The Skanner News - Entertainment Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:07:31 -0800 MYOB en-gb (The Skanner News) ‘The Black Nativity’ Continues Run at Greater St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church Christmas play is based on a musical by Langston Hughes

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June Key Delta House Holds Bill Rutherford Gallery Show April 13-15
Other Delta events include a Teen Health summit April 14 and an Earth Day program April 21

Arts & Entertainment Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:02:17 -0700
Lucas Empire Strikes Back in California Studio Battle
Sick of battling environmentally minded neighbors, filmmaker aims to sell farmland to developer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- George Lucas' empire is striking back in its long-running battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco.

Arts & Entertainment Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:00:33 -0700
'Simpsons' Creator: Oregon Town Inspired Springfield
Matt Groening tells Smithsonian magazine the idea to recognize his home state came to him as a youth

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- The Springfield that exists in the mind of Matt Groening is a kind of American everything - hick pit stop, rosy-cheeked Rockwellian font of family values, cesspool of corruption, ethnic melting pot, boomtown gone to rust.

Arts & Entertainment Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:31:17 -0700
Sarah Palin to Co-Host NBC's 'Today' on Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC's "Today" show is bringing Sarah Palin on board as a co-host - for one morning, this Tuesday.

]]> (The Skanner) Arts & Entertainment Mon, 02 Apr 2012 11:48:13 -0700
Lucky Students Get Field Trips to 'Hunger Games'
Many were assigned book as part of curriculum and are now being rewarded

NEW YORK (AP) -- For some school kids around the country, the odds have been ever (and awesomely!) in their favor as they've scored the ultimate field trip - an outing to "The Hunger Games."

Arts & Entertainment Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:55:08 -0700
Whitney Houston Remembered at NJ Hometown Funeral
Her six Grammys were only a fraction of her many awards

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Saturday

Arts & Entertainment Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:08:19 -0800
Cause of Whitney Houston's Death Could Take Weeks
Authorities find no indications of foul play but are waiting for toxicology results

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Whitney Houston's life of glorious song and unnerving self-destruction apparently ended in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Grammy weekend, but it could be weeks before investigators know exactly why she died.

Arts & Entertainment Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:39:29 -0800
This Holiday Make Your Gifts Fresh, Urban, Local
Online or in person, you'll find more ways than ever to support the local economy

Holiday shoppers have more choice than ever this season, if they want to support our local community, as well as find the perfect gifts for family and friends.  From holiday marketplaces and downtown popup shops to locally-owned Internet stores, there are plenty of places to find urban apparel, jewelry, books and gifts of all kinds.

]]> (Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Arts & Entertainment Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:02:07 -0800
Hugh Grant: Non-Murdoch Tabloid Hacked Me in 2007
Actor believes his phone was tampered with by Britain's Mail on Sunday tabloid

LONDON (AP) -- Actor Hugh Grant told a London courtroom Monday about the dark side of celebrity life, describing mysterious break-ins, leaked medical details and hacked voice mails - and laying blame on the entire tabloid press, not just the now-shuttered News of the World.

Arts & Entertainment Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:05:32 -0800
North Portland Mural Depicts Our Bill of Rights: Children and Youth
Trillium School, Interstate Ave, North Portland

We needed to give the young people in our community a sense that they can be part of a positive change

]]> (The Skanner) Arts & Entertainment Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:21:44 -0700
Muslim Comic Series Aims to Break Through in US
Naif Al-Mutawa's reputation has grown since 2006 debut of \"The 99"

DETROIT (AP) -- Comic book fans might call it a great origin story: In the aftermath of 9/11, a Muslim man creates a comic book series, "The 99," inspired by the principles of his faith. It builds a global audience and investors contribute millions for it to continue and expand.

Arts & Entertainment Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:29:21 -0700
Black Eyed Peas Out of Michael Jackson Concert
Organizers say "unavoidable circumstances" are preventing band's appearance in Wales

LONDON (AP) -- The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of this week's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales.

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Mog Adds Free Music Gas Tank to Subscription Plan
Sharing gives a user more "fuel" while listening uses it up

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- All that tweeting and sharing of photos on Facebook could finally have a tangible reward: free music.

Arts & Entertainment Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:42:00 -0700
Michelle Obama Honors Top Designers at White House
First Lady invites hopeful teens to network with winners of National Design Awards

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For 16-year-old Princess Lawrence, it was dizzying to be one of 15 high school students invited to the White House as Michelle Obama honored the winners of the National Design Awards.

Arts & Entertainment Wed, 14 Sep 2011 10:56:27 -0700