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  • Dancers perform a classical dance in Bangalore, India. Similar dances will be performed at IndiaFest on Saturday. Food, Dancing, Cultural Displays Featured at IndiaFest Saturday

    Food, dancing, cultural displays and live Bollywood music will all be featured Saturday at the 42nd annual IndiaFest on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with various exhibits and activities running throughout the day....

  • This August 2010 file photo, shows Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tenn. Sammy Davis Jr. Pendant Among Elvis Artifacts Auctioned

    A diamond and gold pendant Elvis Presley gave Sammy Davis Jr. was among 160 authenticated artifacts sold during an auction at the King of Rock 'n' Roll's longtime Memphis, Tennessee, home....

  • In this April 14, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House, in Washington during an Obama Releases Music Playlists on Spotify

    By day, President Barack Obama enjoys the music of such artists as Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and the Bobs - Dylan and Marley. When the sun starts to set, his tastes shift to the mellifluous sounds of Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Beyonce, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday and others....
      

  • Pablo Picasso's 'La Coiffeuse,' seen in a protective plastic cover, is displayed at the French Embassy in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. US Returns $15 Million Picasso Painting Stolen from France

    The U.S. government has formally returned a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at $15 million that had been stolen from a Paris museum more than a decade ago and seized by immigration officials late last year in New Jersey...

  • Sesame Street can be seen on HBO. HBO to Carry 'Sesame Street'; PBS to Continue Airing Show

    The Muppets, longtime residents of PBS, are getting a second home at HBO. The premium cable channel and Sesame Workshop, which produces "Sesame Street," on Thursday announced a five-year deal that will expand the "Sesame Street" footprint and its amount of programming...
      

  • Cat Video Festival Draws 13,000 to CHS Field in St. Paul

    St. Paul's mayor threw out a ceremonial ball of yarn to mark the opening of an annual festival for cat videos that drew thousands of feline fanatics to a city stadium...

  • Elvis Presley Forever Stamp Now on Sale

    The Elvis Presley "Forever" stamp is going on sale this week at post offices nationwide. Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, joined Postmaster General Megan Brennan at a dedication ceremony Wednesday outside Graceland, Presley's longtime home in Memphis...

  • The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced Wednesday that 'Shark Tank' cast member Kevin O'Leary will be a celebrity judge for this year's Miss America pageant. Miss America Adds 3 Judges and Social Media Competition

    "Shark Tank" cast member Kevin O'Leary will be a celebrity judge for this year's Miss America pageant, along with Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle, and snowboarder Amy Purdy...

  • Meghan Trainor Cancels Minn. State Fair Grandstand Show, Refunds to be Issued

    Minnesota State Fair-goers hoping to see Meghan Trainor in the grandstand won’t get that wish. The show planned for Sept. 1 at the Grandstand has been canceled as the pop star deals with a vocal cord hemorrhage. “I am devastated, scares and so sorry,” she said on her Instagram account...

  • Tony Lara (middle) died in Sturgis, South Dakota. Early Autopsy: 'Deadliest Catch' Captain had Heart Attack in Sturgis

    Preliminary autopsy results say a ship captain on the Discovery Channel television program "Deadliest Catch" who died in Sturgis, South Dakota, during its famous motorcycle rally had a heart attack....

  • A view of the festival Wednesday night. Popular Internet Cat Video Festival Comes to St. Paul

    The popular Internet Cat Video Festival is coming to St. Paul this week. The festival – which features a new selection of videos from producer Will Braden – will be at the St. Paul Saints’ new Lowertown ballpark...

  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Former Unpaid Intern Sues Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Company

     A former intern has sued Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's licensing and manufacturing company, saying she worked 50 hours a week but wasn't paid. Shahista Lalani filed a class-action lawsuit against Dualstar Entertainment Group in Manhattan's state Supreme Court...
      

  • NTSB to Meet to Determine Cause of Tracy Morgan Crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to determine the cause of an accident a year ago that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian when a truck smashed into their limousine during a traffic backup on the New Jersey Turnpike...

  • New Edition New Edition Will be the Subject of a BET Miniseries

    New Edition will be the subject of a BET miniseries. The network and Jesse Collins Entertainment announced Monday that they are producing a still-untitled three-night miniseries chronicling the "Candy Girl" and "Cool It Now" group...

  • This photo provided by courtesy Twentieth Century Fox shows, The Thing, from left, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Miles Teller as Dr. Reed Richards, and Kate Mara as Sue Storm, in a scene from the film, 'Fantastic Four' Bombs with $26.2M, 'Mission' Again Tops

    The latest attempt to kick-start a "Fantastic Four" franchise flopped at the box office with an estimated $26.2 million debut. The performance of 20th Century Fox's "Fantastic Four" was bad enough that last week's leader, "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," again led the North American weekend box office...

  • The 2015 Uptown Art Fair is taking place in Minneapolis this weekend Irish, Art Fairs this Weekend in the Twin Cities

    There are two events taking place in the Twin Cities this weekend for those interested in partaking in the local arts and culture scene. The annual 2015 Irish Fair of Minnesota kicked off Thursday and goes through Sunday. Meanwhile, the 52nd 2015 Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis began Friday and goes through Sunday....

  • This file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' in New York. Stewart Ends 'Daily Show' with 'Moment of Zen,' Springsteen

    Jon Stewart said goodbye to "The Daily Show" on Thursday, America's foremost satirist of politicians and the media ushered out by Bruce Springsteen and a reunion of the many colleagues that he worked with during 16 years as host...

  • Wes Scantlin Puddle of Mud Singer Arrested Near Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

    Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin faces his second DUI charge in less than two weeks, this time in South Dakota near the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. A state Highway Patrol trooper pulled Scantlin over early Wednesday for a traffic violation east of Sturgis. The rock group has had concerts in the area.
      

  • Jon Stewart 10 of Jon Stewart's Highlights from 'The Daily Show'

    When he leaves Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Aug. 6 after hosting almost 2,600 episodes, Jon Stewart will have logged too many great moments to count. But here are 10 Stewart highlights - both on and off the show - worth remembering...
      

  • In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. Smithsonian Official: I Wouldn't Have Opened Cosby Exhibit

    The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's director says that if she had been aware of sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, she wouldn't have moved forward with an exhibit featuring artworks he owns...

  • Former Owl City Musician Charged with Trying to Lure Teen

    A former backing musician for electronica act Owl City has been charged with criminal sexual contact and attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl to his hotel room while they were playing in Atlantic City in 2013...

  • Shonda Rhimes Shonda Rhimes: Killing McDreamy 'Wasn't Easy or Fun'

    Shonda Rhimes says it "wasn't easy or fun" to kill off Patrick Dempsey's character on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."  Dempsey played Dr. Derek Shepherd, a brain surgeon nicknamed McDreamy, who was Ellen Pompeo's love interest for 11 seasons on the long-running medical soap...
      

  • Stagehands who Worked Stones Concert Have Paychecks Bounce

    About half of the 200 unionized stagehands who worked last month's Rolling Stones concert outside Buffalo are still waiting to get paid. Officials with Local 10 of the International Association of Theater and Stage Engineers say the paychecks sent to some 100 union members have bounced...

  • Writer/executive producer Bill Prady, from left, Kermit the Frog, writer/executive producer Bob Kushell and Miss Piggy participate in Kermit and Miss Piggy Split, but Team Up on ABC Comedy

    Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who have been on-again, off-again over the years, have now called it quits. But they're vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy, "The Muppets," premiering Sept. 22 on ABC....



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