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Paul McCartney ready to release his 17th solo album

Jun. 21, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul McCartney is inviting fans on a musical journey as he prepares to release his 17th solo album. The former Beatle, who turned 76 on Monday, announced on social media on Wednesday that "Egypt Station" will be released on Sept. 7. The title comes from the name of one of McCartney's...

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

Jun. 21, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix's guitar...

Barbershop Harmony Society to integrate women after 80 years

Jun. 20, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After 80 years of being a male-only organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society has announced that women will be allowed to join the a capella singing organization. The organization, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, said in a statement Wednesday on its website that...

Halsey added to Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival lineup

Jun. 20, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop singer Halsey has been added as a headliner to the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. The two-day event takes place Aug. 18-19 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York. Hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd and Halsey will headline the first day of the festival, where...

Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

Jun. 20, 2018 4:00 AM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down, some leaving behind expressions of sympathy along a fence and on the sidewalk. No arrests have been announced in the shooting of the 20-year-old...

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border. The AMA's...

27 cellphones stolen? Suspect learns there's an app for that

Jun. 19, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with stealing 27 cellphones during a Delaware music festival after an iPhone app led police to him. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 34-year-old William Rodriguez, of Miami, has been charged with multiple counts of theft....

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

Jun. 19, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a residential neighborhood in South Florida. Attorney David Bogenschutz said investigators...

Split decision: Some praise XXXTentacion, others criticize

Jun. 19, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The praise and admiration for rapper-singer XXXTentacion poured in heavily following his sudden death, from the feverish fans who streamed his music to popular figures like Kanye West, J. Cole and Diplo, who called the artist an inspiring, gifted figure in music. Others, though, felt...

Film Review: 'The King' is guilty of an Elvis crime- excess

Jun. 19, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

It's usually a bad sign when critics start questioning your film before it's even finished. But director Eugene Jarecki had to endure worse. While making the documentary "The King," he actually got gruff from a member of his own film crew. After a car breaks down, Jarecki takes the opportunity to ask the driver...