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The saxophone quartet PRISM will perform at the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s final show of the season on May 16 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. Band members include Timothy McAllister, Zachary Shemon, Matthew Levy and Taimur Sullivan. CONTRIBUTED

Symphony gears up for season ‘Finale!’

Beethoven and saxophones on the same program? The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is going for a raucous approach to its fourth and final MasterWorks program of the 2014-15 season.“Finale!” will find the Symphony performing Beethoven and Rossini, and special guest musicians PRISM bringing its saxophone sound to a William Bolcom concerto.The ...

‘The Price is Right’ criticized for offering woman in wheelchair a treadmill

Part of the fun and excitement of “The Price is Right” is unveiling what prizes a contestant has the chance to win. Today, many viewers called out the game show on social media, saying producers were insensitive for offering a woman in a wheelchair the chance to win a treadmill. ...

Ellen Albertini Down was an actress who was made famous by her 'rapping granny' performance in the 1998 movie, 'The Wedding Singer.'

'Rapping granny' Ellen Albertini Dow dead at 101

The actress made famous by her hysterical performance of Rappers Delight in the 1998 movie 'The Wedding Singer,' Ellen Albertini Dow, has died. She was 101. Dow was born in Pennsylvania in 1913. She moved to New York to become an actress, and performed with the famous mime Marcel Marceau ...

Ryan Gosling pays tribute to cereal meme creator

A viral Internet star who found fame by posting video of himself trying to "feed Ryan Gosling" cereal, has lost his battle with cancer.  And the star who helped make Ryan McHenry famous, or at least his video clips famous, has gone on his own Twitter page to pay tribute ...

Big Bird appears on stage during a keynote address at the 2013 International Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/Getty Images)

Report: Big Bird almost flew on the doomed Challenger shuttle

NASA confirmed that officials wanted to get Big Bird on the doomed space shuttle Challenger, according to NBC News. Caroll Spinney, the actor who dons Big Bird's 8'2" suit, says he was never on the passenger list. But he still came close. "I once got a letter from NASA, asking ...

Rihanna arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on May 4, 2015, in New York. 

9 hilarious memes inspired by Rihanna's #MetGala gown

Just about everyone had an opinion about the yellow gown that Rihanna wore to Monday's Met Gala. >> PHOTOS: 2015 Met Gala red carpet >> RELATED: Is it racist? Sarah Jessica Parker sports red headdress at #MetGala Click here or scroll down to see nine things people thought the dress resembled. >> ...

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the "China: Through the Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015, in New York City. 

Is it racist? Sarah Jessica Parker sports red headdress at #MetGala

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker's ensemble at Monday night's Met Gala caused a stir on social media, with some critics calling her red headdress racist. The event celebrated the current Metropolitan Museum exhibit, "China: Through the Looking Glass." >> PHOTOS: 2015 Met Gala red carpet >> RELATED: 9 hilarious memes inspired by Rihanna's #MetGala ...

WATCH: President Obama talks retirement plans with David Letterman

We all know David Letterman is retiring from his gig as host of the "Late Show" in just a few weeks. And, of course, he's been busy making plans for his post-late night life. Turns out, President Barack Obama is doing the same thing in preparation for his departure from ...

Samantha Romero with Mexica Ballet Folclorico performs during Cinco De Mayo festivities on May 5, 2011, at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Quiz: How much do you know about Cinco de Mayo?

How much do you know about Cinco de Mayo? Test your knowledge of the holiday with these five questions. Don't forget to tell us how you did in the comments below! >> Special section: Cinco de Mayo >> Read more trending stories <center><iframe src="http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/_projects_and_planning_group/iFrame/quizzes/quiz.html?cincoquiz" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></center>

Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black recreate Extreme's "More Than Words" video.

Jack Black, Jimmy Fallon go extreme with 'More Than Words' remake

Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon are at it again.  The duo paired up to bring back a 90's hit by Extreme. They did a nearly shot-by-shot remake of "More Than Words" video.  Take a look at the video Fallon posted to The Tonight Show's YouTube page. <iframe width="420" height="236" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1ISYT6EeUM0" ...

