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FILE - In this July 2, 1961, file photo, Dave Brubeck, the American Jazz musician, and his 13-year-old son Christopher, also a musician, arrive at London Airport, United Kingdom, from New York. Nearly eight years after his death, the final solo recording of late American jazz legend Dave Brubeck is set for release Nov. 6, 2020. Verve Records announced that

Last solo recording of jazz icon Dave Brubeck to be released

Oct. 1, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — Nearly eight years after his death, the final solo recording of late American jazz legend Dave Brubeck is set for release next month. Verve Records announced last week that “Lullabies” — a collection of intimate standards often played for children — will...

FILE - Musician Mac Davis performs at the Texas Film Awards in Austin, Texas on March 6, 2014. Davis, a country star and Elvis songwriter,   died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 after heart surgery. He was 78. Davis started his career writing hits for Presley, including “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto.” The Lubbock, Texas-native had a varied career over the years as a singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named ACM entertainer of the year in 1974 after the success of songs like “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me.” (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78

Sep. 30, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,” and whose own hits include “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me,” has died. He was 78. His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a...

FILE - Shania Twain appears during a portrait session in New York on  June 14, 2019. Twain is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album that turned her into a global superstar. She is releasing a deluxe reissue set of her 1995 breakthrough album “The Woman in Me,” which became the best-selling record by a woman in country music at the time. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)

Shania Twain reflects on breakout album that changed country

Sep. 30, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music for years to come. Twain is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “The Woman in Me” with a deluxe reissue set out Friday...

Director Schele Williams is writing book on enslavement

Sep. 30, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway director Schele Williams is working on a book for young people about the history of enslavement. Abrams Children’s Books announced Wednesday that Williams' “Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History” will come out in October 2021. The publisher is...

Lawsuit: Man died when chair was thrown at concert

Sep. 30, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit claims that a Missouri man died at a 2019 Dave Matthews Band concert after being hit by a chair thrown by an employee of the venue in St. Louis County. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the lawsuit was filed last month by Darcy Smith of Jefferson City,...

This image released by Savage X Fenty shows designer Rihanna on the set of The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video in Los Angeles. The lingerie fashion show, with musical performances, dancers and models, will drop Friday exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories. It’s the line’s second turn on the streaming platform. (Dennis Leupold/Savage X Fenty via AP)

Rihanna wants to cheer up a troubled world with fashion show

Sep. 30, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With help from Lizzo, Travis Scott, Rosalia and some of the biggest names in modeling, Rihanna said she decided to forge ahead with a new digital-only Savage X Fenty lingerie show to bring something good into a troubled world. Insofar as well-priced intimates in a broad range of sizes can...

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2015, file photo, Australian-born singer Helen Reddy attends the 2015 G'DAY USA GALA at the Hollywood Palladium, in Los Angeles. Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died at age 78. Reddy’s children Traci and Jordan announced that the actress-singer died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File)

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

Sep. 29, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78. Reddy’s children Traci and Jordan announced that the actor-singer died Tuesday in Los Angeles. “She was a...

FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, Will Zalatoris plays his shot from the 14th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Southampton, N.Y. Zalatoris will have a PGA Tour card, the goal he set for himself at the start of the year. Still to be determined is when that happens. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Zalatoris getting a PGA Tour card a question of when and how

Sep. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

Will Zalatoris will have a PGA Tour card, the goal he set for himself at the start of the year. Still to be determined is when that happens. Equally fascinating is how. Zalatoris had a pair of top-10 finishes to start the Korn Ferry Tour season when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months. Because...

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Review: Bon Jovi livin' on lots of prayers in '2020'

Sep. 29, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

Bon Jovi, “2020” (Island) This is not your momma’s Bon Jovi. Tommy and Gina aren’t wild in the streets anymore. It’s 2020, and these days, no one’s having a nice day as a virus kills hundreds of thousands of citizens, Black people die at the hands of police and millions...

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Review: Live album shows why Lambert is perfect for Queen

Sep. 29, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

Queen and Adam Lambert, “Live Around the World” (Hollywood) Adam Lambert is not Freddie Mercury. Nor, to his credit, does he try to be. What he is, though, is the perfect successor to the iconic Queen vocalist, seemingly predestined to revive the supergroup with his own impossible vocals and...