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FILE - In this May 29, 2009 file photo, music producer Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Jan. 17, 2021 10:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. California state prison officials said he died Saturday of natural causes at a hospital. ...

This Nov. 19, 2019 booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Phil Spector. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his

Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics

Jan. 17, 2021 10:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock ‘n’ roll genius who elevated the genre with his “Wall of Sound” style in the 1960s and created hits for several big names from the Beatles to Tina...

Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer convicted of murdering an actress, has died at 81.

Jan. 17, 2021 11:02 AM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer convicted of murdering an actress, has died at 81.
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Iconic artists Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars who will highlight a primetime virtual celebration televised Wednesday night following President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.(Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala

Jan. 17, 2021 9:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Actor-playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and rockers Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020 file photo, Lady Gaga performs during a drive-in rally for then Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  Lady Gaga will sign the national anthem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

Jan. 15, 2021 9:15 AM EST

The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo. Inauguration officials announced on Thursday that the glittery duo would appear in person on Jan. 20, with Gaga singing the national anthem as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, and Jennifer Lopez giving a...

FILE - President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is shown in a Wednesday, July 10, 2019 file photo, in Palm Beach, Fla. A Florida legislator wants President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club punished for hosting a New Year’s Eve party where few of the 500 guests wore masks in possible violation of local coronavirus ordinances. Democratic state Rep. Omari Hardy said Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 that Palm Beach County must take action against Mar-a-Lago out of fairness both to local businesses that have obeyed the ordinance and those punished for violating it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Trump's Mar-a-Lago warned over coronavirus mask violations

Jan. 14, 2021 3:52 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club's failure to enforce a local mask ordinance at its New Year's Eve bash has resulted in a warning but no fine or other punishment. Palm Beach County sent a letter to the club's manager, Bernd Lembcke, on Wednesday telling him that future...

This combination photo shows musician Jon Bon Jovi performing at the Samsung Charity Gala in New York, Nov. 2, 2017, from left, Justin Timberlake performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018 and Demi Lovato performing in London on June 25, 2018. Bon Jovi, Timberlake and Lovato will perform at a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (AP Photo)

Tom Hanks heads TV special celebrating Biden's inauguration

Jan. 13, 2021 1:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons. “I was left speechless when I was asked to perform! ” Lovato...

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Review: Healy returns with somber and exciting 'Tungsten'

Jan. 11, 2021 2:03 PM EST

Healy, “Tungsten” (Braintrust/RCA) “Don’t call it a comeback,” sings Memphis-based rapper and singer Healy on his second album. “I call it a second wind. Good to be back in my element.” Whatever it is, it's welcome. This eclectic artist returns with just over 30...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 17-23 shows James Earl Jones, from left, Kevin Costner, Dolly Parton, Rainn Wilson, Geena Davis, Diane Lane and Chita Rivera. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23

Jan. 11, 2021 9:05 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23 Jan. 17: Actor Betty White is 99. Actor James Earl Jones is 90. Talk show host Maury Povich is 82. Singer Chris Montez is 79. Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 76. Actor Joanna David (“Downton Abbey”) is 74. Actor Jane Elliott (“General...

This cover image released by New West Records shows “J.T.” by Steve Earle & The Dukes, covering 10 songs from the catalog of Earle's son Justin Townes Earle, who died in August. The album, released Monday, is a tribute to his son. (New West Records via AP)

Review: Steve Earle pays moving tribute to his son's talent

Jan. 8, 2021 2:30 PM EST

Steve Earle & the Dukes, “J.T." (New West) Steve Earle has recorded tribute albums before, to songwriting mentors Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. But this one is different. Maybe that's because he started recording it just months after his son, Justin Townes Earle, died alone in his Nashville...