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More charges added in South By Southwest crash

A driver already charged with capital murder now is facing additional charges weeks after he plowed into a late-night crowd during the South By Southwest festival in Austin. Read more

Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Photo by Evan Agostini

Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man who recently learned he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton. Read more

Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

Music-Miley Cyrus

Photo by Evan Agostini

Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August. Read more

Ultra Music Fest hires outgoing Miami Beach chief

Organizers of Miami's Ultra Music Festival are hiring the outgoing Miami Beach police chief to oversee security after a guard was trampled by gate-crashers. Read more

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. Read more

Big Island high school jazz band performs on Oahu

An award-winning jazz band from Honokaa High School is touring Oahu this month. Read more

Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

2014 Tribeca Film Festival - World Premiere of Time Is Illmatic

Photo by Andy Kropa

The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat. Read more

Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

Juan Gabriel expected to leave hospital soon


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Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel is expected to be released from a Las Vegas hospital this weekend after being admitted Monday with pneumonia. Read more

BLM to open Black Rock Station Sunday

Black Rock Station, the Bureau of Land Management's visitor contact center on the edge of the Black Rock Desert, will open Sunday for the season. Read more

AP Exclusive: Turner had more than $4M on line

House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner earned nearly $8 million selling nursing homes in the last two years and stands to earn between $1 million and $2 million on projects now being developed, thanks in part to legislation he helped block this year. Read more

4 Non Blondes to reunite for 1 night at LA event

Music 4 Non Blondes

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What's up with 4 Non Blondes? How about a one-night-only reunion? Read more

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC

A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday. Read more

Ill, hospitalized Miley Cyrus postpones more shows

People-Miley Cyrus

Photo by Dan Steinberg

Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. Read more

Chubby Checker of 'Twist' fame visits NH diner

Chubby Checker oversaw a twist contest and signed autographs as he mingled with patrons at a diner in Portsmouth, N.H. Read more

Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat

Stratocaster Anniversary Photo Essay

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Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. Read more

Juan Gabriel expected to leave hospital soon


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Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel is expected to be released from a Las Vegas hospital this weekend after being admitted there Monday with pneumonia. Read more

Atlanta to host jazz concert, party in cemetery

Atlanta city officials say they'll celebrate the 40th anniversary of the city's Office of Cultural Affairs with a jazz concert and party in one of the city's most famous cemeteries. Read more

Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

Puerto Rico Obit Feliciano

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Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning. Read more

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