• February 23, 2017

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Thursday 02/23/2017
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.

Wednesday 02/22/2017
David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards

LONDON (AP) — The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday — but the ceremony was overshadowed by the much-missed David Bowie and George Michael.

In Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.

Review: Little Big Town return to roots, but stay in neutral

Little Big Town, "The Breaker" (Capitol Nashville)

Ryan Eggold's Tom takes center stage in 'Blacklist' spinoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Eggold is ready for more action in NBC's "The Blacklist: Redemption."

Tuesday 02/21/2017
Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month, the orchestra said. He was 93.

Louvre show: Vermeer was both revolutionary and a borrower

PARIS (AP) — His luminous strokes produced masterpieces like "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

Monday 02/20/2017
Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies in NYC at age 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.

Noted movie critic Richard Schickel dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries about Hollywood, has died. He was 84.

Friday 02/17/2017
Former turnbuckle biter George 'The Animal' Steele, 79, dies

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — WWE Hall of Fame member George "The Animal" Steele, whose given name was Jim Myers, has died at age 79.

Greek artist Jannis Kounellis dies in Rome at 80

MILAN (AP) — Greek artist Jannis Kounellis, a major exponent of the Italian art movement Arte Povera who made Italy his adopted home, has died in Rome at the age of 80.

Greek expressionist painter Dimitris Mytaras dies at 83

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dimitris Mytaras, one of the leading Greek painters of his generation, has died in Athens at 83.

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