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Video game superstars from 2014 inlcuded a Guardian from Destiny, Talion from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Delsin Rowe from Infamous: Second Son.

Zadzooks’ Top 10 video games of 2014

- The Washington Times

Joseph Szadkowski picks his ten favorite games of the year. The best of the best for 2014 includes Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Infamous: Second Son, Super Smash Bros. and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Linda and Robin Williams, country music performers

Ring out 2014 with Hank Williams tribute

Robin Williams well remembers watching an elderly woman make her way to the front of a stage after he and his wife, Linda Williams, had performed.

Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane star in "Boyhood," a coming-of-age story and a triumph of accessible experimental cinema. (Associated Press)

Peter Suderman’s top 10 movies of 2014

This was a great year for pretty good films, but a less-than-stellar year for truly great ones. I enjoyed many nights at the movies, and the summer blockbuster crop in particular was better, on average, than it has been in years, with few true disasters and quite a few moderate successes, although this was not reflected at the box office.

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

- Associated Press

Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco - who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era - has died at the age of 91.

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AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes speaks to the media during a press conference at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. A massive sea search was underway for an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore through airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)

AirAsia's brash CEO now searches for right words

- Associated Press

Tony Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He's the brash personality and cheerleader-like figure who gives the discount carrier its soul.

Pro wrestling runs deep in 1 East Texas family

- Associated Press

Professional wrestling and Texas have a storied history with two families - the Funks from Amarillo and the Von Erichs from Dallas - being at the forefront of the squared-circle. The Funks are still training wrestlers and promoting shows in the Panhandle, while tragedy notoriously befell the Von Erichs in the late '80s and early '90s, making it difficult for the family to continue on the wrestling tradition.

Madison musician's songs strike a chord

- Associated Press

If a conversation with Whitney Mann starts with who she has opened for, the Madison singer-songwriter is fine with that.

Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins, 'Interview' has strong VOD sales

- Associated Press

Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

Artist reaches out to students

- Associated Press

When a group of eighth grade art students at Livingston County Middle School posed for a photo with drawings they created in the style of a Californian artist, they didn't know he would share their work for thousands of people to see.

McAllen holiday parade costs far exceed budget

Associated Press

A holiday parade staged earlier this month by the city of McAllen and budgeted at $146,000 cost more than seven times that amount, according to receipts and invoices reviewed by a newspaper.

Nonprofit acquires endangered SW Indiana theater

Associated Press

A historic southwestern Indiana theater where humorist Red Skelton first performed has been acquired by a nonprofit group that hopes to attract arts-minded businesses as its next tenants.

Egypt: Biblical epic 'Exodus' banned over errors

- Associated Press

Egypt on Sunday said it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods & Kings" because the Hollywood blockbuster distorts Egypt's history and presents a "racist" image of Jews.