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Aldean’s learned hard lessons about music

December 5, 2019, 6:03am Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Jason Aldean learned the hard lessons about the music business when he first signed a record deal with Capitol Records that ended up never producing any music. Years later, he signed to Broken Bow, a Nashville-based indie label that has gone on to release all nine of Aldean’s records, six of which have been certified platinum or multiplatinum. Read story

Ballet star Misty Copeland gets to the pointe

December 5, 2019, 6:00am Entertainment

NEW YORK — No other ballet dancer has crossed over into mainstream popular culture quite like Misty Copeland. Read story

Dolly Parton still pulling heartstrings

December 5, 2019, 6:00am Entertainment

“The Dollyverse is this idea that you can see every story through her,” says Jad Abumrad, Radiolab co-host and creator of the new podcast “Dolly Parton’s America.” While investigating the 73-year-old country music legend, he explores murder-ballad history, banjo origins and his father’s childhood home in Lebanon. In this last pursuit, Abumrad becomes like every Parton fan. He develops a profoundly personal connection with her work. Read story

Eagerly awaited Cosmic Crisp apple begins arriving in Clark County grocery stores

December 5, 2019, 5:59am Food

A new breed of apple more than 20 years in the making is traversing the galaxy and making its way to a grocery store near you. Read story

Tonight, Saturday to give Southwest Washington good look at Christmas Ships Parade

December 5, 2019, 5:59am Entertainment

Tonight and Saturday night, we Washingtonians can enjoy free front-row seats as Portland’s annual Christmas Ships Parade gets underway. Read story

Spaghetti dish is one-pot meal

December 4, 2019, 6:05am Food

New Jersey food blogger Nikki Marie learned to cook in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen. She was taught about the importance of using locally sourced products and seasonal produce. And, she says, “there is a constant ingredient threaded through my life that is still very prominent on my family table: pasta.” Read story

The tastiest shortcut to green shakshuka

December 4, 2019, 6:05am Food

Normally, I can take or leave bell peppers. Even though their brilliant colors are irresistibly shiny, they still elicit no more than meh when eaten. But chef Lior Lev Sercarz showed me how to make bell peppers essential to a dish. Read story

Veggie tortilla pizza has ultra-thin crust

December 4, 2019, 6:05am Food

This vegetarian pizza has a flour tortilla for its base. It provides and ultra-thin crust, allowing the toppings to be featured. Read story

Making comfort food in a hurry? Try this Instant Pot shrimp and grits with bacon, cheese

December 4, 2019, 6:05am Food

Shrimp and grits are a cozy meal that can feed a crowd, but it can take a while to cook each element, especially if you’re not accustomed to cooking (and stirring) grits that are cooking on a stove. Read story

How to tame that intimidating winter squash

December 4, 2019, 6:05am Food

Hard winter squash is a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be used as a side dish, in fillings for ravioli or lasagna, as a noodle alternative, in soups, salads, stuffed and so on. Read story