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  • Artists sing songs in the key of Stevie Wonder for tribute concert

    Producers of the CBS-Grammy Awards all-star concert tribute to Stevie Wonder looked on during rehearsals Tuesday as singers Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Ariana Grande sat on black stools rehearsing Wonder's 1970 hit "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." They...
  • Analysis: King-Lee fight shows state grappling with its past

    Before Arkansas lawmakers convened for this year's legislative session, they were preparing for protracted debates over the future of the state's Medicaid expansion, a middle-class tax cut plan and an overcrowded prison system. Few could have predicted...
  • Bears await seed for 'special team'

    Bears await seed for 'special team'
    Earlier this season, there were plenty of people who took the Lake Zurich boys basketball team for granted. That's changed in a hurry. The Bears enter the week with a 20-8 record, and one heck of an impressive resume as the Class 4A playoff seeds are...
  • Iconic educator Bethune stood at helm of struggle for justice

    In a life that lasted from the aftermath of the Civil War to the dawn of the Space Age, Mary McLeod Bethune left her mark on the nation. More than any other black leader between Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., the woman who founded...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Glory' wins for original song

    Oscars 2015: 'Glory' wins for original song
    “Glory,” John Legend and Common’s stirring anthem from “Selma,” won the Academy Award for original song Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Widely tipped to take the Oscar, the song promises to “fight on...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' is best picture; Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne win top acting honors

    Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' is best picture; Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne win top acting honors
    “Birdman” soared at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, winning best film as well as directing honors for Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up movie superhero who seeks redemption on the Broadway...
  • Brien Laing, former executive at American Hospital Supply, dies at 88

     Brien Laing, former executive at American Hospital Supply, dies at 88
    Brien Laing was a longtime executive at Evanston-based American Hospital Supply Corp. and then pursued a second career of sorts in academia, earning master's and doctoral degrees in American history. Mr. Laing, 88, died of complications from an...
  • Interfaith service at Hamden synagogue honors King legacy

    As Norman Rashba, a longtime member of Congregation Mishkan Israel, remembers the early 1960s, "the circumstances in the community were very interesting at that time. This was really the beginning of the social justice revolution." At Mishkan Israel, the...
  • Sally Ride's statue in, Junipero Serra's out? Great idea!

    To the editor: What a wonderful gesture that puts California in a positive light. Putting a statue of the late astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol is symbolic of California's commitment to education and inclusiveness. ("State senator wants Sally Ride...
  • MLK's daughter and ESPN analyst are coming to UCF

    MLK's daughter and ESPN analyst are coming to UCF
    The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. will join ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith as University of Central Florida's highlighted speakers for February's Black History Month. Bernice King will talk about "cultivating dreams" in front of a full crowd on Feb....
  • Alabama Justice Roy Moore's legal reasoning on marriage is sound

    To the editor: Your criticism of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for ordering his state's probate judges not to obey a U.S. District Court judge is misplaced. The Alabama Constitution prohibits same-sex marriages. All authorities in Alabama are required...