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  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 27, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. American Sniper 2. Taken 3 3. Interstellar 4. The Imitation Game 5. Cake 6. Paddington 7. Wild 8. Hot Tub…

  • Man held in bar fight that left Nicki Minaj crew member dead

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A musician says an argument outside a Philadelphia bar led to a stabbing that killed a member of rapper Nicki Minaj’s tour. Marcus Kincy (KIHN’-see) testified Tuesday at 31-year-old Pierce Boykin’s preliminary…

  • Live Nation buys stake in Bonnaroo music festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — Concert promoter and ticket seller Live Nation said Tuesday that it bought a controlling stake in annual music festival Bonnaroo. The purchase will boost Live Nation’s portfolio of music festivals, which…

  • Built to Spill returns with cathartic ‘Untethered Moon’

    Built to Spill, “Untethered Moon” (Warner Bros.) On the lead track of Built to Spill’s latest album, Doug Martsch sighs, “And now we settle for this complicated metaphor and leave this simple truth unsaid.” His…

  • Blur leave Britpop behind with ‘The Magic Whip’

    Blur, “The Magic Whip” (Warner Bros) Blur were Britpop flag-bearers of the 1990s, waging a media-driven battle with Oasis for the musical soul of Cool Britannia. Since that distant era, the band’s members have traded…

  • Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the…

  • Spandau Ballet hits 9:30 Club for first DC show

    WASHINGTON — Spandau Ballet. Does the name ring a bell? If you’ve ever heard the 80’s pop hit “True,” it should. Riding the wave of London’s New Romantic movement, the band reached global success with…

  • Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas show

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey’s upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 number one hit singles, her grand entrance on Monday provided…

  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 3-9

    May 3: Singer Frankie Valli is 81. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 69. Singer Mary Hopkin is 65. Singer Christopher Cross is 64. Drummer Cactus Moser of Highway 101 is 58. Keyboardist David Ball of…

  • Federal board declines request to reopen Buddy Holly crash

    CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has declined a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper”…

  • Police say man was shot following rap concert in Iowa

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a Minnesota man was shot following a rap concert in Iowa. The West Des Moines Police Department says officers were directing traffic after the concert at the…

  • Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family…

  • Elvis Presley’s planes to remain at Graceland

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It looks like Elvis Presley’s airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Graceland released a statement Sunday saying the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two custom-designed airplanes once owned…

  • Stephen Hawking posits possibility of One Direction reunion (Video)

    WASHINGTON – Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking’s ability to decipher the world’s most complicated and hard-to-fathom questions has been well-documented – now he’s offered insight and hope into the current unanswerable question being asked by boy…

  • U Street funks you up with D.C. Funk Parade

    WASHINGTON — Any given weekend, if you put your ear to the sidewalk on U Street, Northwest, you just might hear the beating heart of the nation’s capital. But this weekend, expect an extra special reverberation emanating…