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Gronkowski will be in Miami for Super Bowl as party host

Nov. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired from the Patriots and the NFL in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party....

Doobie Brothers unite with Michael McDonald for tour

Nov. 19, 2019 2:29 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers are joining with singer and songwriter Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour next year. McDonald, who sang with the band starting in 1975 before starting his own solo career, surprised fans at The Doobie Brothers...

‘Frozen 2’ aiming to build on the power of the original

Nov. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Idina Menzel first started performing “Let It Go” live in concerts, she thought the lyrics and soaring vocals would empower all those young girls in the audience dressed up as Elsa. Instead, Menzel said she often walked away from those performances feeling just as...

Don’t overlook splashy coffee table books as holiday gifts

Nov. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Art, architecture, music or travel: Coffee table books can fill just the right gift niche, especially when the cost would be budget-busting if you bought one for yourself. Offerings abound at holiday time. Some suggestions: HOMES: “Architectural Digest: AD at 100, a Century of...

Review: ‘Frozen 2’ soundtrack struggles in shadow of first

Nov. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EST

Various artists, “Frozen 2” (Walt Disney Records) No, there’s no new “Let It Go.” Let it go. The “Frozen 2” soundtrack brings together everyone’s favorite princesses — Elsa and Anna — the snowman Olaf, good guy Kristoff and his faithful...

Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury festival

Nov. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has snagged the coveted Saturday night headline slot at Glastonbury next year as the British music festival celebrates its 50th birthday. Festival organizers confirmed Monday that the former Beatle will perform on the main Pyramid Stage on June 27. McCartney last played...

Like her parents, Blue Ivy now an award-winning songwriter

Nov. 18, 2019 8:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and...

In the House impeachment drama, Russia still plays big role

Nov. 18, 2019 3:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry, there’s a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this tale of international intrigue: Russia. As has so often been the case since President Donald Trump took office, Moscow provides the mood music...

Reid: Iowa, NH not diverse enough to provide Dems’ guidance

Nov. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire get to weigh in first on the Democratic presidential contest next year, but the states are not ethnically diverse enough to offer any insight into how a candidate will fare across the country, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday. “I...

Jon Voight, Alison Krauss honored with national medals

Nov. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among the artists and philanthropists being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities, the first recipients of prestigious national medals...