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Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, is Alexander Hamilton and Phillipa Soo is Eliza Hamilton in "Hamilton," the filmed version of the original Broadway production.

‘In the Heights’ and other musicals

Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, is Alexander Hamilton and Phillipa Soo is Eliza Hamilton in "Hamilton," the filmed version of the original Broadway production.

June 11, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

Jon M. Chu’s big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical “In the Heights” hits theaters and HBO Max this weekend (please, if you’re able, see this film as large and as loud as possible), entering a grand pantheon of the movie musical. The film is as inspired by the… Read story

Chet, a berger picard, performs a jump in an agility obstacle Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Tarrytown, N.Y., at the Lyndhurst Estate where the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held outdoors, (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

No audience, new venue, but Westminster dog show barks on

Chet, a berger picard, performs a jump in an agility obstacle Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Tarrytown, N.Y., at the Lyndhurst Estate where the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held outdoors, (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

June 10, 2021, 3:19pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — There will be plenty of tradition, pup and circumstance at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this weekend. Read story

An annular solar eclipse rises over the skyline of Toronto on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Sunrise special: Solar eclipse thrills world’s northern tier

An annular solar eclipse rises over the skyline of Toronto on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

June 10, 2021, 9:54am Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The top of the world got a sunrise special Thursday — a “ring of fire” solar eclipse. Read story

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker with his children during the arrivals at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2017.

Travis Barker of Blink-182 quit painkillers after 2008 plane crash

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker with his children during the arrivals at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2017.

June 10, 2021, 6:58am Entertainment

Travis Barker spent three months in a Georgia hospital after a 2008 plane crash that left him with third-degree burns on 65 percent of his body. One of the first decisions he made after leaving the hospital — where he endured 26 surgeries and multiple skin grafts — was to… Read story

Former Husker Du and Sugar frontman Bob Mould performs in the Tolhuistuin venue in November 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Newly issued Jacks tracks feature all-stars of power pop

Former Husker Du and Sugar frontman Bob Mould performs in the Tolhuistuin venue in November 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

June 10, 2021, 6:05am Entertainment

Mitch Griffin had a nice surprise for the small New York record label that tracked him down in Minneapolis, asking about a 1980 single by his old power-pop band the Jacks. Read story

Hazel Dell resident Jenna Van Valen took photos of this humpback whale when she was on vacation in January. She uploaded the pictures to a citizen-science database at happywhale.com, which recently contacted her to let her know that she found a whale that hadn't yet been identified and if she donated $1,000, she could name it.

Hazel Dell photographer spots whale, gets to name it for herself

Hazel Dell resident Jenna Van Valen took photos of this humpback whale when she was on vacation in January. She uploaded the pictures to a citizen-science database at happywhale.com, which recently contacted her to let her know that she found a whale that hadn't yet been identified and if she donated $1,000, she could name it.

June 10, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean swims a humpback whale named for a Hazel Dell woman. Read story

CMT Music Awards to honor Linda Martell

June 10, 2021, 6:04am Entertainment

NEW YORK — Linda Martell, one of the pioneers for Black acts in country music and the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards. Read story

WOODLAND: A frog jumps for glory during the annual Frog Jump competition during the 2013 Planters Days celebration in Woodland.

Pandemic keeps Planters Days virtual again

WOODLAND: A frog jumps for glory during the annual Frog Jump competition during the 2013 Planters Days celebration in Woodland.

June 10, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

WOODLAND — Judges may not be able to measure how far a frog jumps online, but they still can award the cutest. Read story

Blackberry Smoke perform at The Tabernacle in 2017 in Atlanta.

Blackberry Smoke has Georgia on its mind

Blackberry Smoke perform at The Tabernacle in 2017 in Atlanta.

June 10, 2021, 6:04am Entertainment

ATLANTA — Over a swampy, stinging guitar line, Charlie Starr belts the first line of “You Hear Georgia,” the title track of Blackberry Smoke’s seventh studio album: Read story

Sinead O'Connor on the "Che Tempo Che Fa" Italian TV show, in Milan, Italy, in 2014. The singer-songwriter is retiring.

Singer Sinead O’Connor plans to retire

Sinead O'Connor on the "Che Tempo Che Fa" Italian TV show, in Milan, Italy, in 2014. The singer-songwriter is retiring.

June 10, 2021, 6:03am Entertainment

Sinead O’Connor, the iconoclastic singer-songwriter also known as Shuhada Sadaqat and Mother Bernadette Maria, is retiring from touring and recording. Read story