Medical examiner: Singer died of meningitis complications

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County, Illinois medical examiner's office has determined that former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards died of complications from meningitis.

Opera in New York City to feature inmates recorded in Iowa

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Inmates from an eastern Iowa prison have spent weeks learning German and perfecting inflections for a recording that will be played during a New York City opera performance of Beethoven's "Fidelio."

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending March 22, 2018:

Rep: Lorna Luft has successful brain surgery for tumor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for Lorna Luft says the singer has had successful brain surgery after being diagnosed with a tumor.

Prosecutor: Decision in Prince case coming in "near future"

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor in Minnesota says he's reviewing law enforcement reports about Prince's death and will make a decision on possible charges "in the near future."

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Court sides with Marvin Gaye family in 'Blurred Lines' fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines," agreeing with lower courts that it illegally copied from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up."

Officials to turn over Prince investigative files to family

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the county where Prince was found dead have agreed to provide his siblings with investigative documents so the family can determine whether civil litigation is warranted, according to a stipulation filed in court Wednesday.

'N Sync to reunite to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — 'N Sync is finally reuniting — but not for new music or a tour.

Review: Paul Thorn's gospel album is enlivened by experience

Paul Thorn, "Don't Let the Devil Ride" (Thirty Tigers)

Review: Johann Johannsson's debut album is newly interpreted

Johann Johannsson, "Englaborn & Variations" (Deutsche Grammophon)


Review: George Ezra's songwriting journeys lead to new album

George Ezra, "Staying at Tamara's" (Columbia Records)

Britney Spears lands 1st high fashion campaign with Kenzo

PARIS (AP) — Britney Spears has landed her first high fashion modeling campaign as the new face of Paris-based Kenzo.

Bad weather forces Justin Timberlake to postpone NYC concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake's Wednesday night concert New York City is being postponed due to the spring nor'easter.

The Weeknd, Bruno Mars to headline Lollapalooza in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

In Tennessee, music is being made deep below Earth's surface

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — By the time Nashville songwriter Travis Meadows took the stage on a recent Sunday afternoon, more than 500 music fans had found their way 333 feet (100 meters) below the ground, some taller guests ducking their heads just a bit.

Songs by Bennett, Estefan being added to Recording Registry

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry.

Judge grants initial motions in Weinstein Co. bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday issued initial orders allowing the Weinstein Co. to continue paying its bills and working toward a sale of substantially all of its assets.

Drumroll please: It's Sir Ringo as ex-Beatle knighted

LONDON (AP) — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it's a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.

Frederica von Stade to star in opera about Alzheimer's

Frederica von Stade is taking on another challenging late-career role, singing in the world premiere of an opera about two women afflicted by Alzheimer's disease.

South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Tuesday it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there.


No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary?

No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary?

Jann Wenner says MeToo suffers from absence of due process

Jann Wenner says MeToo suffers from absence of due process

Anna Quindlen exposes NY social strata in 'Alternate Side'

Anna Quindlen exposes NY social strata in 'Alternate Side'

Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

Donald Trump, Melania Trump

Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

Xi Jinping

The Latest: 9/11 group to donate $100K to firefighter family
NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set

NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set

Film shows black women as hidden figures in pro wrestling

Film shows black women as hidden figures in pro wrestling

Q&A: At 91, the droll Cloris Leachman isn't slowing down yet

Cloris Leachman

Chris Evans may not return as Captain America

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