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Jerry Lawson, leader of a cappella Persuasions, dies at 75

Jul. 12, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. He was 75. Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense said. Lawson's smooth...

Stillman's local group takes over full ownership of Blues

Jun. 19, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group led by St. Louis Blues chairman Tom Stillman now owns 100 percent of the reigning Stanley Cup champions. Stillman on Wednesday announced the purchase of remaining shares of the team from Sports Capital Holdings LLC, which owned the Blues from 2006-2012. The NHL Board of Governors...

Highway marker honoring blues singer Buddy Guy goes missing

Jun. 13, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

LETTSWORTH, La. (AP) — A highway marker honoring blues singer-guitarist Buddy Guy has gone missing in Louisiana just six months after it was placed. Tourist Commission executive director Jeanie Andre tells news outlets Wednesday the marker was knocked down in May when a car ran off the road and hit it, and...

Blues' Binnington goes from castoff to Stanley Cup champion

Jun. 13, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

Jordan Binnington's storybook ride from fourth stringer to Stanley Cup-winning goaltender was fueled by a few free meals. The best came last weekend at Brio Tuscan Grille, one of his favorite spots as St. Louis began to feel like home. "They were good to me," Binnington said. Binnington has been so good for the...

The Latest: Boston Bruins force Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9:57 p.m. The Boston Bruins have forced Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Boston got goals from stars Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara on the way to a 5-1 blowout...

Lineup shuffling benefits Blues in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 8, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Had Oskar Sundqvist not gotten suspended and Robert Thomas ruled out with a nagging injury, Zach Sanford might never have gotten a chance to show his stuff on hockey's biggest stage. If Vince Dunn not taken a puck to the mouth during the last round, Robert Bortuzzo might not have had the...

Review: Justin Townes Earle sings the blues on fine album

May. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

Justin Townes Earle, "The Saint of Lost Causes" (New West) Justin Townes Earle is feeling bad, and his music has never been better. On "The Saint of Lost Causes," Earle inhabits a range of doleful, downcast characters who span our troubled land, from the cop killer on "Appalachian Nightmare" to the teen trying to...