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Alice Cooper opens thrift store in Phoenix

Alice Cooper is a thrift-store kind of guy. Read more

Detective wins national anthem singing contest

A Ferndale detective has won a singing competition for southeastern Michigan police, firefighters and military members. Read more

Pink Floyd sets Nov. 10 release date for new album

Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. Read more

Maestro Muti skipping strike-plagued Rome theater

Riccardo Muti won't be picking up the baton to conduct at Rome's strike-plagued Teatro dell'Opera. Read more

At 87, man still entertains fans of polka music

He's been playing violin for more than seven decades, but John Huchrowski believes his staying power isn't because he's the best. Read more

Demonstrators protest Met Opera's 'Klinghoffer'

Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening

Photo by Evan Agostini

Demonstrators marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season on Monday evening by protesting the planned production of "The Death of Klinghoffer" from outside of New York City's Lincoln Center. Read more

Review: Lee Ann Womack heads off in new direction

Music Review Lee Ann Womack

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Lee Ann Womack, "The Way I'm Livin'" (Sugar Hill) Read more

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

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In a wild week, most of Mexico proudly celebrated independence day while the people in resort region at the southern end of the scenic Baja California peninsula had their world upended by a powerful hurricane. Read more

Second trial in loud music killing set for Monday

Jury selection is set for Monday in the second trial of man accused of first-degree murder in the death of a teenager during a 2012 dispute over loud music. Read more

Jackson impersonator pays tribute to King of Pop

Exchange Man in the Mirror


Impersonating one of the most famous entertainers of all time is more than wearing a lookalike signature sequined glove and pairing white socks with black pants and shoes. Read more

Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

Bironas Killed Football

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Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. Read more

Nelsons to debut as BSO music director this week

A new era begins this week for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Read more

3 deputies cited for on-duty pictures with 50 Cent

Three Palm Beach County deputies have been disciplined for fawning over rapper 50 Cent while on the job. Read more

Lady Gaga: 'It's a very happy time in my life'

Music-Q and A-Lady Gaga

Photo by John Shearer

After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up. Read more

NY governor, Billy Joel join NY beach cleanup

Cuomo Billy Joel Beach Cleanup


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Billy Joel helped pick up trash at a beach on New York's Long Island. Read more

Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Ruby Dee Memorial

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Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White... Read more

Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards

Hip Hop Awards

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With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday. Read more

2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1

Photo by Al Powers

Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record. Read more

U2 guitarist gets boost in bid for Malibu mansions

U2-Malibu Development

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The guitarist for U2 finally has an edge in getting his long-planned compound of mansions built in the mountains above Malibu. Read more

Caravan du Nord to kick off in Austin Sept. 26

The fourth annual Caravan du Nord, a traveling showcase of Minnesota music, kicks off in Austin on Sept. 26. Read more

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