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5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

BB King Family

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Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service. Read more

Blues great B.B. King's daughter to host Vegas Strip event

B.B. King's eldest daughter says she'll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father's body at a funeral chapel. Read more

Indianapolis Symphony plans free summer concerts in parks

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plans to perform three free concerts in Indianapolis parks this summer. Read more

Cross-dressing diva Conchita Wurst to Putin: Let's hang out

Conchita Wurst would like to hang out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more

Ex-music teacher sentenced to 15 years in child porn case

A former central Pennsylvania intermediate school music teacher has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a federal conviction of production of child pornography. Read more

Music festival in Cullman adding acts

Organizers of the Rock The South music festival are adding more acts ahead of next month's two-day show in Cullman. Read more

Akon says singing has given him a platform to promote Africa

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Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Akon says being a successful entertainer has given him a platform to pursue his dream of helping Africa grow and prosper. Read more

The Midtown Men to have 3 very special guests in NYC concert

Fans of The Midtown Men — the guys who sing 1960s classics by The Shirelles, The Rascals and The Ronettes — may freak out next month when they're joined onstage by a Shirelle, a Rascal and a Ronette. Read more

National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

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In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, designers, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers. Read more

Music City Bowl gets first prime-time kickoff since 2011

The 2015 Music City Bowl will take place Dec. 30 and have its first prime-time kickoff in four years. Read more

Turkish student choir takes shot at government

In a daring shot at the government, a student choir has sneaked in a reference to Turkey's 2013 anti-government protests during a live performance on a television station considered by many to be pro-government. Read more

Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story

Obit-Bruce Lundvall

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In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lundvall failed to regain consciousness after surgery. In fact, he regained consciousness prior to his death. The story also inaccurately stated Lundvali left Blue Note Rec... Read more

Brett Favre playing football again _ for charity

Brett Favre will be playing football again in Wisconsin, just not at Lambeau Field. Read more

Florence, Alabama, to receive Mississippi Blues Trail marker

The Mississippi Blues Trail will celebrate the legacy of W.C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues," by placing a historical marker at Handy's birthplace in Florence, Alabama. Read more

Man sentenced to prison for stealing from Miley Cyrus' home

People-Miley Cyrus

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A man convicted of stealing items from pop singer Miley Cyrus' home last year has been sentenced to two years in state prison. Read more

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper helps driver in diabetic shock

Hip-Hop Rescue

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Rapper Layzie Bone of the Grammy Award-winning group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony helped a driver who went into diabetic shock and nearly ran into the performer's vehicle in Wyoming. Read more

Noted jazz saxophonist Bob Belden dies in NYC at age 58

Obit Belden

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Bob Belden, a jazz musician, composer and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he took the stage there this year, has died in New York City. He was 58. Read more

Florida editorial roundup

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Famous hip-hop artist assists driver in diabetic shock

A man having a medical emergency while driving alone in Wyoming was helped by Grammy Award winning Layzie Bone of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Read more

Some B.B. King kin get OK to visit body day before public

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Some immediate B.B. King family members will have a chance to visit his body at a Las Vegas funeral home ahead of a Friday public viewing and Saturday private memorial for the blues great. Read more

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