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  • The AP's top 10 movies of the year

    The AP's top 10 movies of the year

    Thursday, December 26 2013 5:48 PM EST2013-12-26 22:48:13 GMT
    In surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. From the dusty, dying towns of "Nebraska" to the rooftop Roman parties in "The Great Beauty" to the sleek future Los Angeles of "Her," 2013 has been a trip. But has it been a great year?
    In surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. From the dusty, dying towns of "Nebraska" to the rooftop Roman parties in "The Great Beauty" to the sleek future Los Angeles of "Her," 2013 has been a trip. But has it been a great year?
  • AP critics pick the year's best video games

    AP critics pick the year's best video games

    Thursday, December 26 2013 5:41 PM EST2013-12-26 22:41:33 GMT
    The top 10 video games of 2013, according to AP Entertainment Writers Lou Kesten and Derrik J. Lang.
    The top 10 video games of 2013, according to AP Entertainment Writers Lou Kesten and Derrik J. Lang.
  • AP music writers' top 10 albums of the year

    AP music writers' top 10 albums of the year

    Thursday, December 26 2013 5:05 PM EST2013-12-26 22:05:43 GMT
    Associated Press Music Writers Mesfin Fekadu and Chris Talbott pick their top 10 albums of the year.
    Associated Press Music Writers Mesfin Fekadu and Chris Talbott pick their top 10 albums of the year.
  • Why 2013 was our year of guilty pleasures

    Why 2013 was our year of guilty pleasures

    Thursday, December 26 2013 4:58 PM EST2013-12-26 21:58:50 GMT
    This year, Hollywood reminded us of one long Kanye West rant — somewhat intelligible yet completely nonsensical; intriguing but annoying; and something you wanted to ignore but just could not look away.
    This year, Hollywood reminded us of one long Kanye West rant — somewhat intelligible yet completely nonsensical; intriguing but annoying; and something you wanted to ignore but just could not look away.
  • Lawrence beats Cyrus, Netflix for top entertainer

    Lawrence beats Cyrus, Netflix for top entertainer

    Thursday, December 26 2013 4:18 PM EST2013-12-26 21:18:09 GMT
    The battle for AP entertainer of the year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk. Jennifer Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press' annual survey of its newspaper and broadcast members and subscribers for Entertainer of the Year.
    The battle for AP entertainer of the year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk. Jennifer Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press' annual survey of its newspaper and broadcast members and subscribers for Entertainer of the Year.
  • No contest: Miley was the 2013 pop-culture queen

    No contest: Miley was the 2013 pop-culture queen

    Thursday, December 26 2013 3:54 PM EST2013-12-26 20:54:56 GMT
    Call her this year's pop-culture prom queen. A year ago, Miley Cyrus was no stranger to us, of course. But who could have guessed how her star would rise — or rather, explode — in 2013, making this former preteen idol one of the most watched people on the planet?
    Call her this year's pop-culture prom queen. A year ago, Miley Cyrus was no stranger to us, of course. But who could have guessed how her star would rise — or rather, explode — in 2013, making this former preteen idol one of the most watched people on the planet?
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  • Quinn announces $60 million investment in WIU Center for Performing Arts

    Quinn announces $60 million investment in WIU Center for Performing Arts

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:31:39 GMT
    A concept decades in the making started to become reality on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn told a packed house inside the Western Illinois University student union that he was releasing $60 million in capital investment funds so the university can build a Center for Performing Arts.
    A concept decades in the making started to become reality on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn told a packed house inside the Western Illinois University student union that he was releasing $60 million in capital investment funds so the university can build a Center for Performing Arts.
  • Canton, Mo., artist makes statement with environmental artwork

    Canton, Mo., artist makes statement with environmental artwork

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:50:00 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- Canton artist Sandy Eccles is concerned that threats to the environment could have an impact on her grandchildren and future generations. So she's doing something about it.
    CANTON, Mo. -- Canton artist Sandy Eccles is concerned that threats to the environment could have an impact on her grandchildren and future generations. So she's doing something about it.
  • Quincy's prekindergarten program gets state funding for another year

    Quincy's prekindergarten program gets state funding for another year

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:09:25 GMT
    The Quincy School District’s prekindergarten program will remain intact for at least another year. Julie Schuckman, director of early childhood education, announced at Wednesday’s School Board meeting that the Illinois State Board of Education has tentatively approved funding the program at the same $575,000 level next school year.
    The Quincy School District’s prekindergarten program will remain intact for at least another year. Julie Schuckman, director of early childhood education, announced at Wednesday’s School Board meeting that the Illinois State Board of Education has tentatively approved funding the program at the same $575,000 level next school year.
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