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FILE - In this May 29, 2009 file photo, music producer Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Jan. 17, 2021 10:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. California state prison officials said he died Saturday of natural causes at a hospital. ...

This Nov. 19, 2019 booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Phil Spector. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his

Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics

Jan. 17, 2021 10:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock ‘n’ roll genius who elevated the genre with his “Wall of Sound” style in the 1960s and created hits for several big names from the Beatles to Tina...

A giant screen streams a Prada fashion live during an interview with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, during the Milan's fashion week in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Prada intros anti-uniform during all-digital Fashion Week

Jan. 17, 2021 3:23 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — No traffic jams, no rush to the next venue, no front rows — not even socially distanced. Milan Fashion Week is unfolding entirely on computer screens and social media platforms this round for the first time ever, as the persistent virus resurgence dashed any hopes of even a handful of...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 31, 2011 file photo, people stand in the garden of the Rodin museum in Paris. There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew. The famous Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopened to visitors on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Though the rococo museum, showcasing the world’s largest collection of Rodin sculptures, remains closed, visitors are now able to enter the sculpture-filled surrounding gardens that overlooked the gold dome of Les Invalides monument. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to public

Jan. 17, 2021 1:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors. Though the rococo museum, showcasing the world’s largest collection of Rodin...

Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer convicted of murdering an actress, has died at 81.

Jan. 17, 2021 11:02 AM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer convicted of murdering an actress, has died at 81.
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Iconic artists Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars who will highlight a primetime virtual celebration televised Wednesday night following President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.(Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala

Jan. 17, 2021 9:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Actor-playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and rockers Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are...

Chicago museum launches audio series with Mexican artist

Jan. 17, 2021 9:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago museum will kick off a year-long series later this month by a Mexican audio artist called one of the “living masters of political theater.” The show featuring Guillermo Gómez-Peña starts Jan. 27 and will stream twice each month, according to a news release...

Creativity brings student performances to life in Virginia

Jan. 17, 2021 9:00 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Rewarding and reaffirming — those are two of three words that Courtney Reilly, executive director of performances and engagement at Shenandoah Conservatory, used to describe the past 10 months. And it goes almost without saying, this word as well: challenging. The majority of...

ALS survivor revamps foundation to cope with pandemic impact

Jan. 17, 2021 3:01 AM EST

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — To honor the birth of his daughter, Kevin Swan had the image of a watch tattooed on his left wrist – hands permanently frozen at 5:27 p.m., the exact time 2-year-old Elliott Monroe Swan came into the world on Feb. 21, 2018. “It was my first Father’s Day...

Bookstore and museum teaches that Black history is diverse

Jan. 17, 2021 3:01 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — She is Black, she is American and she has ancestral roots in Africa, but Gigi Best-Richardson does not refer to herself as African American. “I choose to tell people I am part of the African diaspora,” Best-Richardson said. “To say I am African American would deny my...