October 29, 2015

Former music video vixen Karrine Steffans takes on domestic abuse in latest ‘Confessions’ book

By Chevel Johnson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS _ For years, Karrine Steffans was one of the most sought after video vixens in the hip hop […]
October 29, 2015

Fank Wood to join Forest Whitaker this winter in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Hughie’

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Frank Wood will join Forest Whitaker this winter on Broadway in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie.” […]
October 29, 2015

Russell Simmons’ RushCard creates ‘multi million’ dollar fund to help customers

By Ken Sweet THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ RushCard, the pre-paid debit card backed by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, will create a “multi-million dollar” fund […]
October 28, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ He was there to enter a plea in a robbery case against him. But Suge (SHUG) Knight also got a scolding from […]
October 28, 2015

Aretha Franklin is sued by condo managers over unpaid fees; she says she’s been ‘overcharged’

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.(AP) _ Aretha Franklin is being sued over unpaid homeowner fees at a condominium in suburban Detroit. Hills of Lone Pine Association says it’s […]
October 28, 2015

Singer songwriter Lizz Wright makes a fresh start on new CD that reflects her Southern roots

By Charles J. Gans THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ A five-year recording hiatus didn’t stop Lizz Wright from reclaiming a spot at the top of […]
October 28, 2015


NEW YORK (AP) _ Stevie Wonder, Usher, Lenny Kravitz and Demi Lovato are brushing up on their Lionel Richie lyrics. They will be part of the […]
October 27, 2015

Lawyer says Cosby accuser met with police as case reopened, sues ex prosecutor over remarks

By Maryclaire Dale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ Police reviewing a 2005 sexual-abuse complaint against Bill Cosby have re-interviewed his accuser, but an election next week […]
October 27, 2015

Stevie Wonder, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Lovato to honour Lionel Richie at Feb. 13 MusiCares event

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stevie Wonder, Usher, Lenny Kravitz and Demi Lovato will honour Lionel Richie when he’s named MusiCares person of the year in 2016. John […]
October 27, 2015

Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams plead not guilty to robbery charges; Knight admonished

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian Katt Williams pleaded not guilty Tuesday to robbery charges […]
October 27, 2015

Obama showcases diversity in music at White House with R&B, soul and jazz performances

By Stacy A. Anderson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Whether belting out lyrics to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” leading a mournful congregation through “Amazing Grace,” […]
October 26, 2015

Bellagio fountain gets funky adding Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars hit “Uptown Funk” to lineup

LAS VEGAS(AP) _ The Bellagio fountain show on the Las Vegas Strip that pairs choreographed water shows to operatic ballads and classic crooning is getting funkier. […]