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B.B. King viewing set for Vegas ahead of Mississippi funeral

BB Kings Mississippi

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A public viewing for blues legend B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent to Mississippi, where plans are being made for services in his hometown next week, King's business manager said Monday. Read more

Amy Winehouse director says we all share blame for her death

France Cannes Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse was many things: artist, icon, victim of celebrity. For London-born director Asif Kapadia, she was basically the girl next door. Read more

Tracee Ellis Ross on 'black-ish,' her mom and that hair

TV-Tracee Ellis Ross

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On an unusually sweltering late-winter afternoon in a historic downtown nightclub, actress Tracee Ellis Ross and the cast of her sitcom "black-ish" have done some time traveling. Read more

Vermont Symphony Orchestra executive resigns after 16 years

One of the men responsible for ushering in a new era of success and financial growth for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has resigned. Read more

Rock star defends cop who helped him use police helicopter

A Guns N' Roses guitarist says a former Las Vegas police captain who helped him use the department's helicopter for an elaborate wedding proposal did nothing wrong and he's glad he won his job back. Read more

Detroit R&B-jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly dead at 70

Obit Barnes

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Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly, who opened for Motown greats like Stevie Wonder and later entered the ministry, has died. She was 70. Read more

Uber, Lyft drivers take on another role: therapist

Henry Chen is the first to admit that he was not the person friends turned to for dating advice. "I haven't had a lot of relationships," he conceded. Read more

AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

Central Texas police say 9 dead in shooting were all members of rival biker gangs Read more

NYC rapper Chinx killed in early morning shooting

A New York rapper who was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group is dead after an early morning shooting. Read more

Rock star defends cop who helped him use police helicopter

A Guns N' Roses guitarist said a former Las Vegas police captain who helped him use the department's helicopter for an elaborate wedding proposal did nothing wrong and he's glad he won his job back. Read more

Bruno Mars shines at Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas

2015 Rock In Rio - Weekend 2 - Day 2

Photo by John Davisson

Bruno Mars closed the Rock In Rio USA festival with an electrifying and upbeat performance that ended with his latest hit, "Uptown Funk!" Read more

Shreveport Symphony's Picnic Pops back after 7-year absence

After seven years, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra has brought back its free "Picnic Pops" concert. Read more

Residents excited to play music in community jazz ensemble

Exchange-Jazz Ensemble

Jake Wragge, The Norfolk Daily News via AP

During the day, they teach and attend school, treat patients and perform a variety of other important tasks. Read more

Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed

2015 Billboard Music Awards - Show

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Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event. Read more

Vienna hosts Europe's biggest AIDS research charity event

LIFE BALL

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Vienna's central City Hall Square was transformed Saturday into a mythical world of pagan rites and fantastic spectacle as the city hosted its biggest annual party of the year. Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists Read more

Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake

People-Beyonce

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Pop queen Beyonce has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago. Read more

Taylor Swift closes Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas

2015 Rock In Rio - Weekend 2 - Day 1

Photo by John Davisson

Taylor Swift's headlining set at Rock In Rio USA featured her anthemic pop hits, screaming fans and bright lights beaming from the stage. It also played like a fashion show. Read more

Author's latest book looks at jazz and link to religion

Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories, from listeners and musicians, of a particular recording or performance that drew them into the music, and transformed their way of listening. Read more

CANNES WATCH: Portman eschews politics, Mara's fashion coup

France Cannes The Sea of Trees Red Carpet

Photo by Joel Ryan

The first week of the Cannes Film Festival came to an end this weekend with plenty of buzz. Natalie Portman talked about why her new film in Israel is not political, there was an honor for Jane Fonda and a big deal for Tom Ford. Read more

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