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  • Madonna: Hit her head, got whiplash in Brits stage tumble

    LONDON (AP) — Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards. The dramatic tumble occurred Wednesday as the 56-year-old…

  • Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison

    LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. The 70-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd,…

  • Rock ‘n’ roll dreams come true for adults at Minnesota camp

    ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll. Since 2009, Rock Camp for…

  • Madonna denounces rise of far right in Europe

    PARIS (AP) — Madonna is lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism and far right politics in France and Europe, re-igniting the anger of France’s increasingly popular National Front party. The singer said on France’s Europe-1 radio…

  • Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for Grammys disruption

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West is saying he’s sorry to Beck on Twitter. The incendiary 37-year-old hip-hop artist took to the social media site Thursday to publicly apologize to the 44-year-old musician who won…

  • Celeb birthdays for the week of March 1-7

    March 1: Actor Robert Clary (“Hogan’s Heroes”) is 89. Singer Harry Belafonte is 88. Actor Robert Conrad is 80. Singer Mike D’Abo of Manfred Mann is 71. Singer Roger Daltrey is 71. Actor Alan Thicke…

  • 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…

  • Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley’s home away from home yet again. Officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. and the Westgate Las Vegas…

  • Popular Mexican singer Ariel Camacho dies in car crash

    CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Ariel Camacho, a young, up-and-coming Mexican singer, was killed in a car crash after leaving a concert in Mexico, his record company confirmed Thursday. Camacho, already popular in his home state…

  • Tea Leoni in a happy state as star of ‘Madam Secretary’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wednesday was Tea Leoni’s birthday. But when referring to her age recently, she realized she wouldn’t be turning 50 this time, but 49 instead. “I keep doing this!” she laughed, meaning…

  • Book review: Kim Gordon is more than just a ‘Girl in a Band’

    “Girl in a Band” (Dey Street Books), by Kim Gordon As the front woman for influential indie band Sonic Youth for three decades, Kim Gordon had a ringside seat as experimental music left the grimy…

  • Tree planted in LA park in memory of George Harrison

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree has been planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of George Harrison to replace one that was killed by a beetle infestation. City News Service says a yew…

  • Madonna takes a tumble at the Brit Awards

    LONDON (AP) — Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards. The 56-year-old queen of pop was closing Wednesday’s ceremony in London with a performance of…

  • Smith and Sheeran win, Kanye stirs it up at UK’s Brit Awards

    LONDON (AP) — Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each won a pair of prizes Wednesday at Britain’s leading music awards — but it took Kanye West to introduce some edge, with a song that proved…

  • McCartney to headline Firefly music festival in Delaware

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Organizers of the Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival say former Beatle Paul McCartney will headline this year’s event. Wednesday’s announcement comes a week after festival organizers announced a partial lineup led by…