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SANDS: In a digital age, chess writers still go by the book

- The Washington Times

There are software programs that can beat the strongest grandmaster in history. Videos of top grandmasters explaining the secrets of their favorite openings are big sellers. The lowliest club player can purchase databases with millions of searchable games dating back to when Ruy Lopez was still in the seminary.

Grammy winner John McEuen (above) will be joined by ex-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members Les Thompson and John Cable for Thursday's show at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia. Lori McKenna (below) is appearing on Thursday at the Birchmere in Alexandria. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

Country Times: Experience Nashville in D.C.

You just have to put a bit more effort into seeking out shows here than you do in Music City. You might not realize that you can create own Americana Music Festival wherever you are.

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NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV

- Associated Press

The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games.

'Orange is the New Black' author talks Season 3

- Associated Press

The woman whose best-selling prison memoir has been adapted into the "Orange is the New Black" Netflix series is sharing her insight into the upcoming Season 3, saying it "holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns."

FILE - In this June 4, 2014 file photo, members of Lady Antebellum, from left, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley arrive at the CMT Awards in Nashville,Tenn. The bands latest release, "747," was released this week. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Family gives Lady Antebellum new outlook

- Associated Press

Before singer Charles Kelley and his Lady Antebellum bandmates started writing songs for their new album, Kelley's wife advised him to take a few chances rather than stick to the minimal, mellow sound that dominated the trio's last two albums.

This undated photo released by the Presidential Commission on Good Government shows a painting by Michelangelo Buenarroti titled "Madonna and Child," which is allegedly part of the rare art collections of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Andres Bautista, head of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, said Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 the Philippine government has seized at least 15 paintings from the home of the Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks included in his alleged ill-gotten wealth. The paintings reportedly include ones by Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin and Michelangelo. (AP Photo/Presidential Commission on Good Government)

Philippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family

- Associated Press

The Philippine government seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as it tries to recover 156 artworks - including ones by Van Gogh, Monet and Michelangelo - accumulated from his alleged ill-gotten wealth, an official said Wednesday.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation building is pictured before the presentation of Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The foundation, designed by American architect Frank Gehry, will open its doors to the public on Oct. 27 , 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

At celeb-filled Louis Vuitton, venue is real star

- Associated Press

Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with a sea of photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of attendees Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams.

**FILE** This photo made with a fisheye lens on Nov. 2, 2011, shows a DirecTv satellite dish on a post in the front yard of a home in Harmony, Pa.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

DirecTV, NFL extend 'Sunday Ticket' deal for $20 billion

- Associated Press

Commissioner Roger Goodell says in a release that DirecTV and the "NFL Sunday Ticket" package "have served our fans well for 20 years and continue to complement our broadcast television packages."

Tim Gunn sizes up first lady fashions do's, don'ts

- Associated Press

Michelle Obama went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope and got an approving nod, but not all first ladies fared as well - Hillary Rodham Clinton among them.

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Utah's Attorney General Sean Reyes waves during a rally at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Sandy, Utah. Reyes and Democrat Charles Stormont will meet in Provo on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, for their first debate in November's special election for Utah attorney general. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah attorney general candidates hold 1st debate

- Associated Press

The decision by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to defend the state's polygamy and gay marriage bans is a waste of money, according to Democrat Charles Stormont.

Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

- Associated Press

Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.