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Oscar-winning producer Ruddy dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert S. Ruddy, a colorful, Canadian-born producer and writer who won Oscars for "The Godfather" and "Million Dollar Baby," developed the raucous prison-sports comedy "The Longest Yard" and helped create the hit sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," has died at age 94. Ruddy died ...

Conner Smith to headline shows at the Island Resort and Casino

HARRIS — Conner Smith has emerged as one of country music’s most hotly-anticipated artists — his authentic storytelling and rich, soulful voice resonating with audiences nationwide, earning him a dedicated and passionate following. This fall, the Island Resort and Casino welcomes ...

Local Entertainment — Hodag Battle of the Bands on Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2024 Hodag Battle of the Bands competition will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Four Seasons Resort in Pembine, Wis. The event is sponsored by the Frog Country 101.5 and the Four Seasons. The winner will perform at the Hodag Country Music Festival in Rhinelander, ...

‘Mad Max’ has lived in George Miller’s head for 45 years

CANNES, France (AP) — Only recently has George Miller realized just how influential his medical education was to the world of “Mad Max.” Miller was briefly a doctor before finding filmmaking and his twin brother, whom he attended university with, remained one. As a resident at St. ...

Bergin performs at the Crystal Theatre May 24

CRYSTAL FALLS – Ragtime concert pianist Peter Bergin hails the unofficial start of summer Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls. Appropriate for the Memorial Day weekend, Bergin presents a patriotic program focusing on American musical heritage. Bergin has ...

Williams to host ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serena Williams is returning to the sports spotlight to host The ESPYS in July. The retired 23-time major tournament winner will be the fourth woman to helm the show honoring the past year’s achievements, athletes and moments. The ESPYS will air July 11 from the Dolby ...