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Philadelphia's music history _ a DIY tour

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 4:54am

Philadelphia doesn't make it easy for music fans to explore the city's vast and rich musical legacy, but you can cobble together a do-it-yourself tour of the sights, sounds and neighborhoods that nurtured talent. Other places for inspiration: local news site Billy Penn puts out a Black Music Map every year in honor of Black History Month, and fans and experts offer tours through Jane's Walks, like this recent one exploring Ridge Avenue's jazz corridor.

Police arrest man on English south coast in bombing inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:41am

British police have made an arrest on the south coast of England in the widening inquiry into the deadly Manchester concert bombing.

A fan remembers Gregg Allman's life-affirming sound

Robert Jagodzinski, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:20am

The stage remains dark in the moments before the final show. It's the Allman Brothers' annual New York City Beacon Theater run, in March 2011.

International flamenco festival set to mark 30 years

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:53am

Dancers from across the U.S. and Spain will gather in New Mexico for the 30th anniversary of a preeminent international flamenco festival.

How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:34am

Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn't look a day over 26 in the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie — at least for a few moments. There was no plastic surgeon involved, heavy makeup or archival footage used to take the actor back to his boyish "Cry Baby" face, however. It's all post-production visual effects, and after a decade of refining the process since Brad Pitt ran the gamut of time in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," it's becoming commonplace in major Hollywood movies.

Top Brazilian musicians join in calling for a new president

Liliana Michelena and Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:13pm

To the sound of Brazilian popular music, thousands of protesters took over Copacabana Beach on Sunday to demand a presidential election as pressure mounted on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations.

Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's "The Square"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:03pm

The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d'Or award to Ruben Ostlund's Swedish comedy "The Square" on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award.

The Latest: Sofia Coppola takes directing prize at Cannes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:41pm

The Latest on the Cannes Film Festival (all times local):

Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" has won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:13pm

Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" has won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or .

Sofia Coppola wins the Cannes Film Festival best director prize for "The Beguiled," her remake of 1971 Civil War drama.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:02pm

Sofia Coppola wins the Cannes Film Festival best director prize for "The Beguiled," her remake of 1971 Civil War drama.

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor award at Cannes for his role in Lynne Ramsay's thriller "You Were Never Really Here."

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:00pm

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor award at Cannes for his role in Lynne Ramsay's thriller "You Were Never Really Here."

Diane Kruger has won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Fatih Akin's "In the Fade"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:00pm

Diane Kruger has won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Fatih Akin's "In the Fade"

Modern-day revolution celebrated in Philadelphia street art

Natalie Pompilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:22am

Seeking to appeal to visitors more familiar with the words of "Game of Thrones" heroine Daenarys Targaryen than the writings of James Wilson, Philadelphia museums and historic sites are thinking differently, using creative art exhibitions and adding online components to their offerings.

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

Russ Bynum and Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:51am

As Greg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming.

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

Russ Bynum and Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:20am

As Gregg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming.

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

Russ Bynum and Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:31pm

Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way.

Barbra Streisand's dog dies, was her companion for 14 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:00pm

Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie.

Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69

Russ Bynum and Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:42pm

Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, his manager said. He was 69.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:00pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Publicist: Music legend Gregg Allman has died; organist, singer for The Allman Brothers Band helped spawn Southern rock

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:40pm

Publicist: Music legend Gregg Allman has died; organist, singer for The Allman Brothers Band helped spawn Southern rock.