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Delaware artist wins award after persistence for 15 years

Jan. 16, 2021 9:00 AM EST

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Persistence has paid off for Rehoboth Beach artist Kim Klabe. After 15 years of trying, she was recognized recently by the Delaware Division of the Arts with a fellowship award. Twenty-five Delaware artists were lauded by the division for the high quality of their artwork. Work...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020 file photo, Lady Gaga performs during a drive-in rally for then Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  Lady Gaga will sign the national anthem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform

Jan. 15, 2021 9:15 AM EST

The A-list is back. How A-list? Try Lady Gaga and J. Lo. Inauguration officials announced on Thursday that the glittery duo would appear in person on Jan. 20, with Gaga singing the national anthem as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, and Jennifer Lopez giving a...

FILE - President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is shown in a Wednesday, July 10, 2019 file photo, in Palm Beach, Fla. A Florida legislator wants President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club punished for hosting a New Year’s Eve party where few of the 500 guests wore masks in possible violation of local coronavirus ordinances. Democratic state Rep. Omari Hardy said Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 that Palm Beach County must take action against Mar-a-Lago out of fairness both to local businesses that have obeyed the ordinance and those punished for violating it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Trump's Mar-a-Lago warned over coronavirus mask violations

Jan. 14, 2021 3:52 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club's failure to enforce a local mask ordinance at its New Year's Eve bash has resulted in a warning but no fine or other punishment. Palm Beach County sent a letter to the club's manager, Bernd Lembcke, on Wednesday telling him that future...

This combination photo shows musician Jon Bon Jovi performing at the Samsung Charity Gala in New York, Nov. 2, 2017, from left, Justin Timberlake performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018 and Demi Lovato performing in London on June 25, 2018. Bon Jovi, Timberlake and Lovato will perform at a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (AP Photo)

Tom Hanks heads TV special celebrating Biden's inauguration

Jan. 13, 2021 1:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons. “I was left speechless when I was asked to perform! ” Lovato...

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Review: Healy returns with somber and exciting 'Tungsten'

Jan. 11, 2021 2:03 PM EST

Healy, “Tungsten” (Braintrust/RCA) “Don’t call it a comeback,” sings Memphis-based rapper and singer Healy on his second album. “I call it a second wind. Good to be back in my element.” Whatever it is, it's welcome. This eclectic artist returns with just over 30...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 17-23 shows James Earl Jones, from left, Kevin Costner, Dolly Parton, Rainn Wilson, Geena Davis, Diane Lane and Chita Rivera. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23

Jan. 11, 2021 9:05 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23 Jan. 17: Actor Betty White is 99. Actor James Earl Jones is 90. Talk show host Maury Povich is 82. Singer Chris Montez is 79. Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 76. Actor Joanna David (“Downton Abbey”) is 74. Actor Jane Elliott (“General...

Michael Ray FitzGerald poses for a photo in his home office/studio in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. FitzGerald has just published his newest book,

Book explores Jacksonville's influence on Southern rock

Jan. 9, 2021 3:00 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Ray FitzGerald, a chronicler of North Florida’s music legacy, has been getting some good reactions to his new book, “Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock,” which he says is looking as if it’s heading toward a second printing from the...

This cover image released by New West Records shows “J.T.” by Steve Earle & The Dukes, covering 10 songs from the catalog of Earle's son Justin Townes Earle, who died in August. The album, released Monday, is a tribute to his son. (New West Records via AP)

Review: Steve Earle pays moving tribute to his son's talent

Jan. 8, 2021 2:30 PM EST

Steve Earle & the Dukes, “J.T." (New West) Steve Earle has recorded tribute albums before, to songwriting mentors Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. But this one is different. Maybe that's because he started recording it just months after his son, Justin Townes Earle, died alone in his Nashville...

This cover image released by Dead Oceans/Easy Eye Sound shows “Introducing...” by Aaron Frazer. (Dead Oceans/Easy Eye Sound via AP)

Review: Aaron Frazer brings great old school vibes to 2021

Jan. 7, 2021 12:21 PM EST

Aaron Frazer, “Introducing...” (Dead Oceans/Easy Eye Sound) This year is going to be fine. How can we be so sure? It's starting with the release of Aaron Frazer’s debut solo album. One spin and you'll be spellbound, swaying — and smiling. Frazer, the drummer and co-lead singer for...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 10-16 shows Rod Stewart, from left, Mary J. Blige, Issa Rae, Liam Hemsworth, Faye Dunaway, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 10-16

Jan. 4, 2021 8:56 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 10-16 Jan. 10: Singer Ronnie Hawkins of Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks is 86. Actor William Sanderson (“Deadwood,” ″Newhart”) is 77. Singer Rod Stewart is 76. Singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is 73. Singer Pat Benatar is 68. Guitarist...