• September 28, 2016

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Abdul-Jabbar writing book about UCLA coach John Wooden

NEW YORK (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's next book will be a fond look back at his long friendship with John Wooden, the celebrated basketball coach at UCLA.

Tuesday 09/27/2016
Kashif Saleem, producer for Whitney Houston, dies at 59

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.

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

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.

Marilyn Monroe's dresses, letters, checkbook to go on sale

BEIJING (AP) — Marilyn Monroe's dress from "Some Like It Hot." Handwritten notes and letters expressing the Hollywood icon's inner thoughts and, at times, despair.

Street named after late country music star Marty Robbins

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.

Sunday 09/25/2016
Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.

Saturday 09/24/2016
Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.

Wednesday 09/21/2016
Jolie and Pitt's romance, divorce bookended by films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears.

Friday 09/16/2016
Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner loses wrongful death case

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge ruled Friday against Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner, Nick Gordon, in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her estate, though the decision doesn't answer any of the questions surrounding her mysterious death.

Monday 09/12/2016
Correction: Obit-Prince Buster story

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In a Sept. 9 obituary on Jamaican ska pioneer Prince Buster, The Associated Press erroneously reported details about his marriages and children. Marriage records show that he was married to his wife, Mola Ali, for 27 years, not 47 years. The story also should have made clear that, according to one of Prince Buster's sons, he had seven children with a previous wife, Blossom Campbell.

Transgender actress Alexis Arquette has died at 47

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alexis Arquette, the transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She was 47 and surrounded by family who serenaded her with David Bowie's "Starman," her siblings said in a statement Sunday. No cause of death was given.

Friday 09/09/2016
Frontman of Canada's Tragically Hip launches new project

TORONTO (AP) — The lead singer and songwriter of The Tragically Hip said Friday that he will be releasing a new solo album with an accompanying graphic novel and animated film.

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