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Kashif Saleem, producer for Whitney Houston, dies at 59

September 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Kashif Saleem, the singer, songwriter and producer who crafted dance-funk hits in the 1980s and also produced Whitney Houston’s first big hit, died Sunday from undetermined causes in his California home, his representative said Tuesday. He was 59. No further details about the musician’s death were provided. Saleem produced...

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Street named after late country music star Marty Robbins

September 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — City officials in Glendale have named a street after late country music star Marty Robbins, who was born in the Phoenix suburb in 1925. Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers (wires) helped unveil the new honorary sign near 58th Avenue on...

My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

September 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Bruce Springsteen, left, greets a fan wearing a shirt with a Springsteen lyric, at the launch of his autobiography “Born to Run” at the Barnes & Noble in the New Jersey town where he grew up Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Freehold, N.J. (AP...

China’s Wanda Group in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions

September 27, 2016 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes and the “Miss America” pageant. The deal could be worth $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal,...

Harrison Scott Key wins $5,000 James Thurber prize for humor

September 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Harrison Scott Key’s comic memoir about growing up with a father of outsized presence has won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Key is a contributing editor to Oxford American magazine whose essays also have appeared in The...

Life-size bronze tribute statue to Glenn Frey now in Winslow

September 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — A life-size bronze tribute statue to the late singer-songwriter Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the “Standing On The Corner” park in Winslow, Arizona. It joins the statue that many feel looks like Jackson...

Filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns honored by historical society

September 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brothers and fellow filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns have received an honorary prize from the New-York Historical Society. The Burns siblings, whose many credits together and separately include documentaries on the Pilgrims, baseball and New...

Lauren Hutton revisits ‘American Gigolo’ for Bottega Veneta

September 24, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Model and actress Lauren Hutton wears a creation for the Bottega Veneta women’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are keeping it clean for next...

Bill Nunn, actor in “Do the Right Thing,” dead at 63

September 24, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This May 3, 2008 file photo shows actor Bill Nunn watching students from Point Park University rehearse for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh. Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the...

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

September 24, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this May 6, 2011 file photo, Buckwheat Zydeco performs at the’New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has...