the winner. Billy Crystal tweeted : “Amazing ending. Wish that had happened on Election Day.” Seth MacFarlane chimed in : “You know what the problem is — millions of Academy members ...
  • Fred Berger

    Oscars mistake puts consulting firm’s reputation in jeopardy

    LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards. Now its hard-won image as a dependable partner is under threat. The company has apologized for a colossal mistake at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night when actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty wrongly ...