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Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo
NEW YORK (AP) -- Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater....
Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71
LONDON (AP) -- Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world....
John Denver gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver....
TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series
NEW YORK (AP) -- The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family....
Rowling writes backstory of Potter character
NEW YORK (AP) -- Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from J.K. Rowling....
Jenny McCarthy brings her personality to radio
NEW YORK (AP) -- For those who wonder if that so-called "honeymoon period" for a newly married couple is real, look no further than TV-radio personality Jenny McCarthy and actor-singer Donnie Wahlberg....
New 'Drumline' casts a new beat to original
ATLANTA (AP) -- Nick Cannon remembers when youngsters often approached him, telling him that the 2002 film "Drumline" influenced them to attend a historically black college and university....
Father of country star Reba McEntire dies
COALGATE, Okla. (AP) -- The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma....
Binoche explores risks, passion of war photography
NEW YORK (AP) -- Actress Juliette Binoche has long been fascinated by war photography, she says, and often wonders about the people who risk their lives to capture such photos. Who are they, and what are they like?...
Police, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday....
Pope Francis has allowed the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican to be rented out for Porsche to entertain 40 high-paying tourists. It's the first time the Sistine Chapel has been rented out for a corporate function. A spokesman for the Vatican Museums said firms such as Porsche would be asked to make a donation for the use of the chapel, with the money passed on to Roman Catholic charities of the Pope's choice. He said the Vatican would limit the number of visitors allowed inside the chapel amid fears that Michelangelo's frescoes are being damaged by the breath and sweat of so many tourists.
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