SLIDESHOW: Madonna hypes Super Bowl halftime show
Madonna answers questions from the media during a news conference to hype the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVI.
Music and film star Whitney Houston dies at 48
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.
Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told reporters outside the Beverly Hilton that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. Her body remained there and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.
"There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent," Rosen said.
Houston'spublicist, Kristen Foster, said the cause of death was unknown.
- SLIDESHOW: Madonna hypes Super Bowl halftime show Madonna answers questions from the media during a news conference to hype the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVI.
35 artists will add to mix at Blues Fest
The blues, bayous and hues will take over downtown Sharon Sept. 10 for the second annual Sharon City Blues Fest.
This beautiful ‘Boheme’ will feature high note
For many tenors, the most famous aria in Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” is in a key too tough to tackle so they knock the piece down a half-step.
Not the Shenango Valley’s driving force for appreciating the art of singing.
“I’m going to take the high C,” said Dr. Francisco Cano, founder of Valley Lyric Opera who is singing the part of Rodolfo in the upcoming staging of the opera at the Pierce Opera House in Sharpsville.
Tickets and info: www.sharpsvillehistorical.com or 724-962-5757.
The Boys are back
The boys have reinvented themselves, but they’re back with the same familiar flavor.
Country legends The Oak Ridge Boys will kick off the Celebrity Series at Westminster College on Sept. 18 as part of “The Boys are Back” tour that combines a little of the new with a little of the old.
Ticketmaster events are sold at Macy’s and Giant Eagle, both Hermitage; ticketmaster.com; and at 330-747-1212.
- Dramas, thrillers, horrors on big screen this fall
- Relive the Renaissance Performers reliving the 14th century parade through the Village of Avaloch at last year’s Great Lakes Medieval Faire. This year’s faire with its shows, rides, games, food and other attractions ends its 17th season this weekend. The Faire is held on 183 acres along state Route 534 in Rock Creek, Ohio, seven miles south of Geneva. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, check the Web site: www.medievalfaire.com
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