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The Latest: Prince estate slams Trump use of 'Purple Rain'

Oct. 10, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10 p.m. The estate of musical legend Prince is objecting to President Donald Trump's use of a Prince song before a campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. The Trump campaign played Prince's "Purple Rain" as the audience at the...

Hundreds mourn José José, star Mexican crooner at Miami wake

Oct. 6, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami, the second home to legendary Mexican crooner José José, mourned the iconic artist on Sunday by gathering several hundreds of his fans at a closed casket wake with his family. Known as the "Prince of Song," José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz died eight days ago in Miami at age...

Legendary Mexican crooner José José dies from cancer

Sep. 29, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican crooner José José, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the "Prince of Song," has died at the age of 71. Mexican artists' association ANDI confirmed the death in a Twitter post on Saturday. Multiple media...

Second man arrested in probe of Mac Miller's overdose death

Sep. 25, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Arizona man has become the second person arrested on drug charges as authorities investigate the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller. Police gave no details on the connection between him and 26-year-old Miller, who died a year ago in his Los Angeles home of an accidental overdose of...

Susan Kamil, longtime publisher and editor, dead at 69

Sep. 9, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Kamil, a revered editor and publisher who found critical and commercial success with authors ranging from Salman Rushdie and Ta-Nehisi Coates to Elizabeth Strout and Sophie Kinsella, has died at age 69. Random House Publishing Group President Gina Centrello announced that Kamil died...

Alfred Jackson, half-brother of late rock star Prince, dies

Aug. 30, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A half-brother of the late rock superstar Prince has died, leaving five Prince siblings to share in the musician's fortune. An attorney for Alfred Jackson, Asa Weston, said Friday that the 66-year-old Jackson died Wednesday night or Thursday morning in his home outside of Kansas City,...

Prince's estate will operate studio complex Paisley Park

Aug. 27, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince's estate will take over management of the late rock star's studio complex near Minneapolis. Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley's tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, had been operating Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen as a museum since October 2016....