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District attorney balances court, compassion

On any given day, Ben Creekmore sees firsthand the best and worst that human nature have to offer. Read more

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene. Read more

Thousands attend anti-pipeline concert in Nebraska

Roughly 8,000 people filled a northeast Nebraska farm Saturday to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at a concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Read more

Jay Z, Beyonce take stage at Global Citizen fest

3rd Global Citizen Festival

Photo by Brad Barket

Jay Z is in a global state of mind: The rap star performed Saturday for thousands in New York's Central Park and encouraged the crowd to help end world poverty. Read more

Architects present UW music center design

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is moving ahead with plans to build a new performance center on campus. Read more

Correction: St Louis-Jazz Center story

St Louis Jazz

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In a story Sept. 27 about a new jazz center in St. Louis, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Dave Steward is CEO of World Wide Technology. He is actually chairman. Read more

Selling the blues scene with Wesley Smith

With his roots deep in the Delta, it's no surprise that Wesley Smith is a blues fanatic. Glancing around his large office at the Greenville-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau, whether the walls are painted or not is a moot point as blues posters and banners dating back to the '80s bla... Read more

Juror dismissed in loud music killing case

A juror has been dismissed in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music outside a north Florida convenience store. Read more

Schools work to keep arts alive

In the Carmichaels Area School District music still thrives, but keeping music and arts alive in public education takes ongoing ingenuity as districts strive to strike an educational-financial balance. Read more

District attorney balances court, compassion

On any given day, Ben Creekmore sees firsthand the best and worst that human nature have to offer. Read more

Man charged in bouncer's slaying at Baltimore club

Baltimore police say the man accused in the fatal stabbing of a bouncer at a popular music venue got involved in a fight after two bouncers threw another person out of the club. Read more

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4 governors visit Afghanistan for terror briefings Read more

Fiancee testifies in loud-music killing retrial

The fiancee of a man accused of shooting a teenager during an argument over loud music outside a north Florida convenience store testified Saturday that she didn't know the teen was dead until the next day. Read more

New Kennedy Center head seeking innovation in arts

Kennedy Center President

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Deborah Rutter says there's no reason the nation's capital should be thought of as a conservative, risk-averse place for the arts. Instead, she wants to see the Kennedy Center drive more innovation and discussion about the role of the arts in society. Read more

Testimony: Homeless man helped solve loud music killing case

According to testimony, a homeless man living in his truck helped police solve the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white man during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Read more

Outkast closes out anniversary tour in Atlanta

Outkast returns to their hometown to close out the rap duo's reunion tour in Atlanta. Read more

New conductor begins tenure at Boston Symphony

BSO Conductor

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Andris Nelsons makes his highly anticipated debut this weekend as the youngest conductor in more than 100 years to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Read more

Lee Ann Womack chasing happiness over hits

Music Lee Ann Womack

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After 15 years of channeling commercial country music, Lee Ann Womack is channeling something new: The music she's always wanted to make Read more

Kennedy Center to feature Questlove, Black Thought

Questlove and Black Thought from The Roots are performing at the Kennedy Center this weekend to celebrate the winners of a national spoken word competition. Read more

New Kennedy Center head seeking innovation in arts

Kennedy Center President

AP Photo

Deborah Rutter says there's no reason the nation's capital should be thought of as a conservative, risk-averse place for the arts. Instead, she wants to see the Kennedy Center drive more innovation and discussion about the role of the arts in society. Read more

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