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  1. Rep: Spider-Man 'Previews Will Continue as Planned'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The show will go on for Spider-Man. Despite major problems during the first preview, the Broadway production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will continue. "There will be no delays in performance schedule," a spokesman told ...

  2. Outgoing Florida Gov. Wants Jim Morrison Pardoned

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wants a state pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, who was convicted of exposing himself at a raucous 1969 concert in Miami. Morrison was lead singer for the Doors and a Florida native. He was appealing the ...

  3. Polish Classical Composer Gorecki Dies At 76

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, best known for his Symphony 3 "Sorrowful Songs," has died in his home city of Katowice following a serious illness. He was 76. Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, director of Polish Radio orchestra in Katowice, ...

  4. Jackson Producer, Manager Vouch For Jackson Song

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Some of Michael Jackson's family members are unhappy with the release of the posthumous single "Breaking News." But the late legend's longtime producer and manager say it is indeed Jackson's voice on the newly released tra ...

  5. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks 'Country Strong' At Premiere

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwyneth Paltrow learned to play guitar and immersed herself in country music to pull off her latest role. Paltrow told the Associated Press at the world premiere of "Country Strong" on Monday (Nov. 8) in Nashville, Tenn., that she wanted ...

  6. Rihanna Leaves Manager, Now Under Jay-Z's Umbrella

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna is now under Jay-Z's umbrella. The Grammy-winning pop singer has parted ways with manager Marc Jordan and is now being managed by Jay-Z's Roc Nation Management. Rihanna told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that she& ...

  7. T.I. Sent Back to Jail for 11 Months

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge revoked rapper T.I.'s probation Friday and ordered him back to prison for 11 months, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office. The Atlanta native, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was in federal cour ...

  8. Atlanta Police: T.I. Helped Talk Down Jumper

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Police got unexpected help talking a suicidal man down from an Atlanta skyscraper on Wednesday (Oct. 13) when rapper T.I. showed up. Officer James Polite says the hip-hop star joined the crowd outside the 22-story office building in midtown Wednes ...

  9. Gorillaz: We Won't Let 'Glee' Cover Our Songs

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The virtual band Gorillaz isn't exactly going bananas over the television musical series "Glee." Lead singer Damon Albarn says he's not interested in letting the hit show perform covers of his band's songs. "We wouldn ...

  10. Adam Lambert To Play It Safe For Malaysia Concert

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Adam Lambert has pledged to obey Malaysian government rules that forbid the flamboyant, openly gay glam rocker from kissing anyone onstage and wearing revealing clothes for a concert this week, a show organizer said Tuesday (Oct. 12). The "Am ...

  11. 'Queen of Gospel' Albertina Walker Dies At Age 81

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Albertina Walker's singing once stopped the filming of a movie because so many actors were moved to tears by the "Queen of Gospel." At home in Chicago, she babied her beloved French poodles, wore rhinestone sunglasses and was a fixt ...

  12. Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper Up for Rock Hall of Fame

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fa ...

  13. '50s Pop Singer Eddie Fisher Dies At Age 82

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Eddie Fisher, whose clear voice brought him a devoted following of teenage girls in the early 1950s before marriage scandals overshadowed his fame, has died at age 82. He passed away Wednesday night (Sept. 22) at his home in Berkeley of ...

  14. Baltimore Honors Frank Zappa With Bust

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore but gained greater popular acclaim in Europe than in the United States. On Sunday (Sept. 19), devout European fans of the late musician brought his mustachioed likeness back home in the form of a bronze bust. Seve ...

  15. Zimbabwe Bars Freshly Ground From Performing

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A South African pop group known for its World Cup collaboration with Shakira has been barred from performing in neighboring Zimbabwe after releasing a video depicting President Robert Mugabe as a chicken, band members said. Freshlyground singer Zo ...

  16. Spears' Ex Disputes Abuse Claims

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An attorney for Britney Spears' ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money. Fernando Flores, who worked on the singer's security detail, sued Spears on Wednesday (Sept ...

  17. Appeals Court Rules For Eminem In Royalty Lawsuit

    September 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court has found Eminem's former production company is entitled to more money from downloads of the rapper's songs and ringtones. A federal jury last year had ruled against F.B.T. Productions LLC in its lawsuit against U ...

  18. T.I., Wife Arrested On Drug Charges

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle were arrested late Wednesday night (Sept. 1) on drug charges after police smelled alleged marijuana coming from their car, authorities said. The arrests for possession of a controlled substance came on Sunset Boulev ...

  19. Miranda Lambert Makes History With 9 CMA Award Nominations

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert made history Wednesday morning when she was nominated for nine CMA Awards, the most ever for a female country music artist. She'll be celebrating with close friends Lady Antebellum and fiance Blake Shelton. Lady A earned the s ...

  20. Met Opera Adds 300 Theaters To Its HD Broadcasts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The close-ups were so tight you could see a tear slowly trickling down the tenor's face - and that the soprano's fingernail polish didn't match the color on her toes, though she did nail the high C. It was a live performance of the ...

  21. Wyclef Jean: I'm Not Giving Up My Bid For Prez Yet

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean said he is not abandoning his presidential bid just yet and will try to get the courts to overturn a decision disqualifying him from the race. Speaking to the Associated Press by telephone from his home in Croix des Bouquets, Jean said ...

  22. Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies

    August 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Fr ...

  23. Wyclef Resigns From Charity Before Haiti Campaign

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean has stepped down as leader of the embattled aid group he founded as he prepares to formally declare his candidacy for the Haitian presidency. The singer released a statement that he was resigning the chairmanship of Yele Haiti effectiv ...

  24. Ex-Deputy: Wyclef Jean To Run For Haiti President

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, according to the former head of the country's Chamber of Deputies. Former Deputy Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques told the Associated Press that the hip hop art ...

