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  • Folk singer behind popularity of 'We Shall Overcome' dies

    May 8, 2015 10:38 AM

    KNOXVILLE- The musician and folk singer who promoted the song "We Shall Overcome" and is credited with helping it rise in popularity as an anthem during the civil rights movement in the 1960s has died. Guy Carawan's wife, Candie, said Friday that he died May 2, at his home in... more »
  • Singer Percy Sledge dies in his Baton Rouge home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74. "He wasn't just a part of our community but a soul legend," said Rob Payer, station production and music director at WBRH-FM, 90.3. "He was loved... more »
  • 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

    February 16, 2015 3:19 PM

    NEW YORK - A singer-songwriter who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst "It's My Party" and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry" and "You Don't Own Me" has died. Lesley Gore was 68. According to her partner of 33 years,... more »
  • Ex-Eurythmics' singer asks OK for music video

    December 16, 2014 1:24 PM

    DERIDDER - Local officials in west Louisiana say former Eurythmics singer and guitarist Dave Stewart plans to film a new music video early next year in their century-old Gothic Revival jail. Secretary-treasurer Tayra DeHoven says the Beauregard Parish Police Jury had voted to allow it if she OK'd the lyrics... more »
  • Wreck postpones Jhen Aiko concert at LSU

    August 28, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU pushed back a concert scheduled this week to mark the start of fall classes after the performer was in a wreck in Los Angeles. LSU announced today that they were working to reschedule R&B artist Jhené Aiko's performance for later in the fall. Aiko... more »
  • Maxwell brings his sweet falsetto to Essence

    July 5, 2013 4:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - R&B singers Maxwell, Jill Scott and Brandy along with the classic rhymes of rapper LL Cool J kick off the 2013 Essence Festival's three-night concert series in the Superdome. The festival's first full day of empowerment seminars in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center began with Steve... more »
  • George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:35 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville... more »
  • Private funeral for Mindy McCready

    February 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral will be private. A memorial organized by friends and the music community is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at Cathedral of the Incarnation. McCready committed suicide Sunday at... more »
  • Investigators seek cause of crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera

    December 10, 2012 4:31 PM

    MONTERREY, Mexico - A Mexican aviation official says it will take at least 10 days to have a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera. The 43-year-old singer, born in California, was on a Learjet with six other people that took off from Monterrey early Sunday... more »
  • "Village People" lead singer can partially own songs again

    May 9, 2012 11:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge in Los Angeles says the original lead singer of the Village People can reclaim at least partial ownership of the copyrights to more than two dozen of the group's songs, including "Y.M.C.A.," ''Macho Man," and "In the Navy." U.S. District Judge Barry T. Moskowitz on... more »
  • Houston funeral plans

    February 14, 2012 10:24 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Pop star Whitney Houston's funeral service will be held Saturday in the New Jersey chuch where she first showcased her singing talents as a child. Houston's funeral will be held at Noon Saturday in Newark, New Jersey at New Hope Baptist Church. Her body was... more »
  • Family, friends gather for Etta James' funeral

    January 28, 2012 1:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of Etta James' friends, fans and family have convened to remember the legendary rhythm and blues singer. Mourners at James' funeral Saturday are to include entertainment luminaries, with both Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera scheduled to perform. The service is being held at City of Refuge... more »
  • President Jean?

    July 27, 2010 11:38 AM

    Wylcelf Jean says he's considering a run for president of Haiti. The current president--Rene Preval--can't seek re-election. Preval appointed Jean ambassador-at-large three years ago. A family statement says Jean is committed to the recovery efforts of Haiti, public office or not. The music star has been active... more »
  • Jimmy Dean dies at 81

    June 14, 2010 6:29 AM

    Singer and sausage businessman Jimmy Dean has died at the age of 81. He became a country music legend after his smash hit about a workingman hero, "Big Bad John". His wife, Donna Meade Dean, says her husband died at 7:54 p.m. Sunday at their Henrico County, Va., home, south... more »
  • Marva Wright to lie in state today

    March 30, 2010 5:35 AM

    There will be a tribute by friends of Marva Wright to honor the late blues and jazz singer. Wright will lie in state at Gallier Hall today from noon until 6 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, a number of fellow musicians will perform in tribute to her at Gallier... more »
  • 'Godfather' singer/actor Al Martino dies at 82

    October 14, 2009 5:48 AM

    Singer Al Martino, who played the Frank Sinatra-type role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," died. Starting in 1952, Martino was known for hit songs including "Here in My Heart," "Spanish Eyes," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Volare." Besides acting in the Marlon Brando classic "The Godfather," Martino sang... more »

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