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Medical marijuana advances with Mississippi senate vote

Jan. 13, 2022 17:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators voted Thursday to advance a bill that would create a medical marijuana program, sending it to the House for more work. One lawmaker started the debate by quoting Bob Dylan's “Everybody Must Get Stoned." It was a double reference to...

David Bowie’s extensive music catalog is sold to Warner

Jan. 04, 2022 10:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The extensive music catalog of David Bowie, stretching from the late 1960s to just before his death in 2016, has been sold to Warner Chappell Music. More than 400 songs, among them “Space Oddity,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Fame,” “Rebel Rebel” and...

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium general manager is retiring

Jan. 01, 2022 00:07 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Steve Jones has spent the past 35 years managing one of South Carolina’s largest and most historic performing arts auditorium, the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. But as of Jan. 5, he will be handing over the reins to interim general manager, Jonathan Pitts. ...

Ken Kragen, who helped organize 'We Are the World,' dies

Dec. 17, 2021 18:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Kragen, a top entertainment producer, manager and philanthropist who turned to such clients as Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers in helping to organize the 1985 all-star charity single “We Are the World,” has died. He was 85. Kragen died Tuesday of natural...

And in the end: A fan's notes on Peter Jackson's Beatles doc

Dec. 07, 2021 20:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary “Get Back” runs for nearly eight hours and the only real criticism you can make is that it doesn't last longer. For dabblers and other newcomers, it's a prime introduction. For the Beatles fanatic, and we are a vast and obsessive community,...

Graham Nash shows a candid side in a book of his photographs

Nov. 30, 2021 10:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a legendary musician and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, but the thing that Graham Nash never leaves home without isn't his guitar. It's his camera. The Nash in the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young began taking photos long...

Black Eyed Peas frontman defies Israel boycott calls

Nov. 29, 2021 14:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am said Monday that politics don’t dictate his actions, with pressure from pro-Palestinian activists unable to deter him from performing in Israel and maintaining ties to the country's high-tech scene. A Palestinian-led...

Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings

Nov. 27, 2021 10:17 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently America’s master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery. The most comprehensive exhibition...

'Get Back' series dispels, and confirms, some Beatle myths

Nov. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For 50 years, the fixed narrative had the Beatles' “Let it Be” recording session as a miserable experience with a band where members were sick of each other, sick of their work and in the process of breaking up. The nearly 8-hour, Peter...

New this week: 'Becoming Cousteau,' Gaga and Tony Bennett

Nov. 22, 2021 09:55 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Stephen Karam adapts his Tony-winning play “The Humans,” about three...