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Archive for July 9th, 2012

  • R&B's Anthony Hamilton among Essence Fest closers

    July 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Fantasia performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 8, 2012. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For years, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has packed the smaller stages at the Essence Music Festival. This...

  • Treme Brass Band singer Lionel Batiste dead at 81

    July 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2006 file photo, Uncle Lionel Batiste, center with umbrella, dances with an unidentified woman who danced in from the sidewalk during the Krew of Cork parade through New Orleans’ French Quarter. Batiste, the vocalist, bass...

  • He's not Pauly D (But don't tell them that!)

    July 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2010 file photo, TV personality Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio arrives for the MTV European Music Awards 2010, in Madrid. In Seaside Heights, N.J., New Yorker Michael Maldonado is often mistaken for DelVecchio. (AP...

  • Alex Boyd brings 'blue-eyed' soul to Essence

    July 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Mary J. Blige performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, July 7, 2012. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He’s danced with Debbie Allen, acted alongside Bruce Willis, blended his voice with Patti...

  • China boosts state firms as entrepreneurs struggle

    July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken on June 29, 2012, a worker assembles a massage bed at a local furniture manufacturing factory in Zhanjiang, China. Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the heart of China’s export-driven manufacturing industries, reflects the conflict...

  • Michigan sellers watch Europe's economic struggles

    July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Friday, June 22, 2012, photo, Charles Mitchell,46, works on the T-5 XR assembly line at the NuStep plant in Ann Arbor, Mich. NuSteps exports some of its exercise machines to Europe and has seen a slowdown in European sales this year. (AP Photo/Detroit...

  • Owner drops price for San Francisco Bay island

    July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 15, 2007 file photo, Red Rock Island with Mount Tamalpais in the background is seen in this view taken from Point Richmond, Calif. Red Rock, the island offering a secluded beach, promises of great fishing and stunning views of the...

  • Mickey Mouse takes NKorean stage in show for Kim

    July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this image made off North Korea’s KRT video footage, North Korea’s new Moranbong band and performers dressed as America’s cartoon characters perform in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 6, 2012. Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took...

  • States fight 'tourists' trafficking painkillers

    July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo made April 19, 2012, Gerald Dixon, 53, serving a four-year sentence for transporting prescription painkillers from Florida back to Ohio for illegal sale, describes his drug dealing activities during an interview at Lebanon Correctional...

  • Group protests loss of southern NM fair contract

    July 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A group that has played host to the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo is protesting a decision against renewing its contract. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/MN5A4I) that members of the Southern New Mexico State...