Arts & Entertainment

'Hercules' Is Big Dumb Fun: Review

This new addition to the sword-and-sandals genre seems likely to please the fanboy audience and stir up some impressive box-office numbers.

Jennifer Lopez Throws Big Bash for Birthday

Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 45th birthday on Thursday along with 100 of her closest friends in Southampton.

'Big Bang' Writers Hit Comic-Con

For the second year in a row, the writers and executive producers represented "Big Bang Theory" at Comic-Con.

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull to Perform at Fashion Rocks

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Duran Duran will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall.

Ricky Martin Joins 'The Voice ... Mexico'

Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin will join Yuri, Julion Alvarez and Italian songstress Laura Pausini on the Mexican version of the Warner Bros. talent show.

Shia LaBeouf Plea Deal, Alcoholism Treatment

Shia LaBeouf appeared in court in New York to face charges of disorderly conduct following an incident on Broadway last month.

Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey Are Married

Naya Rivera got married to longtime friend Ryan Dorsey during a ceremony in Mexico over the weekend.

Mladenov condemns the destruction of the shrine and mosque of Prophet Yunus in Mosul

BAGHDAD / NINA/ The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, strongly condemned on Friday the recent destruction of the shrine and mosque of Prophet Yunus in Mosul, as well as the destruction of many historic monuments that symbolize the joint history and traditions.. Mladenov said in a press statement today that the systematic ...

Perry County area announcements

July 21--Art Adventure Camp Appalachian Artisan Center is having "Art Adventure Camp for Kids," ages 6-12. Kids will be learning painting, basket weaving, woodworking, and more! Camp starts July 14-18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the KSoC. The deadline to register in June 30. For more information contact the Appalachian Artisan Center at 606-785-9855. P. W. Hall Reunion Once again and for ...

Post 47's Rector announces 'Baseball Bash'

July 24--Commander Ken Rector announced on Wednesday his organization is sponsoring a big fundraiser for the Haywood Post 47 Baseball Clubs on Saturday, Sept. 13. The fundraiser, called the "Baseball Bash," will be at Haywood Post 47 on Legion Drive, behind Bogart's Restaurant in Waynesville, starting at noon. The Baseball Bash will feature live music provided by three bands, a cornhole ...

DCHS exhibit highlights work of Superior's frontier photographer

July 24--It was an age when the camera was larger than a toaster oven. Images were captured on 8-by-10 inch cut glass, and the chemicals used to process those images -- like cyanide -- were deadly. "Photographers did die just trying to process their pictures," said JoAnn Jardine, assistant director of the Douglas County Historical Society and long-time Superior photographer. "That's part of ...

Afton museum is cleaning house, one item at a time

July 25--From the dress Esther Dahlin wore on her wedding day to a goat on wheels used in a fraternal organization's initiation rites, the Afton Historical Museum is the repository of all things. More than 10,000 things, to be exact. Museum officials know the total because they are in the midst of a reorganization that includes inventorying and cataloging every item. The items include 2,029 ...

Day Trip: Exit 284 leads to trucking history

July 25--WALCOTT, Iowa. -- As mile after mile rolls past driving along Interstate 80, the Iowa 80 Truckstop is a welcome sight. Known as the world's largest truck stop, it has a barber shop, a theater, and a gift store among its many offerings. However, the gem of Exit 284, the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, is just north of the truckstop. Bill Moon, who started the truckstop, also began the ...

OPINION: Covering Pioneer Days and all the fires

July 25--The Standard-Examiner was the place for Pioneer Days coverage. From July 19-25, Standard-Examiner staffers produced a dozen stories related to the holiday. We posted 439 photos of the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, the Ogden Pioneer Days parade, as well as parades and related activities in Bountiful, Clinton and Kaysville. Leading our visual coverage were photographers Ben Zack and Briana ...

BRIEF: Democrats to rally in Hutch park

July 25--Democrats running in the Aug. 5 primary election will be at a rally Saturday in George Pyle Park, 120 E. Ave. B. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and feature live music and complimentary ice cream, popcorn, and watermelon. Among those attending are 1st Congressional District candidate Jim Sherow, Manhattan; Jean Schodorf, Wichita, running for Secretary of State; and Brian E. ...

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