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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Yo! Rocky’s house is for sale 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Want to live like Rocky Balboa? The Italian Stallion’s house is on the market.

The home in South Philadelphia was featured in the 1979 movie “Rocky II.” In the sequel to the Oscar-winning smash, the fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone buys the house after he loses a bout to Apollo Creed but gains fame.

The 1,036-square-foot row house has three bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Asking price: $139,000.

Warhol private exhibition to open

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A traveling collection of Andy Warhol’s works goes on sale Saturday in Minneapolis.

The “Andy Warhol in Minneapolis” exhibition runs through March 23 at Aria in the downtown warehouse district. It’s the first U.S.-based private sales exhibition for “Andy Warhol at Christie’s.” The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is selling its collection of the late pop artist’s works through the auction house to raise money for its endowment.

More than 50 paintings, photographs, prints and works on paper will be available to the public during the weeklong selling exhibition.

Highlights include self-portraits of Warhol and a screenprint of Marilyn Monroe.

X Factor musical to hit London stage 

LONDON (AP) — Simon Cowell is bringing “The X Factor” — or a version of it — from television screens to the London stage in early 2014.

The acerbic judge’s firm is co-producing a musical spoof written by Harry Hill and directed by Sean Foley.

about the popular televised singing contest.

Syco and Stage Entertainment say that “X Factor_It’s Time to Face the Musical!” will be an “affectionate poke” at the talent show.

The firms said Friday the show will include 19 new songs, and that casting and the theater have yet to be confirmed.

“The X Factor” launched in Britain in 2004 and in the U.S. in fall 2011.

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