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Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame

Oct. 21, 2018 10:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances from...

Murakami enjoys writing because he doesn't know the ending

Oct. 21, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn't know how they'll end. The Japanese author behind global best-sellers like his latest, "Killing Commendatore" hosted a special radio show on Sunday. He said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end. Ideas pop up...

Garth Brooks' concert at Notre Dame success despite weather

Oct. 21, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Bad weather tested the devotion of 84,000 fans who went to see Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Stadium over the weekend. And it appears they really wanted to be at the event in northern Indiana. It was the first such concert in the stadium's 88-year history. The Indianapolis Star reports...

Family, fans, of Tom Petty gather to name park in his honor

Oct. 21, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy. The Gainesville Sun reports that hundreds of members of the Tom Petty Nation! fan club visited Gainesville on Saturday to celebrate the star's birthday with his music and the dedication of...

Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital

Oct. 20, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists. A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now...

Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

Oct. 20, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober. With wife Barbara Bach Starkey — herself a recovering...

Philadelphia songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

Oct. 19, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track's other co-writers. A jury last week awarded the sum to Daniel Marino. His...

Manning stresses importance of financial literacy for kids

Oct. 19, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

Eli Manning recognizes that the numbers in a playbook aren't the only important statistics. Manning wants children, including his three daughters, to have a strong set of financial skills. "I think it's so important for kids to understand what it means to save, to have a budget, to be smart about spending money,"...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 19, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Michael Buble to retire from music THE FACTS: The Canadian singer...

Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019

Oct. 19, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year. MGM Resorts International on Friday said the pop superstar in February will kick off a series of regularly scheduled shows at Park Theater inside the Park MGM casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears in a statement...