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    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    A new king for the stage On Saturday, they lost their king. On Sunday, they found a new one. Ashraf Sewailam was ready to open Friday in the title role for Opera 
Theatre of the Rockies' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" (Friday through Sunday) but broke...

  • 4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. The four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a...

  • Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments. The Bright Eyes singer's attorney filed the notice of voluntary dismissal Friday in New York federal court. The move comes...

  • Chuck Palahniuk brings "Fight Club" sequel to comics

    Brian Truitt, USA Today
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Chuck Palahniuk is breaking the first two rules of Fight Club: He's talking about Fight Club. The author's devotees probably won't mind since what's on his mind these days is more of the characters and world he created in his 1996 book, which was adapted three years later into...

  • Freddie Mercury’s long-time assistant reflects on the singer; Queen tribute band playing Colorado Springs

    By JEN MULSON jen.mulson@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    For 12 years, Peter Freestone watched his employer and best friend, Freddie Mercury, perform to packed concert venues. Mercury, the glamorous linchpin of Grammy Hall of Fame band Queen, died in 1991, leaving behind iconic songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites...

  • Tree honoring former Beatle killed by beetles

    LA Times
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because...

  • Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their...

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's kids won't get fortune

    Yahoo.com
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Philip Seymour Hoffman did everything in his power to make sure his children were "normal." When the Capote actor died of a heroin overdose in February, he left the bulk of his estate to his partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and added the unusual request that their offspring be raised outside...

  • Freddie Mercury's personal assistant puts finishing touches on Queen tribute show

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    8 p.m. Wednesday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $30-$59; 520-7469, ticketswest.com "Queen - It's a Kinda Magic!" isn't just any Queen tribute show. This one is Freddie Mercury approved - in a tangential sort of way. Peter Freestone, longtime personal assistant to Mercury,...

  • Tinseltown talks: Patty McCormack's 'Bad Seed' still sprouting

    by NICK THOMAS Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    It's been 60 years since William March's chilling novel "The Bad Seed" was published in 1954. The book was promptly adapted for a long-running Broadway play and later a successful 1956 film, both starring Patty McCormack as young Rhoda Penmark, who today would be classified as a...

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