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  • Year End: 'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year by AP

    Year End: 'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year by AP

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-26 14:40:55 GMT
    If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won't come as much of a shock: It's "Frozen," and in 2014, we just couldn't let it go.Although the animated film opened late in 2013, the story of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven easily outpaced other vote-getters like "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch, TV guru Shonda Rimes, musicia...
    If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won't come as much of a shock: It's "Frozen," and in 2014, we just couldn't let it go.Although the animated film opened late in 2013, the story of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven easily outpaced other vote-getters like "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch, TV guru Shonda Rimes, musicia...
  • Year End: Top 10 films of 2014

    Year End: Top 10 films of 2014

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-26 14:40:49 GMT
    By JAKE COYLE and JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle:1. "Ida" — Where did this perfect little gem come from? Its director, Pawel Pawlikowski, wasn't previously a major name in international cinema. Yet at a time when most filmmakers can't keep their movies under two hours, Pawlikowksi plunges into Polish history and back again in less than 90 minutes. Yes, an austere, black-and-white Polish film doesn't sound like the most appetizi...
    By JAKE COYLE and JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle:1. "Ida" — Where did this perfect little gem come from? Its director, Pawel Pawlikowski, wasn't previously a major name in international cinema. Yet at a time when most filmmakers can't keep their movies under two hours, Pawlikowksi plunges into Polish history and back again in less than 90 minutes. Yes, an austere, black-and-white Polish film doesn't sound like the most appetizi...
  • Year End- Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: 2014 in pop culture

    Year End- Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: 2014 in pop culture

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-26 14:40:45 GMT
    By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press National Writer Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image.We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen." Suddenly a friend would pour a bucket of ice water over her head. Adele would immediately tweet the moment on her new iPhone 6, hashtag #icebucketchallenge, while Ellen would pop out and take a group selfie that would #BreaktheInternet.Now let's get more serious. It's ...
    By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press National Writer Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image.We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen." Suddenly a friend would pour a bucket of ice water over her head. Adele would immediately tweet the moment on her new iPhone 6, hashtag #icebucketchallenge, while Ellen would pop out and take a group selfie that would #BreaktheInternet.Now let's get more serious. It's ...
  • Year End: 2014 gave viewers great shows on-air and online

    Year End: 2014 gave viewers great shows on-air and online

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-26 14:40:32 GMT
    From the extraordinary Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring miniseries "The Honorable Woman" on SundanceTV to Syfy's goofy "Sharknado 2: The Second One," TV delivered in 2014 — streaming, on cable and over the air. Showtime's "Homeland" roared back from last year's muddle with a season of white-knuckle suspense. CBS' "The Good Wife" killed off a main character to give the show its latest burst of life. FX's "Sons of Anarchy" ended its s...
    From the extraordinary Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring miniseries "The Honorable Woman" on SundanceTV to Syfy's goofy "Sharknado 2: The Second One," TV delivered in 2014 — streaming, on cable and over the air. Showtime's "Homeland" roared back from last year's muddle with a season of white-knuckle suspense. CBS' "The Good Wife" killed off a main character to give the show its latest burst of life. FX's "Sons of Anarchy" ended its s...
  • Year End: Year's top song is Beyonce, Sia's 'Pretty Hurts'

    Year End: Year's top song is Beyonce, Sia's 'Pretty Hurts'

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-26 14:40:22 GMT
    Need a new playlist? Check out the Associated Press' top songs of 2014 list. Heard them before? Then play them again.1. "Pretty Hurts," Beyonce: Contemporary music's top singer and songwriter — Beyonce and Sia — join forces to create a song that is heavy, deeply felt, emotional — but most important, beautiful. "Pretty Hurts," with its winning accompanying music video, tackles the insecurities anyone and everyone feels, and Beyonce...
    Need a new playlist? Check out the Associated Press' top songs of 2014 list. Heard them before? Then play them again.1. "Pretty Hurts," Beyonce: Contemporary music's top singer and songwriter — Beyonce and Sia — join forces to create a song that is heavy, deeply felt, emotional — but most important, beautiful. "Pretty Hurts," with its winning accompanying music video, tackles the insecurities anyone and everyone feels, and Beyonce...
  • Year End: Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

    Year End: Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-26 14:40:39 GMT
    Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time.A dispute about e-book revenues between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group led to Amazon's removing buy buttons, cutting discounts and reducing orders for works ranging from J.K. Rowling's latest detective thriller to J.D. Salinger's "Nine Stories." The battle lasted for months. Hachette author Stephen Co...
    Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time.A dispute about e-book revenues between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group led to Amazon's removing buy buttons, cutting discounts and reducing orders for works ranging from J.K. Rowling's latest detective thriller to J.D. Salinger's "Nine Stories." The battle lasted for months. Hachette author Stephen Co...
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  • Horizons gets $100,000 gift toward property renovation

    Horizons gets $100,000 gift toward property renovation

    Thursday, September 3 2015 10:22 AM EDT2015-09-03 14:22:38 GMT
    Horizons Social Services has received a $100,000 gift toward the renovation of a property at 224 S. Eighth that will eventually house all its operations. Sarah Stephens, executive director of Horizons, said the gift was from a donor who does not want to be identified.
    Horizons Social Services has received a $100,000 gift toward the renovation of a property at 224 S. Eighth that will eventually house all its operations. Sarah Stephens, executive director of Horizons, said the gift was from a donor who does not want to be identified.
  • Klein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality Day

    Klein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality Day

    Monday, August 31 2015 11:22 AM EDT2015-08-31 15:22:57 GMT
    Mary Ann Klein knows that civic participation moves communities forward. Klein, president of the League of Women Voters of Adams County, joined the organization more than two decades ago to help further the work it was doing in the area. That spirit led Klein to be named the 2015 recipient of the Evelyn Sacadat Award for Community Leadership, an honor the League has bestowed on three others.
    Mary Ann Klein knows that civic participation moves communities forward. Klein, president of the League of Women Voters of Adams County, joined the organization more than two decades ago to help further the work it was doing in the area. That spirit led Klein to be named the 2015 recipient of the Evelyn Sacadat Award for Community Leadership, an honor the League has bestowed on three others.
  • QHS higher, QND lower, state stays same on ACT scores

    QHS higher, QND lower, state stays same on ACT scores

    Friday, August 28 2015 9:44 PM EDT2015-08-29 01:44:24 GMT
    Quincy High School students performed slightly better, Quincy Notre Dame students performed slightly worse and students across Illinois who graduated in 2015 had the same score on the American College Test as the 2014 graduating class. The statewide composite score of 20.7 fell just shy of the national average of 21. The test is graded on a 36-point scale.
    Quincy High School students performed slightly better, Quincy Notre Dame students performed slightly worse and students across Illinois who graduated in 2015 had the same score on the American College Test as the 2014 graduating class. The statewide composite score of 20.7 fell just shy of the national average of 21. The test is graded on a 36-point scale.
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