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FILE - In this July 1980 file photo, Frank Sinatra, left,  poses with Tony Bennett  in Reno, Nev.   "He changed my whole career," the 88-year-old Bennett said of Sinatra at the Tribeca Film Festival tribute on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, part of a yearlong Sinatra centennial celebration that also included a screening of the digitally restored Sinatra-Gene Kelly favorite and love letter to New York "On the Town."  (AP Photo/FILE)

Bennett croons to 'best friend' Sinatra at Tribeca fest

Frank Sinatra used to call Tony Bennett "the best singer in the business," and Bennett returned the favor at a loving tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes, calling Sinatra "my best friend" and performing a couple of his most loved numbers. "He changed my whole career," the 88-year-old Bennett said of ...

FILE - In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge was remembered for phenomenal talent and extraordinary kindness during a funeral service on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Baker, La. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, April 14, at the age of 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Singer Sledge remembered at funeral for talent, kindness

Percy Sledge was remembered for phenomenal talent and extraordinary kindness during a Tuesday funeral service marked by warm reminiscences from fellow musicians, family members and friends he made during a five-decade career that launched with his first and biggest hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman." "Heaven's choir just got ...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, Heather Headley walks the post-show red carpet for the finale of "America's Got Talent" in New York.  Headley will play a vengeful witch in the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis production of "Into the Woods." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Heather Headley to play the Witch in 'Into the Woods'

Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley has been lured back onstage to play a vengeful witch in a fairy tale musical in St. Louis. Mike Isaacson, the artistic director and executive producer of the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis, said Headley will play the Witch in their production of ...

Bobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes

Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home. Attorney Christopher Brown said he issued the statement to clarify comments the singer made during a concert over the weekend about ...

Bobby Brown tells concert goers his ailing daughter is awake

Bobby Brown told concert goers Saturday night that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home. >> UPDATE: Bobbi Kristina Brown still 'unresponsive,' grandmother says In a video, Brown tells the crowd during a ...

People look at the Class of 2015 exhibit at the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, April 17, 2015, in Cleveland. Ringo Starr, who was previously enshrined with the Beatles in 1988, will be honored along with pop punks Green Day, soul singer-songwriter  Bill Withers, underground icon Lou Reed, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The "5" Royales. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall

Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends. The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday night ...

Photo credit: Sam Beggins

Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally

A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common, Fall Out Boy and Train all performed during the free Global Citizen 2015 Earth ...

In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2014 photo, country singer Sam Hunt poses for a portrait in New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds

Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift. "By no means do I want to try to leave country music," Hunt said in a recent interview. "That's absolutely where I want to stay." Hunt has ...

Musician Johnny Kemp, known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," died April 16 in Jamaica, The Associated Press reports. He was 55.

Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame dies

Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55. Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday morning. It had not yet been determined how he died. ...

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Correction: Obama-Gospel story

In a story April 14 about a gospel music celebration at the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Loretta Lynch would be the first female U.S. attorney general. She would be the first black female attorney general. A corrected version of the story is below: Obama celebrates gospel ...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, Percy Sledge kneels as he performs "When a Man Loves a Woman" along with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section at the Musicians Hall of Fame awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. His family said in a statement released through his manager, Mark Lyman, that he died "peacefully" ...

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22:  Musician John Legend attends Netflix's "What Happened, Miss Simone" Sundance world premiere with special performance by John Legend on January 22, 2015 in Park City Utah.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Netflix)

John Legend launches campaign to end mass incarceration

John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. The Grammy-winning singer announced the multiyear initiative, FREE AMERICA, on Monday. He will visit and perform at a correctional facility on Thursday in Austin, Texas, where he also will be part of a press conference with state legislators to discuss ...

FILE - In this Wednesday May 16, 2012 file photo actress Nicole Scherzinger poses for the cameras as she arrives for the UK Premiere of the film "Men In Black 3" in London. Stars including Judi Dench, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and pop singer Nicole Scherzinger are due on the red carpet at London's Royal Opera House for the Olivier theater awards on Sunday April 12, 2015. Scherzinger is nominated for her role in a revival of "Cats".  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Angela Lansbury, Kinks' Davies win at UK's Olivier Awards

An American classic directed by a Belgian and a musical about a very English rock band were the big winners at Britain's Olivier theater awards Sunday — but it was an 89-year old theatrical Dame who brought the house down. The Arthur Miller drama "A View From the Bridge" and ...

Akon show called off in Kuwait after pressure from lawmakers

A planned concert by Akon was called off in Kuwait after conservative lawmakers criticized it on moral grounds. The American singer whose hits include "Smack That" and "I Wanna Love You" was scheduled to headline a weekend event also featuring local performers to raise awareness about the dangers of phone ...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, Jay-Z arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tidal, the streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity.Senior executive Vania Schlogel said late Tuesday, March 31, that Tidal welcomes more acts to join and said the current owners “have equal ownership and majority ownership in the company.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Tidal streaming service seeks more artists to join as owners

Tidal, the music and video streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity. Senior executive Vania Schlogel said late Tuesday that Tidal welcomes more acts. It introduced its new co-owners at a launch event on Monday. ...

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