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O'Jays ask Republican congressman to stop using their music

People O'Jays

Photo by Charles Sykes

The founding members of the O'Jays are asking a Republican to stop using their music for the second time in a week. Read more

Family keeps hit songwriter Lori McKenna grounded, inspired

Music-Lori McKenna

Photo by Jordan Strauss

Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna now has a Grammy trophy sitting on her piano at her home in Massachusetts, thanks to Little Big Town's hit song "Girl Crush," but her five kids still don't think that makes her cool. Read more

Guns N' Roses star Slash surprises 'School of Rock' cast

The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical "School of Rock" got a surprise guest during rehearsal — Guns N' Roses star Slash. Read more

Earls of Leicester lead bluegrass award nominations

Bluegrass Awards

Photo by Chris Pizzello

The Earls of Leicester are nominated for eight awards individually and as a group, including entertainers of the year, at this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards. Read more

Dr. Dre beats gun rap following Malibu driveway encounter

Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to bring gun charges against rapper Dr. Dre. Read more

Attorneys eye what led to charge against Motley Crue's Neil

People Vince Neil Battery Charge

Photo by Andrew Estey

Attorneys for Vince Neil said Wednesday they're investigating what led to a misdemeanor battery charge accusing the Motley Crue frontman of grabbing a woman's hair and pulling her to the ground in April outside a Las Vegas Strip resort. Read more

Sandy Pearlman, produced Clash, Blue Oyster Cult, dead at 72

Sandy Pearlman, a pioneering rock critic who later produced and managed Blue Oyster Cult and worked with The Clash, Patti Smith and other punk artists, has died. Read more

'Motown' star Allison Semmes credits show with 1st big part

Theater-Allison Semmes

AP Photo

One of the best moments in the carefully crafted Broadway show "Motown: The Musical" is when the unpredictable happens. Read more

Willie Nelson launches festival; Neil Young, Crow to perform

Music Willie Nelson

Photo by Rob Grabowski

Willie Nelson is launching a new music festival in Pennsylvania this fall, where Neil Young and Sheryl Crow will take the stage. Read more

Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West earn top nominations at MTV VMAs

MTV VMAs-Nominations

Photo by Matt Sayles

Beyonce and Adele are the top nominees at the MTV Video Music Awards, where their music videos will compete against Kanye West's controversial "Famous" for video of the year. Read more

Florida Georgia Line respond to police comments

People-Florida Georgia Line

Photo by Al Wagner

Country duo Florida Georgia Line said they meant no disrespect to police when they requested that armed officers not be allowed backstage during music festivals on Friday and Saturday. Read more

Chicago commuter trains expanding service for Lollapalooza

Chicago's commuter rail service plans to add trains and increase capacity to accommodate crowds attending the upcoming Lollapalooza music festival. Read more

Singer Joy Williams gets acting bug after Showtime role

Music Joy Williams

AP Photo

Ex-Civil Wars singer Joy Williams doesn't want to be that cliche of a musician-turned-actor, but after getting her first role in the Showtime series "Roadies," she admits she's got the acting bug. Read more

Autopsy finds man who spent $100K to look like Bieber OD'd

An autopsy report shows a man who claimed to have spent more than $100,000 on plastic surgeries in an effort to look like pop star Justin Bieber died of an accidental drug overdose. Read more

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominees are ...

MTV VMAs-Nominations

Photo by Matt Sayles

Nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards , to air live on MTV from Madison Square Garden in New York on Aug. 28, were announced Tuesday. The nominees are: Read more

Minnesota bluegrass festival to celebrate 40th anniversary

A Minnesota bluegrass festival celebrates its 40th anniversary next month. Read more

Rihanna, Metallica set for Global Citizen Festival

Music Global Citizen Festival

AP Photo

Rihanna, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Selena Gomez will headline the 2016 Global Citizen Festival this fall. Read more

Highland Park woman works to turn block into eco-village

Fighting Blight Avalon Village

Virginia Lozano

A 50-year-old woman is working to turn her blighted block in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park into a self-sustaining eco-village called Avalon Village. Read more

Fuqua's 'Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto Film Festival

Film-Toronto International Film Festival-Lineup

Sam Emerson

Lupita Nyong'o, Justin Timberlake, Denzel Washington and Emma Stone are just a few of the stars with films headed to the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Read more

Celebrity golf fan arrested after touching Justin Timberlake

People Timberlake Golf Fan

Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP

A California man was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Read more

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