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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Bring in holiday cheer with Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, more

Nov. 22, 2021 16:18 PM EST

It’s that time of year to grab some hot coco, don your coziest sweater and put on some festive tunes. Whether you’re dealing with holiday heartbreak or reuniting with loved ones after an uncertain two years, there’s music for everyone this season. Associated Press...

Elvis enthusiast to head Presley foundation in Tupelo

Nov. 15, 2021 19:57 PM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — An Elvis Presley enthusiast who has helped promote the late singer's ties to his Mississippi hometown will take over as head of a memorial foundation in Tupelo. Roy Turner was named executive director of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation, which...

Return to Sender? Stolen Elvis bust is back in Illinois bar

Oct. 29, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The King of Rock n’ Roll is back in the building. An Elvis Presley bust that was swiped from a central Illinois bar has been returned after the story of its theft attracted international attention. Employees at Jimmy’s...

Don't be cruel: Bar owner seeks return of stolen Elvis bust

Oct. 28, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Somebody who ain't nothin' but a hound dog has made off with an Elvis Presley bust from a Central Illinois saloon. The Peoria Journal Star reports that the theft of the King of Rock n' Roll from atop the bar of Jimmy's Bar...

Loaded Dice Brewery in Troy creates 'community feel'

Oct. 24, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Jef Smith’s philosophy with beer comes straight from his years in San Francisco, during the late-’90s dot-com bubble when he worked for a startup company as a web developer and designer. “In the community, there is always this sense of sharing...

Ronnie Tutt, drummer for Elvis and other stars, dies at 83

Oct. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ronnie Tutt, a legendary drummer who spent years playing alongside Elvis Presley and teamed up with other superstars ranging from Johnny Cash to Stevie Nicks, has died. He was 83. In a Facebook post early Sunday, Terie Tutt wrote that her father...

Costello returns to show new music and tour at Graceland

Oct. 17, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tn. (AP) — On July 8, 1954, Memphis deejay “Daddy-O” Dewey Phillips introduced Elvis Presley to the world (or at least the small part of the world that was within reach of WHBQ’s AM signal) when he became the first person to play Elvis’ debut Sun single, “That’s All...

Today in History

Oct. 17, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in...

Latin casino operator buys Vegas Strip parcel for $120M

Oct. 13, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chilean businessman and co-founder of the largest casino resort operator in Latin America has reached an agreement to buy 10 acres (4 hectares) of Strip-front land that formerly housed the Riviera from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $120 million. ...