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McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall

Oct. 18, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo...

Country star Luke Bryan to host CMA Awards

Oct. 18, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Luke Bryan has taken home the top prize at the CMA Awards, but he'll step into a larger role when he hosts the awards show in November. The Country Music Association and ABC announced on Monday that the “American Idol”...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30

Oct. 18, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30: Oct. 24: Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 85. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 82. Actor Kevin Kline is 74. Actor Doug Davidson (“The Young and the Restless”) is 67. Actor B.D. Wong is 61. Actor Zahn McClarnon...

Ronnie Tutt, drummer for Elvis and other stars, dies at 83

Oct. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ronnie Tutt, a legendary drummer who spent years playing alongside Elvis Presley and teamed up with other superstars ranging from Johnny Cash to Stevie Nicks, has died. He was 83. In a Facebook post early Sunday, Terie Tutt wrote that her father...

Costello returns to show new music and tour at Graceland

Oct. 17, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tn. (AP) — On July 8, 1954, Memphis deejay “Daddy-O” Dewey Phillips introduced Elvis Presley to the world (or at least the small part of the world that was within reach of WHBQ’s AM signal) when he became the first person to play Elvis’ debut Sun single, “That’s All...

High school dropout now a successful prosecutor in Louisiana

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — It took a teacher’s encouragement to get Charles Robinson back in school. The Calcasieu Parish assistant district attorney has prosecuted thousands of felonies and held many jury trials — including several homicide cases and one capital case, State v. Kevin...

Trisha Yearwood on making jerky, bacon straws and wontons

Oct. 13, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trisha Yearwood is a collard greens kind of gal, but her husband, Garth Brooks, is definitely not a collard greens kind of guy. So she had to be a little sly when it came time to perfect her Collard-Stuffed Wontons. When the country star and her...

BTS suits, Katy Perry dress to be sold at charity auction

Oct. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The custom suits BTS wore for their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction. The seven-member K-pop group wore custom Louis Vuitton suits to perform their hit “Dynamite” during March's...

Trace Adkins cancels November concert in South Dakota

Oct. 12, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Country singer Trace Adkins has canceled a November concert in South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reported Monday that Adkins was scheduled to perform in at the Deadwood Mountain Grand resort on Nov. 11. His management...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 17-23

Oct. 11, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 17-23: Oct. 17: Actor Marsha Hunt is 104. Singer Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts is 79. Singer Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap is 79. Actor Michael McKean is 74. Actor George Wendt is 73. Singer-comedian Bill Hudson of...