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Country fans to send messages to soldiers

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Fans attending the CMA Music Festival June 9-12 in Nashville will get a chance to sign the cards, which will be included in a USO care package sent overseas.

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Adolfas Mekas, filmmaker and professor, dies at 85

Posted: 06/01/2011 - Adolfas Mekas, a member of the avant-garde New American Cinema movement of the 1960s and longtime professor of film at New York's Bard College, has died at age 85.

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Guitar festival this week in Murfreesboro

Posted: 06/01/2011 - More than $3,600 in prizes will be offered, including a $1,500 first prize for the solo competition. Finals will be Saturday night.

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Mid-South Heart Walk gets promoted Wednesday

Posted: 06/01/2011 - The Oct. 8 Heart Walk at AutoZone Park is the American Heart Association's premiere event to raise money to combat heart disease and strokes.

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Holy cow, It's MooFest again

Posted: 06/01/2011 - Elaine Newman is the Grand MooMa of the weekend and she says there'll be food, music, arts, crafts and fun. Organizers might slip in a little education about the dairy industry. Did we mention ice cream?

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Streisand OK with California selling donated estate

Posted: 05/31/2011 - Barbra Streisand says she understands that California has to sell her donated 22-acre Malibu ranch to help balance the state budget but hopes the buyer will preserve its "special habitat."

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UK delays release of anti-terror cartoon movie

Posted: 05/31/2011 - The six-minute movie follows two England-raised Muslim brothers as they travel to a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and back to Britain - where they're taken into custody.

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Dallas nightclub patron sues comedian Andy Dick

Posted: 05/31/2011 - Robert Tucker claims he suffered emotional distress and defamation as a result of an alleged incident in which Dick exposed himself while walking through the audience.

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Tribeca, ESPN launch on-demand sports film fest

Posted: 05/31/2011 - Tribeca and ESPN announced Tuesday that the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will debut June 23 and run through Aug. 25. It will feature five films, available in some 40 million homes.

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Know your 'pinealectomy': It's Spelling Bee time

Posted: 05/31/2011 - The 275 spellers from across the United States and around the world gathered Tuesday morning for a 25-word test that will help determine the semifinalists.

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Monopoly lost: Atlantic City's rise and fall

Posted: 05/31/2011 - Just four years ago, Atlantic City's casinos were riding a $5 billion wave of prosperity. But then the recession hit just as casinos popped up in states all around it.

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'Jersey Shore' star Snooki in Italy fender bender

Posted: 05/31/2011 - The network said in a statement late Monday that two cast members were involved in a crash. The statement said no alcohol was involved and no one was arrested. It provided no further details.

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World Series of Poker tourneys begin in Las Vegas

Posted: 05/31/2011 - The World Series of Poker is scheduled to start Tuesday with the first of 58 events, awarding gold bracelets, millions of dollars in prize money and fame to winners in the game's biggest showcase.

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Cincinnati man wins Memphis conducting competition

Posted: 05/31/2011 - Ken Lam, a native of Hong Kong, set aside a law career to pursue his love of music and conducting. He won $7,500 in the competition, sponsored by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

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Hackers post phony Tupac story on PBS website

Posted: 05/30/2011 - PBS officials say hackers have cracked the public broadcaster's website. The hackers apparently posted a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand.

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Singer Sean Kingston now in ICU after Fla. crash

Posted: 05/30/2011 - Sean Kingston's publicist says the hip-hop singer has been stabilized and moved to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Florida after crashing his watercraft.

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2 newborn musk oxen rescued in Alaska

Posted: 05/30/2011 - Two newborn musk oxen were rescued days apart on Alaska's North Slope after they became separated from the same wild herd, likely scattered by a grizzly bear.

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William, Kate TV movie being shot in Romania

Posted: 05/30/2011 - Barely a month after their fairy-tale wedding, a new film depicting the budding romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton is being rushed out for television viewers.

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