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Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

Jan. 15, 2022 19:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said. He was 88. Emery passed away peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by family, at Tristar...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

Review: The Weeknd curates an escapist fantasy in 'Dawn FM'

Jan. 07, 2022 09:12 AM EST

“Dawn FM,” The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records) Since releasing “After Hours” in March 2020, The Weeknd has, like the rest of the world, lived through an isolating pandemic. His latest album, “Dawn FM,” carries listeners out of that darkness into a dance-worthy '80s fantasy....

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 9-15

Jan. 03, 2022 09:49 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 9-15: Jan. 9: Actor K Callan (“Lois and Clark”) is 86. Singer Joan Baez is 81. Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 78. Actor John Doman (“Gotham”) is 77. Singer-actor Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) is 72. Singer Crystal Gayle...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 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 Donald Rumsfeld...

AP Top Songs of 2021 include 'Peaches,' 'Drivers License'

Dec. 17, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Ten of the best songs of the year, as selected by Associated Press entertainment journalists. “PEACHES,” JUSTIN BIEBER, featuring DANIEL CAESAR AND GIVEON Justin Bieber was not happy with the Recording Academy last year when his “Changes” album was categorized...

Alabama father and his kids create Christmas light show

Dec. 11, 2021 00:07 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — For many Auburn locals, the house on 2078 Autumn Ridge Way is known as the Christmas House because of the Walker family’s Christmas light show, which features lights synchronized to music. The Walker family’s passion for decorating for the holidays has...

Fallon teams with Grande, Megan Thee Stallion for holidays

Dec. 07, 2021 00:16 AM EST

Yes, he’s the host of the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” And sure, he’s starred in movies, been a “Saturday Night Live” regular, and just launched a new show, “That’s My Jam.” But Jimmy Fallon has always wanted his “That Thing You Do!” movie moment when...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Dec. 01, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Man charged in slaying of longtime Detroit DJ John O'Leary

Nov. 24, 2021 20:49 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday in the stabbing death of longtime Detroit rock radio personality John O'Leary, authorities said. Sean Lamoureux, who was O'Leary's housemate in Highland Park, was arraigned in 30th District Court and charged with...