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MTV to cover Iraq

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NEW YORK -- The network of Eminem and "The Osbournes" is getting ready for war, too. Much like the broadcast and cable news networks, MTV is laying out plans to cover a potential war with Iraq, expecting to be both a news source and sounding board for teenagers and young adults.



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Recalling a half-century of music

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HAVANA -- When 85-year-old trombone master Generoso Jimenez learned he was up for a Grammy, he flashed back to a night more than a half-century ago when legendary band leader Benny More shouted a compliment that became the title of his award-nominated album.


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IU alum Jane Pauley leaves NBC

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NEW YORK -- Jane Pauley, who began her NBC career as a 25-year-old "Today" show anchor and has been "Dateline NBC" host for a decade, said Thursday she's quitting in June to pursue new opportunities.

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Nobel prize winner collaborates on slave opera DETROIT -- Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison is collaborating on an opera based on the life of an escaped slave who tried to kill her family to avoid returning to captivity.


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The tale of 'gutsy' Phil

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Somewhere between the realms of true brilliance and utter insanity lies a thin line. A line that legendary music producer Phil Spector has fought to balance upon for most of his life. But alas, insanity seems to have finally gotten the best of one of rock's most famous madmen.


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LONDON -- Kenneth Branagh is returning to the London stage for the first time in more than a decade. The National Theater announced Wednesday that the actor and director will star in "Edmond," a David Mamet play that's being revived at the National this summer.


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'My Big Fat Greek' TV honeymoon

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LOS ANGELES -- They pour out of Nia Vardalos' compact dressing room like a crowd leaving an ocean liner stateroom in a Marx Brothers comedy. They are her big fat Greek family.


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CBS and Fox fight for No. 1 spot

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NEW YORK -- With a week to go in the February ratings "sweeps" period, Fox is poised for its first-ever victory among television viewers ages 18 to 49. CBS is leading among all viewers during this period, where ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates, with Fox and NBC neck-and-neck for second.


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NATCHEZ, Miss. -- Billy Bob Thornton will be honored Saturday with the Horton Foote Special Achievement Award for Screenplay Writing. LONDON -- Hollywood hunk George Clooney is proving as popular in the director's chair as he is onscreen.


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McCartney launches world tour

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LONDON -- Beatles fans received a double treat Tuesday with announcements of a new world tour by Paul McCartney and the release of a DVD of a 1994 jam session by McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.


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Michigan aims to diversify orchestra

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Aaron Dworkin loves classical music. He began playing violin at age 5 and hasn't stopped. But while majoring in violin performance at the University of Michigan, he had a revelation. After being introduced to the music of black composer William Grant Still, Dworkin approached a professor with the idea of a competition exclusively for black and Hispanic string players.


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New radio station formed

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WASHINGTON -- A group planning a liberal-leaning radio network says the idea hasn't caught on in previous attempts because it wasn't marketed properly and wasn't entertaining enough.


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Designers support health campaign with red dresses

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The National Institute of Health and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) took full advantage of the press received from New York City's "Seven on 6th" Fashion Week in order to promote their campaign against heart disease. Sally McDonough is the account director for Ogiby, who partnered with the NHLBI to get designers to donate at least one red dress to be on display at the Mercedes Benz fashion week.



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Afghan refugee film takes Golden Bear top prize

BERLIN -- "In This World," a story of two young Afghans who flee to England in a grueling journey that stands for the fate of refugees worldwide, won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin Film Festival.


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Berlin Film Festival combines politics, glitz

BERLIN -- This year's Berlin Film Festival had a pointed political message, with disturbing themes such as genocide and refugees that reflected the influence of global tensions since Sept. 11 and the threat of a new war on Iraq.


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Designs of the past return

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Uneventful and lacking surprises seemed to be the main characteristics of the Fall 2003 Fashion Week in New York City. The old saying "New Yorkers are more anxious to leave social events than they are to go to them" proved true. The week started off slow and gradually declined as time went on. Recent articles in Women's Wear Daily and in The New York Times have criticized American designers and the dismal mood of this week's collections for the upcoming season. Most critics have cut the designers some slack, attributing the lack of frill to the recent economic decline and the code orange terrorist threat New York was under the entire week. I was not surprised -- most people forget that fashion is directly affected by politics, the economy and social unrest. No matter what state the economy is in, the looks on the runway were certain to be conservative.


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SoFA Gallery exhibit celebrates women

Photographer Renee Cox will lead an artist's talk at the opening festivities for "Feminine Persuasion." The exhibition is a celebration of women in collaboration with the Kinsey Institute's 50th anniversary series of the publication of Alfred Kinsey's book Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.


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LOS ANGELES -- Paul Simon said he's celebrating his new chance at an Oscar after a paperwork mistake likely kept his song "Mrs. Robinson" out of the competition 35 years ago. LOS ANGELES -- A year ago, Academy Awards nominations were the last thing on Nia Vardalos' mind. RENTON, Wash. -- The remains of rock musician Jimi Hendrix have been moved to a new granite and marble memorial that is nearing completion in this Seattle suburb. NEW YORK -- Paul Friedman, the executive vice president of ABC News and top deputy to News chief David Westin, said Wednesday he's stepping away from management to teach and produce news.