  25. Shock, Blame After Deaths At German Festival

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Throngs of techno fans followed the floats, the dancers and the throbbing music to the festival venue: an old freight railway station that local media estimated could handle 300,000 people. German media reported that as many as 1.4 million people ...

  26. Swift To Talk 'Fearless' Follow-up On Live Chat

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will host a live chat to talk with fans about a new album. Swift said she's always getting questions from fans via the Internet and social networking sites. Next Tuesday (July 20) she'll be providing answers about her follow ...

  27. '60s Anti-War Rocker Tuli Kupferberg Dies

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tuli Kupferberg, a founding member of the Fugs, one of the first underground rock groups and a staple on the anti-war protest scene in the 1960s, has died. Kupferberg, who had suffered strokes in the past year, died Monday in a Manhattan hospita ...

  28. Olga Guillot, The Queen of Bolero, Dies

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cuban singer Olga Guillot, known as “the queen of bolero”, died Monday in Miami Beach of a heart attack at age 87, according to published reports. Known for her emotional treatment of the Cuban romantic ballad, accompanied by exaggerated and often ...

  29. J.Lo Cancels Controversial North Cyprus Show

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez called off a controversial birthday show in the breakaway north of Cyprus, provoking celebrations Friday by Greek Cypriots while Turkish Cypriots denounced the move. The furor over a luxury hotel inauguration showed how easily bitte ...

  30. Vince Neil Arrested On DUI Charge In Las Vegas

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who last week had declared his sobriety, was arrested on drunken driving charges after getting pulled over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip. The 49-year-old rocker was taken into custody about 11 ...

  31. Randy Jackson Hospitalized Ror Chest Pains

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Randy Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized in Southern California. A source close to the Jackson family who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated ...

  32. Web Trends: Bank Atlantic, Jimmy Dean, Pink Floyd and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Bank Atlantic Roger Waters "The Wall Live" has added an additional night due to high demand, now performing back to back at the BankAtlantic Center on Nov. 13 and 14. 5. Jimmy Dean Donna Meade ...

  33. Bonnaroo '10 Lights Up Live Online

    June 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's often joked that more people like to claim that they were at Woodstock in 1969 than were actually there. For today's music mega-festivals, such boasting is entirely plausible. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which begins its ...

  34. Hall & Oates Join Arizona Boycott, Cancel Phoenix Gig

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The rock duo Daryl Hall and John Oates announced Monday they will not be playing Phoenix next month following an Arizona Diamondbacks game. Their manager Jonathan Wolfson told The Associated Press from Los Angeles that Hall and Oates will not play ...

  35. National 'Glee' Tour Takes Show To Its Gleeks

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT School's out, but the "Glee" kids haven't stopped believin'. The cast making up the popular Fox show's band of singing teens launched its four-city tour Saturday in Phoenix, anxious to bring the theatrics of a major n ...

  36. Casting Crowns Wins Artist Of Year At Dove Awards

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For Casting Crowns , the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Shortly after having its five-year winning streak as group of the year snapped at the 41st annual Dove Awards on Wednesday, the top-selling Christian supergroup won the night's bi ...

  37. Kevin Eubanks To Leave The 'Tonight Show'

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Eubanks said Monday during a taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that he is departing the late-night staple next month. "After 18 years, I just need a change of pace and see what else is going on," the s ...

  38. FCC Loses Key Ruling On 'Net Neutrality'

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colu ...

  39. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll legends including the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Marshall's death in New York City was confirmed ...

  40. Aldean, Lady A, Sugarland Lead CMT Nominations

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland each are up for four CMT Music Awards. Six other country music acts received three nominations apiece. CMT announced eight nominees in most categories Monday and fans can vote at the network's Web s ...

  41. Nevada Officials File Complaint Against Jackson Doctor

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nevada state medical officials have filed a formal complaint against Michael Jackson's doctor, saying he twice failed to mention delinquent child support payments on applications to renew his medical license. Douglas Cooper, executive directo ...

  42. Suge Knight Sought After L.A. Rapper Robbery

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police want to talk to Suge Knight after a rapper initially accused the former Death Row Records chief of robbing him before recanting the story. Detective Jeff Briscoe says 35-year-old Jerold Ellis, who uses the name Yukmouth, reporte ...

  43. Bieber: I'm '100 Percent' Behind Accused Manager

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber is standing by his manager, who surrendered to police Wednesday (March 24) in connection with a mall fan frenzy that sent five people to a hospital with minor injuries last year. Scott "Scooter" Braun pleaded not guilty to ...

  44. Producer Files $35M Suit Against Lady Gaga

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A songwriter and music producer who claims he helped launch Lady Gaga says she squeezed him out of her lucrative career after he co-wrote some of her songs, came up with her stage name and helped get her record deal. Rob Fusari filed a $35 million ...

  45. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 14). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accord ...

  46. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 15). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accord ...

  47. News Briefs: Liberman Broadcasting, Associated Press, Univision

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Liberman Broadcasting has purchased its eighth TV station, this time in Denver. KWHD Channel 53 (digital channel 46) will begin broadcasting Liberman’s Spanish-language Estrella TV network “as early as the second quarter 2010,” according to a Lib ...

  48. Source: Jackson's Doctor To Be Arraigned Friday

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than seven months after Michael Jackson's death from an anesthetic overdose - and following days of heightened speculation - the pop singer's doctor will be arraigned Friday on a charge connected to the death, according to a person ...

  49. Bono, Timberlake To Perform At Haiti Benefit

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Glo ...

  50. 2 of 3 Dixie Chicks Returning With New Music

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two members of the Dixie Chicks - minus lead singer Natalie Maines - are preparing to release a new album this year. According to CMT.com, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records. Howeve ...

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