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Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship

Jun. 18, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn't want him to leave. Eric Abramovitz, currently with the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee, is a Canadian clarinetist who in 2013 applied...

Judge withholds ruling on Meek Mill's request for new trial

Jun. 18, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge says she'll rule in "due time" after a hearing Monday to determine whether rapper Meek Mill should get a new trial in his decade-old gun and drug convictions. Mill's attorneys have asked for a new trial based on credibility issues with an officer who testified at...

Bail revoked for promoter of failed music fest in Bahamas

Jun. 18, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bail has been revoked for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island, with a judge calling him a flight risk and nonviolent danger to the community now that he faces new charges. Sentencing for 26-year-old Billy McFarland was postponed from Thursday until late next month....

Rock trio The Record Company is back but not much changed

Jun. 18, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nowhere is there a better sign of how far the rock trio The Record Company has come than in the difference between where the group recorded its first and second albums. The trio made its debut in the bassist's unassuming living room in Los Feliz, a hillside neighborhood near Hollywood. The...

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

Jun. 18, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velvet seats had returned the market after its current owner bought...

Van crashes into fans at Dutch festival: 1 dead, 3 injured

Jun. 18, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A van ran into a small group of pop music fans near a popular festival in the Netherlands, killing one person and injuring three others before fleeing the scene Monday. A suspect turned himself in to police hours later. Police in the province of Limburg said the suspect in the pre-dawn...

'You Were Made for This' explores marriage and parenting

Jun. 18, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

"You Were Made for This" (Little, Brown), by Michelle Sacks Appearances sometimes are not just deceiving but can hide fissures so deep and fractured that tragedy can seem a surprise when it occurs. Michelle Sacks richly explores marriage and parenting — and the illusions that some couples present to the...

Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

Jun. 18, 2018 9:12 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that was accidentally left open Sunday and wound up in a...

Review: Wilko Johnson embraces life on 'Blow Your Mind'

Jun. 18, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

Wilko Johnson, "Blow Your Mind" (UMe/Chess) Wilko Johnson's new album is a raucous blast of life, overshadowed by mortality. At 70, the British guitarist has been invigorated by a reprieve from death. In 2012, Johnson — former member of U.K. blues-rock rabble-rousers Dr. Feelgood —was diagnosed with...

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

Jun. 17, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds,...