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An unusual criminal case over handwritten lyrics to 'Hotel California' goes to trial Wednesday

Feb. 21, 2024 01:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A curious criminal case involving handwritten lyrics to the classic rock megahit “Hotel California” and other Eagles favorites is going to trial in a New York courtroom, with opening statements set for Wednesday. The three defendants, all well-established in...

Today in History: February 21, Malcolm X shot and killed at age 39

Feb. 21, 2024 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2024. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1965, minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon...

Review: Choreographer Twyla Tharp, still inventing at 82, displays her latest creations

Feb. 20, 2024 16:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There are many adjectives one might use to describe the force of nature that is Twyla Tharp. “Shy” is not one. This includes at curtain calls. At the opening of her current show at New York’s Joyce Theater, her dancers went to escort the 82-year-old...

Beatles to get a Fab Four of biopics, with a movie each for Paul, John, George and Ringo

Feb. 20, 2024 16:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles are getting the big-screen biopic treatment in not just one film, but a Fab Four of movies that will give each band member their own spotlight — all of which are to be directed by Sam Mendes. For the first time, the Beatles, long among the stingiest...

Welcome to the 'Hotel California' case: The trial over handwritten lyrics to an Eagles classic

Feb. 20, 2024 00:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the mid-1970s, the Eagles were working on a spooky, cryptic new song. On a lined yellow pad, Don Henley, with input from band co-founder Glenn Frey, jotted thoughts about “a dark desert highway" and “a lovely place” with a luxurious surface and ominous...

Today in History: February 20, John Glenn becomes first American to orbit the Earth

Feb. 20, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2024. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project...

How Ziggy Marley helped bring the authenticity to ‘Bob Marley: One Love’

Feb. 18, 2024 13:45 PM EST

People had been coming to Ziggy Marley and his family for years with ideas about how to turn reggae icon Bob Marley’s life into a movie. But it never felt quite right, until a few years ago when they decided to be the instigators. “It was just a feeling,” Ziggy Marley said of...

Music Review: Jennifer Lopez returns to her pop music throne with new album, 'This Is Me... Now'

Feb. 16, 2024 17:10 PM EST

On “This Is Me....Now,” Jennifer Lopez's first solo album in a decade, the singer takes back her rightful place on the throne of pop music. In 2002, Jennifer Lopez dropped “This Is Me… Then," her third studio album that married her glossy-eyed romanticism with R&B-pop...

Seven-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson welcomes Creed to Daytona 500 with arms wide open

Feb. 16, 2024 09:35 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson and his Legacy Motor Club race team welcomed Creed to NASCAR with arms wide open. So singer Scott Stapp and the rest of the multi-platinum rock band filled them — they handed Johnson an autographed guitar. Johnson, a two-time Daytona 500...

Review: 'Bob Marley: One Love' doesn't stir

Feb. 16, 2024 00:53 AM EST

Bob Marley was born in 1945, the son of an 18-year-old mother and a much older white man who had nothing to do with his son. As a boy raised in poverty, he often slept on the cold ground. Five years after moving to Kingston’s Trench Town, he made his first record, at 17. Not 20 years later, he...