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Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

Vixen Workout

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When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck. Read more

Leonard Cohen says touring has improved his mood

An Evening With Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen, who returned to performing after a 15-year hiatus in 2008, says touring has improved his mood. Read more

Puerto Rico singer Don Omar faces abuse charges

DON OMAR ARREST

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Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence following his arrest in the U.S. territory, police said Thursday. Read more

Wig designer's suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed

Nicki Minaj-Wig Lawsuit

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A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer. Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Death row inmates contest Tenn. electric chair law Read more

'The Voice' winner goes to Broadway's 'Pippin'

Theater-New Pippin

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The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of "The Voice." Read more

Popular Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawing

Venezuela Fired Cartoonist

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A popular cartoonist said she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis. Read more

World leaders to appear at NYC's Citizen Festival

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The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park. Read more

Newport Jazz Festival announces 2015 dates

Jazz fans can mark your calendars. The historic Newport Jazz Festival has announced its dates for 2015. Read more

Experts: Chopin's heart shows signs of TB

The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said Wednesday. Read more

Liza Minnelli recovering after surgery, sends love

People-Liza Minnelli

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Liza Minnelli is said to be resting comfortably in a California hospital after undergoing back surgery earlier this week and she's thanking fans for their well wishes. Read more

Lawyer: Thicke exploited in 'Blurred Lines' suit

Music Robin Thicke

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Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit. Read more

Wealth of riches fuels rock band New Pornographers

Music-New Pornographers

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Soft-spoken A.C. Newman doesn't seem like a braggart. Yet he feels so strongly that his rock band, the New Pornographers, has just made its best work that a simple good review won't do. Read more

Correction: Labor-Jazz Musicians story

In a story Sept. 17 about jazz musicians in New York City seeking pensions, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one musician. Her name is Keisha St. Joan, not St. John. Read more

North Dakota army band to play free concert

A North Dakota National Guard army band will host a free concert in Mandan to honor the 69th annual reunion of the 164th Infantry Regiment. Read more

Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar

DON OMAR ARREST

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Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence. Read more

Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance

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A massively famous celebrity meets a young homeless man in Hollywood and introduces him to an audience of millions. Then, just when it looks like the man is going to triumph, his dark past comes back to haunt him. Read more

Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either. Read more

5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 18

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more

Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on

Music-Q&A-Barbra Streisand

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Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females. Read more

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