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Dictionary editors say 'twerking' goes back almost 200 years

Britain Twerking

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Twerking may be older than you think. Read more

Pat Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to hospice care

People-Bobbi Kristina

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Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in the hospital, and a lawsuit has been filed against her partner. Read more

3 foundations donate $1M to Birthplace of Country Music

The Birthplace of Country Music expects to use a new $1 million donation for programming, exhibits, improvements and as a cash reserve. Read more

Rapper Rick Ross arrested on kidnapping, assault charges

Rick Ross Arrested

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Rapper Rick Ross is accused of forcing a man into a guesthouse at his suburban-Atlanta mansion and beating him in the head with a handgun, chipping his teeth and mangling his jaw so badly that he's unable to chew food, authorities say in court records. Read more

French Quarter music, restaurant zoning changes fall short

The New Orleans Planning Commission has voted against several zoning changes that would have allowed an expansion of live music in restaurants and courtyards in the historic district. Read more

J Balvin cancels Miss USA appearance over Trump's comments

People-J Balvin

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Colombian singer J Balvin canceled a planned performance at the Miss USA pageant following comments pageant owner Donald Trump made about Latinos. Read more

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell will rejoin tour

Cancer can't stop Vivian Campbell from rocking out with Def Leppard. Read more

Clinton aims to raise just the right amount for '16 campaign

DEM 2016 Clinton

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The stars are out to raise money for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the Plaza Hotel, Jon Bon Jovi at home in Jersey. So, too, are the Democratic Party's wealthiest donors, from a Facebook co-founder to the heiress of a brewing fortune. Read more

Beyonce, The Weeknd to headline Jay Z's Made In America fest

Music-Made In America

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Beyonce is heading back to Jay Z's Made in America festival this September. Read more

From Belafonte to the blues: Guy Davis' uncommon life

Music Guy Davis

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The blues, at its best, strikes a common chord: Guy Davis unspools everyman's tale with earnest, engaging ease — but his own story is uncommon. Read more

Quotations in the News

"When you have a sea change moment like you have with the tragedy in Charleston, we felt it was simply the right thing to do. We don't want to do anything that causes pain or disunity for people." — Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of the Valley Forge Flag Co., which has sent Confederate... Read more

Menswear fashion week kicks off in Paris amid heat

Paris Fashion Raf Simmons

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As the fashion spotlight moved on from Milan — things heated up in Paris menswear, but mainly due to the sweltering weather that left celebrity guests uncomfortable on the front rows. Among them were singer Joe Jonas and former One Direction star Zayn Malik. Read more

New documentary 'Fresh Dressed' explores hip-hop fashion

Fashion Fresh Dressed

CNN Films via AP

From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king of Harlem, the roots of hip-hop culture stretch beyond the music. Read more

Sacramento police say midtown stabbing was a hate crime

Police are investigating the stabbing of three Sacramento musicians as a hate crime. Read more

Independents line up behind Apple Music

Several independent music label groups, including those representing Adele, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, say they can now support Apple Music after Apple reversed a decision not to pay royalties during the 90-day free trial period and adjusted other terms. Read more

Michael C. Hall to step into David Bowie's shoes onstage

Theater-Michael C Hall

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"Dexter" star Michael C. Hall is stepping into David Bowie's old shoes in an off-Broadway musical. Read more

Norway x-country star Bjorgen pregnant, skipping season

Norwegian cross-country queen Marit Bjorgen is expecting her first child in December and will not ski next season. Read more

Agents: 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in plane crash

Fatal Plane Crash

Mike Eliason

James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61. Read more

Nickelback cancels tour, lead singer readies vocal surgery

Nickelback-Tour Canceled

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Nickelback is canceling its summer tour as lead singer Chad Kroeger has been diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box. Read more

Rapper Lil Wayne skips show over security screen

A Minneapolis nightclub says rapper Lil Wayne refused to perform a scheduled show after members of his entourage weren't allowed in the club. Read more

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