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John Lennon's killer denied parole again, for 12th time

Sep. 12, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who shot and killed John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980 has been denied parole for a 12th time, New York corrections officials said Monday. Mark David Chapman, 67, appeared before a parole board at the end of August, according to...

Review: Jann Wenner's memoir looks as his rock, rolling role

Sep. 12, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

“Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir” (Little, Brown) Jann S. Wenner takes us on a long, strange trip with his accessible and entertaining rock ‘n’ roll memoir. As the founder, co-editor and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, Wenner had an unusual back stage pass...

Annapolis honors singer Eva Cassidy with mural

Aug. 28, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Eva Cassidy may be the most famous musical artist to ever live in Annapolis, but it took 26 years and a mural dedication for the city to mount a tribute concert in her honor. Cassidy died in 1996 of metastatic melanoma. She was 33, beloved locally, with one...

Jerry Allison, drummer for Buddy Holly, dead at 82

Aug. 24, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Allison, an architect of rock drumming who played and co-wrote songs with childhood friend Buddy Holly and whose future wife inspired the classic “Peggy Sue,” has died. He was 82. His death was confirmed Wednesday by a spokesperson for Gold...

Today in History: August 24, Mount Vesuvius erupts

Aug. 24, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2022. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in...

Mo Ostin, longtime Warner records chairman, dies at 95

Aug. 02, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mo Ostin, a self-effacing giant of the music business who with rare integrity presided over Warner Bros. Records’ rise to a sprawling, billion-dollar empire and helped discover and nurture artists from Jimi Hendrix to Green Day, has died. He was 95. Warner Records...

Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, 'American Pie'

Jul. 18, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don McLean has listened for decades as people belted out his classic song “American Pie” at last call or at karaoke — and applauds you for the effort. “I’ve heard whole bars burst into this song when I’ve been across the room,” McLean tells The...

Review: 'Helltown' shines light on Cape Cod serial killer

Jul. 12, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

“Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod” by Casey Sherman (Sourcebooks) True crime is all the rage these days. Books, movies, documentaries, streaming series, podcasts — even streaming series about podcasts — are everywhere as Americans continue to obsess...

Rainbow Family's 50th annual gathering draws thousands

Jul. 09, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

ADAMS PARK, Colo. (AP) — The Adams Park trailhead in Routt National Forest is usually signified by a brown and yellow sign similar to those seen on public lands throughout the United States. Other brown and white markers inform would-be trail users about allowable methods of...