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Works of art or monuments to ego? Rock-stacking stirs debate

Sep. 14, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — To some along the north shoreline of Lake Superior in Minnesota, building stacks of rocks, or cairns, is akin to making sand castles and can even be meditative. To others, these manmade rock formations despoil nature's beauty and stand as monuments to the human ego. Those who live...

At 40, WMNF still stickin' it to the man.

Aug. 31, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (AP) — The first sound heard over the WMNF 88.5-FM signal wasn't much. The station's founders had already gone door to door for a year gathering donations. They'd raised the antenna, by hand, using ropes. An engineer tapped on the transmission cable with a wrench, and that tapping sound...

The Highwaymen: Duo rides for country music

Aug. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A recording artist riding on horseback across four states to raise awareness of traditional country music had a layover in Mountain Home on a recent Saturday night. Country artist C.J. Garton and his 13-year-old son, Clinton, stayed overnight recently at the Saddle Club Arena....

San Antonio jazz band leader Jim Cullum dies at 77

Aug. 13, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jim Cullum, whose San Antonio-based band used public radio to bring his classic jazz to the world, has died. He was 77. His booking agent, Steve Frumkin, tells The Associated Press Cullum died Sunday at Cullum's San Antonio home of an apparent heart attack. Cullum, a cornetist who led...

Drake signs creative partnership with SiriusXM and Pandora

Jul. 25, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake has two new partners: SiriusXM and Pandora. The two companies which merged earlier this year announced Thursday that they have signed a new creative partnership with the superstar rapper. The new deal includes "a dedicated station, curated music, and collaborations with creative...

Standing Rock Sioux stand with Hawaiian telescope protesters

Jul. 21, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CANNONBALL, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux tribal members plan to gather at the epicenter of the Dakota Access pipeline protests to show solidarity with Native Hawaiians who oppose the construction of a huge telescope on the Mauna Kea volcano. Sheridan Seaboy-McNeil told KFGO Radio that Sunday night's...