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Lose, your blues: Town tosses 'Footloose' anti-dancing law

Jul. 16, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Officials in a western Arkansas city say residents can finally kick off their Sunday shoes. Fort Smith city directors recently repealed a 1953 ordinance that essentially outlawed public dancing on Sundays. Locals who knew about the law called it the "Footloose" ordinance, nicknamed...

Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes share heartbreak in new duet

Jul. 16, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Nicks cried on her living room floor when she first saw LeAnn Rimes perform "Borrowed" on her TV in 2013. The song, about an intimate, yet fleeting romance between Rimes and her lover, came out on Rimes' "Spitfire" album when Nicks became enamored with it. The Fleetwood Mac singer...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 22-28

Jul. 16, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

July 22: Actor Orson Bean ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") is 90. Actress Louise Fletcher is 84. Actor Terence Stamp is 80. Game-show host Alex Trebek is 78. Singer George Clinton is 77. Singer-actor Bobby Sherman is 75. Actor Danny Glover is 72. Writer-director Paul Schrader is 72. Singer Don Henley is 71....

The Go-Go's on their legacy and advice for other rockers

Jul. 16, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin has five simple words of advice for female rock bands — "Write. Write. Write. Write. Write," she said. "I think the world needs a lot more women that are really taking charge of their whole career and image, instead of women being picked by men and then...

The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

Jul. 15, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The Interfax...

Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

Jul. 15, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir Putin, was...

Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

Jul. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled the...

Oklahoma town doubles in population for Woody Guthrie fest

Jul. 13, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma hometown has doubled in population as thousands gather for a music festival in honor of the "This Land Is Your Land" singer. The Journal Record reports that the town of Okemah jumps from about 3,000 to 6,000 people during the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival....

Nick Lowe rediscovers roots with Los Straitjackets

Jul. 13, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

PAWLING, N.Y. (AP) — Four men who wear Mexican wrestling masks onstage have reacquainted singer Nick Lowe with his rock 'n' roll roots. The British composer of "Cruel to Be Kind" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" was deep into the country squire phase of his career a few years...

'The Rock' joining group that champions rights for disabled

Jul. 12, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Dwayne Johnson plays an amputee in his latest movie. Now he's jumping in to help people with disabilities in real life. Johnson, who plays a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller "Skyscraper," said Thursday he's joining the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation,...