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Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said.

Friday 02/27/2015
Check out various activities in the local region
Posted: February 27, 2015

YWCA PROM DRESS SALE: Bristol, Tenn., 106 State St., YWCA Bristol, gymnasium, Feb. 26-27, 2-6 p.m., 7th annual Prom Dress Sale for students only, featuring gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories. All dresses $25; high school girls can also obtain vouchers from their guidance counselor. Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. open to the public. The YWCA accepts prom gown donations year around. 423-968-9444 or t_henkel@ywcabristol.org.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Coming Sunday: Lyric Theatre
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Raising Funds
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Author writes of hanging in Wise County
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Judith Stough picks a few local places as the backdrop for her new novel. And she sets the record straight from the get-go:

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Hands On! exhibits showcases muscles
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 12:15 am

Brace yourself: What you are about to see is real. Real human bodies.

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Sunday with Friends speaker series continues with Sam Gwynne
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 11:45 am

ABINGDON, Va. - The annual Sunday with Friends literary series of the Washington County Public Library continues with a special lecture by Sam Gwynne, the author of “Rebel Yell: The Vio-lence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson.” Gwynne appears on Barter Theatre’s Main Stage at 7:30 p.m., March 1.

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Feb 26: Frontier Health Virginia offices open on a regular schedule. Staff come in as you feel safe to travel.
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 5:52 pm

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Feb. 26: Nolachuckey Holston Area Mental Health and Church Street in Greeneville open at 1 p.m.
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 5:52 pm

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Feb. 26: Frontier Health's Hancock County and Hawkins County locations, and Adventure Program in Johnson City are closed.
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 5:53 pm

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John 5 births a brand new sound
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Country legends Buck Owens and Roy Clark picked and grinned their way into the living room of young John William Lowery.

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Center Stage: Bristol's Paramount presents annual Leon Kiser Memorial Tribute
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:06 pm

By the light of an Alaskan moon, young Leon Kiser put heart to paper and wrote eloquently to the love of his life.

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Saturday 02/28/2015
Attend a church of choice to receive a blessing
Posted: February 28, 2015

VALLEYS CHAPEL IN BRUMLEY GAP: Abingdon, Va., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. service with Brother Greg Harmon from Cedar Bluff, Va., Contact Pastor Jim Odum, 276-274-2322.

Spanish police arrest 9 on suspicion of selling fake art
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 9:15 am

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro.

AP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemble
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 6:30 am

BERLIN (AP) — Hoping to demonstrate their posture, agility and strength, a handful of boys and more than 120 girls between ages 7 and 9 tried out for the Young Ensemble of Berlin's Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in February.

Friday 02/27/2015
Bruce Willis laments sudden end to action-thriller 'Wake'
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 10:45 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Willis is not saying "Yippie-ki-yay" about the cancellation of his latest film.

Bryan Cranston becomes a producer of 'Finding Neverland'
Posted: February 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Broadway musical "Finding Neverland" has found a new producer to join its ranks — Bryan Cranston.

Bill O'Reilly's partisan critics stepping up attack
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 8:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies.

Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers' defamation suit
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 7:30 pm

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing the comedian of decades-old sexual offenses.

Harrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel
Posted: February 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir "Blade Runner," more than 31 years after the film first premiered.

Friday 02/27/2015
New York exhibits mark centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive.

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Don't tell Madonna: the cape is making a comeback
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:45 pm

MILAN (AP) — The cape is making a comeback in Milan this season — even though Madonna may have something to say about that.

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Former All-Star 2nd baseman Bret Boone is writing a memoir
Posted: February 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Bret Boone figures the best way to tell a baseball story is through his own family.

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Biopic of martial arts legend Bruce Lee springs into action
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 6:45 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee is getting the official biopic treatment, daughter Shannon Lee announced Friday.

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Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:01 pm

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

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Obama mourns passing of Nimoy: 'I loved Spock'
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for "Live long and prosper" famous the world over, achieved that goal during his 83 years on the planet.

