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Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows

  NEW YORK (AP) — Acclaimed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson was famously reclusive, although she maintained numerous correspondences. She was an extremely prolific poet, though not publicly recognized in her lifetime, and many details of her life remain a mystery. William Luce dramatized Dickinson’s homebound life by combining details from biographies, her poetry and [...]

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Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

  NEW YORK (AP) — At 69, Bob Seger says he’s ready to hit the road again: He’s scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. “I think I’m in pretty good shape,” Seger said in a phone interview, noting that a colonoscopy from a few years ago [...]

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Creator of ‘Found’ magazine amazed by musical

  NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn’t hurt, but those weren’t what kept him floored. He’d just watched an actor portray him in a new, semi-fictionalized musical account of the way he’d started the super-cool magazine “Found” and how its [...]

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Judge sides with widow in Pendergrass estate fight

  NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia judge has decided that the widow of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass will retain control over his estate after rejecting a will submitted by the singer’s son. Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Judge Stanley Ott said a will dated in May 2009 and submitted by Theodore “Ted” Pendergrass II “was [...]

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Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse. Kesha’s lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accuses hit-making producer Dr. Luke of raping her and subjecting her to other sexual and emotional abuse for [...]

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Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for show

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots Tuesday with a concert at their old stomping grounds — a performing arts high school they remember being just like the TV show “Fame.” “You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-ing all over the hallways …” [...]

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Macklemore appears at Seattle drug court event

SEATTLE (AP) — The 20th anniversary celebration of the pioneering King County Drug Court was about half over when a famous participant strolled in and took a seat on the front bench. The audience of drug court graduates and others buzzed at the arrival of Macklemore, but the 31-year-old rapper introduced himself Tuesday simply as “Ben.” The [...]

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Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for show

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots Tuesday with a concert at their old stomping grounds — a performing arts high school they remember being just like the TV show “Fame.” “You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-ing all over the hallways [...]

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Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse. Kesha’s lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accuses hit-making producer Dr. Luke of raping her and subjecting her to other sexual and emotional abuse for [...]

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Florida Georgia Line defies labels on 2nd album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If you think Florida Georgia Line has been bothered by critics taking shots at them over their interpretation of country music, the duo says they’re looking forward to round two. “Anybody that has made any mark on history, musically or business-wise … has always been criticized for it,” said singer Tyler [...]

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Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 19-25

Oct. 19: Artist Peter Max is 77. Actor Michael Gambon is 74. Actor John Lithgow is 69. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 69. Singer Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers is 66. Talk-show host Charlie Chase is 62. Singer-keyboardist Karl Wallinger of World Party is 57. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 54. TV host Ty Pennington [...]

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