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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August. The Grammy-winning R&B singer appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday for a progress report. Judge James Brandlin told Brown he's shown good...
DETROIT (AP) — Berry Gordy Jr. took his "Motown the Musical" production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit. The Motown Records founder says his latest creation has sharpened its storytelling to match the songs,...
DETROIT (AP) — Berry Gordy Jr. took "Motown the Musical" to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit. The musical debuted in Detroit on Wednesday night with a star-studded audience including Gordy, Smokey Robinson,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. The chart-topping 22-year-old pop star delivered the tunes "I Love It," ''Fancy" and "Boom Clap" to a crowd of excited high school students at...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has refused to reinstate the lawsuit by Duke Ellington's heirs against music publisher EMI. The late pianist, bandleader and composer wrote "It Don't Mean a Thing" and other big band hits. The heirs have been seeking half the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting's musical "The Last Ship" have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness. "I'm at the back there every night, mouthing every syllable, which is an...
LONDON (AP) — British guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live. The former member of blues-rockers "Dr. Feelgood" launched what he said would be a farewell tour after his diagnosis in 2012 of incurable pancreatic cancer...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. The chart-topping 22-year-old pop star delivered the tunes "I Love It," ''Fancy" and "Boom Clap" to a crowd of excited high school students at Aspire...
HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces. The American...