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US rapper faces indecent language charges in St. Kitts

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:10am

Police in St. Kitts and Nevis say that U.S. rapper 50 Cent and a member of his entourage were detained and charged for allegedly using "indecent language" during his performance at a music festival.

Baltimore rapper Tyriece 'Lor Scoota' Watson fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:01am

Baltimore police say local rapper Tyriece Travon Watson, who was known as "Lor Scoota," has been fatally shot.

Minnesota judge to hold 2nd hearing in Prince estate case

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:11am

A hearing will be held in suburban Minneapolis regarding the procedures for determining who stands to inherit part of Prince's estate. Prince died in April of an accidental drug overdose, and no will has been found. The twice-divorced musician's parents are dead and he didn't have any known children, but he left behind a sister and at least five half-siblings. Others also have come forward to claim he was related to them.

Billy Joel to join Cuomo on NY breast cancer motorcycle ride

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:50am

New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease.

Clinton campaign offers chance to see Hamilton - at a cost

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:31pm

Hillary Clinton supporters will get a chance to see the hit musical "Hamilton" if they're willing to pay prices that are breathtaking even by Broadway standards.

Festival aims to blend live performance with electronics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 2:21pm

Western Michigan University is hosting a weeklong music festival dedicated to performers and composers who are interested in combining live performance and electronics.

Killer sale: Fans flock to buy Jerry Lee Lewis items

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:21pm

There's a whole lot of sellin' going on at the home of rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.

Kanye West unveils "Famous" video of him, celebrities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 11:51am

Kanye West has unveiled a video on a subject he knows something about: fame.

Franklin participates in street-renaming ceremony for father

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:40am

Aretha Franklin has participated in a street-renaming ceremony for her late father at the Detroit church where he was a longtime pastor and prominent civil rights leader.

Billy Joel makes surprise appearance at tribute band show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 9:00am

Fans watching a Billy Joel tribute band were treated to a surprise appearance by the Piano Man himself.

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:31pm

Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died after a long illness. He was 76.

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:50pm

Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.

Judge blocks planned sale of Whitney Houston's Emmy Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:51pm

A federal judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award that Whitney Houston won 30 years ago after it was put on the auction block by the late singer's family.

Auction of Whitney Houston memorabilia earns $500,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:40pm

An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer.

Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dead at 72

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:30pm

Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:11pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30

Erica Hunzinger and David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:40pm

More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

Jason Keyser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:40pm

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront.

Actress Kelly McGillis attacked at North Carolina home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:00pm

An apparently shaken and frantic Kelly McGillis could be heard on a recorded 911 call screaming about a woman who broke into her North Carolina home, saying the woman attacked her and claimed to know her.

The Latest: Parks group says Lucas decision 'unfortunate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:21pm

The Latest on filmmaker George Lucas withdrawing his plans to build an art museum in Chicago (all times local):