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ADVANCED FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 Tom Kaufmann plays one of his "lithophone" musical instrument in his workshop in Traverse City, Mich. (AP Photo/Traverse City Record-Eagle, Pete Rodman)

Traverse City man makes musical art his business

- Associated Press

Tom Kaufmann stands in the kitchen of his work-in-progress home and deftly twists a sculpture from the coil of aluminum wire looped around his arm.

Nikki Reed poses for a portrait to promote the "Catdance Film Festival" at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Nikki Reed coy about love for Somerhalder, but not animals

Associated Press

Nikki Reed was coy when asked about her rumored engagement to actor Ian Somerhalder, saying only, "Life is really great right now and I'm so excited for the future." But she was effusive about her love for animals.

File-This June 9, 2006,  file photo shows former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, left and Joe Franklin attending the Friars Club celebrity roast of legendary comedian Jerry Lewis in New York City. Franklin died Saturday Jan. 24, 2015 of cancer, which he had had for a few years, longtime producer and friend Steven Garrin said. He was 88.  (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

- Associated Press

Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.

'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy

Associated Press

"Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains

- Associated Press

Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was laid to rest.

Alana Hux, a Hastings College sophomore from Lincoln, Neb. works on her Cowardly Lion finger puppet during the J-Term class "P is for Puppet" Jan. 14, 2015 at Scott Studio Theatre in Hastings, Neb. (AP Photo/The Hastings Tribune,  Laura Beahm)

Hastings College students try hand at puppets during J-Term

- Associated Press

Walking into a classroom in the bowels of the Scott Studio Theatre, one finds tables covered with felt, googly eyes, bottles of glue, markers and glue guns and surrounded by students hard at work.

Elizabeth City man recounts role in hacking investigation

- Associated Press

In 1983, 17-year old Neal Patrick sat before a senate science subcommittee to talk about computer safety. Patrick had been one of a number of teens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who had hacked into dozens of high-profile computers that summer.

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, JAN. 24 AND THEREAFTER  In this Jan. 15, 2015 photo, Ellie Walz, 24, digs for vinyl at the new Anchorage record store Obsession Records in Anchorage, Alaska. Obsession Records opened their doors at the beginning of December, relying completely on word of mouth and social media. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Tara Young)

Couple taps into passion for vinyl at new Anchorage store

- Associated Press

On a dark January evening, the Black Keys' album "Brother" spun on a turntable inside the newly established Obsession Records shop off Tudor Road in Anchorage. A steady flow of customers thumbed their way through the stacks, arranged in plywood bins against a backdrop of vibrant orange walls.