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  • CAS explain how Vanessa-Mae cleared of Olympic ski race fix

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae exploited weak International Ski Federation rules and got help from Alpine race officials “smitten” by her celebrity to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, according to sport’s highest court.…

  • PHOTOS: A Capitol Fourth 2015

    WASHINGTON — The 34th annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration returns to the National Mall on Saturday, July 4. View images of the event, its rehearsals and more. Send your photos using #WTOP on Twitter or through the…

  • Trainor postpones 2 shows due to hemorrhage on vocal chords

    NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan Trainor is postponing two shows because of a hemorrhage on her vocal cords. The 21-year-old pop singer made the announcement on Instagram late Thursday. She said “doctors want me on…

  • Thousands truckin’ to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band’s prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography…

  • Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

    The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication…

  • Jhene Aiko in a pop culture moment thanks to ‘Post to Be’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three Grammy nominations didn’t hurt, but it’s a bit of naughty lyric offering new meaning to the consumption of groceries that has propelled Jhene Aiko’s popularity. The soulful singer with the…

  • Top 10 Foo Fighters songs

    As the Foo Fighters prepare to rock RFK on July 4, we’re counting down the band’s best songs.

  • Iraqi musicians play ancient oud to soften din of war

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden oud, a string instrument with ancient roots that has fallen silent in much of…

  • District attorney declines to file charges against Diddy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined Thursday to file felony charges against Sean “Diddy” Combs for a confrontation last month at the University of California, Los Angeles, where his…

  • Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard weds in Idaho

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Hubbard of the country duo Florida Georgia Line has tied the knot. A representative for the band confirmed the Wednesday nuptials to Idaho native Hayley Stommel. The wedding was first…

  • USPS to offer Elvis Presley greatest hits CD with stamp

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is offering an Elvis Presley greatest hits CD to go along with a new commemorative stamp. “ELVIS FOREVER” will be available online and in select post offices…

  • Ukulele orchestra wins UK court ruling against upstart rival

    LONDON (AP) — A judge has delivered sweet music to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, ruling that a rival ensemble can’t call itself the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra. Judge Richard Hacon said Thursday that…

  • Easygoing Irish crooner Val Doonican dies at 88

    LONDON (AP) — Val Doonican, an easygoing Irish singer whose warm style and fondness for knitwear made him an icon of light entertainment, has died. He was 88. Doonican’s family said he died Wednesday at…

  • Thicke: Distracted by failing marriage during music case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke says the deposition for the “Blurred Lines” case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage, in his first interview since he and Pharrell lost the lawsuit in March. In…

  • Bruce Springsteen joins Beach Boy Brian Wilson on stage

    HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — East met West as Jersey shore music icon Bruce Springsteen joined California music legend Beach Boy Brian Wilson on stage in New Jersey. Wilson was performing at PNC Bank Arts Center…