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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon's killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time. The New York state Board of Parole on Monday announced that it has again denied parole to Mark David Chapman, who on Dec. 8, 1980, shot and killed the former Beatle...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop star Taylor Swift surprised Davidson County residents when she showed up to jury duty in Nashville. Media outlets report that Swift reported for jury duty Monday morning at downtown Nashville's courthouse with security in tow. Several social media...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Juan Gabriel was more than just a songwriter and singer for the hundreds of fans in his native Mexico who thronged Mexico City's Garibaldi square to wish him farewell. He was a legend, an artist who marked an era in people's lives. "We work nights; when I got...
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears. Beyonce won eight awards, including video of the year, and performed five...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Graceland officials say a new 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex will be built across the street from Elvis Presley's former home-turned-museum. Officials with the Memphis-based tourist attraction said Thursday that the $45 million complex will...
DETROIT (AP) — The daughter of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and one of its biggest stars, Diana Ross, told young Detroiters they should learn about their city's rich artistic legacy — then forge their own path with a new beat. Rhonda Ross Kendrick told a group of musically...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart is used to entertaining audiences with his jokes, and now he's hoping to do so with his rhymes. The superstar comedian has signed a deal with Motown Records to release an album under his rapper alter-ego, Chocolate Droppa, this fall. While he hasn't...
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's work work work work work work is being honored at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Thursday that the 28-year-old pop star, who released her first album in 2005, will earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Aug. 28 show in New...
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama's summer jams range from a little pop to a little hip hop, and much in between. The White House released the president's playlist Thursday during Obama's family vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Classics include the Beach Boys' "Good...