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Boz Scaggs to bring unique sound to Hammond

Boz Scaggs to bring unique sound to Hammond

The musician who had everyone singing the "Lido Shuffle" and "Lowdown" during the 1970s will entertain fans in Hammond today.

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SD museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar

SD museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended …

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Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who provided the stun gun used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison.

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Mellencamp son keeps bond after alcohol arrest

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A lawyer for rock star John Mellencamp's oldest son says her client will receive alcohol treatment and stay out of trouble following an underage drinking arrest.

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Review: Muscle, menace from Drenge on debut album

Review: Muscle, menace from Drenge on debut album

Drenge, "Drenge" (Infectious Music)

14 hours ago

Jon Bon Jovi to be honored for humanitarian work

Jon Bon Jovi to be honored for humanitarian work

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer.

15 hours ago

Kiss, Usher, J.Lo to perform at Fashion Rocks

Kiss, Usher, J.Lo to perform at Fashion Rocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss, Usher and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall.

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Clapton says thank you to Cale with 'The Breeze'

Clapton says thank you to Cale with 'The Breeze'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Eric Clapton, the early 1970s were filled with drug addiction, personal difficulties and growing dissatisfaction with music.

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Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV

Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Iggy Azalea (uh-ZALE-yuh) is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's Christmas duet with Bowie

Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's Christmas duet with Bowie

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children.

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Kanisha K. grooves into the Region

Kanisha K. grooves into the Region

Several months ago a radio promotion friend Tom Mazzetta suggested this 21-year-old R&B/pop singer from Holland, Mich. named Kanisha K. might be a good guest for my weekly Lakeshore Public Radio show, “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges.”

July 24, 2014 1:00 am

Top 10 Songs on iTunes

This week's iTunes Top 10:

July 24, 2014 1:00 am

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July 24, 2014 1:00 am

Quotes on O'Shea McCarthy and his music

Quotes on O'Shea McCarthy and his music

“Shea was just always musically inclined and artistic, even when he was little. He played the piano and then the guitar, but he was a drummer. He loved the jazz drums.”

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Duran Duran accuses fan club of contract breach

Duran Duran accuses fan club of contract breach

CHICAGO (AP) — Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club.

July 23, 2014 11:24 am

Review: La Roux returns with sexy, sassy second LP

Review: La Roux returns with sexy, sassy second LP

La Roux, "Trouble in Paradise" (Interscope/Cherrytree)

July 23, 2014 11:23 am

Swift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival

Swift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival.

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3 NYC students get recording contract approval

NEW YORK (AP) — Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony.

July 23, 2014 6:49 am

Review: Kitten's debut album is synth heaven

Review: Kitten's debut album is synth heaven

Kitten, "Kitten" (Elektra)

July 22, 2014 3:33 pm

The Source mag launches expo, all-star concert

NEW YORK (AP) — The hip-hop magazine The Source is celebrating its 25th year with an expo and an anniversary concert.

July 22, 2014 12:58 pm

Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts

Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts

NEW YORK (AP) — Six seconds isn't a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform.

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Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

July 22, 2014 6:31 am

Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments.

July 21, 2014 5:54 pm

Aerosmith set to perform at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Aerosmith set to perform at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Boston rock band Aerosmith is currently on its "Let Rock Rule" tour. The group, with wailing Steven Tyler at the helm, bounds into the area this weekend.

July 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Shania Twain's Vegas residency to end in December

Shania Twain's Vegas residency to end in December

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country superstar Shania Twain will end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she made a grand Sin City entrance on horseback and began performing at Caesars Palace.

July 21, 2014 4:25 pm

New alcohol charge against John Mellencamp's son

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of rock star John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight.

July 21, 2014 12:06 pm

'Weird Al' on his weirdly successful week in music

'Weird Al' on his weirdly successful week in music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention pop stars: If "Weird Al" Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you're likely his next parody conquest.

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Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking with two football players, according to authorities.

July 21, 2014 9:26 am

Former Destiny's Child member arrested in SC

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child has been arrested in South Carolina in Myrtle Beach.

July 21, 2014 9:22 am

Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival. This year, his view will be much improved — he'll be onstage.

July 21, 2014 6:28 am

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.

July 21, 2014 1:00 am

Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs

JUL 25 Boz Scaggs, Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond. 866.711.7463. horseshoehammond.com. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs brings his unique voice and trademark sound showcasing his  abiding respect for a wide spectru…

July 20, 2014 7:36 pm

Judge orders James Brown documents made public

Judge orders James Brown documents made public

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.

July 20, 2014 1:53 pm

Group hopes to build Oklahoma pop culture museum

Group hopes to build Oklahoma pop culture museum

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jamie Oldaker toured the world drumming for the likes of Eric Clapton, among others, but he never lost touch with Oklahoma, where he honed the skills that enabled him to spend his life making music.

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Seeger tribute at Newport honors traditional folk

Seeger tribute at Newport honors traditional folk

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There are few musicians as inextricably linked to the Newport Folk Festival as the late Pete Seeger.

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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

July 20, 2014 1:00 am

Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies at 103

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, just days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July 17 with friends and family in the French Quarter.

July 19, 2014 4:10 pm

Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

GENEVA (AP) — In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last performance…

July 19, 2014 1:27 pm

Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos has died at his home in New Orleans. He was 103.

July 19, 2014 9:01 am

Alexandra Shipp to play R&B singer Aaliyah in film

Alexandra Shipp to play R&B singer Aaliyah in film

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah.

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Teen metal band plans book after Sony label deal

Teen metal band plans book after Sony label deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The teen metal band Unlocking the Truth, which recently signed a multi-album deal with Sony, plans to release a book next year.

July 18, 2014 11:03 am

Lady A moving at jetliner's pace in life, studio

Lady A moving at jetliner's pace in life, studio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The title for Lady Antebellum's forthcoming new album, "747," refers to a hook in the title song about how a commercial jetliner can't go fast enough for a man trying to reclaim his love. It's also a fitting analogy fo…

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Man gets probation for trespassing at Swift's home

Man gets probation for trespassing at Swift's home

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island.

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Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

NEW YORK (AP) — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.

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Journey tickets on sale

Journey tickets on sale

Rock band Journey is planning a trek to Hammond this fall. Journey will perform Sept. 4 at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino. Tickets go on sale Friday. Visit ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000. -Eloise Marie Valadez

July 17, 2014 7:30 pm

Parmalee ready to entertain at Porter County Fair

Parmalee ready to entertain at Porter County Fair

Parmalee is currently on the road and bringing its country sounds to fans across the nation.

July 17, 2014 5:45 pm

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to open at Lake Tahoe

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The managers of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas have announced plans to open one at Lake Tahoe this winter after a $60 million renovation of the former Horizon Casino Resort at Stateline.

July 17, 2014 2:17 pm

Owner of offbeat Elvis museum found dead

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a man who forced his way into the museum.

July 17, 2014 1:58 pm

Route 91 Harvest country music fest set for Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A country music extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in the genre will descend on Las Vegas this fall, taking a cue from the massive rock, pop, electronic dance music and indie festivals that have recently made Si…

July 17, 2014 9:30 am

Top names set to turn it up in Indiana

Top names set to turn it up in Indiana

Summer has officially arrived in Northwest Indiana now that Hammond’s 11th annual Festival of the Lakes has kicked off at Wolf Lake Memorial Park (2338 Calumet Avenue).

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