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  • Pop star and pastor call for AIDS funding

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Elton John and the Rev. Rick Warren are both urging Congress to continue funding global efforts to fight AIDS. Sitting next to each other at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, the pop…

  • Shifting in a new direction, Jack Black rides ‘The D Train’

    NEW YORK (AP) — At an East Village restaurant over dinner recently, after ordering mussels and selecting a white wine, Jack Black proffered a theatrical “Gratzi” to the waitress. He then leaned in expectantly, his…

  • Neon Trees drummer Elaine Bradley expecting baby girl

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Neon Trees will have a slightly bigger presence on stage this summer — their drummer, Elaine Bradley, is pregnant. She and husband Sebastian Bradley are expecting their third child, a…

  • ‘You Sexy Thing’ singer Errol Brown dead at 71

    WASHINGTON — He was the frontman for the ’70s band Hot Chocolate. Now, Errol Brown has died of liver cancer. He was 71. Brown’s manager confirmed the news Wednedsay to the BBC, saying that Brown died…

  • Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas

    LONDON (AP) — Errol Brown, the lead singer of the band Hot Chocolate, has died in the Bahamas, his manager said Wednesday. He was 71. Manager Phil Dale said the singer, best known for hits…

  • Latest revival of ‘The King and I’ plans national tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest revival of “The King and I” plans to stick around at Lincoln Center and also to hit the road. Producers of the Tony-nominated show said Wednesday that it will…

  • Darren Criss to host free Stars in the Alley concert May 27

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Glee” star Darren Criss is hosting this year’s Stars in the Alley concert, which features free performances from over 20 new and long-running Broadway shows. This year’s concert in Shubert Alley…

  • Scientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impact

    LONDON (AP) — The impact of hip-hop’s arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found. The unusual study found three…

  • U2 makes surprise appearance on NY subway platform

    WASHINGTON — You never know what you’ll see in the New York subway, and while often that’s not a good thing, travelers got a musical surprise as U2 performed on a platform Monday night. The…

  • Miranda Lambert becomes Country Living’s first cover girl

    NEW YORK (AP) — Country Living’s choice for the first person ever to be on the cover of the magazine is apropos: Miranda Lambert. The country superstar is featured on the cover of the June…

  • Smashing Pumpkins frontman brings awareness to vets

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Smashing Pumpkins takes the stage this summer, part of the band’s mission will be to raise awareness of the plight of U.S. military veterans. For its “The End Times” tour,…

  • Prince announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert Sunday in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Prince has announced plans to perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. A statement…

  • Aretha Franklin promises rockin’, sockin’ Strathmore

    WASHINGTON — Each time she comes to the nation’s capital, world leaders stop in her wake, bowing before her unrivaled talent and immeasurable influence. Over the years, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” has performed at the…

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1965, after a Rolling Stones concert in Clearwater, Florida, was…

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1965, after a Rolling Stones concert in Clearwater, Florida, was…