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  • Lebanon’s trash crisis worsens amid rising heat, anger

    BEIRUT (AP) — It’s summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut’s beaches and nightclubs. But the country’s own citizens are suffocating from mountains…

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown to be buried next to mother

    WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A hearse is carrying the body of Bobbi Kristina Brown to her final resting place. The hearse left a funeral home in Newark Monday followed by two SUVs carrying relatives, including…

  • Brett Eldredge selected to judge Miss America pageant

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Country singer Brett Eldredge is the first of seven judges to be announced for ABC’s live broadcast of the 2016 Miss America competition. The reigning Country Music Association new artist…

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra extends contract of music director

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending the contract of its music director, who last year became the orchestra’s youngest conductor in a century. The orchestra announced Monday that 36-year-old Andris Nelsons’ new…

  • Chita Rivera tells young performers to lose the lip-syncing

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Musical theater great Chita Rivera has friendly advice for young stars who are unable to dance and sing at the same time: Learn how. Rivera, at a TV critics’ meeting…

  • 2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest

    POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of narcotics at youth-oriented events. The women, one…

  • AC/DC’s Rudd pleads not guilty to breaching detention rules

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty on Monday to breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol. A New Zealand judge allowed Rudd to remain in…

  • 2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest

    POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two women are dead from suspected drug overdoses after authorities say they collapsed at the HARD Summer music festival. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1OIVJsa ) that an 18-year-old woman and…

  • Chicago’s Lollapalooza resumes after storm evacuation

    CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of Lollapalooza say they are reopening the music festival after the threat of a storm prompted them to evacuate attendees. Organizers said Sunday afternoon in a news release they were shutting…

  • British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

    LONDON (AP) — Big-voiced British singer Cilla Black, a product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died. She was 72. Spanish police said Sunday that…

  • Exhibit unveils never-displayed photos of Louis Armstrong

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A century after the teenage Louis Armstrong’s first pro gig at a honky-tonk, an exhibit about the jazz singer and trumpeter’s complicated relationship with his hometown is opening in a state…

  • Bobby Brown’s sister vows family feud is just beginning

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Brown’s sister vowed the family feud was “far from over” between their family and the late Whitney Houston’s kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown. A…

  • Rapper arrested after encouraging fans to jump barricades

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say rapper Travis Scott is facing disorderly conduct charges after encouraging fans to jump over security barricades during his performance at Lollapalooza. The rapper, whose real name is Jacques Webster,…

  • Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky. Sporting a…

  • Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over — he’s going to release his first album in 15 years. Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre’s The Pharmacy,…