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Benefit concert to feature "Supergirl" co-stars, newlyweds

Sep. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Supergirl" co-stars and real-life newlyweds Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood will join performers Jane Lynch, Wayne Brady and Laurie Metcalf for a concert being livestreamed Saturday to benefit low-income migrants. The show will also feature Marcia Cross, Grant Gustin, Cheyenne Jackson,...

Bus crashes carrying country singer Josh Turner's road crew

Sep. 19, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

SHANDON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California say a passenger bus has crashed while carrying the road crew for country and gospel singer Josh Turner, leaving one dead and seven injured. Turner and his band were not on the bus. Two of the passengers are said to have sustained major injuries and...

Detroit Youth Choir finishes second in TV talent competition

Sep. 18, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Youth Choir came in second in the finale of season 14 of the reality talent competition "America's Got Talent." The choir was topped Wednesday by Kodi Lee, who wins $1 million and a headline performance at Paris Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The choir's finals performance of "Can't...

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

Sep. 18, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person on...

No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing

Sep. 18, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star. The hearing was cleared of the public and media. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge...

Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna's lingerie show

Sep. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes. "Women just need a little bit of validation," the superstar explained to The Associated Press ahead of her Savage X Fenty...

Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew. Testifying as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged...

Former Missouri professor gives $4 million for music center

Sep. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Longtime University of Missouri professor Michael Budds has donated $4 million for a music studies center at the university. The university announced Wednesday that Budds' donation will be used to create the Budds Center for American Music Studies. Budds taught music at the university...

Review: Guitar czar Joel Paterson rules on retro Beatles ode

Sep. 18, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

Joel Paterson, "Let it Be Guitar!" (Bloodshot Records) Close your eyes, picture Chet Atkins pulling up a bar stool on the beach at Waikiki and coolly plucking out a surfy rendition of Paul McCartney's iconic "Michelle." That's just one of the sounds Chicago-based guitar wizard Joel Paterson conjures up on his new...

Nebraska community may proclaim itself 'a city of arts'

Sep. 18, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) — Falls City officials are considering declaring their community "a city of arts." Station KNCY reports that the City Council is expected to make a proclamation next month. The southeast Nebraska community claims Saturday Evening Post illustrator John Falter as a native son, as well...