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    With a hit album, smash singles, feature film and sold-out tour, "Purple Rain" made 1984 a breakout year for Prince.

    Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.

    Washington County Fair gets big addition: monster trucks

    Organizers are calling this year's Washington County Fair "bigger and better than ever." That may be true, if you consider the latest (and sizable) addition to the entertainment lineup: monster trucks.

    Review: Rhythmic Circus taking tap dance to another level

    Mention the term, "tap dancing," and you probably think of vintage film musicals of the 1930s and '40s, with folks like Fred Astaire, Ann Miller and the team of Shirley Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson tapping America's troubles away. Even when used in recent Broadway musicals, tap numbers usually bear a retro patina, as if the steps and structures from its tradition are like some kind of sacred text that mustn't be altered.