Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Entertainment
Circus lionized for cutting animal acts will bring them back

A circus is under fire for bringing back animal acts a year after earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping them to keep up with changing public attitudes.

The Melha Shrine Circus, which has seven performances over four days scheduled for May in western Massachusetts, brought back performing elephants, tigers and dogs because that's what people want, circus chairman Allen Zippin said.

Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks

Marek Langhamer made enough saves in a relief appearance in his NHL debut to help the Arizona Coyotes get another big win.

Langhamer replaced starter Mike Smith early in the third period and stopped two point-blank shots in the closing seconds, helping the Coyotes hold off the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Monday night.

Noted movie critic Richard Schickel dies at 84

Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries about Hollywood, has died. He was 84.

Schickel, who'd had a series of strokes, died on Saturday in Los Angeles from complications of dementia, his daughter, Erika Schickel, told the New York Times.

Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies in NYC at age 73

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.

His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. Nishimura says he had just performed two shows at the Iridium on Friday and Saturday.

Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.

Buttner served as CNBC's Washington correspondent and hosted the network's "The Money Club" before joining Fox News in 2000.

Venezuelan art promoter, journalist Sofia Imber dies at 92

Sofia Imber, who turned a garage into the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and became one of Venezuela's most influential women journalists, died Monday in the capital. She was 92.

The former director of what was once among Latin America's most important art galleries succumbed to complications due to old age, her biographer, Diego Arroyo Gil, told The Associated Press.

Latino group organizing Saginaw forum on immigrant rights

A community forum is planned in Saginaw to discuss immigrant rights and activities since the presidential election.

The Tuesday evening meeting at the Union Civica Mexicana is organized by the Saginaw chapter of the Latino Leaders for the Enhancement of Advocacy and Development.

Publisher cancels Milo Yiannopoulos book 'Dangerous'

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos' publisher has cancelled his planned book, "Dangerous."

Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint announced Monday that "after careful consideration" they had pulled the book, which had been high on Amazon.com's best-seller lists and was the subject of intense controversy.

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