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American Authors to release new album “Seasons” on February 1

Island RecordsAmerican Authors, the band who brought you "Best Day of My Life," will return with their third album, Seasons, on February 1. The band recorded the new album in a studio in Tennessee surrounded by woods; the title was inspired by the...
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Celine Dion defends gender-neutral kids’ clothing line: “We’re just offering other choices”

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCCeline Dion made quite a splash with the launch of Célinununu, her gender-neutral clothing line for kids.  Some even called the clothing "satanic" because it's bucking stereotypes of what kinds of clo...
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Kelly Clarkson begs music fans not to fight over the Grammys: “Let’s lift each other up”

Carter SmithThe Best Pop Vocal Album category at this year's Grammys is stacked with talent: Albums by Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Pink and Ariana Grande are all nominated in that category.  All those artists al...
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Elton John releases video of rare TV performance of “Step into Christmas”; issues new digital holiday EP

Courtesy of DawBellA rare U.K. TV performance featuring Elton John and his famous backing band playing his classic 1973 holiday single "Step into Christmas" was rediscovered recently and premiered Friday on the pop-rock legend's official YouTube chan...
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Seal, Sting, Streisand, Maroon 5, Backstreet Boys all nominated for Grammys

Jan WeltersWhile young up-and-comers like Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha and Camila Cabello snagged Grammy nominations on Friday, a number of veteran artists got some Grammy love as well. Both Seal and Barbra Streisand are nominated in the category of Be...
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Sara Bareilles returning to Broadway’s “Waitress” on January 7

Josh LehrerHot on the heels of her Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Sara Bareilles has announced that she's heading back to Broadway. Sara will return to Waitress, the show for which she w...
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Joe Alwyn talks private relationship with Taylor Swift: “I know what I feel about it”

Christian Anwander/EsquireHe may be dating one of the biggest music stars on the planet, but Joe Alwyn is secure in his relationship with Taylor Swift. The British actor -- who appears in two critically-acclaimed films this fall, Boy Erased and The Fa...
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Chappy’s Residents Removed

A Hill City-based assisted living facility was shut down just after midnight when the Minnesota Department of Health shut down the facility for a 90-day suspension of the facility’s license.
According to Fox 9, the Minnesota Office of Inspector General Licensing Division suspended Chappy’s Golden Shores’ license to provide home and community-based services effective 12:01 a.m. Dec. 7.
A source said Thursday that residents were packing removed from the facility. 35 residents and 30 staff members are reportedly affected by the order.
In a letter to Chappy’s Golden Shores from the Office of the Inspector General, the action was taken because the Licensing Division, “received information alleging that multiple and repeated serious incidents affecting vulnerable persons occurred in your licensed program.”
The Minnesota Department of Health released the following statement:
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued an immediate 90-day suspension of the comprehensive home care license for Chappy’s Golden Shores, based on serious alleged violations of Minnesota home care laws found by a department investigation. The alleged violations are deemed to pose an imminent risk to the health and safety of the clients served by this home care provider.
MDH is working with county and state partners to ensure the safety and appropriate ongoing care of the clients impacted by this action. Additional information will be provided to clients and families in the days ahead. The department is also continuing its investigation into Chappy’s Golden Shores.
Clients and family members with questions can contact their case manager, county adult protection or the Minnesota Ombudsman for Long Term Care (800-657-3591). Any allegations of maltreatment should be directed to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (844-880-1574).
**With help from Fox 9

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61st annual Grammy Awards: The nominees

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty ImagesHere's the complete list of nominees in key categories for the 61st annual Grammy Awards.  Winners will be revealed on music's biggest night Sunday, February 10, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. ...
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Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken show off their on-stage chemistry in new Broadway Christmas show

Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/WireImageAmerican Idol alums Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are reuniting on stage this holiday season for a brand new Broadway show with a very long title: Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pagea...
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