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In this Thursday, June 16, 2011 file photo, Billy Joel arrives at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York.

PHOTO BY CHARLES SYKES / AP
In this Thursday, June 16, 2011 file photo, Billy Joel arrives at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York.

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• Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits like "Upt...

Brews, pies -- all Damgoode

Families have been riven over pizza preference. Brother set on brother, cities razed and fields salted. To acknowledge a favorite risks disturbing pitchforked sects convinced theirs is the one true pie. So divisive is the subject it is best avoided, or shrugged off with a cliche: pizza, like sex, is pretty good even when it ...

Lead role should have been Dying Girl and not self-absorbed Me

If you know anything about film critics -- or, failing that, any group of outspoken, obnoxiously opinionated cranks -- you know they can be a fickle bunch, prone to taking one person's glowing review and treating it as a kind of gauntlet thrown needing to be rejoined.

Tim Robbins directs, stars in HBO's The Brink

In 1992, in the thick of the presidential campaign between George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Tim Robbins wrote, directed and starred in the barbed political satire Bob Roberts, about a conservative Senate candidate and folk singer who co-opts Dylanesque imagery in hopes of winning the election.

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Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits like ...

Bentonville museum tells tale of retail titan

A surprising insight at the Walmart Museum is that it took Sam Walton quite a long time to build the world's largest retail enterprise. A quarter-century went by before his business really began taking off.

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