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FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Lizzo performing

Lizzo, The Who, Foo Fighters among 2020 Jazz Fest top acts

Jan. 16, 2020 3:52 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Who, Stevie Nicks and Foo Fighters will join Lizzo, Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, The Avett Brothers and Elvis Costello at the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, organizers announced Thursday. The festival, which annually celebrates the culture and heritage of New Orleans...

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2019 file photo shows Mariah Carey performing during a concert celebrating Dubai Expo 2020 One Year to Go in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Carey is  among the artists who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 11, 2020, in New York City. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Mariah Carey, the Neptunes in Songwriters Hall's 2020 class

Jan. 16, 2020 9:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one sweet day for Mariah Carey: the pop diva, who has co-written 18 of her 19 No. 1 hit songs, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joining Carey for the 2020 class are the Neptunes (the duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), former Eurythmics members Annie...

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Review: Marcus King stirs soul, rock, country on 'El Dorado'

Jan. 15, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Marcus King, “El Dorado” (Fantasy Records) Marcus King's solo debut is an enticing mix of deep soul, rock and country in the best Southern traditions. King, though just 23 years old, has been a professional musician for over a decade and already has three albums with the Marcus King Band. Produced...

This combination photo shows Notorious B.I.G., who won rap artist and rap single of the year, during the annual Billboard Music Awards in New York on Dec. 6, 1995, left, and singer Whitney Houston at the BET Honors in Washington on Jan. 17, 2009. The pair will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. (AP Photo)

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. lead field into rock hall

Jan. 15, 2020 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and T-Rex. The gospel-trained Houston, whose soaring voice transformed the Dolly Parton cover “I Will...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2009, file photo, singer Michael Lee Aday, who goes by the stage name Meat Loaf, arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Neil Diamond in Los Angeles. Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he fell from a stage while answering questions from convention goers last May. He and his wife Deborah Lee Gillespie Aday filed the suit Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in a state district court in Fort Worth, Texas, against the Hyatt Corp. and Texas Frightmare Weekend LLC. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Meat Loaf sues hotel, blaming negligence for disabling fall

Jan. 14, 2020 10:12 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against a hotel at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and organizers of a horror convention held there, blaming them for negligence when he fell from a stage while answering questions from convention goers last May. The singer and actor, whose...

In this photo provided by the Jersey City, N.J. Mayor's Office, Sam Springsteen salutes during a ceremony as he is sworn in as a Jersey City firefighter, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. His father Bruce Springsteen, mother Patti Scialfa and brother Evan were there to support him. (Jennifer Brown/Jersey City Mayor's Office via AP)

Springsteen shows up for son's swearing-in as firefighter

Jan. 14, 2020 4:19 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, NJ (AP) — Bruce Springsteen's son was sworn in Tuesday as a firefighter with the Jersey City Fire Department, along with 15 others. Sam Springsteen was joined by his famous father and mother, Patti Scialfa, at City Hall along with Mayor Steven Fulop and other city officials. The Boss and...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25

Jan. 13, 2020 12:46 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25 Jan. 19: Actress Tippi Hedren is 90. Director Richard Lester (“A Hard Day’s Night,” “Superman II and III”) is 88. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 78. Actress Shelley Fabares is 76. Country singer Dolly Parton is 74. TV chef Paula...

This image released by NBC shows presenters Elton John, left, and Bernie Taupin at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Beyoncé snubbed at Oscars; Elton John, Randy Newman get nods

Jan. 13, 2020 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didn’t earn a nomination for best original song, though Randy Newman, Elton John and the husband-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert...

Boyd sparks California Baptist past Grand Canyon, 61-57

Jan. 11, 2020 10:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Boyd had 16 points as California Baptist edged past Grand Canyon 61-57 on Saturday night. Ferron Flavors Jr. had 11 points and seven rebounds for California Baptist (12-5, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference). Milan Acquaah added 10 points and nine rebounds and Bul Kuol had 10 points and...

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2015 file photo shows Neil Peart of Rush performing during the final show of the R40 Tour in Los Angeles. Peart, the renowned drummer and lyricist from the band Rush, has died. His rep Elliot Mintz said in a statement Friday that he died at his home Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 67. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Neil Peart, drummer for influential rockers Rush, dead at 67

Jan. 11, 2020 1:43 AM EST

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Neil Peart, the renowned drummer and lyricist from the influential Canadian band Rush, has died. He was 67. His representative, Elliot Mintz, said in a statement Friday that Peart died at his home Tuesday in Santa Monica, California. The band posted a message on Twitter also...