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Police: MMA fighter found naked in Calif. church

The Associated Press
August 14, 2012
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  MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - Mixed martial arts fighter and reality show host Jason "Mayhem" Miller was in jail on suspicion of burglary Monday night after deputies responding to reports of a break-in said they found him naked inside a Southern California church. Miller was being held on $20,000 ...

Police: MMA fighter found naked in Calif. church

The Associated Press
August 14, 2012
Filed under Arts

  MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - Mixed martial arts fighter and reality show host Jason "Mayhem" Miller was in jail on suspicion of burglary Monday night after deputies responding to reports of a break-in said they found him naked inside a Southern California church. Miller was being held on $20,000 ...

Verdict in Russian punk trial set for Aug. 17

NATALIYA VASILYEVA,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  MOSCOW (AP) - A Moscow judge wrapped up the trial of three feminist punk rockers on Wednesday and said she would issue a verdict in the controversial case next week. Prosecutors have called for three-year prison sentences for the Pussy Riot band members, who have already been in custody for five months after givi...

Verdict in Russian punk trial set for Aug. 17

NATALIYA VASILYEVA,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  MOSCOW (AP) - A Moscow judge wrapped up the trial of three feminist punk rockers on Wednesday and said she would issue a verdict in the controversial case next week. Prosecutors have called for three-year prison sentences for the Pussy Riot band members, who have already been in custody for five months after givi...

Potty-mouth tour of ‘The Book of Mormon’ heads out

MARK KENNEDY,AP Drama Writer
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  NEW YORK (AP) - "The Book of Mormon" arrived on Broadway like a bawdy toddler, cursing and making poo jokes, but winning hearts anyway. Now it's ready for a road trip. The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical opens its first national tour in Denver this month after its creators have gently prepare...

Actor Hoskins diagnosed with Parkinson’s, retiring

The Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins says he is retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a statement released Wednesday through his agent, the 69-year-old performer thanked his fans and said he had had a "wonderful career." The statement said Hoskins was diagnosed with the degener...

Potty-mouth tour of ‘The Book of Mormon’ heads out

MARK KENNEDY,AP Drama Writer
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  NEW YORK (AP) - "The Book of Mormon" arrived on Broadway like a bawdy toddler, cursing and making poo jokes, but winning hearts anyway. Now it's ready for a road trip. The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical opens its first national tour in Denver this month after its creators have gently prepare...

Actor Hoskins diagnosed with Parkinson’s, retiring

The Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins says he is retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a statement released Wednesday through his agent, the 69-year-old performer thanked his fans and said he had had a "wonderful career." The statement said Hoskins was diagnosed with the degener...

Daredevil: Sand made NJ tightrope walk tricky

GEOFF MULVIHILL,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Like anyone taking a walk on the beach, Nik Wallenda on Thursday found sand in places he didn't want it. For Wallenda, it was on the tightrope he traversed some 100 feet over the beach. "It felt really slippery," he said. So slippery that he considered doing the 1,300-foot walk b...

Daredevil: Sand made NJ tightrope walk tricky

GEOFF MULVIHILL,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Like anyone taking a walk on the beach, Nik Wallenda on Thursday found sand in places he didn't want it. For Wallenda, it was on the tightrope he traversed some 100 feet over the beach. "It felt really slippery," he said. So slippery that he considered doing the 1,300-foot walk b...

Ex-jail cells serve as artist studios in Detroit

DAVID RUNK,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  DETROIT (AP) - For Hugo Navarro, the 5-by-9-foot jail cell that serves as his studio in southwest Detroit is an admittedly creepy place to immerse himself in his work. Unlike jailhouse artists who find creative inspiration behind bars, however, the 56-year-old is there by choice. He paints at 555 Nonprofit Gallery ...

Ex-jail cells serve as artist studios in Detroit

DAVID RUNK,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under Arts

  DETROIT (AP) - For Hugo Navarro, the 5-by-9-foot jail cell that serves as his studio in southwest Detroit is an admittedly creepy place to immerse himself in his work. Unlike jailhouse artists who find creative inspiration behind bars, however, the 56-year-old is there by choice. He paints at 555 Nonprofit Gallery ...

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