Rogen responds to ‘American Sniper’ comments

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, actor/writer Seth Rogen poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film “American Sniper” in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thurs

Jazz greats Hancock, Corea announce 1st tour in 37 years

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, honoree Herbie Hancock performs at the 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater in New York. Hancock and Chick Corea have announced plans for a 2015 world tour of duo piano concerts, kicking off March 14 in Seattle. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Sony had just i

‘Saved by the Bell’ actor pleads not guilty in bar fight

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2014 file photo provided by the Ozaukee County, Wis., Sheriff is Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell." Diamond, accused of stabbing a man during a Christmas Day bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin, pleased not guilty during a court appearance Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wis. (AP Photo/Ozaukee County Sheriff, File)

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell” has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin.

Court hears arguments on Jackson promoter lawsuit

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play a series of comeback concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. Attorneys for Katherine Jackson argued for a new trial before a California appeals court on Thursday Jan. 22, 2015, in her case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC, who she claims should be held liable for her son's death in 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for Michael Jackson’s mother argued Thursday for a new trial in her case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC, but faced a skeptical panel of appellate justices who focu

“The Little Mermaid Jr” showcases young talent

Back row (from left): Sarah Despain, Laura McPhie, Porter Williams, Jentry Robinson (Sea gulls), Sarah Arnold, Jacob Cox, Lydia McPhie (sea creatures), Andrew Wheelwright, Logan Burr (sailors). Second row: Michael Monroe (King Triton), Alexis Burr (Ariel), Brooke Gailey, Rachel McPhie, and Abi Elliott (mersisters). Front row: Jacob Mikesell (Sebastian), Jean Marie Blackman-Harlow (sea chorus), Raegan Lee (Flounder) and her sister Phylicia Lee (Ursula). This is just a small sampling of the more than 100 young actors, ages 18 and under, participating in “The Little Mermaid Jr” at the Nuart Theater in Blackfoot. Photo courtesy of Heather McPhie

Director Heather McPhie has staged plays for the Blackfoot Community Players for the last two years, including “42nd Street” and “Fairly Modern Millie.”

Crooked Capital helps grow Idaho Falls hip-hop scene

Brady “Young Bone” Sellers (left) said he grew up listening to all forms of music and learned to appreciate rap from listening to his uncle freestyle. Justin “SinSeer” Rees said their lyrics deal with things they go through in life, and not all of it is negative. Rees has been known to express how much he loves his wife in his songs.

When listening to Brady Sellers and Justin Rees talk, it quickly becomes clear they are artists.

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