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Miss America Organization president is stepping down
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 3:30 pm

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm.

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CNN's Weir escapes studio for the road
Posted: February 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Bill Weir can thank Anthony Bourdain for all the frequent-flier miles.

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Alan Cumming, Lena Hall heading to Cafe Carlyle this spring
Posted: February 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Lena Hall are leaving their Broadway shows, but you can still catch them live.

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Mysterious graffiti artist Banksy illustrates Gaza debris
Posted: February 27, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in Gaza.

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UNESCO chief decries 'cultural cleansing' in IS video
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm

PARIS (AP) — The head of the U.N. cultural agency denounced the Islamic State group's destruction of ancient statues and artifacts as "cultural cleansing" and a war crime that the world must punish.

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Check out various activities in the local region
Posted: February 27, 2015

YWCA PROM DRESS SALE: Bristol, Tenn., 106 State St., YWCA Bristol, gymnasium, Feb. 26-27, 2-6 p.m., 7th annual Prom Dress Sale for students only, featuring gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories. All dresses $25; high school girls can also obtain vouchers from their guidance counselor. Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. open to the public. The YWCA accepts prom gown donations year around. 423-968-9444 or t_henkel@ywcabristol.org.

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Rediscovered Picasso to go on display in Paris museum
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 9:15 am

PARIS (AP) — The Pompidou Centre in Paris hopes to display a long-vanished Picasso painting in May, now that it has been recovered by U.S. customs authorities.

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Hong Kong film festival to open with Sylvia Chang's 'Murmur'
Posted: February 27, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Sylvia Chang's return to the director's chair will open the Hong Kong International Film Festival, which will screen 14 films from the veteran Taiwanese actress and director.

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Madonna: Hit her head, got whiplash in Brits stage tumble
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 10:45 am

LONDON (AP) — Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards.

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Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison
Posted: February 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s.

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Rock 'n' roll dreams come true for adults at Minnesota camp
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 7:30 am

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll.

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'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 10:01 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history.

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Kendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 3:04 am

MILAN (AP) — Shape and color engaged designers on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next autumn and winter, featuring shows by Fendi, Max Mara, Just Cavalli and Prada.

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Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 1:02 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lights, camera ... blossom!

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Thursday 02/26/2015
$150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion.

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Married actors Kodjoe, Parker to host Fox talk show tryout
Posted: February 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker will be playing themselves on TV this summer.

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Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter.

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ABC's Sawyer does prime-time prison special
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — For her first big assignment after leaving as ABC "World News Tonight" anchor, Diane Sawyer went behind bars.

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Charles Koch working on business book, scheduled for October
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire businessman Charles G. Koch is working on a book in which he offers advice on management and entrepreneurship.

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New cable show offers sex in a box as therapy
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A relationship therapy TV show that premieres Friday gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a modular, windowless room onstage and have sex while the studio audience waits until they're done. Not surprisingly, "Sex Box" has attracted some negative attention.

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Crews keep cameras rolling in New Mexico post 'Breaking Bad'
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:30 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the last "Breaking Bad" episode aired almost two years ago, New Mexico officials feared film and television production might end in the state after the series brought welcome attention and tourism to Albuquerque.

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Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 5:45 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again.

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Popular Mexican singer Ariel Camacho dies in car crash
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:15 pm

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Ariel Camacho, a young, up-and-coming Mexican singer, was killed in a car crash along after leaving a concert in Mexico, his record company confirmed Thursday.

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Conan O'Brien takes his show to Cuba for a special hour
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — On Wednesday's show, Conan O'Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk.

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Oscar winner 'Ida' sparks accusations of being anti-Polish
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 12:45 pm

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Oscar-winning Polish film "Ida" has found an enthusiastic reception worldwide. But in Poland it has provoked a debate over whether the film is anti-Polish.

