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updated: 05/26/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford encouraged college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators to overcome life's daunting difficulties. Redford was the commencement speaker Sunday at Maine's Colby College. He received an honorary degree of fine arts from the school before an audience of thousands, including nearly 500 graduates.

Wonder Valley memories fading, copy of film sought

posted: 05/26/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

People are searching for Wonder Valley.

Listen Up: Songwriter Stapleton takes first solo step with Traveller

posted: 05/26/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

A- Chris Stapleton Traveller Mercury This may be Chris Stapleton's debut solo album, but he's hardly a stranger to the country charts.

What's in a Dame: If Wives are happy, less power to them

posted: 05/26/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Tara Furman's marriage to Tim wasn't working out.

The TV Column: 6 dramas, 4 comedies on ABC's future playbook

posted: 05/26/2015 1:40 a.m. Discuss

Today's column highlights ABC's recently announced 2015-2016 schedule, one that includes 10 new programs that the network says "continue the commitment to great storytelling."

Max, Poltergeist flash back to '82, but why stop there?

posted: 05/26/2015 1:40 a.m. Discuss

If legendary snoozer Rip Van Winkle went to sleep in the spring of 1982 and woke up today, his beard might have stretched 100 nasty, matted yards, but he'd probably think he had taken only a power nap: Mad Max is going post-apocalyptic in movie theaters. Poltergeist is poised to scare up business at the box office. And Jerry Brown is governor of California.

Names and faces

posted: 05/25/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to go to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the past month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation’s vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt. Sarandon was in Nepal for five days, staying with the famed kung-fu nuns in a Buddhist monastery and later in an orphanage that was damaged in one of the quakes.

TV News shows

updated: 05/24/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today's TV news shows: ABC's This Week -- Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.

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posted: 05/24/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won’t file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality’s children to have her prosecuted. A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Casey Kasem had received consistent medical care in his final days and that it wouldn’t be appropriate to charge Jean Kasem.

CRITICAL MASS: Summer in the cinema

posted: 05/24/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

At last week's Little Rock Film Festival someone came up to me and said, "If Mad Max: Fury Road isn't the movie of the summer, it's going to be a heck of a summer."

The TV Column: CBS knows its winners, keeps majority of lineup

posted: 05/24/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Having previously covered the fall plans of NBC and Fox, The TV Column now turns to CBS.

TV on DVD: For devotees of that voice, Nanny collection will thrill

posted: 05/24/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

What is it? The Nanny, Complete Series, 146 episodes on 19 discs from Shout! Factory

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Seinfeld jests at Orpheum; 'Taste of Opera' in Ozarks

posted: 05/24/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., Memphis. Tickets, if any remain, are $85-$125 plus service charges. Call (901) 525-3000 or (800) 982-2787 or visit

TV Week COVER STORY Rob Morrow and Brendan Fraser are among the stars: Texas Rising miniseries debuts on History Channel

posted: 05/24/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

I've got to hand it to History Channel. It wanted to go big. And it did.

Recyclers strive to reduce Riverfest waste

posted: 05/23/2015 4 p.m. Discuss

With about 200,000 expected festivalgoers enjoying the plethora of food and drink vendors at this year’s Riverfest, waste is inevitable.


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