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  • Mariah Carey hits the high notes for Las Vegas residency

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It only took Mariah Carey placing her hand to one ear for everyone inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Wednesday night to know what was coming next. One of Carey’s characteristically…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONGRESS-AIDS 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…

  • Yoko Ono designs coffee cup line inspired by tragedies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yoko Ono is expressing herself through espresso cups. The artist and widow of John Lennon has designed a collection of cups and saucers featuring the dates and places of six tragic…

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, May 7, the 127th day of 2015. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1915, in an incident that sparked international outrage, a German…

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, May 7, the 127th day of 2015. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1915, in an incident that sparked international outrage, a German…

  • Texas’ top officer: Snoop Dogg a ‘dope smoking cop hater’

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ chief law enforcement official called Snoop Dogg a “dope smoking cop hater” before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper, according to emails made public…

  • Pandora wins appeal against songwriters society ASCAP

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Internet streaming service Pandora in a dispute with the songwriters rights society ASCAP. ASCAP — the American Society of Composers, Authors and…

  • 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…