Blinking art exhibit closed after patrons fall ill

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have temporarily shut down a room-sized art installation with blinking lights in Pittsburgh after three visitors reported seizure-like symptoms. An 18-year-old woman was treated at the scene Sunday afternoon after reporting seizure-like symptoms at…

For Food Network addicts, new book hits the spot

“From Scratch: Inside the Food Network” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by Allen Salkin In the early days of the Food Network, chefs taped shows in kitchens where sinks emptied into buckets that had to be carted out between takes.…

7 more Alexie books coming out as e-books

NEW YORK (AP) — Sherman Alexie is learning to live with e-books, conflicts and all. Once one of the harshest opponents of books on a screen, Alexie has in the past two years allowed a handful of his…

3 more Duck Dynasty books coming out in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Duck Dynasty book dynasty rolls on. Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Monday that three more tie-in works to the smash reality TV series on A&E will be released in…

Stars come out for Timberlake at iTunes festival

LONDON (AP) — A host of stars turned out to experience Justin Timberlake’s headline gig at the iTunes Festival in London. The Grammy-winning singer Adele, actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth McGovern were among the audience at London’s Roundhouse…

Thatcher, bumblebee books up for nonfiction prize

LONDON (AP) — Books about Margaret Thatcher, Roman Britain and bumblebees are among finalists for Britain’s leading nonfiction book prize. Charles Moore’s “Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography,” Charlotte Higgins’ portrait of ancient Britain, “Under Another Sky,” and “A…

PBS show to air episode featuring Detroiters

DETROIT (AP) — An episode of a new PBS series that was filmed earlier this year in Detroit is set to air. “Genealogy Roadshow” premiered last week. Its second episode is to air on Monday. It was shot…

‘American Pickers’ to film in Virginia in November

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — “American Pickers” is looking for interesting people with interesting antiques in Virginia. The History Channel show says in a news release that it plans to film in Virginia in November. Items sought by the…

ESPN replaces longtime motorsports announcer Reid

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says motorsports announcer Marty Reid is no longer with the network. Reid had been with ESPN since 1982 and is the only television play-by-play announcer to cover five different North American motorsports series.…

NE Ohio art museum launches free Thursdays

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An innovative art museum in northeast Ohio will offer free gallery admission on Thursdays to attract more fans to its collection. The Free Thursday program starts this week at the Akron Art Museum. Normal…

Exhibit displays Cass County entertainment history

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — The evolution of entertainment in Logansport from saloon pianos to a theater’s development into a test audience for Chicago is covered in a new museum exhibit. The exhibit called “From Saloons to Theaters” is…

Exhibit displays Cass Co. entertainment history

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — The State Theatre’s transformation into the Shindig, a venue for stand-up comedians and live bands, and the pending completion of Mary Max Cinemas Logansport 5, a five-screen theater, got Thelma Conrad thinking of a…

Marcella Hazan, famed cookbook author, dies at 89

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (AP) — Marcella Hazan, the Italian-born cookbook author who taught generations of Americans how to create simple, fresh Italian food, died Sunday. She was 89. Hazan died in the morning at her home in Florida,…

Cleveland airport mounts rock music photo exhibit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Visitors flying to Cleveland will be reminded right away that it’s the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has mounted a five-month exhibit of the rock…

‘Cloudy’ sequel tops weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ slurped up the box office. The animated Sony sequel featuring the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris opened in first place and earned $35 million in…

‘Pride and Prejudice’ event heads to Wright State

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A taste of 19th century England is coming to Ohio as Wright State University hosts a conference and celebration marking the 200th anniversary of publication of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” “Pride and Prejudice:…

AP PHOTOS: ‘Breaking Bad’ kept its audience hooked

For five seasons audiences have been hooked on the evolution of Walter White and the dark world he embraced in “Breaking Bad.” As the chemistry-teacher-turned-drug-lord, Bryan Cranston and the rest of the show’s cast have earned their share…

Report: Ohio port balks at cruise ships

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio port on Lake Erie reportedly has balked at joining an effort to revive the cruise industry on the Great Lakes. The (Toledo) Blade (bit.ly/15CIyrl) reported Sunday that little, if any, of the…

Aaron Paul of ‘Breaking Bad’ has ‘SNL’ cameo

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” had some fun with anticipation over Sunday’s “Breaking Bad” finale, with the help from Aaron Paul in a surprise cameo. Paul, who plays Walter White’s drug compatriot Jesse Pinkman in the…

Detroit museum marking War of 1812 anniversary

DETROIT (AP) — A museum is celebrating the bicentennial of Detroit’s independence from the British. Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of when the British left the city for the last time on Sept. 29, 1813. The Detroit Historical…