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Prague court rejects damages claim from US musician

A lawsuit by the frontman of a U.S. heavy metal band seeking compensation after he stood trial in the Czech Republic has been rejected by a Prague court. Read more

Mexican singer to be sent to South Carolina for assault case

Regional Mexican music singer and television star Larry Hernandez will be extradited to South Carolina where he has been accused of kidnapping and assault during a business dispute, a judge ruled Wednesday. Read more

Leading jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods dies at age 83

Phil Woods, a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died. He was 83. Read more

From Stones to solo album: Keith Richards making moves

Music Keith Richards

Photo by Barry Brecheisen

Keith Richards had a goal when he was readying the release of his first solo album in two decades: Get his Rolling Stones bandmates excited about recording their own music. Read more

Clooney, Coen Brothers at 'O Brother' special screening

2015 NYFF - "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Screening

Photo by Evan Agostini

George Clooney joined the Coen brothers and stars Tim Blake Nelson and John Turturro at a special 15th-anniversary screening of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" at the New York Film Festival. Read more

LL Cool J's son arrested on trespass charge in NYC

The 26-year-old son of actor and rapper LL Cool J has been charged with criminal trespass following a confrontation at a New York City restaurant. Read more

Nonprofit donates $50K to MTSU veterans center

A nonprofit co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels has donated $50,000 to help equip a new veterans center at Middle Tennessee State University. Read more

Earle says Southern voice key to protest song

Music-Earle's Mississippi

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Singer Steve Earle believes it was important to have a Southern voice on his new protest song urging Mississippi to change its state flag to remove the Confederate battle emblem. Read more

Frankie Ford, who sang 'Sea Cruise,' dies at age 76

Frankie Ford, a rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. Read more

Salerno-Sonnenberg resident artist at Loyola U-New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans says internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will be the first resident artist at its music school. Read more

Lady Gaga to be named Woman of the Year by Billboard

Music-Lady Gaga

Photo by Jordan Strauss

Lady Gaga is the woman of the year, according to Billboard magazine. Read more

Musicians Armin van Buuren, Luke Bryan most dangerous online

Dangerous Celebrities

Photo by Scott Roth

If you're planning to look up Usher, Luke Bryan or producer Armin van Buuren on the Web, take heed. Read more

Katy Perry, Sting, Seinfeld to perform at benefit concert

David Lynch Foundation Concert

Photo by Jordan Strauss

Katy Perry, Sting and Jerry Seinfeld will perform at a benefit concert of the David Lynch Foundation on Nov. 4. Read more

Undercover UK reporter charged over pop star's trial

British authorities say a former undercover journalist has been charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice over the drugs trial of pop star Tulisa Contostavlos. Read more

The Who announce rescheduled tour dates, kick-off in Feb.

Music The Who

Photo by Jim Ross

The Who have announced the rescheduled dates for their axed fall tour, now kicking off in February 2016. Read more

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10

Oct. 4: Actress Lori Saunders ("Petticoat Junction") is 74. Actor Clifton Davis ("Amen") is 70. Actress Susan Sarandon is 69. Actor Armand Assante is 66. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 65. Actor Christoph Waltz is 59. Actress Kyra Schon ("Night of the Living Dead") is 58. Rap producer Russell Simmons is... Read more

Ala high school opens recording studio

It's been a dream of Florence school system officials for nearly three years to open a state-of-the-art recording studio. Read more

Road off Las Vegas Strip renamed Sammy Davis Jr. Drive

Sammy Davis Jr Drive

Erik Pappa

Frank, Sammy and Dean are together again. Read more

Injuries at Arizona concert came from crowd pushing forward

Nine people who were injured over the weekend at a Tempe music festival were part of a growing crowd that gradually pushed concertgoers against a fence in front of the stage, officials said. Read more

Typhoon lashes Taiwan, killing 2, injuring more than 300

Taiwan Typhoon

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A typhoon struck mainland China on Tuesday after lashing Taiwan, where it killed two, injured hundreds and left hundreds of thousands without power or water. Read more

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