Billy Joe Shaver in Nashville on April 1, 2017.

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like "Honky Tonk Heroes," "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train" and "Old Five and Dimers Like Me," has died He was 81.

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his pop star wife, Ciara, are now parents to a baby boy.
Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school — though the celebrity couple say they're not focused on the politically charged school choice issue and undeterred by challenges that have plagued Washington state's charter sector.

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

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A convicted gang member who said he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell in August has been sentenced to life in prison for a racketeering conviction that involved two 1999 murders.
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British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation.

Artist Tracey Emin reveals she had operation for cancer

British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation.
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Diane di Prima, Beat poet and activist, dead at 86

Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and one of the few women writers in the Beat movement, has died at age 86.
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Country artist Cam grapples with hard truths on 'Otherside'

The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken.
Stage & Arts
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'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December

Fox's hit series "The Masked Singer" is getting company with "The Masked Dancer," a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise.
Celebrities
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy action against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpt

Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper

The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a letter she wrote to her father.
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Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart will be back in the host's chair for Apple TV+

Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of "The Daily Show" and with a new home at Apple TV+.
Music
October 27

Chrissy Teigen delivers heartfelt essay on miscarriage

Chrissy Teigen wrote a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend.
National
October 27

Judge stops Election Day gun ban near Michigan polling sites

A judge on Tuesday blocked a ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day, agreeing with critics who said a Democratic secretary of state failed to follow state law with her sudden order.
National
October 27

Melania Trump slams Biden, Dems in first solo campaign stop

Melania Trump lined up squarely with her husband Tuesday on her first solo trip of the 2020 campaign, slamming Joe Biden, Democrats and the media as she pushed the president's reeelection message in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
National
October 27
Neil Young, John Fogerty and Phil Collins are among several musicians who are objecting to their songs being used at President Donald Trump's campaign

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to tune it down

From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want," President Donald Trump's campaign rallies have been filled with classic songs whose authors and their heirs loudly reject him and his politics.
Celebrities
October 27
Delphine Boel, right, now Belgium's Delphine de Saxe-Cobourg Gotha, meets her biological father King Albert II and Queen Paola during an informal meet

Belgium's ex-King Albert finally receives daughter Delphine

The long-running royal scandal that has riveted Belgium and damaged those involved has achieved a new milestone after former King Albert II reunited with the daughter he fathered out of wedlock more than half a century ago — and stubbornly refused to recognize.
National
October 27
"There's nothing greater than you and me," Prince sang in "Mountains."

A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs

From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who have objected to…
Music
October 27
FILE - Gwen Stefani, left, and Blake Shelton arrive at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Shelton and Stefani posted a pic

'Voice' co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

"The Voice" co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social media.
Stage & Arts
October 27

A one-man 'A Christmas Carol' fills theater need in pandemic

What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing? An actor who can play multiple characters onstage every night. Enter Jefferson Mays.
Celebrities
October 27
Screenwriter William Blinn, left, Ed Asner and David Greene with their Emmy statuettes at the 1977 Primetime Emmy Awards presentation in Los Angeles.

'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83

William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects "Brian's Song" and "Roots" and the Prince film "Purple Rain," has died. He was 83.
National
October 27

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

Marlee Matlin in "Children of a Lesser God" and Harold Russell in "The Best Years of Our Lives."
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Questlove's quest: To find woman who bought him a turntable

Ahmir Thompson, founder of The Roots and drummer for the "Tonight Show" band, wants to find the kind stranger who bought him a turntable and several records at the tender age of 5.
Celebrities
October 26

Sterling K. Brown finds his balance in when to speak out

Season five of NBC's "This Is Us," debuts Tuesday and viewers will get to see the Pearson family as they navigate both the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement. Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall Pearson, says he can relate to how his character — a Black man who was adopted into a white family —feels in the aftermath of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, as his white TV relatives look to him on what they should do to make him feel better.
National
October 26

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight days before Election Day, his campaign announced.
Music
October 26

Book Review: Peter Frampton looks back in a gentle memoir

Peter Frampton, "Do You Feel Like I Do?" (Hachette Books)When Peter Frampton was a child, he busted his father on Christmas morning giving him an…