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Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal

Jun. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music. Many believe Jackson's musical legacy is...

Subject of Netflix documentary has ties to North Carolina

Jun. 23, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — In the trailer to the new Netflix documentary "The Black Godfather," powerful figures in entertainment, sports and politics tell just how Clarence Avant, who once walked the halls of Dudley High School, earned the name. "You only find one of those people," actress Cicely Tyson said...

From St. Louis to Tokyo, Blues fan celebrates a Stanley Cup

Jun. 13, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — I can't imagine there were many St. Louis Blues fans farther from their hometown than I was when the team finally won its first Stanley Cup. If not, my kicker is that I actually attended Blues games that first season in 1967-68. Others talk about being long-suffering fans. They've got nothing...

Jon Pardi kicks off new country album with fiddles

May. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country traditionalist Jon Pardi is kicking off his third album just the way he likes his country music — with a fiddle intro. Pardi, whose 2016 album, "California Sunrise," shot him to the top of the country album chart, is releasing "Heartache Medication" on June 3, a...

Symphony New Hampshire picks new music director

May. 16, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Symphony New Hampshire has announced that Roger Kalia will be its new music director. New Hampshire Public Radio reports Kalia currently serves as music director for Orchestra Santa Monica, the Lake George Music Festival and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra in California. The...

Orchestra searching for child who charmed crowd with 'wow!'

May. 8, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — America's oldest performing arts group is looking for a child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert. The Handel & Haydn Society had just finished its rendition of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral" at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday when a youngster blurted out loudly:...

'Bubble' tribute planned for former Detroit rock promoter

May. 4, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The life of a former Detroit-area rock promoter, radio DJ and high school teacher will be celebrated outside the renowned venue he once ran. A flash mob-style event is planned Sunday afternoon outside the former Grande Ballroom. That was the Detroit venue leased by Russ Gibb that hosted the...

Testimony ends in trial over Arkansas' use of execution drug

May. 2, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal trial to consider the legality of Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions ended Thursday without a ruling from the bench. In their closing arguments, lawyers for death row inmates challenged the use of midazolam in lethal injections, saying it doesn't provide enough...

The Latest: Testimony ends in trial over execution drug

May. 2, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over Arkansas' use of a sedative in lethal injections (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Testimony has concluded in a federal trial in Little Rock over Arkansas' use of a sedative in lethal injections. In their closing arguments, lawyers challenging the...

Russ Gibb, Detroit DJ, teacher and rock promoter, dies at 87

May. 1, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Russ Gibb, a Detroit-area rock promoter, radio DJ, high school teacher and pop culture provocateur, has died. He was 87. Andy Fradkin, Gibb's friend and former student who handles his financial and legal matters, said he died Tuesday of heart failure at a Garden City hospital. The longtime...