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Blues musicians, woodworkers headline McKissick Museum event

Gospel tunes, bluegrass, folk and blues are entertaining museum-goers at the McKissick Museum's fourth annual folk festival at the University of South Carolina. Read more

The Latest: Doubts follow release of police shooting video

Charlotte Police Fatal Shooting

Jeff Siner

The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local): Read more

Memorial stone carver read life stories between the lines

Exchange-Memorial Stone Carver

Dan Lyksett

Billy Krause gently caresses the flower basket hanging from a lower limb of the tall tree stump. He points to delicate mushrooms seemingly sprouting from its base. A smile breaks through his beard, and he shakes his head. Read more

Teacher puts faith, love into Indiana school's music program

She was called in on the spot for an interview completely off-guard. She was managing a group of kids in a water balloon fight when she got the call to come in, but she sat in her future boss's office with sweatpants and no makeup. Read more

Chinese superstar Lang Lang playing Boston Symphony opener

A classical music superstar from China is helping the Boston Symphony Orchestra kick off its new season this weekend. Read more

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum

Obama Smithsonian African American Museum

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Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story. Read more

Lady Gaga posts track list online for 'Joanne'

Music Lady Gaga

Photo by Christopher Smith

Lady Gaga is introducing "Joanne" to the world. Read more

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

Puff Daddy donates $1 million to Howard University

Puff Daddy Howard University

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Puff Daddy is donating $1 million to Howard University, where he once was a student. Read more

The Latest: Demonstrators stay out past Charlotte curfew

APTOPIX Charlotte Police Fatal Shooting

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The Latest on unrest in Charlotte after the shooting of a black man by police (all times local): Read more

Getting deep, and growing up, with Florida Georgia Line

Music Florida Georgia Line

Photo by Amy Sussman

Recording new music had Florida Georgia Line, country music's carefree party boys, looking to the past. Read more

Famous attorney represents Utah woman on insurance claim

A famous attorney known for his defense of celebrities like pop star Michael Jackson has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Utah woman who says her husband's life insurance company refused her claim. Read more

Queen guitarist Brian May protests Japanese dolphin hunts

Japan Queen Dolphin Killing

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Brian May, guitarist of British rock group Queen, is taking a stand against Japan's dolphin killing, saying the slaughter of animals should end in the same way society has turned against slavery or witch-burning. Read more

'Tobacco Road' songwriter John D. Loudermilk dies

John D. Loudermilk, a singer and songwriter who wrote pop and country songs such as "Tobacco Road" and "Indian Reservation," has died. He was 82. Read more

Ne-Yo, Mary Mary added Essence Festival Durban's lineup

The inaugural Essence Festival Durban in South Africa has added Grammy Award-winning singer Ne-Yo and gospel duo Mary Mary to its lineup. Read more

Go 4 It: An unfazed Corey Feldman planning return to 'Today'

People Corey Feldman

Photo by Katy Winn

After being widely ridiculed for a music performance on the "Today" show last week, Corey Feldman didn't seek solace from drugs or alcohol. He didn't speak with a therapist. The former child star got down on his knees and prayed to God. Read more

Trump statue vandalized, removed near Vegas music fest site

Naked Trump Statue

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An artist's likeness of a naked Donald Trump didn't last long in a parking lot near a downtown Las Vegas music festival site. Read more

Backstreet Boys to perform Las Vegas residency

Music-Backstreet Boys

Photo by John Salangsang

Backstreet will be back — and back and back and back — in Las Vegas. Read more

Obama honors Mel Brooks, others in arts and humanities

Obama Arts Medals

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President Barack Obama on Thursday paid tribute to comedian Mel Brooks, chef Jose Andres, NPR interviewer Terry Gross and others at a White House ceremony celebrating "creators who give every piece of themselves to their craft." Read more

Sheila E. to play Minneapolis benefit

Prince's former protege Sheila E. is coming to his hometown to play a benefit concert. Read more

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