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Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin's legacy and its sound

Apr. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. "It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive," Page said. That dedication worked out pretty well...

Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O'Hare

Apr. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb....

Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

Apr. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recusing herself from the case, Chicago's top prosecutor weighed in on the allegations against Jussie Smollett last month, telling a deputy that she believed her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor, according to newly released texts and emails. The text message exchange...

Berry Gordy fulfills dreams with Motown reaching 60 years

Apr. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for "all people" in the world fulfilled. Gordy told the packed Microsoft Theater at the "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" that...

Review: New doc shows how Beyoncé changed Coachella, forever

Apr. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

Beyoncé is extremely private, and only lets you know what she wants you to know, when she wants you to know it — typically, in a surprise post be it on her website or Instagram. But throughout the years, she's slightly cracked open her door to reveal parts of her life and personality — apart...

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...

Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

Apr. 15, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture." Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke....

Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

Apr. 15, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award was...

Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper, Aretha Franklin win special citations from Pulitzer board

Apr. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper, Aretha Franklin win special citations from Pulitzer board.

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at memorial

Apr. 12, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies from those closest to the rapper, including his actress-fiancee...