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Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings

Nov. 25, 2021 13:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons once again wafted through miles of Manhattan, wrangled by costumed handlers. High school and college marching bands from around the country were back, and so were the crowds at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. After being crimped by the...

Performers gear up for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in Chicago, Broadway star Brittney Mack faithfully watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV after fulfilling her own parade duties. Now she's getting ready to bundle up, hit the streets of Manhattan and be part of the big one for the first time. ...

Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11

Nov. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday. Batiste earned an album of the year nod for “We Are” along with record of...

Grammy nominees in top categories for 64th annual show

Nov. 23, 2021 13:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of nominees in the top categories at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “We Are,” Jon Batiste; “Love For Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; “Justice (Triple Chucks...

Jon Batiste leads all Grammy Award nominees with 11; Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, H.E.R. each receive 8 apiece

Nov. 23, 2021 12:56 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Batiste leads all Grammy Award nominees with 11; Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, H.E.R. each receive 8 apiece.

Today in History

Nov. 11, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2021. There are 50 days left in the year. Today is Veterans Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 11, 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off...

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to pre-pandemic shape

Nov. 01, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to its pre-pandemic form this year, with its route restored through Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons once again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed back to cheer them on. This year's parade —...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13

Nov. 01, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13: Nov. 7: Actor Barry Newman is 83. Actor Dakin Matthews (“Gilmore Girls,” “King of Queens”) is 81. Singer Johnny Rivers is 79. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 78. Actor Christopher Knight (“The Brady Bunch”) is...