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Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking but avoids the p-word

May. 20, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's plenty of rock on Steven Van Zandt's first album of original material in 20 years. There's also soul and funk and some mean horn solos. What there isn't plenty of is politics. The bandana-wearing guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, who in the past has never been shy...

Oregon teachers plan walkout to push for classroom funding

May. 6, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding. Schools around the state, including Oregon's largest district, Portland Public Schools, will close for at least part of...

Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin's legacy and its sound

Apr. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. "It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive," Page said. That dedication worked out pretty well...

Ballet teacher breaking class barriers with dance in Peru

Apr. 15, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — In a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury, young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing. In the classroom at a public school near the South American nation's Pacific coast, girls line up at wooden ballet barres, point toes and curve arms....

WKU dean of arts college reinstated after sudden resignation

Apr. 11, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University's Acting Provost Cheryl Stevens says the school's former Potter College of Arts and Letters dean is being reinstated after abruptly resigning last month. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports Acting Provost Cheryl Stevens on Wednesday announced the...

Michigan professor accused of sexual misconduct retires

Mar. 27, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan violin professor whom students accused of sexual misconduct going back years has retired. The Ann Arbor school told The Detroit News that Stephen Shipps retired on Feb. 28. The school hired Shipps in 1989. He took a leave of absence on Dec. 7, three days...