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Washington musician gets 4 nearly years for fraud

A Vancouver, Washington, music producer who told investors he needed support to make a compilation album featuring the likes of Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for fraud. Read more

Jon Bon Jovi to be honored for humanitarian work

People Jon Bon Jovi

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Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer. Read more

AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

Bills Future-Bon Jovi Football

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A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. Read more

Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

Violin Theft Milwaukee

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A Milwaukee man who provided the stun gun used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison. Read more

Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

Kiss, Usher, J.Lo to perform at Fashion Rocks

Fashion Rocks

Photo by Jonathan Short

Kiss, Usher and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall. Read more

Mellencamp son keeps bond after alcohol arrest

A lawyer for rock star John Mellencamp's oldest son says her client will receive alcohol treatment and stay out of trouble following an underage drinking arrest. Read more

Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV


Photo by Paul A. Hebert

Pop star Iggy Azalea (uh-ZALE-yuh) is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards. Read more

2nd Northwest tribe cancels Ted Nugent concerts

A second Northwest Indian tribe says it doesn't want right-wing rocker Ted Nugent performing at its casino. Read more

Band banned from playing Bruno Mars, Fall Out Boy

A high school marching band in central Pennsylvania can't perform hit songs by Bruno Mars and Fall Out Boy because of their suggestive lyrics. Read more

More honors for Appalachian legend Ralph Stanley

Appalachian music master Ralph Stanley is being honored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more

SD museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar

Legendary Guitar

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An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Read more

Correction: Music-Eric Clapton story

Music-Eric Clapton

Photo by Charles Sykes

In a story July 24 about Eric Clapton's new album "The Breeze," The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of singer Don White. Read more

Lionel Ferbos' funeral services set for Aug. 2

Funeral services are set for Lionel Ferbos, the 103-year-old New Orleans jazz trumpeter who died July 19. Read more

Swift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival

Music iHeartRadio Festival

Photo by Jack Plunkett

Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival. Read more

Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

TV Critics Watch-Roots

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When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity. Read more

3 NYC students get recording contract approval

Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony. Read more

Pittsburgh curbs tailgating before PNC Park show

The mayor and officials who control parking at the city's sports stadium lots are limiting tailgating hours in hopes of avoiding rowdy behavior and mountains of trash when country music star Jason Aldean performs at PNC Park on Saturday. Read more

Elvis' last Cadillac going on auction block

Elvis Presley's last Cadillac is among 72 items being auctioned next month at Graceland during the annual celebration known as Elvis Week. Read more

Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie

PBS 2014 Summer TCA - Day 2

Photo by Richard Shotwell

David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children. Read more

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