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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate has ordered genetic testing for a handful of people claiming to be heirs and tossed out claims from nearly 30 others. Carver County Judge Kevin Eide on Friday ordered testing for four purported siblings or half-...
ATLANTA (AP) — Nas, one of music's most revered lyricists and story tellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking. The rapper has traded performing onstage to work behind-the-scenes as an executive producer on projects including Netflix's "The Get Down" and IFC Films' "The Land...
ATLANTA (AP) — Nas, one of music's most revered lyricists and story tellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking. The rapper has traded performing onstage to work behind-the-scenes as an executive producer on projects including Netflix's "The Get Down" and IFC Films' "The Land...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country trio Lady Antebellum announced a hiatus last year, singer Hillary Scott thought it was a good opportunity to finally work on an album of hymns with her equally talented musical family. But instead she found herself grieving over a miscarriage...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star George Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Americana Honors and Awards Show, to be held Sept. 21 in Nashville. Strait has recorded more than a dozen of Lauderdale's songs...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary J. Blige is ending her marriage to her husband-manager after nearly 13 years. Court records show the "Family Affair" singer filed for divorce from Martin "Kendu" Isaacs on Tuesday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. No additional details...
NEW YORK (AP) — Prince's family says an official tribute concert honoring the late icon will take place in October in the singer's hometown of Minneapolis. In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Prince's family said the concert will be held on Oct. 13 at the U.S...
Tomi Lunsford, "Come On Blue" (Seedbank) "Come On Blue" includes wah-wah guitar, pedal steel and a saw, and singer Tomi Lunsford mimics them all. Elsewhere her voice sounds like a trombone, trumpet or sax, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley or a police siren. The great niece of...
Joe Lovano Quartet, "Classic! Live At Newport" (Blue Note) With this summer's Newport Jazz Festival about to begin, Joe Lovano has pulled from the vaults his 2005 performance there with a quartet that included the late pianist Hank Jones, then 87. The six-tune set features...