Alice Cooper is a thrift-store kind of guy.

The Appalachian Children's Chorus has launched a new group in Putnam County and plans to establish two more in Kanawha and Raleigh County.

In a wild week, most of Mexico proudly celebrated independence day while the people in resort region at the southern end of the scenic Baja California peninsula had their world upended by a powerful hurricane.

Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

A new era begins this week for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Jury selection is set for Monday in the second trial of man accused of first-degree murder in the death of a teenager during a 2012 dispute over loud music.

Three Palm Beach County deputies have been disciplined for fawning over rapper 50 Cent while on the job.

Impersonating one of the most famous entertainers of all time is more than wearing a lookalike signature sequined glove and pairing white socks with black pants and shoes.

With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Billy Joel helped pick up trash at a beach on New York's Long Island.

Atlanta is set to host the taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

The guitarist for U2 finally has an edge in getting his long-planned compound of mansions built in the mountains above Malibu.

Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House.

After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up.

The fourth annual Caravan du Nord, a traveling showcase of Minnesota music, kicks off in Austin on Sept. 26.

Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross sparred over their competing tax cut plans and negative ads blanketing Arkansas' airwaves as they squared off in an occasionally testy debate Friday night.

Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles.

It seems Tom Coughlin is willing to try anything to change the New York Giants' fortunes.

Underestimate Betty Buckley at your own peril. One man foolishly did while the singer and actress was starring as a mom in the TV series "Eight is Enough."

Maine Republicans criticized Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud on Friday for retweeting a video featuring a rap song with a lewd reference to Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

Wynton Marsalis opened Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2014-15 season with the world premiere of "Ochas," a three-movement suite blending jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba and the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion.

Donnie McClurkin can hardly talk. Fred Hammond could barely walk. But the Grammy-winning gospel singers are preparing for the Festival of Praise Tour, which spans 31 cities.

Garth Brooks is joining the lineup of entertainers including Jimmy Fallon who will honor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize at the Kennedy Center in October.

The Mississippi Songwriters Festival is underway this weekend with in-the-round storytelling and songs in Ocean Springs and Pascagoula.

Kids, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have homework for you: Listen to their new jazz album.

Gwen Stefani is surrounded by men. She has three sons with husband Gavin Rossdale and is the only female in her rock band No Doubt.

Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday.

Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you'll hear on a sitcom this fall.

STEVE GULLEY, "Family, Friends & Fellowship," Rural Rhythm Christian. 14 tracks

Like Peter Parker and Princess Diana of Themyscira disappearing behind Spider-Man and Wonder Woman masks, the artists born Mike Hadreas, Nika Danilova and Aaron Jerome perform vanishing acts this fall when each releases new music under larger-than-life monikers.

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy has been honored as part of a 3-day conference held to call on former Detroiters to help reshape the city's future.

Gospel music fans can hear several top Christian music performers at an event on the Kentucky Governor's Mansion grounds in Frankfort.

Boxing great Muhammad Ali will be in his hometown for a benefit concert featuring Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars.

A Haitian jazz festival is coming to Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.

Leonard Cohen, who returned to performing after a 15-year hiatus in 2008, says touring has improved his mood.

Three backup dancers sued Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination to prevent another black dancer from joining her onstage.

A popular cartoonist said she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis.

A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer.

Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77.

Jazz fans can mark your calendars. The historic Newport Jazz Festival has announced its dates for 2015.

The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of "The Voice."

Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence following his arrest in the U.S. territory, police said Thursday.

A popular music festival in Delaware is hoping to get a boost from a major promoter in the industry.

The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park.

Death row inmates contest Tenn. electric chair law

When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires.

Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either.

In a story Sept. 17 about jazz musicians in New York City seeking pensions, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one musician. Her name is Keisha St. Joan, not St. John.

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