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US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.

Netflix joining line-up of 3 US cable-TV services

Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S.

Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

Fans of classic HBO shows like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire” will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.

Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.

Kite festival on tap Saturday

Families are invited to attend the Community Kite Festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments, and one said they had to take a jiggle test so their boss could see how firm their bodies were.

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Movie Review: Turturro's 'Gigolo' is an oddball charmer

We'll totally forgive you if, as "Fading Gigolo" begins, you're mistakenly convinced you're watching a Woody Allen movie. There are those familiar white-on-black titles, the classy jazz on the soundtrack, and Allen's unmistakable voice, too, setting the scene.

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Movie Review: 'Transcendence' like a clunky TED talk

First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity — when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts — is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars.

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Capital City Players put on ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

The fast-paced comedy by Ken Ludwig “Lend Me a Tenor” is a show that Capital City Players believe will snap audiences out of the winter blues.

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School, theater team up for ‘Tom Sawyer’

Lighthouse Preparatory Academy and Stained Glass Theatre are partnering to produce the musical “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

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Lodge construction advances at Lake

Dozens of jobs created by development at Kinderhook

With a grand opening date in early 2015, The Lodge at Old Kinderhook construction has progressed significantly since breaking ground late last year.

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Movie Review: 'Heaven Is for Real' heartfelt but dull

Continuing the recent trend of faith-based films, including "Noah" and "Son of God," ''Heaven Is for Real" is a sweet tale based on a 4-year-old boy's account of his trip to heaven that's likely to please the devout, but won't entice religious cynics.

Music Review: Rodney Crowell in fine form on new album

Rodney Crowell, "Tarpaper Sky" (New West)

At 63, Rodney Crowell's ready to cross over. On "Frankie Please," a highlight on his new album, the Nashville singer-songwriter tosses out rhymes like some prolific young rapper: "Your p's and q's and don't and do's are all the news to light my fuse."

Book Review: Bone up on aviation history

"The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia" (Smithsonian Books), edited by Amy Pastan

Who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781? Don't feel bad if the name William Herschel, a British musician and telescope builder, doesn't come to mind in a snap.

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Spring In-Water Boat Show ignites Lake season

Lake-goers celebrate the beginning of boat season this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association’s Spring In-Water Boat Show Friday through Sunday at Dog Days Bar & Grill in Osage Beach.

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