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George Brown, drummer and co-founder of Kool & The Gang, dead at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — George Brown, the co-founder and longtime drummer of Kool & The Gang who helped write such hits as "Too Hot," "Ladies Night," "Joanna" and the party favorite "Celebration," has died at age 74. A statement from Universal Music says Brown died Thursday in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. Kool & The Gang has sold millions of records with its catchy blend of jazz, funk […]

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Classes on celebrities like Taylor Swift and Rick Ross are engaging a new generation of law students

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A South Dakota law professor who typically teaches torts and natural resources is turning his attention to Taylor Swift next semester. The self-described "Swiftie" wants to draw on music and art to help his students reconsider legal language and craft persuasive arguments. Swifties at the University of South Dakota School of Law aren't the only ones having fun. Law professors across the country are increasingly […]

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Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott and Chaka Khan make the crowd go wild at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheryl Crow and Olivia Rodrigo kicked off the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night and Missy Elliott closed the show more than four hours later with a roof-shaking set, as the hall celebrated a strong representation of women and Black artists. Chaka Khan, Kate Bush, "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, The Spinners and DJ Kool Herc were also inducted in a […]

today11/06/2023 22


Henry Winkler rises above dyslexia to write children’s books and a memoir: ‘There is always a way’

Henry Winkler has written more than a dozen children's books and is now out with a memoir, a feat that surprises him because he's battled severe dyslexia all his life. In "Being Henry: The Fonz... and Beyond," Winkler writes about an unhappy childhood, growing up with parents who called him dummer hund, the German term for dumb dog, because he didn't do well in school.  His parents left Germany in […]

today11/02/2023 19


Matthew Perry, Emmy-nominated ‘Friends’ star, dead at 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Friends" star Matthew Perry, the Emmy-nominated actor whose sarcastic, but lovable Chandler Bing was among television's most famous and most quotable characters, has died at 54. The actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home, according to coroner's records. An investigation into how Perry died is ongoing, and it may take weeks before his cause of death is determined. Perry's body was found in a […]

today10/30/2023 16


Suzanne Somers, of ‘Three’s Company,’ dies at 76

Suzanne Somers, the effervescent blonde actor known for playing Chrissy Snow on the television show "Three's Company" and who became an entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, has died. She was 76. Somers had breast cancer for over 23 years and died Sunday morning, her family said in a statement provided by her longtime publicist, R. Couri Hay. Her husband Alan Hamel, her son Bruce and other immediate family […]

today10/16/2023 18


Taylor Swift is a fan and suddenly, so is everyone else. Travis Kelce jersey sales jump nearly 400%

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's trip to watch the Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce didn't just have the internet talking nonstop. Following the 12-time Grammy Award winner's appearance at Arrowhead Stadium, jersey sales for the All-Pro tight-end seemingly skyrocketed. According to sportswear and fan merchandise company Fanatics, Kelce saw a nearly 400% increase in sales the same day that Swift went to watch the Chiefs. Kelce did not speak […]

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La Red Health Center hosts Women’s Health Walk

GEORGETOWN, DEL. - (September 1, 2023) La Red Health Center and its partners are offering free health screenings and connections to community resources at its 8th Annual Women's Health Walk at Soroptimist Park in Seaford. The Women's Health Walk is being held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 between 10 am and 1 pm at Soroptimist Park located at 1158 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The free event features more than 35 vendors, food, […]

today09/05/2023 17


Madonna reschedules tour after ICU stay, North American dates kick off this December

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madonna 's rescheduled Celebration Tour will kick off in Brooklyn, New York, in a matter of months. In June, Madonna suffered what her manager called a "serious bacterial infection" that led to her hospitalization in an intensive care unit for several days. The North American leg of her Celebration Tour was originally scheduled to start July 15 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and to run through October […]

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