Seth Gilliam plays Father Gabriel in 'The Walking Dead.'&nbsp;

'Walking Dead' star arrested for DUI, driving 107 mph

Seth Gilliam, who plays the tortured soul Father Gabriel on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” was arrested Sunday for DUI, pot possession, reckless driving and speeding. Gilliam was pulled over in Peachtree City, Ga., going 107 miles per hour in a 55 zone, according to police. He was placed under arrest ...

Ollie’s Place general manager Gus Stathes installs on of the 61 tap handles in the ambitious beer-and-whiskey bar, restaurant and retailer by Belmont Party Supply’s owner Mike Schwartz that is poised to open in Washington Twp. possibly this month. This latest entry into the craft beer-bar market will employ about 50 people when it opens in May.

Ollie’s Place poised to open with 60 craft beer taps

The owner of Belmont Party Supply is putting the finishing touches on Ollie’s Place, a craft-beer tap room, whiskey bar, restaurant, and retail beer-and-wine carryout at 518 Miamisburg-Centerville Road. The 8,000-square-foot bar-restaurant is scheduled to open in about four weeks. It will seat 140 inside and another 36 on a ...

Rose Music Center announces two more shows

The Rose Music Center at The Heights announced this morning two more shows for the 2015 concert season.Casting Crowns, with special guest Dan Bremnes, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11.Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.Rosemusiccenter.com, the Rose Music Center box office ...

The newborn baby princess, born to parents Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, is carried in a car seat by her father from The Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, in London, Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to their second child, a baby girl on Saturday morning. Royal officials announced Monday that she was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP)

5 things to know about Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana's name

A new little princess has finally received her name and it's one with a lot of world and family history behind it. Princess Charlotte will now be officially known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, royal officials announced Monday. Her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Here are ...

#Maythefourth be with you, the Star Wars fans

Monday, May 4 is the day to celebrate all things Star Wars. With the next move less than a year away, the Internet is packed with Star Wars posts, memes and gifs all to celebrate #MayTheFourth, the unofficial holiday for Star Wars fans. <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/maythefourth-be-with-you-the-star-wars-fans/embed?header=false&border=false" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script ...

World’s biggest Lego Millennium Falcon built with 250,000 pieces

Father and son Lego Master duo Dan and Chris Steininger decided to celebrate “May the 4th Be With You” in a big way: by constructing the world’s largest Lego Milennium Falcon in a weekend. The master builders built that famed Star Wars ship as well as two TIE fighters on ...

WATCH: 5-year-old perfectly recreates Bruce Lee moves

Anything you thought you were really good at doesn't even compare to this tiny Kung Fu master. >> Mobile users: Click here to watch the video YouTube user Bruce Ryu uploaded a video of 5-year-old Ryuji Imai of Japan busting out some extraordinary martial arts moves. Wearing the same iconic yellow and black outfit, ...

It's splitsville for Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn; celebs, fans react

One of sports' biggest power couples is no more. Golfer Tiger Woods and Olympic skiing star Lindsey Vonn announced Sunday that they have broken up after three years of dating. >> PHOTOS: Celebrity splits and divorces 2015 Click here or scroll down to see how celebrities and fans reacted to the ...

Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85. Whitney died of natural causes May 1, 2015, in her home in the Central California town of Coarsegold, about 50 miles north of Fresno, her son Jonathan Dweck said.

'Star Trek' stars, fans pay tribute to Grace Lee Whitney, dead at 85

Grace Lee Whitney, who played Capt. Kirk's assistant on "Star Trek," died Friday at age 85, The Associated Press reports.  >> PHOTOS: Notable deaths in 2015 Click here to see how William Shatner, George Takei and other stars paid tribute to the actress on social media. >> Read more trending ...

Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z attend the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

#MayPac: Best celebrity tweets from the 'Fight of the Century'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night in what many were calling the "Fight of the Century," and even celebrities were weighing in on social media. >> RELATED: Burger King baffles at #MayPac fight >> RELATED: Denzel Washington's 'stache, sweatsuit cause stir at #MayPac fight >> ...

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