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Prince memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' coming out in the fall

Apr. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29. Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that "The Beautiful Ones" will combine a Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his 2016...

Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville

Apr. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better: Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch. "My first thought was, 'Man I'd...

T.I., Scrapp Deleon aid nonviolent offenders in Georgia

Apr. 22, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper T.I., a Georgia church and VH1's "Love and Hip Hop" personality Scrapp Deleon came together to post bail for 23 nonviolent offenders who would have spent Easter behind bars. News outlets report the "Bail Out" program extends beyond the weekend, with each offender being connected...

WIU professor a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music

Apr. 22, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A music composition professor in Illinois has learned he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music . Western Illinois University notes that finalists aren't known until after a winner is announced. A Friday statement from the school says one of its professors, James Romig, found out...

Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

Apr. 21, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." "The NHL principle 'Hockey is for Everyone' is at the heart...

LA man wounded alongside Nipsey Hussle released from custody

Apr. 21, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested on a parole violation after being wounded in the Los Angeles shooting that killed Nipsey Hussle has been released from jail. Kerry Lathan had been in custody since being shot March 31 along with the rapper. KABC-TV reports Lathan walked out of LA's Men's...

Michelle Branch, Black Keys' Patrick Carney tie the knot

Apr. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married. The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in front of close friends and family, a representative for Carney told The Associated Press on Sunday. Among those attending the...

'PromiseLand' winery in Guttenberg becoming a local favorite

Apr. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Nestled away in rural Clayton County is a small weekend paradise. Double doors open to what looks like a town square that would be found in a European countryside, complete with classical lamp posts and windowsills decorated with bouquets of flowers. Quaint shops sit tucked away in the...

Indianapolis Colts owner says he bought Lennon piano

Apr. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An upright piano that John Lennon used to write Beatles' songs has been sold at auction. Just "A Day in the Life" of the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Jim Irsay tweeted Saturday that he's "elated" to now own the instrument Lennon used to compose songs for The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's...

Eaglet welcomed as new addition at Dollywood

Apr. 20, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton's Dollywood has welcomed a fluffy addition to the amusement park — an eaglet. Media outlets report the eaglet hatched Wednesday. The eaglet is part of the park's Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, a 30,000-square-foot aviary. The park has a live cam labeled "Grant...