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Auburn family starts nonprofit honoring son lost to cancer

May. 09, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Whether through anger, denial, depression or guilt, everyone goes through their own ways of coping with the loss of someone they loved. For a few, they find the strength to transform that grief into ensuring that others don’t have to suffer the same loss they went...

Q&A: Nancy Wilson on Eddie Van Halen and her 1st solo album

May. 07, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Nancy Wilson befriended Eddie Van Halen, she learned the famed musician never played acoustic guitar. So she gifted him one. Wilson said Van Halen called her the next morning to say he stayed up all night and penned a song with it. ...

Bruce Springsteen receives this year's Woody Guthrie Prize

May. 04, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has won the 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize, which is given to an artist seen as carrying on the spirit of the folk singer whose music focused on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Guthrie, who grew up in Okemah, Oklahoma, was one...

Today in History

May. 04, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 4, the 124th day of 2021. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1961, the first group of “Freedom Riders” left Washington, D.C. to challenge...

New this week: 'Girls5eva' and 'The Boy From Medellín'

May. 03, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Eight months after first debuting in theaters, Christopher Nolan’s...

Celebs like Dolly and Bruce raid closets for charity auction

Apr. 28, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christine Baranski wants your help cleaning out her closet. The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor is donating three custom-made Bob Mackie gowns for an online charity auction on Wednesday and she's tapped a starry group of A-listers to follow her lead with...

Rock star Van Zandt helping Connecticut students re-engage

Apr. 20, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Connecticut is turning to music in an effort to get kids more interested in school and help combat the learning loss suffered during the pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont and state education officials announced Tuesday that Connecticut's public schools will be integrating a...

Memorabilia from Springsteen to 'Phantom' set for auction

Apr. 19, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Elton John, Bette Midler, Christine Baranski, Steve Martin and Tina Fey have all raided their closets to offer up personal items for a charity online auction, with one prize being a key prop from the worldwide smash musical “The Phantom of...

Today in History

Apr. 08, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 8, the 98th day of 2021. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1864, the United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S....

Underground electrical blast rocks Asbury Park, no injuries

Mar. 26, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Utility crews restored service after an underground electrical fire rocked the New Jersey shore city made famous by Bruce Springsteen's music. Thursday's blast caused two manhole covers to come out of the ground and forced the evacuation of some...