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  • Lady Gaga’s stylist to show at New York Fashion Week

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, Lady Gaga’s longtime stylist and a designer in his own right, will show his first full ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week in September. Maxwell has created numerous…

  • Judge refuses to dismiss murder case against Suge Knight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion “Suge” Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness — one of the men he’s accused of running over — refused…

  • Baltimore Symphony creating new series with indie rock bands

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is going indie for a new concert series. The orchestra announced Tuesday it’s teaming up with indie rock bands to explore musical connections across genres. The concerts will…

  • Rapper Rick Ross released from jail in metro Atlanta

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say rapper Rick Ross has been released from a county jail after posting $2 million in bail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Fayette County…

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending July 6, 2015: Top Songs 1. Cheerleader, Omi 2. Can’t Feel My Face, The Weeknd 3. Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae), Silento 4. Fight Song, Rachel…

  • Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to…

  • Philadelphia mayor raps with The Roots (Video)

    WASHINGTON — I guess you really can call him Wonder Mike. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter capped off hometown heroes The Roots’ performance at the city’s Fourth of July festival by making a cameo during a cover…

  • Singer Michael Buble and wife are expecting second baby

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian crooner Michael Buble and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, are expecting their second baby. Buble made the announcement Tuesday via a video posted to his social media accounts. The clip shows their…

  • Penn & Teller aim to work their brand of magic on Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — Magic doesn’t just happen like, well, magic. That’s a major message of Penn and Teller, who for 40 years have plied their trade as sassy secularists in the priesthood of magicians,…

  • Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler, Weintraub rose from…

  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18

    July 12: Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 78. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 72. Actress Denise Nicholas (“In the Heat of the Night”) is 71. Actor Jay Thomas is 67. Actress Cheryl Ladd is…

  • Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler, Weintraub rose from…

  • Aretha Franklin sings praises of Illinois after highway help

    CHICAGO (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s spokesman said the Queen of Soul was grateful and exclaimed “Hallelujah!” after the state of Illinois helped out when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago and…

  • Broadway’s Idina Menzel readies US tour like a pop star

    NEW YORK (AP) — Idina Menzel, who has crossed over from the Broadway stage to the Billboard charts, is still surprised that she’s able to sell concert tickets like a proper pop star. “It’s hard…

  • Rock opera ‘Deep Love’ takes the long road to NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s not much to do in eastern Idaho in the winter. It’s freezing, windy and depressing. Why not create a musical? Stay-inside weather — plus a healthy dose of heartache —…