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Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination Read more

Review: Sam Hunt's 'Montevallo' romantic, relaxed

A former college football quarterback, Sam Hunt might be expected to huddle up with all the macho, in-your-face male country singers currently filling the radio airwaves. But the Georgia native takes a more relaxed, romantic stance on "Montevallo," his R&B-influenced country music debut. Read more

Taylor Swift to headline New Year's in NYC

We Can Survive Concert

Photo by Todd Williamson

Taylor Swift will be shakin' it up in New York City's Times Square on New Year's Eve. Read more

Signed Rolling Stones book offered for $5,000

The next Rolling Stones project will cost you a lot more than the average concert ticket. Read more

Bruno Mars joins Rock in Rio; Vegas venue revealed

Music Festival Vegas

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MGM Resorts International and the organizers of Rock in Rio USA announced additions to the music festival's lineup Monday and offered a glimpse of what to expect when the event comes to Las Vegas next year. Read more

From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

Final Shift

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The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition. Read more

Russian crooner sings in Ukraine with rebel leader

Ukraine

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In defiance of Ukraine, a revered Soviet-era crooner has traveled from Russia to the rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine to perform in support of separatists fighting the Ukrainian government. Read more

Missy Elliott, Lil Kim to reunite at awards show

Music-Soul Train Awards

Photo by Chris Pizzello

Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and Da Brat will reunite at next month's Soul Train Awards. Read more

Singer Aaron Lewis stumbles in national anthem

World Series Royals Giants Baseball

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There was an error at Game 5 of the World Series even before the first pitch. Read more

Ala. Band Director Rip Reagan mentored generations

Of all the stories of Rip Reagan following his recent death at 84, and the impact he had on young lives, Kevin Meads' might be the best. Read more

Milsap, Wiseman, Cochran become hall of famers

Ronnie Milsap, the blind country-soul singer and pianist, joined bluegrass vocalist Mac Wiseman and the late songwriter Hank Cochran as the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Read more

Milsap, Wiseman, Cochran become hall of famers

Ronnie Milsap, the blind country-soul singer and pianist, joined bluegrass vocalist Mac Wiseman and the late songwriter Hank Cochran as the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read more

From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

Final Shift

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The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition. Read more

Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

CORRECTION The Jazz Foundation Of America Benefit Gala Concert

Photo by Mark Von Holden

Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater. Read more

Korean food: Chicago, Mississippi, New Orleans

Sophie Lee says a plan has guided her life — it just wasn't one that Lee, now manager and co-owner of Three Muses and the new Korean restaurant Seoul Shack, could always recognize. Read more

Dave Ray tribute concert set Nov. 9 in St. Paul

Red House Records will stage a St. Paul concert next month honoring the late folk-blues musician Dave "Snaker" Ray. Read more

Phil Collins Alamo artifacts to arrive in Texas

Singer Phil Collins' vast collection of artifacts related to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution that he's donating to Texas is set to arrive in the state. Read more

Darby woman still riding easy at 86

Exchange Easy Rider

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Pauline "Frankie" Birnn can still remember the blue-and-silver paint job of her first motorcycle, a 1949 Indian Scout. Read more

AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT

Ebola-stricken doctor seen as globe-trotting do-gooder driven to join global health fight Read more

Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

Obit Bruce

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Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world. Read more

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