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Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

Apr. 22, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ricky Rubio waited seven years for a night like this. Rubio, who never reached the playoffs in his first six seasons with Minnesota, had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years to help lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma...

Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

Apr. 21, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday — the chance to sing "Happy Birthday" to the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth II, with her eldest son Prince Charles at her side, waved to the crowd as they celebrated her 92nd birthday in song....

Roberta Flack leaves Harlem awards show after feeling ill

Apr. 21, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Roberta Flack was under observation at a Manhattan hospital Saturday after suddenly feeling ill before her appearance at Harlem's Apollo Theater. The 81-year-old Grammy award-winner was taken to Harlem Hospital in an ambulance Friday evening, TMZ reported . Flack...

Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music

Apr. 21, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores. Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have long gathered to thumb through vinyl records. Chris Brown from Maine's Bull Moose Music hatched the...

Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift's NYC home, took nap

Apr. 20, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star's home in the Tribeca neighborhood. Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested on...

Acuff fiddle reunited with owner, lent to Tennessee museum

Apr. 20, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A rare fiddle believed to have once been owned by the late country music star Roy Acuff will be exhibited at a Tennessee museum after it was nearly sold at a Goodwill auction earlier. WBIR-TV reports that owner Lamar Peek, of Missouri, is loaning the fiddle to the Mountain Music...

From far and wide, Beyonce brings excitement to HBCU culture

Apr. 20, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer's grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture and created shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools. From far and wide, some HBCU students are saying Beyonce's routine...

The Latest: Nile Rodgers mourns Avicii, talks DJ's drinking

Apr. 20, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of electronic dance DJ and producer Avicii, who died Friday in Oman at age 28 (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Music producer Nile Rodgers is expressing sorrow at the death of DJ star Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee), with whom he developed a close friendship during their...

AP PHOTOS: Prince file shows extravagant but isolated life

Apr. 20, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The end of a two-year investigation into Prince's 2016 drug overdose death was the trigger to release materials compiled by sheriff's detectives, ranging from hundreds of pages of interviews, search warrants and reports to more than 1,000 photos and videos. The images offered a glimpse...

Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

Apr. 20, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed to stop taking painkillers. But Prince said he couldn't — his hands hurt so much that if he quit, he'd have to stop performing. "This piano tour I...