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Today in History: September 29, Munich agreement established, aimed at appeasing Hitler

Sep. 29, 2023 10:39 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2023. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders concluded the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at...

Country star Dustin Lynch was at an impasse. The only way forward was to have ‘Killed the Cowboy’

Sep. 29, 2023 09:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ahead of his sixth studio album, “Killed the Cowboy,” Dustin Lynch sensed some inner conflict. The 38-year-old country star had achieved many of his goals: He spent the last decade securing country radio hits, raking in billions of streams and touring with...

Ringo Starr on ‘Rewind Forward,’ writing country music, the AI-assisted final Beatles track and more

Sep. 28, 2023 22:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are rock stars, and then there is Ringo Starr — drummer for the Beatles, award-winning soloist, photographer, narrator, actor, activist. To call him prolific would almost shortchange his accomplishments. But it also feels right. “Rewind Forward,” out...

Music Review: Breathy, mid-tempo Wilco returns for 'Cousin,' which is heavy on the slower tracks

Sep. 25, 2023 12:56 PM EDT

If you like your Wilco mid-tempo, melodic and breathy, then “Cousin” is for you. Taking yet another departure in tone after last year's epic double album “Cruel Country,” the Chicago combo's latest is more along the lines of 2019's “Ode to Joy.” Wilco...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 1-7

Sep. 25, 2023 09:16 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 1-7: Oct. 1: Actor-singer Julie Andrews is 88. Saxophonist Jerry Martini of Sly and the Family Stone is 80. Jazz bassist Dave Holland is 77. Actor Yvette Freeman (“ER”) is 73. Actor Randy Quaid is 73. Singer Howard Hewett of Shalamar is...

Louisiana folklorist and Mississippi blues musician among 2023 National Heritage Fellows

Sep. 23, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana folklorist Nick Spitzer and Mississippi blues musician R.L. Boyce are among nine 2023 National Heritage Fellows set to be celebrated later this month by the National Endowment for the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors in the folk and traditional arts. ...

Dan + Shay hit a breaking point. Then they wrote ‘Bigger Houses,' the album that 'saved their lives'

Sep. 21, 2023 11:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Grammy Award-winning duo Dan + Shay wrote their fifth studio album, “Bigger Houses,” they nearly broke up. It was an evening in March 2022, and Dan + Shay met up after having not spoken in months. “I just knew in my heart, I was like, ‘This could...

Today in History: September 21, Senate confirms O’Connor as first female Supreme Court justice

Sep. 21, 2023 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2023. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 24-30

Sep. 18, 2023 10:06 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 24-30: Sept. 24: Singer Phyllis ″Jiggs” Allbut Sirico of The Angels is 81. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 78. Actor Gordon Clapp (“NYPD Blue”) is 75. Actor Harriet Walter (“The Crown”) is 73. Actor Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: Legendary...

Today in History: September 17, Israel, Egypt reach Camp David Accords

Sep. 17, 2023 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2023. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1978, after 12 days of meetings at the U.S. presidential retreat of Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister...