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Grammy-nominated or not, No. 1 hits over the years

NEW YORK (AP) — The exclusion of The Weeknd's “Blinding Lights" at the 2021 Grammy Awards shocked many, but he's in good company: Prince's “When Doves Cry" never scored a nomination either. ...

35 years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof assesses personal toll

NEW YORK (AP) — The legendary Live Aid concerts 35 years ago did a lot of good — helping reduce African famine and putting a spotlight on the world’s poorest nations. But it wasn't always good for one...

Hank Steinbrenner, Yankees co-owner, dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Steinbrenner, the oldest son of George Steinbrenner and one of the four siblings who own the controlling shares of the New York Yankees, died Tuesday at age 63. ...

Sister of George Michael dies exactly 3 years after he did

LONDON (AP) — One of pop superstar George Michael's sisters has died exactly three years after her brother's Christmas Day death in 2016. A statement from family lawyer John Reid con...

Universal brings 'Cats,' 'Hobbs & Shaw,' more to CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures previewed a diverse slate of offerings from "Cats" to "Hobbs & Shaw" Wednesday morning at CinemaCon, the annual trade convention where exhibitors and distributo...

AP Exclusive: George Michael's art collection up for auction

LONDON (AP) — A trove of art collected by singer George Michael before his death in 2016 is going up for auction in London. Christie's is selling the star's collection, including pie...

Harding to field rookies O'Ward and Herta in IndyCar in 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta and Patricio O'Ward will move up to the IndyCar Series in 2019 as drivers for Harding Steinbrenner Racing. Harding Racing is owned by Indianapolis bu...

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came betwee...

A timeline of major events in the life of Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin: March 1942 — Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father, a prominent Baptist ministe...

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cul...

Say goodbye to gaudy Eurovision, say hello to a new mood

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The dancing gorilla is gone, the extravagant stage effects have been put away and the kitsch is conspicuously absent. The Eurovision Song Contest, now 63 year...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 7, the 97th day of 2018. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2017. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) — David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died at age 67. ...

Outtakes: Sam Smith on George Michael, Rihanna and drinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith — whose new album, "The Thrill of It All," debuted at No. 1 this week — discusses George Michael, recording bad songs and his goal to cut down smoking and drinking in outtake...