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On the Calendar:  Sunday, 9/21/2014
***BACKYARD BOOKSHELF OUTREACH***: On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Now CONSTITUTION DAY is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans. To honor National Constitution Day the Backyard Bookshelf Outreach will be celebrating by hosting a “Gift” drawing at each site. Please don’t miss out on this festive craft to be given to one lucky patron. *The Backyard Bookshelf will be available every Tuesday in Bernice @ Reeves Memorial Medical Center from 11:00am-12:30pm and every Friday in Marion @ the Marion Triad Office from 11:00am-12:30pm. Calendar

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Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards

FILE - In this May 7, 2008, file photo, Doug E. Fresh performs with Galactic at the seventh annual Jammy awards at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Atlanta is set to host the taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Fresh will be honored with "I Am Hip-Hop Icon" awards for the achievements in his career. He's known for classic hits such as "La Di Da Di" and "The Show." (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)ATLANTA (AP) With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:17:12 -0400
NY governor, Billy Joel join NY beach cleanup

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Billy Joel helped pick up trash at a beach on New York's Long Island.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:28:03 -0400
Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Singer Alicia Keys performs during a memorial service for actress Ruby Dee at The Riverside Church, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:16:42 -0400
U2 guitarist gets boost in bid for Malibu mansions

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, U2 guitarist The Edge, whose given name is David Evans, attends the opening night gala screening of 'From The Sky Down' at Roy Thompson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The California Coastal Commission staff has agreed to allow Evans to build a scaled-down compound in the mountains above Malibu. The staff recommended Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, that the commission approve a smaller development than the one originally envisioned. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)MALIBU, Calif. (AP) The guitarist for U2 finally has an edge in getting his long-planned compound of mansions built in the mountains above Malibu.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:26:27 -0400
'Cape Fear' actress Polly Bergen dead at 84

Actress Polly Bergen attends the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 21, 2012 in New York CityLos Angeles (AFP) - Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, best known for playing a terrorized wife in the classic 1962 thriller "Cape Fear" alongside Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, died Saturday, her publicist said. She was 84.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:02:55 -0400
2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:50:01 -0400
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:42:54 -0400
Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Oculus, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion, is holding its first-ever developers conference and is expected to discuss the much-anticipated release of its VR headset for consumers. The two-day Oculus Connect conference begins Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:27:15 -0400
Garcia Marquez-inspired opera comes to Washington

Christine Goerke, in the part of Florencia, sings during a performance of "Florencia in the Amazon," presented by the Washington National Opera in Washington, DC on September 17, 2014Washington (AFP) - Washington's stately Kennedy Center is staging its first opera in Spanish -- a dreamy tale of a jungle boat journey and lost love, all inspired by the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:43:57 -0400
Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

FILE - In this July 18, 1963, file photo, actress Polly Bergen works on a scene during the filming of Move Over, Darling, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Bergen, an Emmy-winning actress and singer, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at her home in Southbury, Conn., publicist Judy Katz said. She was 84. (AP Photo/Don Brinn, File)NEW YORK (AP) Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:28:46 -0400
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