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Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancer-stricken fan with guitar, kiss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:51am

A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Jon Bon Jovi.

J.K. Rowling to host a special screening of her next film

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:21am

Carnegie Hall will host a benefit screening this fall of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" with some special guests — author J.K. Rowling, actor Eddie Redmayne and other cast members from the film.

Judge says no hurry in determining Prince claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:21am

A Minnesota judge handling Prince's estate says he's in no hurry to decide who can get a slice of the superstar's fortune.

BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:10am

or "The Prince Tribute Show" — featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the Purple One, along with political statements on issues ranging from racial injustice to the U.S. presidential election.

Subway musical 'In Transit' to emerge on Broadway this fall

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:10am

"In Transit," a long-gestating, a cappella romantic comedy set in the New York City subway, has found the express train to Broadway.

Police: Florida man scams woman by posing as country star

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:21pm

Authorities say a Tampa Bay-area man swindled a mentally disabled woman and convinced her to have sex with him by pretending to be country music star Jason Aldean.

Dalai Lama, Lady Gaga talk of kindness at mayors conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:30pm

The Dalai Lama has spoken to more than 200 American mayors about the importance of being kind in a violent world.

US rapper fined for indecent language charges in St. Kitts

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:51pm

U.S. rapper 50 Cent and a member of his entourage were detained in St. Kitts and Nevis for using "indecent language" during a performance at a music festival, local police said Sunday.

Kenny Chesney calls cop to apologize for saying he had died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:35pm

An officer shot several times near Philadelphia got a call from country singer Kenny Chesney with an apology for announcing at a concert that he had died of his injuries.

Minnesota judge to hold 2nd hearing in Prince estate case

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:21am

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.

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.

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.