Monday, December 18, 2017

‘Tis the season for a Sufjan Christmas

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Although indie darling Sufjan Stevens is well known for his non-Christmas music, it's hard to deny that the artist has an insatiable penchant for the songs of the season. When he hasn't been releasing critically acclaimed albums about states ("Michigan" and the timeless "Illinois") or heartbreaking blends of folk and electronica ("Carrie and Lowell"), he's spent quite a bit...

Addison Agen proves to be the Christmas gift northeast Indiana has always wanted

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Fort Wayne, Ind.-- It is eight days before Christmas. But for people invested in the outcome of this season of "The Voice," it feels as though Christmas has come, or will come early. The discussion of Addison Agen's lasting participation on "The Voice" and the thought that she might "win the whole thing" is making some area residents giddy. It...

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile make a Tiny Desk appearance

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The musical pairing of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile seems like a match made in heaven. Their particular brands of storytelling and guitar work blend together like beer and pizza, forming songs that speak to the normal routine of life. In their songs they muse about everyday things like breakfast and boredom, the music sounding like a refined version...

Bruce Dickinson and the continuing evolution of heavy metal

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On Dec. 8, a local Canadian metal band, Death Preacher had a show. Seemingly, this has nothing to do with Iron Maiden lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. But he is involved. Somewhat. Several other bands were featured, and with the exception of the bands' genre--heavy metal, the show might not have been too memorable. Except, according to the Canadian Broadcasting...

The Latest: Trump says he isn’t considering firing Mueller

The Latest: Trump says he isn’t considering firing Mueller
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):5:05 p.m.President Donald Trump says he isn't considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller.Trump returned to the White House from Camp David on Sunday and was asked if he was considering dismissing the man investigating whether there was collusion between the president's Republican presidential campaign and Russian officials.He answered,...

The Latest: McCain treated for viral infection, doctor says

The Latest: McCain treated for viral infection, doctor says
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Sen. John McCain (all times local):8:35 p.m.Republican Sen. John McCain has been treated at a military hospital for a viral infection and is "responding positively" to ongoing treatment for brain cancer.That's the word Sunday from Dr. Mark Gilbert, chief of Neuro-Oncology at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute. The senator's office...

APNewsBreak: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger

APNewsBreak: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger
WASHINGTON (AP) - Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.A military investigation has concluded that Johnson wasn't...

Kevin Hart appears on latest episode of Saturday Night Live

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Kevin Hart appeared on SNL this past Saturday. In a holiday episode just nine days before Christmas, the popular stand-up comedian took his stab at some sketch comedy. The episode mostly falls flat, but was saved by a few funny moments. The laughs mostly came from the Weekend Update team, with a few chuckles from the sketches, which didn't...

Power fully restored at Atlanta’s international airport

Power fully restored at Atlanta’s international airport
ATLANTA (AP) - Minutes after its midnight deadline to get the electricity back on at the world's busiest airport, Georgia Power announced early Monday that power had been fully restored to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush.A sudden power outage caused by a fire in...

Sudden power outage creates ‘nightmare’ at Atlanta airport

Sudden power outage creates ‘nightmare’ at Atlanta airport
ATLANTA (AP) - A sudden power outage caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding more than 1,000 flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. More than 10 hours after the blackout began, authorities announced that electricity had been restored to several...