06-22-2018  11:34 pm      •     
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Jackson's mother and children are suing the concert promoter in the pop icon's death

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The doctor convicted in Michael Jackson's death did not appeared to be pressured by AEG Live, an expert hired by the concert promoter testified Friday.


Verse of disses brings new energy to hip hop

Two hip hop stars respond to Kendrick Lamars Control verse. The kicker? They are not the ones he dissed.


Debbie Rowe, mother of Michael Jackson's two oldest children, returned to the witness stand Thursday for a second day of testimony in the AEG Live death trial in Los Angeles court. She was forced to testify about the singer's drug use by lawyers for the concert promoter being sued by Jackson's mother and three children.


Brown reached a civil compromise with car owner

A judge dropped a hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown after the singer reached a "civil compromise" with his accuser Thursday. It was not immediately clear if the dismissal would stop the revocation of Brown's probation he has faced since the traffic charges were filed last month.


Jazz legend Thara Memory's Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra is rehearsing this week with Esperanza Spalding for a benefit performance Sunday at the Gerding Theater.


The concert promoter is using Randy Jackson's testimony in the wrongful death trial

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's youngest brother made an unsuccessful effort to reach the singer in his last weeks because of family concerns about his drug use, according to testimony in the AEG Live wrongful death trial.


Swiss store clerk tells billionaire media mogul handbag is too expensive for her

Oprah to get Presidential medal of Honor along with Bill Clinton and 14 others  


Foster says Usher is away from home 85 percent of the time

Singer Usher Raymond's ex-wife is asking a judge to give her custody of their two children after the oldest suffered a "near-death accident."


Performance showcases evolution of music, drumming and dance and honors legacy of Obo Addy

The Obo Addy Legacy Project presented "Obo Addy's Legacy: DiaTribe—From the Village to the Streets at the Washington Park Summer Festival.


African American and Salish-Kootenai Parker has a uniquely funny take on life

Profile of author and funny man Russell Parker. He draws from his Black and Salish Kootenai roots to find the humor in everyday life


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