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Police: Man angry about loud music waves gun at school dance

Aug. 19, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

THATCHER, Ariz. (AP) — A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of waving a gun at a high school dance in Arizona because he didn't like the loud music. Police in the small southeastern Arizona town of Thatcher say Robert Layton drove to the high school parking lot around 11:45 p.m. Friday and...

Correction: Backstreet Boys Concert-Oklahoma story

Aug. 19, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about fans injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the city in the dateline. The city is Thackerville, not Thackersville. A corrected version of the story is below: Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys...

Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

Aug. 19, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the concertgoers were...

Aretha Franklin came to Washington to sing - and for history

Aug. 19, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

As a 21-year-old Aretha Franklin worked on her singing voice in New York during the summer of 1963, her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, raced to finish the final touches on the planned March on Washington. Nearly five decades later, Franklin found herself in Washington and performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the...

When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

Aug. 18, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, I'd be talking to THE Queen of Soul! You could get no closer to rock 'n' roll royalty than the Queen herself. So my trepidation was...

Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

Aug. 18, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears. The singer cried during an interview Friday with Ebro for Beats 1 on Apple Music as she shared thoughts on the 2017 concert in England, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people. She said that terrorists "want you to be...

John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

Aug. 18, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. "Highwood's Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra" will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra....

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee celebrate release of new song

Aug. 18, 2018 4:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson's fans were so energetic at an event Friday for her new single that one fan chimed in so the icon could speak without interruption. "Everybody, be quiet. We can't hear her," a girl yelled, as Jackson and the rest of the packed room at Samsung 837 in New York burst into...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Aug. 18, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a plane and meteor streaking across the sky in Colorado; fans celebrating the...

MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

Aug. 17, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they're just not sure how they will do it. The VMAs will air live Monday. Show executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells The Associated Press on Friday that his team is "working on a lot of different...