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  • SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

    Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soa ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • 'Boyhood' and 'Whiplash,' Sundance-to-Oscar path improves

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sund ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. I ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Jan. 23-25

    Funky Munky wrestling in DixonDIXON – See some wrestling for a good cause at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Festival 56 set to hold auditions

    PRINCETON – Festival 56 will hold auditions for the summer season at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Chip Messiner to perform at Fifth Friday

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Chip Messiner, a disc jockey for Rockford radio station Q 98.5 FM, will trade his soundboard for an acoustic guitar and perform at 7 ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Local singer Fischbach heading to Hollywood

    MORRISON – Many of you might be sad, wondering why you didn't see local musician Alex Fischbach's audition on Wednesday night's "American Idol."
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • It’s time for some healthy eating

    How are those New Year’s resolutions working out for you?Many resolutions to eat better and lose wei ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 7:38 pm
  • Is yoga right exercise for you?

    I have recently rediscovered yoga.I’ve tried it a few times in the past, but this time I think it’s ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 7:38 pm
  • Comedy Central to roast Justin Bieber

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy Central says Justin Bieber will be the victim of its next roast.The channe ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • 'American Sniper' astounds with $105.3M over MLK weekend

    NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Jan. 16-18

    A little help from his friends ROCK FALLS – A musical benefit Saturday at The Cooler, 311 W. Second ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Nominations add intrigue if not diversity to Oscar race

    The Oscar nominations added intrigue if not diversity to an Academy Awards race by favoring one late ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:16 pm

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