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Former NYT executive editor Jill Abramson has book deal
Posted: February 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has a book deal for a work on the "creative disruption" caused by the rise of digital media.

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Coming Sunday: Lyric Theatre
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Raising Funds
Contributed

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Author writes of hanging in Wise County
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Judith Stough picks a few local places as the backdrop for her new novel. And she sets the record straight from the get-go:

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Jimmy Savile report finds widespread sex abuse with impunity
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 11:15 am

LONDON (AP) — Two new reports into widespread sex abuse by the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile have found that victims' complaints about his activities were ignored.

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Hands On! exhibits showcases muscles
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 12:15 am

Brace yourself: What you are about to see is real. Real human bodies.

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Sunday with Friends speaker series continues with Sam Gwynne
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 11:45 am

ABINGDON, Va. - The annual Sunday with Friends literary series of the Washington County Public Library continues with a special lecture by Sam Gwynne, the author of “Rebel Yell: The Vio-lence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson.” Gwynne appears on Barter Theatre’s Main Stage at 7:30 p.m., March 1.

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Feb 26: Frontier Health Virginia offices open on a regular schedule. Staff come in as you feel safe to travel.
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 5:52 pm

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Feb. 26: Nolachuckey Holston Area Mental Health and Church Street in Greeneville open at 1 p.m.
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 5:52 pm

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Feb. 26: Frontier Health's Hancock County and Hawkins County locations, and Adventure Program in Johnson City are closed.
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 5:53 pm

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New book tells story of Revolutionary War hero John Stark
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 10:45 am

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gen. John Stark's words grace New Hampshire's license plates — "Live Free or Die" — yet most people outside New England would be hard-pressed to identify him. Two brothers hope to change that with their new book on the Granite State's favorite son.

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John 5 births a brand new sound
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Country legends Buck Owens and Roy Clark picked and grinned their way into the living room of young John William Lowery.

more »
Center Stage: Bristol's Paramount presents annual Leon Kiser Memorial Tribute
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:06 pm

By the light of an Alaskan moon, young Leon Kiser put heart to paper and wrote eloquently to the love of his life.

more »
Visit exhibits in the area for a fun, learning experience
Posted: February 26, 2015

ARTS DEPOT: Abingdon, Juried Spotlight Gallery, through Feb. 28, Artist Peter Morgan will present a mixed media exhibition titled Newtonia, the 51st State; Member’s Showcase Gallery, through Feb 28, art-work by Hannah Duncan (Photography), Josiah Stam, (Acrylic), James Turner, (Acrylic) and Nancie Norman (Acrylic/Oil); March 4-April 18, exhibit by Ken Simmelink titled Our Heritage, Past and Present; March 5, 6-8 p.m. Meet-the-Artist reception; Founders Special Exhibit Gallery, March 4-28, Rhea Valley Elementary School student’s artwork on display; March 7, 1-3 p.m. reception honoring the young artists and their instructor.. 276-528-9091 or www.abingdonartsdepot.org.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
BCM, King museums to host Second Sunday concert series
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm

The first concert will be held next month at William King and feature Malcolm Holcombe.

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Publishers stand by Bill O'Reilly despite accuracy questions
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Book publishers for Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly say they stand behind his work despite questions that have been raised about his reporting.

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Texas paid $2.2M for Garcia Marquez archive
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 9:15 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas' literary archive said Wednesday it paid $2.2 million for the works of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a price the school sought to keep secret until ordered to make it public by the state attorney general's office.

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Madonna takes a tumble at the Brit Awards
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 9:15 am

LONDON (AP) — Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards.

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Funeral for jazz legend Clark Terry to be held in Harlem Feb. 28
Posted: February 25, 2015

NEW YORK - Funeral services for jazz legend Clark Terry will be held at the Harlem historic Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City.

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Nickelodeon debuts mobile channel Noggin for the pre-K set
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 8:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content for its $6-a-month mobile channel Noggin, aimed at preschoolers.

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