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Much-hyped music festival in Bahamas canceled at last minute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:25am

The organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas have been forced to cancel the weekend event at the last minute.

Brad Paisley wanted fans to listen, so he shot a movie

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:14am

Brad Paisley will do anything to get fans to listen to an entire album front to back, even shoot an hour-long visual album featuring Mick Jagger, Timbaland, John Fogerty and an unfinished Johnny Cash song.

Making new album an emotional rollercoaster for Mary J.

Nicole Evatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:36am

Mary J. Blige may be spitting fireball lyrics about her soon-to-be ex-husband on her new album, but the songs didn't start from a place of anger and hate.

'13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:17am

It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a full bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear her cry and struggle to breathe. Then she is still.

Hannity defends Fox News co-president Shine amid report

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:05am

Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive.

Jazmine Sullivan to Beyonce: Let's make lemonade together!

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:01am

R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan wants to turn lemons into lemonade with Beyonce.

South African musician Johnny Clegg to go on farewell tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:50am

South African musician Johnny Clegg, who blended Western pop and Zulu rhythms in multi-racial bands during white minority rule, will embark this year on his last tour.

AP PHOTOS: Moscow's grimy trucks inspire street art

Pavel Golovkin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:04am

The grimy trucks traversing the polluted and dusty streets of Moscow have inspired a new kind of street art in Russia's capital.

Maine poet wins international prize for work about dementia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:00am

A Maine poet's endearing piece about her husband's dementia has won an international poetry award.

'Purple Rain' re-issue to feature unreleased Prince songs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:10am

A remastered version of Prince's landmark album "Purple Rain" will be released this summer with several previously unreleased songs.

Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:25am

Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement.

Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:20pm

Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice, says he's taking a family vacation until Monday.

Actor Diane Guerrero meets immigrant taking refuge in church

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:40pm

Actor Diane Guerrero has met with a woman who is seeking refuge from deportation in the basement of a Denver church.

'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:28pm

With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen.

Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:25pm

Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting "USA" held a raucous rally Thursday at a park in Berkeley — home of the free speech movement — to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the expected violence did not materialize.

The Latest: Coulter says talk would have said enforce law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:40pm

The Latest on Ann Coulter's canceled appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local):

Mississippi man sues R. Kelly, says singer ruined marriage

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:36pm

A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage.

'Bobbi Jene,' 'Keep the Change' top Tribeca Film Fest awards

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:55pm

"Keep the Change," a romance about a couple who meet at a community for people on the autistic spectrum, and "Bobbi Jene," a documentary about an American dancer in the Israeli dance company Batsheva, were the top winners at the 16th Tribeca Film Festival.

Guitarist sues to stop use of Jefferson Starship band name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:41pm

A founding member of Jefferson Starship filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop some of his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances and merchandise.

HGTV hosts: Show is '100 percent positive' about Mississippi

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:08pm

The hosts of a new HGTV show say their program "Home Town" is shining a positive light on their home state.