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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song. On Friday, he was portrayed as both. Sheriff's deputies booked the former hip-hop music mogul on suspicion of murder after...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of Elvis Presley-themed items are going up for auction this weekend in north Mississippi. They're from the kitschy collection of the late Paul MacLeod. The Elvis super fan operated his home in Holly Springs as Graceland Too, a roadside museum...
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) — Los Van Van, one of Cuba's greatest dance bands, once made history of a sort just by playing in Miami, overcoming city attempts to ban the concert and braving thousands of enraged protesters to put on a concert in the heart of anti-Castro activism...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has upheld a jury's decision that the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts is not financially responsible for his death. The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued its ruling on Friday, a week after attorneys for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The ACMs announced Friday that Lambert is the top contender, including a nomination for entertainer of the year, pitting...
A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years: — 1996: After badly beating a rival with Tupac Shakur at a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel shortly before Shakur suffered fatal gunshot wounds, Knight was sent to prison for nearly five years...
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb. The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. James Blatt tells KABC-TV ( http://...
NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81. McKuen died Thursday morning at a...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Stars who play at least four nights in Atlantic City would be freed from having to pay state income taxes on all shows in the state that year under the latest proposal to revive the struggling seaside resort. New Jersey state Sens. Tom Kean Jr. and...