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Faith No More back on tour with ‘Sol Invictus,’ first album release in 18 years

Formed in San Francisco in the mid-1980s, Faith No More created a mix of metal, rap and R&B that came to define ‘90s rock ‘n’ roll. After a flurry of lead singer changes, the band teamed up with powerhouse singer Mike Patton in 1989 for its breakthrough album, “The Real Thing,” which featured its top 10 worldwide hit song (and video) “Epic.”

Rufus Wainwright performs with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap on Friday. (Associated Press)

Rufus Wainwright looks forward to bringing music to ‘quite exotic’ D.C. area

- The Washington Times

Rufus Wainwright was born into rock ‘n’ roll royalty. As the son of Loudon Wainwright and folk singer Kate McGarrigle, Mr. Wainwright had the spirit of rock instilled in him from Day One. But a troubled youth — and his famous dad being mostly absent after his parents’ divorce — gave him the fuel for his own musical legacy.

‘The Book of Mormon’ satirical musical finally in Utah

- Associated Press

The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters.

DAVID R. SANDS: A Romantic chess opening gets a modern revival

- The Washington Times

It was the signature opening of chess’s 19th century Romantic Era, but has become a rare visitor to modern tournament chess. Paul Morphy used it for some of his greatest wins, Bobby Fischer claimed to have refuted it, and even today, some key lines remain a subject of intense theoretical dispute.

In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Brown, who was in hospice after months of receiving medical care, died on Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dies at age 22

- Associated Press

The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was.

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Arizona Cardinals training camp coach Dr. Jen Welter poses for photographers after being introduced, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the teams' training facility in Tempe, Ariz. Welter is believed to be the first female to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL and will be member of the Cardinals coaching staff throughout training camp and the preseason, working with inside linebackers. (AP Photo/Matt York)

'Dr. Jen' embraces breakthrough role with Arizona Cardinals

- Associated Press

Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can't wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the Arizona Cardinals open training camp this weekend.

In this image released by A24 Films, Jesse Eisenberg, left, and Jason Segel appear in a scene from the film, "The End of the Tour." (A24 Films via AP)

Review: "Tour" a worthy look at artist as reluctant subject

- Associated Press

Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when the subject perhaps casually reveals some illuminating aspect of him- or herself around which the entire article can be built. Those moments come thick and fast in "The End of the Tour," James Ponsoldt's exquisitely elegiac film about David Foster Wallace, examined over the course of a five-day interview with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, 12 years before the influential writer's suicide in 2008 at age 46.

Assembly speaker joins San Diego officials in stadium talks

- Associated Press

California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins joined San Diego politicians at a meeting with NFL officials on Tuesday, offering advice on completing a thorough environmental impact report for a possible new stadium for the Chargers.

'The Martian' to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival

- Associated Press

The blockbuster summer movie season is still going strong, but the Toronto International Film Festival provided a peek Tuesday at some of the movies and performances that could help set the tone for the upcoming awards season.

In this Monday, July 27, 2015 photo, a sculpture titled "Athlete, The Croatian Apoxyomenos, Greek, 1st century BC," is seen at the J. Paul Getty Museum in the "Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of Hellenistic World" exhibit in Los Angeles. The exhibit brings together more than 50 bronzes from the Hellenistic period that extended from about 323 to 31 B.C. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Dozens of brilliant bronze works on display at Getty Museum

- Associated Press

It's almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program - and decided to stay there for thousands of years.

Packers president: Naming rights off limits for Lambeau

- Associated Press

The tradition-rich Packers are embracing trendy throwback looks for their alternate, third jerseys. They're nearly finished upgrading the wireless connectivity at Lambeau Field to help fans text and tweet about every touchdown pass from MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The Latest: Handler admits to a fascination with Dolezal

- Associated Press

Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local):

In a July 24, 2015 photo, Director Dylan Lawrence center, playing Lord Farquaad in "Shrek: The Musical" performs on the opening night in Lincoln, Neb. Dylan, 13, along with a group of neighborhood kids referred to as the Backyard Theater Company, came together to produce, choreograph, design, direct, and perform the play for family and friends for the second year in a row.  (Jenna Vonhofe/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

13-year-old theater impresario pulls off backyard production

Associated Press

Theater impresario Dylan Lawrence pulled off his first production at a new theater this weekend, directing, performing in and helping build sets for a 21-member cast production of "Shrek: The Musical." Dylan is also 13.

Nielsen's top programs for July 20-26

- Associated Press

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 20-26. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Educators forming new area-wide children's choir

- Associated Press

July 28--NEWBURYPORT -- After making a name for themselves as the drama and choir queens at Newburyport's Molin Upper Elementary School, Gina McKeown and Allison Balentine are taking on the challenge of starting their own community choir for students in grades 4 to 8.

William "Bill" Kelso, Director of Research and Interpretation for the Preservation Virginia Jamestown Rediscovery, stands next to the church where the four sets of human where found in Jamestown, Va. A team of scientists and historians announced Tuesday, July 28, 2015, that Jamestown archaeologists have identified four sets of human remains buried in the chancel of the historic settlement's first church, including Jamestown's first Anglican minister and Capt. Gabriel Archer. (Joe Fudge/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

- Associated Press

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.