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Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has heart operation

Jun. 25, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has undergone a heart operation at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. His representative, the public relations agency of Shuman Associates in New York, said Tuesday that doctors called the operation a success and said his heart is performing at 100%. Tilson Thomas...

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Jun. 25, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans gathered at his grave for a daylong celebration of his life and music Tuesday, with some traveling thousands of miles to join in the singalongs, selfies and moment of silence that marked the 10th anniversary of the death of the King of Pop. "If you have a...

Jerry Carrigan, drummer for Elvis, George Jones, dies

Jun. 25, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, Tennessee, died at age 75 in Chattanooga. His cousin, Tom Carrigan, said he learned of Carrigan's death last Thursday, but he...

Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

Jun. 25, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. "Not guilty, sir, honor," said the rapper dressed in a dark blue and light pink pantsuit with her hair tinted blue as she pleaded in state court to...

Judge upholds $6.6M judgment against rapper Yo Gotti

Jun. 25, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is refusing to throw out a $6.6 million judgment against rapper Yo Gotti. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the rapper, whose legal name is Mario Mims, appeared in court Monday asking for the decision to be vacated. Singer Young Fletcher's manager Michael...

Carter Center fundraiser to auction off big ticket items

Jun. 25, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, vacations to Hawaii, France and Martha's Vineyard and signed photographs of five U.S. presidents are among the items former President Jimmy Carter will be auctioning off at his foundation's annual charity benefit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

Jun. 25, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tuesday evening in Cincinnati. National Newspaper Publishers Association organizers expect hundreds of people to join in events that begin Tuesday evening with a...

Text of Jackson estate statement on 10th death anniversary

Jun. 25, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Statement to The Associated Press from Michael Jackson's estate on the 10th anniversary of his death. ___ Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian. The entire global community joined in grieving during a powerful and emotional memorial service...

Star quality can't save Sweden from 8th Olympic bid loss

Jun. 24, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sweden sent its heir to the throne, its prime minister, and a hockey icon to help persuade International Olympic Committee voters. Carrying the baggage of seven failed Winter Games bids in four decades, the 100-strong delegation for Stockholm-Are thought it met all the IOC's...

Woodstock 50 may be back on at new venue

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino. Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy Watson tells the Poughkeepsie Journal that Woodstock 50 has applied for a permit to hold its concert Aug. 16-18 at Vernon Downs, about 35 miles (56...