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NEW YORK (AP) -- Hurricane Katrina gave Ned Sublette a dramatic coda for his memoir "The Year Before the Flood." The book documents the last year that New Orleans and its thriving music scene were still fully intact before the city was nearly washed off the face of the Earth...


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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's three children seem to be adjusting well to being raised by their grandmother, a judge said.


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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa, the "voice of Latin America" whose music inspired opponents of South America's brutal military regimes and led to her forced exile in Europe, died Sunday, her family said. She was 74.


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When was the last time Eddie Murphy was upstaged on screen? In "Imagine That," there are actually a couple of co-stars who steal nearly every scene from him.


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Michael Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn't the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The Associated Press.

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The Chelsea Hotel, located on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, opened its doors in 1883. Over its lifespan, the Chelsea has served as a home for hundreds of prominent celebrities. Despite this rich, if sometimes checkered, history, the Chelsea was recently sold to a real estate company which could care less about preserving the place's character...


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I recently read the legendary Gladys Knight's comments about hip hop and the culture thereof as it pertains to hindering the growth of Black music. In a lot of ways, present day Black music in a general sense is in a very bad state. From Hip hop to the level of R&B and Soul or the lack of in mainstream media, we are seemingly suffering across the board. However, my concerns are focused on the comments about hip hop.
Once AGAIN, the attempt to separate the generations amongst us as Black Americans is having much success.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As dozens of buoyant Michael Jackson fans queued up in the Nokia Plaza to be among the first to see their idol's last performance, others watching the scene expressed mixed emotions...


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Portland Center Stage invites Portland to return to the turn of a different century for "Ragtime," a Tony-Award winning musical based on the classic novel by E.L. Doctorow ...


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Pierre (Romain Duris) was enjoying a flourishing career as a chorus line dancer until he was diagnosed with advanced heart disease. His plight makes him more appreciative of the little things in life, and he starts observing both neighbors and strangers from a fresh perspective ...


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