Editor's Picks - chosen from local events
The Professional Roughstock Series Rodeo's Collision in Cape Saturday, May 18, at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The nationally televised event is the seventh of the year in the 2013 PRS series.
Fox show brings messy workplaces to television
NEW YORK -- This time, "you're fired" is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week. The network on Thursday will begin airing "Does Someone Have to Go?" a series where cameras go into small businesses and employees are compelled to rat out underperforming colleagues. At the end, they choose one co-worker to recommend for firing...
Microsoft touts Xbox One as all-in-one entertainment
REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft thinks it has the one. The company unveiled the Xbox One, a next-generation entertainment console that promises to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies and other entertainment. It will go on sale later this year...
Penn urges U.S. to force Bolivia to release U.S. man
WASHINGTON -- Actor Sean Penn on Monday urged the U.S. government to pressure Bolivia to free an American businessman detained without charge since 2011 in a case that has drawn accusations he was the victim of corrupt local prosecutors. Penn said international pressure on Bolivian President Evo Morales could help free Jacob Ostreicher of New York...
Swift wins big at Billboard Awards
Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards. Swift won eight of 11 awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for "Red." She told the crowd: "You are the longest and best relationship I ever had."...
'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
LOS ANGELES -- "Star Trek Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations. The latest voyage of the starship Enterprise fell short of its predecessor, 2009's "Star Trek," which opened with $75.2 million...
Tim McGraw recasts ACM's TV special
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When the producers of the Academy of Country Music's annual television special approached Tim McGraw about the 2013 edition, the country music star immediately flashed on the program's format. "They were tribute shows and I certainly didn't want anything to do with that," the 46-year-old McGraw said with a laugh. "I wasn't ready for that yet."...
Highway 61 Revisited: A journey along a portion of the blues highway
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story was compiled from reporter Emily Priddy's travels along the "Blues Highway" for the Southeast Missourian in late April. Priddy typically covers crime and courts for the Southeast Missourian, but also has a passion for music and culture....
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