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  • Billy Joel headlines last concert at NY’s Nassau Coliseum

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For his 32nd and final time, the Piano Man is playing the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/1IomqP3 ) Billy Joel opened Tuesday’s show at the soon-to-be-shuttered venue with his…

  • New disc matches Elvis Presley with Royal Philharmonic

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new CD scheduled for release in October will unite the music of Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on songs like “Burning Love” and “Love Me Tender.” The album,…

  • Famed country producer Billy Sherrill dies at age 78

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country record producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill, who helped create the smooth “countrypolitan” sound of the 1960s and 1970s, has died. He was 78. Sherrill’s son-in-law, George Lale, said he died…

  • Music festival deaths prompt LA County to consider a ban

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County supervisors are considering banning music festivals from county property after the weekend deaths of two teenagers at an event in Pomona, California. Supervisors on Tuesday ordered the county’s…

  • Companies use Drake-Meek Mill feud as a marketing tool

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America has jumped into the feud between hip-hop artists Drake and Meek Mill on the outside chance that taking a bite out of their social media beef might help them woo…

  • Patriarch of musical Jackson family leaves Brazil hospital

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and patriarch of the musical family, has been discharged from the Brazilian hospital where he was treated after he had a stroke…

  • Singers Zayn Malik, Perrie Edwards call off engagement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former One Direction member Zayn Malik and singer Perrie Edwards have called off their engagement. A representative for Malik confirmed Tuesday the couple had ended their engagement. No other details were…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday July 24, to Thursday, July 30,…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday July 24 to Thursday, July 30…

  • Brad Paisley to mentor on ‘Voice’ with Blake Shelton

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley is joining “The Voice” this season as an advisor to help fellow country singer Blake Shelton. Paisley will help Shelton mentor his contestants on Team Blake in…

  • 50 Cent’s bankruptcy papers show 7 cars, businesses in red

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent owns seven cars valued at more than $500,000 and pays $72,000 a month to maintain his Connecticut mansion, according to bankruptcy court filings. His businesses, however, posted losses…

  • Search on for shooter outside Big Sean, J. Cole concert

    HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police on Tuesday were looking for a suspect and witnesses to a shooting that left two people wounded outside a hip-hop concert in New Jersey. The shooting happened late Monday…

  • Hollywood takes on troubled minds with summer slate of films

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1941 film “The Wolf Man” presents Larry Talbot’s transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little was known about mental illnesses then, the explanation may have…

  • A look at the recent crop of movies about mental illness

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This may be the summer of the mental-illness movie. At least half a dozen recent releases reflect characters, both real and fictional, whose experience with mood disorders is central to the…

  • 2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest

    POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two young women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of…