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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tye Tribbett is organizing a benefit concert to help two charities established in response to the fatal shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Tribbett said in a news...
Ashley Monroe, "The Blade" (Warner Bros. Nashville) Ashley Monroe, a member of the Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley, continues to prove herself as a top young country artist with her third album, "The Blade." Good, traditional country ballads are rare...
Warren Haynes featuring Railroad Earth, "Ashes & Dust" (Concord) Thirty-five years in to his career, Warren Haynes returns home to the Appalachian mountains for "Ashes & Dust," a collaboration between the veteran jam-band guitarist and vocalist and the adventurous...
Watkins Family Hour, "Watkins Family Hour" (Family Hour Records) Fiona Apple seems to be singing with a frog in her throat at one point on "Watkins Family Hour," reflecting the informality of the proceedings. The 11 songs, all covers, were recorded live in the studio in an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — He can croon the blues. He can belt out gospel. But Barack Obama draws the line at rap. "My rapping skills are terrible," Obama told a crowd of teens visiting the White House on Thursday. "That's one thing I can't do is rap. I like rap but I cannot rap." He...
NEW YORK (AP) — The musical based on the novel "American Psycho" is hoping to slay Broadway audiences. Producers said Thursday that the show based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel will find a home in a yet-unnamed Shubert theater this winter, with previews starting Feb. 19. Benjamin...
NEW YORK (AP) — Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged. The "Buy Vision, Give Sight" campaign with eyewear brand Revo is designed to raise $10 million for screening, eyeglasses and other...
NEW YORK (AP) — Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged. The "Buy Vision, Give Sight" campaign with eyewear brand Revo is designed to raise $10 million for screening, eyeglasses and other...
HEREFORD, Texas (AP) — Police say country singer Daron Norwood has been found dead in his Texas apartment. Hereford police spokesman Capt. Kirsten (KER'-sten) Williams said Thursday that investigators do not suspect foul play in Norwood's death. He was 49. Williams says a cause...