Katie Couric talks colon cancer, breast cancer and becoming a grandmother

At this point, when you think of Katie Couric, you probably also think of cancer.

At this point, when we think about Katie Couricyou probably also think about cancer. Between her late husband Jay Monahan dies of colon cancer at 42 years old at Couric diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in 2022, after missing her mammogram, the 67-year-old TV news presenter knows these diseases only too well. But if … Read more

Max Hardy, Detroit leader and community advocate, dies at 40

Jeds Detroit chef and owner Max Hardy sits in the lobby of his takeout business in Detroit on February 22, 2021.

Chef Maxcel Hardy, a Detroit restaurateur known for his community advocacy and anti-hunger efforts, has died, publicist David Rudolph announced Tuesday morning. Hardy, 40, owned COOP Caribbean Fusion within the Detroit Shipping Company, Jed's Detroit, a pizza and wings franchise on Seven Mile Road in Detroit, and the now-closed River Bistro, northwest of Detroit. Last … Read more

Canadian Olympic skater being investigated for alleged sexual assault

Canadian Nikolaj Sørensen and his partner Laurence Fournier Beaudry finished fifth in early December at the 2023 Grand Prix Final in Beijing.

Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse that may be offensive to some readers or painful to survivors of sexual assault. Canadian Olympic figure skater Nikolaj Sørensen, one of the top-ranked ice dancers in the world, is under investigation by the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner of Canada for the alleged sexual … Read more

Entertainment newsletter for Wilmington, NC, with arts and food news

The Wilmington Big Band plays a swing dance Jan. 6 at the Community Arts Center.

A new year means new possibilities, and Wilmington's art scene is certainly refreshing in 2024. Shane Fernando just signed on as the new director of Thalian Hall, Zach Pluer was recently named director of CFCC's Wilson Center, longtime local theater company Opera House has a new director in Ray Kennedy, and 2024 will be the … Read more

Silk Exotic on Milwaukee’s northwest side has closed after 20 years

Gentlemen's club Silk Exotic, 11400 W. Silver Spring Road, will close after 20 years.

Silk Exotic has closed its northwest Milwaukee club after 20 years there. The adult entertainment club, memorable for its castle-like building at 11400 W. Silver Spring Road, announced its closure on social media. Scott Krahn, who is listed as an agent on the location's liquor license, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, … Read more

Rays SS appears for questioning in D.R.

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco was placed on administrative leave in August.

After the authorities last week failed to locate him in two different family residences In the Dominican Republic, Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco appeared Monday with two attorneys to answer questions about an alleged inappropriate relationship with a minor. Franco met with officials from the Department of Gender-Based Violence in Puerto Plata, according to … Read more