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50 Years Ago Today: Grateful Dead Play Their First Gig

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:24
The Grateful Dead played their first show at Magoo's Pizza in Menlo Park, California on May 5, 1965 under the name The Warlocks.






What Long Strange Trip It's Been

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:24
The Grateful Dead played their first show at Magoo's Pizza in Menlo Park, California on May 5, 1965 under the name The Warlocks.






Chris Brown's Birthday Present: No Charges

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:08
No charges will be filed against singer Chris Brown after he was investigated in an alleged fight during a basketball game in Las Vegas, police said.






Rapping Granny From 'The Wedding Singer' Dies at 101

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 06:39
Actress Ellen Albertini Dow, best known for her memorable version of "Rapper's Delight" in "The Wedding Singer,'' died at 101 years old on Monday.






Not Going to Zion: Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Concert

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 02:57
Lauryn Hill said she has cancelled an upcoming performance in Israel because she wasn't able to organize a parallel concert in Ramallah.






Stars Strut Their Stuff at Met Gala Red Carpet

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 01:17
Rihanna's train was so long it required three wranglers as she arrived the annual Met Costume Institute benefit gala.






Obama Talks Baltimore and Retirement on Letterman

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 21:56
On "Late Show," President Obama talked about unrest in Baltimore and joked about retirement, while thanking David Letterman before his retirement.






'Django Unchained' Actress to Apologize to LAPD

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:11
"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts will apologize to three Los Angeles police officers who she suggested racially profiled her last year.






#GOTscience: Disease Plays a Role on 'Game of Thrones'

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:56
The latest episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" delves into the effects of a disease known as greyscale, which has some fearsome real-life analogs.

NASA Confirms Talks to Fly Big Bird on Doomed Shuttle

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:25
NASA has confirmed reports that space officials discussed putting Big Bird on the space shuttle Challenger before its loss in 1986.

Chris Brown Wanted in Alleged Vegas Hoops Scuffle

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:19
R&B crooner Chris Brown was summoned Monday by Las Vegas police after an alleged fight during a pickup basketball game.






Nothing to See Here: Cute Koala Casually Sneaks Into Hospital

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:14
Security cameras at Western District Health Service in Hamilton, Australia, captured footage of a koala bear moseying his way right on into the building's waiting room, and exploring his way through the hospital's halls.






22 DIYs to Liven Up Your Home This Spring

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:10
Spring has finally sprung! And with the change in season, let's give your home decor a change, too. Here are 22 DIYs to help bring the fun of the season indoors.






Vivienne Tam: Why Western Fashion Is Looking East

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:30
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Spring 2015 Exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass , has the fashion world looking to the East.






Star Wars Day: Astronauts, Chewbacca and Fans Celebrate

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:51
Yes, celebrate Star Wars Day, you must.






What If 'Star Wars' Sounded Completely Different?

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 07:53
When "Star Wars" was released in 1977, John Williams' now-iconic score was a departure from the more synthesized sounds of other sci-fi films. So, what if Geroge Lucas had gone with more contemporary music?






Britain's Royal Baby Named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 06:00
Britain's new royal baby will have the full title of Her Royal Highness Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.






Melissa Rivers Reflects on Mom Joan's Final Hours

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:06
Melissa Rivers sat down in an exclusive TODAY interview, her first on television since the death of her inimitable mother, comedian Joan Rivers.






Julie Mehretu Makes Art the Size of Tennis Courts

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:22
Julie Mehretu embodies multiple identities. She's Ethiopian-American. She's half black. She's married to a woman. She's a mother. And she's a renowned artist.

Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on Star Trek,' Dies

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 17:49
Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand on the original series of "Star Trek," spent the last 35 years of her life helping recovering addicts.






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