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Taylor Swift takes fans home for pizza party

08/19/2014 05:49 PM EDT
Singer surprises fans who attended livestream event for new album “1989,” which drops on Oct. 27. 
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Katie Couric won't return to 'Today' after all
08/19/2014 12:59 PM EDT - NBC wanted Couric to replace Savannah Guthrie for a day, but former co-host wanted to stay up to two weeks. Full Story

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Shakespeare and Company educational programs conclude with production

08/17/2014 01:43 PM EDT
LENOX -- To properly learn Shakespeare, you must learn to be human. You have to learn to cry, learn to laugh, learn to scream and learn to speak without abandon, for yourself and in front of others. 
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Evening for lovers at Tanglewood
08/16/2014 12:11 AM EDT - LENOX -- In myth, Theseus was the warrior-hero who returned from obscurity to found Athens. Full Story

Williamstown: Actor Stephen Collins to perform at Alzheimer’s benefit
08/14/2014 02:12 PM EDT - "Wine, Chocolate and Socrates," an evening to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, will take place Thursday, Aug. Full Story

Photographing North Bennington
08/13/2014 10:14 PM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON -- On August 16th, Sophie and Jay Paris will return to North Bennington to photograph a day in the life of the village. Then, on Sunday, August 17 at 4 p.m., the Vermont Arts Exchange will host a reception featuring thirty black and white prints from the previous day’s shoot. This year’s event marks the third time that the father/daughter photography team has Full Story

Open Mic Nights at UU Fellowship, Aug. 14 and 28
08/13/2014 10:14 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- After a successful start to open mic programs at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, two more have been set for August 14 and 28. Open mic features local musicians from 6 to 9 p.m. at the UU Meetinghouse, 108 School St., Bennington. Donations are accepted and refreshments are for sale. Full Story

Jimmy Buffett Tribute coming to Killington
08/13/2014 10:14 PM EDT - KILLINGTON -- Changes in Latitudes will perform a free concert at Killington Resort’s K-1 base area on Saturday, August 16 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. The concert is part of the Town of Killington’s Cooler in the Mountains summer series, presented by Long Trail Brewing Company. Changes in Latitudes is the country’s premiere tribute show to the Mayor of Margaritaville, Jimmy Full Story

Mountain dulcimer showcase in Dover
08/13/2014 10:14 PM EDT - DOVER -- MHCA, formerly Memorial Hall Center for the Arts, proudly announces the first live performance in its new home in Dover. On Saturday, August 16 at 7:30 pm, MHCA and Folk Craft Music will present "August Dulcimer Daze" with Lois Hornbostel, Ehukai Teves, Nina Zanetti, and Bill Collins in a concert featuring the traditional folk instrument. Full Story

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Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. Full Story
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Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year. Full Story
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Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone

Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.