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Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies at 75

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act's famed white tigers, has died. He was 75. Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to a statement released by publicist Dave Kirvin. "Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend," Siegfried Fischbacher…

2020 RAMI Awards canceled, virtual awards show Friday, May 8

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The 2020 RAMI Awards will be canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The uncertainty surrounding when social distancing requirements will no longer remain in place has made scheduling a new date impractical," the RAMI Awards Committee said in a news release. Instead of the live event, the committee will produce a virtual awards show at 7 p.m., Friday, May 8. "Once launched, the YouTube video will be available to all for however long these things…

Harlem High School grad appears on ‘Naked and Afraid’

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Harlem High School graduate will appear in an episode of the Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid" that airs this Sunday, April 12. Jessica Cornellier filmed the episode in the Philippines last April. The reality show features contestants who are tasked with surviving naked in the wilderness for three weeks. "I’ve had a tremendous amount of love and support from my friends, family and social media!" the 2006 Harlem graduate said in an email. Cornellier is…

Film star Kirk Douglas dies at 103

By Hillel Italie AP National Writer Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103. "To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to…