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Legendary ‘Willy Wonka’ star Gene Wilder dies at 83

Comedic icon Gene Wilder, perhaps best known for his role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83. Wilder, who also starred in films such as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and The Producers, passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Wilder’s nephew, …

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2016 Olympics: U.S. swimmers released after being detained at airport in Rio

U.S. Olympic swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were detained at an airport in Rio after boarding their flight back to the United States. According to E! News and Patrick Sandusky, United States Olympic Committee spokesperson, Conger and Bentz were released by local authorities “with the understanding that they would continue their discussions about the incident on Thursday.” This story …

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AIA & 88.7 FM, The Pulse partner for High School Football

88.7 FM The Pulse, the student radio station heard Valley-wide at East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), will serve as the radio home for the AIA’s Friday night Game of the Week during the upcoming 2016 high school football season. Live broadcasts begin this Saturday, August 20th, with coverage of the Sollenberger Classic at Coconino High School in Flagstaff. At …

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Confirmed: Britney Spears sets release date for new album ‘Glory’

Britney Spears has officially announced the release date for her ninth studio album entitled Glory. Available for pre-order tonight at midnight, the album will be released on Apple Music on August 26. #Glory. My new album & the beginning of a new era. Available 8/26 on @AppleMusic. Pre-order tonight at midnight ET. pic.twitter.com/pkZZkC2QLR — Britney Spears (@britneyspears) August 3, 2016 …

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Landings Credit Union partners with EVIT to open Mesa Branch

Landings Credit Union and the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) have partnered to open a new branch on EVIT’s main campus located at 1601 West Main Street in Mesa. The new branch will not only incorporate Landings employees and all of the banking services that Landings offers, but will also be a teaching and training branch for both Landings …

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Instagram launches ‘Stories’ – Snapchat-like disappearing slideshows

Snapchat has Stories and now Instagram announced a similar feature of its own, called—wait for it—Stories. Basically a slideshow format designed for sharing multiple photos and videos, Stories appear on user profiles and, similar to ephemeral messaging services, automatically disappear 24 hours after being posted on the service. This cool new feature will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks …

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Katy Perry drops “Rise” exclusively on Apple Music ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics

Apple Music, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, now lets subscribers listen to Katy Perry’s first new single in two years, “Rise”. The song, which Perry wrote herself, is described by The Entertainment Weekly as “an uplifting track with a dash of electronic influence,” with the music video containing scenes from the NBC Olympics. NBC will play the song …

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