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DALLAS (AP) — Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the market." The singer-songwriter announced in a statement Monday that Willie's Reserve will be...
When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's "Don Carlo" at the Academy of Music, they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making a bit of it, too. In what's believed to be a first, a major opera company has cast two African-Americans...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelli Barrett wanted to be an actress at a young age. How young? "From birth," she says. "It was always what I wanted." The Virginia-raised Barrett, who has been on Broadway in "Wicked," ''The Royal Family" and "Baby It's You!" this month takes her biggest acting...
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — South Georgia sheriff's deputies say all three members of the hip-hop group Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University. Bulloch County sheriff's officials say the group and its...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favorites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and rock stars Taylor Swift and Steven...
NEW YORK (AP) — The best commercial for a Broadway show this season isn't on TV. It's on Broadway itself, in the stunning, deeply moving "Fun Home." Three siblings ranging in age from 6 to 10, whose father runs a funeral home in Pennsylvania, perform a mock ad with a handwritten...
BOSTON (AP) — Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures will receive honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music at its commencement next month. Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris, drummer Harvey Mason and Grammy Award-winning singer-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do you get when more than 1,100 ukulele (OO'-koo-leh-leh) enthusiasts gather and begin playing their instruments? Lots of noise, but not a new world record. Crowds gathered Saturday in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles in a second annual...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader. Shelton's wife, fiery country star Miranda Lambert, is the top contender with eight...