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  1. 'Potter,' 'Die Hard' actor Alan RickmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | TwinCities

    Alan Rickman, the accomplished British stage actor who brought an erudite dignity to film roles like Hans Gruber, the nefarious mastermind of "Die Hard," and Severus Snape, the dour master of potions in the "Harry Potter" series, died in London on Thursday. He was 69. In an acting career that spanned more than 40 years, Rickman, who was born in London and spoke with a sensuous, shadowy purr and often bore an enigmatic grin on his face, played a panoply of characters whose outward and seemingly obvious villainy often concealed more complicated emotions and motivations.

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  2. Strongest El Nino storm yet this season hits CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | TwinCities

    The hillside above the California home of Wayne Socha had held firm against thunderstorms over the past three decades. But after a wildfire two years ago stripped away vegetation and loosened soil, he feared the strong El Nino storms pounding the state could bring it all down.

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  3. Haskell Wexler, Oscar-winning cinematographerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2015 | TwinCities

    Haskell Wexler, who was renowned as one of the most inventive cinematographers in Hollywood and an outspoken political firebrand, died Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 93. With two Academy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Wexler was a prominent member of the artistic elite.

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  4. Tony-winning actress and TV soap star Patricia Elliott diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | TwinCities

    Patricia Elliott, who won a Tony Award on her Broadway musical debut, went on to star opposite David Bowie in "The Elephant Man" and spent 23 years aboard the TV soap opera "One Life to Live," has died. She was 77. Elliott, who was born in Gunnison, Colorado, made her Broadway debut as Countess Charlotte Malcolm in the original production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" and won the Tony for best featured actress in 1973.

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  5. Schools reopen after threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | TwinCities

    With school back in session in Los Angeles on Wednesday, parents resumed the weekday routines that were thrown into chaos by the districtwide closure Tuesday. And even though the threat from the previous day had been deemed a hoax, it left many parents shaken and wary of sending their children back to class, aware that schools remained soft potential targets.

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  6. 'Star Wars' premiere crowd cheers for familiar facesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | TwinCities

    The VIP audience at "The Force Awakens" world premiere began cheering from the moment the movie's first words appeared on screen, with special enthusiasm for the return of Han Solo and Chewbacca after a 32-year hiatus. The crowd at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood also greeted franchise newcomers with excitement, including Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma and Daisy Ridley's Rey, and loudly gasped at the film's various twists and turns.

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  7. Musical 'Bridges of Madison County' hits the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | TwinCities

    Elizabeth Stanley and Andrew Samonsky are in the touring production of "The Bridges of Madison County." "The Bridges of Madison County," with a superb score by Jason Robert Brown, started an eight-month U.S. tour on Friday that features both a story about a lost soul mate and a chance at musical redemption.

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  8. Quake protection looms large in LA stadium bid for OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | TwinCities

    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has seen almost a century of American history, hosting the first Super Bowl, the 1960 Democratic convention where John F. Kennedy was nominated and two Olympic Games, as well as concerts by Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones. No one disputes that the stadium that opened when Warren G. Harding was president is showing its age.

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  9. George Barris, creator of TV's original Batmobile, has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | TwinCities

    George Barris, the legendary custom car builder who created television's original Batmobile and helped define California's car culture with colorfully designed vehicles ranging from the stunningly beautiful to the simply outrageous, died Thursday. He was 89. Barris, who had been in declining health, died at his Los Angeles home with his family by his side, said Edward Lozzi, his longtime publicist and friend.

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  10. 7 days of fun: Jacksons (Janet and Joe) rule this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | TwinCities

    Friday: What Alvin Ailey's company has been to the East Coast, Lula Washington's has been to the West: A troupe committed to presenting works by African-American choreographers that deal with social issues in thought-provoking, pulse-quickening fashion. It has been doing so for 35 years, and the Los Angeles company returns to the Ordway for the third time to perform works by Washington and other contemporary choreographers.

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  11. Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez divorcingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | TwinCities

    In announcing their split in a statement to People, the couple spoke, as per usual in celebrity divorce announcements, of their mutual love and respect but also said it was time to move on and asked for privacy for themselves and their family. "We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children's privacy as we go through this difficult period," their statement read.

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  12. Broadway's Cirque du Soleil show will star Ruby LewisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 | TwinCities

    In this July 16, 2014 file photo, Ruby Lewis poses during the party for the opening night performance of Queen and Ben Elton's "We Will Rock You" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Lewis, a native of Tennessee, will make her Broadway debut this spring in ?Paramour? with a 38-member company that will build a show about a love triangle with some eye-popping acrobatics.

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  13. Arnold Klein, dermatologist to the stars, dies in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 | TwinCities

    Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy." To which the man once known as Hollywood's "Dermatologist to the Stars" might have added: "Make the patient Michael Jackson and I'll be even happier."

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  14. 'Pan' lacks magic at the box office; 'The Martian' soarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | TwinCities

    The fantasy, which cost an estimated $150 million to produce, earned $15.5 million in its opening weekend, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday making it one of the worst bombs of the year. Early tracking did not look promising for the Joe Wright-directed film but still predicted that "Pan" would open at least in the $20 million range.

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  15. Officers fatally shoot man who threw bottle at patrol carRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2015 | TwinCities

    Investigators say two Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man who threw a beer bottle at their car window, causing it to shatter and making the officers think they were under fire. The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that no gun was found after Saturday's shooting and that the bottle is what made the rear window shatter.

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  16. Nights are cooler, but Twin Cities club scene is hot: Here's what's playingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | TwinCities

    September is always a busy month for local clubs, thanks to the fresh influx of college kids and the distraction of outdoor summer activities. Here's a look at some of the shows coming up, which range from metal to hip-hop and also include a new outdoor festival and the World's Most Dangerous Brunch.

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  17. Los Angeles covers reservoir waters with 'shade balls'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | TwinCities

    In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 photo provided by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in suit at center rear, and LADWP workers deposit the final batch of over 90 million "shade balls" into the Los Angeles Reservoir in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles. The plastic balls were placed to protect water quality and to save 300 million gallons of water a year from evaporation.

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  18. Denver Nuggets player Ty Lawson arrested on DUI allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | TwinCities

    Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol - his second DUI arrest this year. California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy says Lawson was driving at a high rate of speed before being pulled over around 2 a.m. Tuesday on state Route 101 in Hollywood.

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  19. After years of declining crime, a spike in violence across the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | TwinCities

    Police departments across the country that have spent years boasting about plummeting crime numbers are now scrambling to confront something they have not seen in decades: more bloodshed. Houston, St. Louis, New Orleans and Baltimore have all seen significant spikes in homicides this year.

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  20. A number of long-serving nonprofit, government officials set to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | TwinCities

    Long considered a go-to resource for troubled youth, homeless families and anyone needing to join a gym, Billy Collins ran St. Paul's YWCA on Selby Avenue for 20 years before hanging up his hat in April. At the end of the month, Christine Podas-Larson ends her run as president and executive director of Public Art St. Paul, a nonprofit she staffed alone for half of her 28 years with the organization.

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