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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police are holding Congolese musician Koffi Olomide after he allegedly assaulted a female member of his band at the airport in the capital. Local television station showed Olomide's arrest late Friday as he left a television station where he was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in the murder case against former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight (all times local): 10:10 a.m. A judge says lawyers for Marion "Suge" Knight cannot receive additional information about several potential witnesses in the murder case...
Candi Staton, "It's Time to Be Free" (Beracah Records) Candi Staton blends gospel themes and messages of redemption and caution with dance music, funk and soul on "It's Time to Be Free," revisiting earlier hits and perhaps creating new ones. Staton, whose career since the early...
CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — "American Pie" singer Don McLean has admitted to domestic violence assault against his estranged wife, and will avoid jail time. The singer-songwriter pleaded guilty in court Thursday to the charge and related counts. His lawyer says the punishment will be a...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The three-day Newport Folk Festival is opening in Rhode Island. New Zealand folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords is headlining Friday, with acts including case/lang/veirs, the Arcs and the Violent Femmes also scheduled to perform at Fort Adams, a state...
NEW YORK (AP) — He's led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: his first solo album. "I just thought, 'Instead of (an) Aerosmith album,...
NEW YORK (AP) — He's led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: his first solo album. "I just thought, 'Instead of (an) Aerosmith album,...
LONDON (AP) — One Direction fans are seeing the writing on the wall as singer Liam Payne announced he has signed a record deal with Capitol Records UK after the boy band said last year they were taking a break. Payne said Friday he is "really happy" to have signed with Capitol...
LONDON (AP) — Two members of the 1960s British pop band The Tremeloes have been found innocent of indecently assaulting a teenage girl after a performance 48 years ago. A judge at Reading Crown Court Friday ordered Leonard Hawkes and Richard Westwood be found not guilty after...