Arts and entertainment

September 14, 2017 - 7:15 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A member of hip-hop trio Lords of the Underground says he's running for political office in New Jersey. Dupre "Doitall" Kelly announced Thursday he plans to run for an at-large council seat in Newark next year. NJ.com reports Kelly is the chief executive of the Newark-based...
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September 14, 2017 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Irma was a record-setter for The Weather Channel, too. The Nielsen company said an average of 3.29 million people watched the network on Sunday as the deadly storm blew over Florida. Meteorologists were stationed all over the state, offering live shots in the intense wind...
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September 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Widespread commercial success largely eluded Grant Hart and his pioneering indie-rock trio, Husker Du. But the hard-working band emerged as one of the heavyweights of Minneapolis' burgeoning 1980s music scene, and was credited with inspiring genre-defining acts that followed,...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga has been hospitalized and forced to pull out of the upcoming Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil, citing "severe physical pain" and posting a photo of what resembles an IV in her arm. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter that she had to take care of her body...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga has been hospitalized and forced to pull out of the upcoming Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil, citing "severe physical pain" and posting a photo of what resembles an IV in her arm. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter that she had to take care of her body...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Troy Gentry of the popular duo Montgomery Gentry was memorialized Thursday by friends and Grand Ole Opry singers as funny and kind, an artist with a huge appetite for life who loved his family, his music, his band and his fans. During a public celebration of...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:11 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — As a wealthy Victorian lady, Amy Beach never cooked or cleaned. But she did do a bit of sewing — carefully stitching new musical passages she composed atop older versions. "What man would've done that?" wonders Dale Valena, museum curator at the University of New Hampshire,...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a strong vote of confidence for its late-night cornerstone, Comedy Central said Thursday it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of "The Daily Show" through 2022. The network also said Noah would produce and host specials comedically wrapping up...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:39 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — As a wealthy Victorian lady, Amy Beach never cooked or cleaned. But she did do a bit of sewing — carefully stitching new musical passages she composed atop older versions. "What man would've done that?" wonders Dale Valena, museum curator at the University of New Hampshire,...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:32 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is celebrating the 150th birthday of New Hampshire native and pioneering composer Amy Beach with an academic conference, concerts and a museum exhibit. Born in Henniker in 1867, Beach was improvising alto parts to lullabies at age 2 and composed...
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