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Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrial

People Ashanti

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Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial. Read more

Kid Rock to perform pre-race concert at Daytona 500

NASCAR Daytona 500 Kid Rock Auto Racing

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Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February. Read more

NY pain doctor gets prison in manslaughter case

A pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in two patients' overdose deaths was sentenced Friday to more than a decade in prison, after patients' relatives pleaded for a tough punishment and said he put money ahead of medicine. Read more

Cincinnati Music Hall project wins $25M tax credit

The planned renovation of Cincinnati's Music Hall has won a $25 million historic tax credit, buoying supporters who hope that spurs more private donations toward the project. Read more

Year's top song is Beyonce, Sia's 'Pretty Hurts'

Need a new playlist? Check out the Associated Press' top songs of 2014 list. Heard them before? Then play them again. Read more

NYC event marks winter solstice with music parades

Make Music Winter

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Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles. Read more

Sony faces 4th ex-employee lawsuit over hack

Sony Hack-Companies On Alert

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A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information. Read more

Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture

Pop Culture Moments


Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. Read more

NYC rapper pleads not guilty to gun, drug charges

Rapper Arrested

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An up-and-coming rapper pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he moonlighted as a gun-toting member of a New York City street gang responsible for several shootings during turf wars over drug trafficking. Read more

McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

Music-Paul McCartney

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Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away. Read more

Miyamoto on 'amiibo,' 'Zelda' and 'Mario' movie

Shigeru Miyamoto Portrait Session

Photo by Casey Curry

Shigeru Miyamoto seems giddy — and with good reason. Read more

Country artist headlines Gov. Deal inaugural gala

Country music artist Alan Jackson will headline the Jan. 15 Inaugural Gala as part of the kickoff to Gov. Nathan Deal's second term in office. Read more

Musical of 'School of Rock' heading to Broadway

Theater-School of Rock

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Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" may be going, but get ready for "The School of Rock." Read more

Fatal South by Southwest crash brings first wave of lawsuits

South Byt Southwest Fatal Crash

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The first wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accused organizers Thursday of safety lapses after a driver smashed through a barricade and into a crowd of concertgoers. Read more

Freud's goal: Keep Chicago's Lyric Opera relevant

Opera Lyric at 60

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When Anthony Freud was 14, his favorite pastime was going to the opera in London and then, on the train ride home to Wimbledon where he lived with his parents, "dreaming about how I could do it better when I ran a company of my own some day." Read more

San Francisco official unveils live music measure

A San Francisco supervisor wants to make sure new housing developments in the city don't push out live music venues. Read more

Eric Idle brings 'Not the Messiah' to Carnegie Hall

Not The Messiah

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And now for something completely different. Read more

Settlement reached in students' rap music lawsuit

Parents of four students alleging their children were expelled over rap music videos have reached a settlement with the Ohio school district and others they sued. Read more

Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life

Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods. Read more

Broadway seeks a new Carole King with open auditions

If you think you can sing "It's Too Late" and "So Far Away" like Carole King, some Broadway producers would like to hear from you. Read more

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