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DiCaprio Foundation gives $3M to advocacy group

Updated: 02/20/2014 - International advocacy group Oceana says it has received a $3 million grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for its work to protect threatened ocean habitat and keystone marine species such as sharks.

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Venezuelan folk singer Simon Diaz dies at 85

Posted: 02/19/2014 - Venezuelan folk singer-songwriter Simon Diaz has died at age 85, prompting an outpouring of mourning in the country that considered the man known as "Uncle Simon" to be a national treasure.

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Owensboro bluegrass festival announces lineup

Posted: 02/19/2014 - Organizers have announced the lineup for an annual bluegrass music festival sponsored by the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro.

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Montgomery, Jones voted into Jazz Hall of Fame

Updated: 02/17/2014 - Singer Betty Carter, guitarist Wes Montgomery, drummer Elvin Jones and bandleader Fletcher Henderson have been voted into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.

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$200K bond for NYC man arrested amid Hoffman probe

Posted: 02/14/2014 - A lawyer for a musician arrested amid an investigation into Philip Seymour Hoffman's death says about 300 packets of heroin allegedly found in the musician's New York City apartment and studio would have been largely for his own consumption.

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The Hoff's daughter: Respect for plus-sized models

Posted: 02/14/2014 - Fashion weeks are not the friendliest events for larger women - or anyone else not tall, slim and perfectly put together. But Hayley Hasselhoff says there's no reason why plus-sized models shouldn't get the same recognition as stick-thin ones.

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New gender options for Facebook users

Posted: 02/13/2014 - Social media giant Facebook is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

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DreamWorks Animation launches publishing unit

Posted: 02/10/2014 - DreamWorks Animation says it is launching a digital and print publisher that will produce books based on its roster of characters from movies such as "Kung Fu Panda," ''Madagascar" and "Shrek."

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