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Pennsylvania 'street singer' pleads to disorderly conduct

A man known to police for singing the Beach Boys' song "Barbara Ann" loudly as he walks through an eastern Pennsylvania city has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for two other alleged instances of nuisance behavior. Read more

Tragically Hip to begin tour in July despite singer's cancer

The Tragically Hip will play 11 Canadian shows this summer as part of a tour that's going ahead despite lead singer Gord Downie's incurable brain cancer. Read more

Feds say Turkish celebrity who faces prison is a flight risk

A Turkish celebrity who lived the high life as he enabled Iran to overcome U.S. sanctions and deceive the United States and the international banking system for years is a flight risk and shouldn't get bail, prosecutors said Wednesday. Read more

Police: 4 shot inside NYC concert venue

Concert Shooting

Photo by Scott Roth

Police say four people have been shot inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. Read more

Detroit council honors 3 considered godfathers of techno

Detroit-Technos Honored


The Detroit City Council has honored three friends who are considered godfathers of techno music. Read more

Marijuana charges against rapper Twista, others dropped

Misdemeanor marijuana possession charges against Chicago rapper Twista and two others also arrested in northwestern Indiana in March have been dropped. Read more

Meet David Korins, the man behind the look of 'Hamilton'

Tony Watch-David Korins

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When you see the Broadway smash "Hamilton" — if you're lucky enough to see it, that is — you should know that something important quietly happens at intermission. Read more

The golden voice of Cameroon, Anne Marie Nzie, dies at 84

Singer Anne Marie Nzie, known as the golden voice of Cameroon, has died. She was 84. Read more

Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech

Obama Vietnam

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President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves. Read more

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

May 22: Actor Frank Converse is 78. Singer Morrissey is 57. Bassist Dana Williams of Diamond Rio is 55. Guitarist Jesse Valenzuela of Gin Blossoms is 54. Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence ("Chuck") is 52. Singer Johnny Gill is 50. Bassist Dan Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 49. Actor Michael Kelly... Read more

Was Prince a dad? The secret kids of some prominent people

Prince Secret Children

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A 39-year-old man currently imprisoned in Colorado for unlawfully transporting a gun claims he is Prince's son. Read more

New state park in southeastern Missouri set to open in July

A new state park in southeastern Missouri is set to open July 30. Read more

Kim Kardashian pays tribute to Kanye West on 2nd anniversary

People-Kim Kardashian-Kanye West

Photo by Charles Sykes

Kim Kardashian is paying tribute to Kanye West on the couple's second wedding anniversary. Read more

Pharrell Williams produces Little Big Town's upcoming record

Little Big Town-Pharrell

Photo by Matt Sayles

Hit music producer and artist Pharrell Williams has produced the next album for country quartet Little Big Town, who will perform the first single on Tuesday's season finale of "The Voice" on NBC. Read more

NYC Opera announces 1st full season after bankruptcy

New York City Opera

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The revived New York City Opera announced its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy, planning 28 performances of six works in 2016-17 that include the U.S. debut of Antonio de Literes' "Los Elementos" and area premieres of Peter Eotvos' "Angels in America" and Tobin Stokes' "F... Read more

Grand Rapids music center starts public phase of fundraising

A music center in Grand Rapids has started the public phase of a $5.5 million fundraising campaign that seeks to raise money for renovations and an endowment. Read more

Lady Antebellum to host televised ACM Honors show

ACM Honors

Photo by Jack Plunkett

Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum will host the 10th annual ACM Honors show, which will be televised for the first time. Read more

Prince estate claimants object to undergoing genetic testing

Two people claiming to be heirs of Prince's estate are objecting to having to take blood and genetic tests to prove their relationship to the musician. Read more

Dylan Fest honors a still living legend

Dylan Fest

Photo by Laura Roberts

In a year when the musical world is still mourning icons Prince, David Bowie and Merle Haggard, musicians of all genres and generations have been celebrating a still active legend — Bob Dylan — in an annual all-star concert series for 15 years. Read more

Beyonce fans evacuate stadium due to storm threat

The threat of severe weather temporarily forced Beyonce fans to evacuate an outdoor stadium in Minneapolis just before the concert was scheduled to start. Read more

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