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  • B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King played tens of thousands of gigs around the world and often said he was blessed to play for presidents and the common folk. On Saturday, the music legend will…

  • B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legend

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, a free gathering that the legendary bluesman started in his…

  • B.B. King family group to challenge blues legend’s executor

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer representing a group of B.B. King’s heirs says they’ll challenge the blues legend’s will and the actions of his longtime business manager-turned executor of his affairs. Attorney Larissa Drohobyczer…

  • Wurst lookalikes galore ahead of Eurovision Song Contest

    VIENNA (AP) — Will the real Conchita Wurst please stand up? Bearded ladies — and men dressed like bearded ladies — popped up all over downtown Vienna as fans of the cross-dressing Austrian diva celebrated…

  • Sensation of ‘Dope’ continues at Cannes Film Festival

    CANNES, France (AP) — A year ago, writer-director Rick Famuyiwa was struggling to find financing for his film after studios in Hollywood passed on it. Now, he’s sitting in a restaurant at Cannes riding the…

  • Love battles revenge in Audiard’s refugee drama ‘Dheepan’

    CANNES, France (AP) — For much of its running time, Jacques Audiard’s new film, “Dheepan,” is a gritty and naturalistic depiction of Tamil refugees trying to build a new life in France. That’s a long…

  • Cannes hails premiere of a bloody, stylish ‘Macbeth’

    CANNES, France (AP) — Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Cannes hailed the…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Pre-empted by coverage of the Monaco…

  • This date in baseball

    Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA May 24 1918 — Cleveland’s Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win.…

  • B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King…

  • This date in baseball

    Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA May 24 1918 — Cleveland’s Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win.…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Senate passes trade bill sought by Obama on bipartisan vote WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade…

  • APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem’s widow won’t face criminal charges

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won’t file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality’s children to have her prosecuted. A charge…

  • Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

    DETROIT (AP) — A “very raw draft” of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan’s archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says. The typewritten memoir, tentatively titled “Confessions of a…

  • Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

    PHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes’ dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world. Haynes, often…

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