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FILE - David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on Aug. 13, 2015, in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. He was 65. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Guitars played, partly made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

Oct. 19, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction. A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a customized electric guitar Van Halen built at his home studio with his guitar tech Matt Bruck and given to a friend in...

FILE - Singer Lenny Kravitz performs during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27, 2016. In a new memoir,

Rocker Lenny Kravitz looks back to when he found his voice

Oct. 16, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Kravitz is a man of extremes — as he readily admits. “I am deeply two-sided: black and white, Jewish and Christian, Manhattan and Brooklynite,” he writes about his first 25 years alive in his new memoir “Let Love Rule," released last week and named after...

Haunted houses are tackling pandemic fears this Halloween

Oct. 11, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When temperatures cool down and a chill creeps through the air, it’s time for haunted houses. The haunts will be open to the public at limited capacity this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re still welcoming visitors seeking thrills. Patrick Warner,...

Paris Hilton speaks before leading a protest Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Provo, Utah. Hilton was in Utah Friday to lead a protest outside a boarding school where she alleges she was abused physically and mentally by staff when she was a teenager. Hilton, now 39, went public with the allegations in a new documentary and wants a school that she says left her with nightmares and insomnia for years to be shut down. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Paris Hilton protest calls for closure of Utah school

Oct. 9, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Paris Hilton has been speaking out about abuse she said she suffered at a boarding school in Utah, and on Friday she took her push nearly to the school’s front doors. Hilton organized a protest in a park near Provo Canyon School, along with several hundreds of others who share...

FILE - Broadway posters outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on May 13, 2020.  Broadway theaters may be dark but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall. “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday unveiled a seven weekly play run of livestreamed works to benefit The Actors Fund. They will stream on Broadway’s Best Shows and ticket buyers can access the events through TodayTix starting at $5. The plays include “The Best Man,” “This Is Our Youth,” Time Stands Still” and “Race” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

Oct. 9, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May. Although an exact date for various performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through May...

FILE - Broadway posters outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on May 13, 2020.  Broadway theaters may be dark but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall. “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday unveiled a seven weekly play run of livestreamed works to benefit The Actors Fund. They will stream on Broadway’s Best Shows and ticket buyers can access the events through TodayTix starting at $5. The plays include “The Best Man,” “This Is Our Youth,” Time Stands Still” and “Race” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Tony Award nominations to be announced Oct. 15

Oct. 8, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nominations for this year's Tony Awards have been set for Oct. 15, pitting 18 eligible shows in competition for 26 competitive categories in a coronavirus-shortened season. James Monroe Iglehart will announce the nominations on the Tony Awards' YouTube Channel at noon ET. No date was...

FILE - Harry Styles, right, presents a trophy to Stevie Nicks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. Nicks has become close friends when the former One Direction member since he invited her to perform at one of his concerts in 2017.
Since then, they’re performed several times together and Styles even previewed his latest album, “Fine Line,” for her and some of her friends before it was released in December. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry

Oct. 8, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks — who is releasing a new song Friday and a concert film later this month — discusses the TV miniseries she’s working on as well as her relationships with Tom Petty, Prince, Beyoncé, Harry Styles and the members of Fleetwood Mac in outtakes from a...

FILE - In this June 22, 2004, file photo, Eddie Van Halen plays the final chord of

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

Oct. 6, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. He was 65. A person close to Van Halen’s family confirmed the rocker...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2004 file photo, Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen performs in Phoenix. Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. He was 65. (AP Photo/Tom Hood, File)

How Eddie Van Halen transformed Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'

Oct. 6, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before Eddie Van Halen agreed to add a guitar break to Michael Jackson's “Beat It,” one of the most famous cameos in rock history, he had to be sure the phone call from producer Quincy Jones wasn't a practical joke. “I went off on him. I went, ‘What do you want,...

Sarah Palafox, an African American woman who sings regional Mexican music, poses in Moreno Valley, Calif., in this undated photo. Palafox, who goes by the name Sarah La Morena, was born in Southern California but raised in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. The 23-year-old has sparked many emotions following a series of viral video performances on social media. (Edward

Black singer of regional Mexican music sparks buzz, emotion

Oct. 3, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Before clicking the Instagram video, the sight intrigued most. Sarah Palafox, a Black woman, held an iPhone while standing in front of mariachis. When users turned on the volume, they heard a woman belting out a heartbreak interpretation of Jenni Rivera’s “Que Me Vas A...