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Today in History: March 2, Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a game

Mar. 02, 2024 00:21 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 2, the 62nd day of 2024. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York...

Music Review: Faye Webster's indie 'Underdressed at the Symphony' journeys through a lifetime

Feb. 29, 2024 16:49 PM EST

Faye Webster, known for her thoughtful blend of indie rock, folk and country, has a new album titled “Underdressed at the Symphony." The release journeys through a lifetime — looking back at childhood and ahead to adult relationships — without ever sounding rushed. The...

Today in History: February 25, Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for first world title

Feb. 25, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2024. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became world heavyweight boxing champion as he defeated...

Beyoncé becomes first Black woman to claim top spot on Billboard's country music chart

Feb. 21, 2024 16:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé made history once again: The superstar singer has become the first Black woman to top Billboard's country music chart. The Grammy winner achieved the feat after her new single “Texas Hold 'Em" reached No. 1 on the country airplay chart this week. She...

Today in History: February 21, Malcolm X shot and killed at age 39

Feb. 21, 2024 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2024. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1965, minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 25-March 2

Feb. 20, 2024 09:35 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 25-March 2: Feb. 25: Actor Ann McCrea (“The Donna Reed Show”) is 93. Actor Tom Courtenay (“Dr. Zhivago”) is 87. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 87. Actor Diane Baker is 86. Actor Karen Grassle (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 82....

Today in History: February 20, John Glenn becomes first American to orbit the Earth

Feb. 20, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2024. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project...

Beyoncé drops new songs 'Texas Hold 'Em' and '16 Carriages.' New music 'Act II' will arrive in March

Feb. 12, 2024 16:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé is back with two new country tracks — “Texas Hold 'Em” and “16 Carriages.” After a Verizon commercial starring Beyoncé aired during the Super Bowl ended with the superstar saying “They ready, drop the new music,” the question became —...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 18-24

Feb. 12, 2024 10:26 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 18-24: Feb. 18: Vocalist Yoko Ono is 91. Singer Herman Santiago of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 84. Singer Irma Thomas is 83. Actor Jess Walton (“The Young and the Restless”) is 78. Singer Dennis DeYoung (Styx) is 77. Actor Cybill...

Toby Keith wrote all kinds of country songs. His legacy might be post-9/11 American anger

Feb. 09, 2024 14:50 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Toby Keith’s songs accomplished, for some, what great art is intended to: They sustained people in challenging times, particularly U.S. service members and their families during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11. For others, Keith’s work sowed division and was...