Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in ‘Grease,’ dies at 73

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Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in ‘Grease,’ dies at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the superstar singer who was everyone's favorite Sandy in "Grease," has died. She was 73. Her husband said she died Monday at her California ranch. Newton-John reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with record sales that topped 100 million. Her fast-stepping duet with John Travolta "You're the One That I Want" and the bouncy, R-rated smash "Physical" were some of the […]

‘Golden Girls’ LA pop-up restaurant has the golden touch

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‘Golden Girls’ LA pop-up restaurant has the golden touch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Picture it: A vacant Beverly Hills bistro has been transformed into the set of a 1980s sitcom about four women living in Miami but it's also a working restaurant. Reservations have been going fast at the newly opened "The Golden Girls Kitchen." Thirty years after "The Golden Girls" ended on NBC, fans still can't let go of the sitcom about four housemates bonding over aging, […]

Mo Ostin, longtime Warner records chairman, dies at 95

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Mo Ostin, longtime Warner records chairman, dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Mo Ostin, a self-effacing giant of the music business who with rare integrity presided over Warner Bros. Records' rise to a sprawling, billion-dollar empire, has died. He was 95. Warner Records said Ostin, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died Sunday "peacefully in his sleep." In a statement, the company called him "one of the greatest record men of all time." Among […]

U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

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U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant and composer Tania León are being honored this year. The center generally honors five people every […]

Mexican art of mariachi takes center stage on US stamps

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Mexican art of mariachi takes center stage on US stamps

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating the release of a new series of stamps honoring the traditional Mexican genre of mariachi. A ceremony celebrating the stamp's first day of issue was held Friday in New Mexico's largest city during the 30th annual Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque. The five colorful stamps were the creation of artist Rafael López, who lives and works in both San Diego and […]

Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, ‘American Pie’

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Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, ‘American Pie’

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of the iconic song "American Pie" have sometimes wondered about the lyrics they are singing loudly. Singer-songwriter Don McLean shares the secrets in the new full-length feature documentary, "The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's 'American Pie.'" His masterpiece is packed with cultural references, from Chevrolet to Vietnam War protests and nursey rhymes, while namechecking The Byrds, John Lennon, Charles Manson and […]

3 charged in scheme to sell stolen ‘Hotel California’ lyrics

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3 charged in scheme to sell stolen ‘Hotel California’ lyrics

NEW YORK (AP) — A rock memorabilia dealer and two other men are charged with scheming to sell allegedly ill-gotten, handwritten lyrics to "Hotel California" and other hits by The Eagles. The men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges, which between the three of them include conspiracy, criminal possession of stolen property and attempted criminal possession of stolen property. Their lawyers insist the three are innocent, characterizing it as a […]

Monty Norman, composer of the James Bond theme, dies at 94

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Monty Norman, composer of the James Bond theme, dies at 94

LONDON (AP) — British composer Monty Norman of James Bond theme tune fame has died at the age of 94. A statement on Norman's official website said he died Monday after a short illness. Norman was hired by producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli to compose a theme for the first James Bond film, "Dr. No," released in 1962. He drew on a piece he had written for a proposed stage musical, […]

Carlos Santana postpones more concerts after health scare

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Carlos Santana postpones more concerts after health scare

DETROIT (AP) — Music legend Carlos Santana has postponed his next six shows after collapsing on stage during a concert on Tuesday, temporarily stepping away from the stage "out of an abundance of caution for the artist's health." July concerts in Noblesville, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Rogers, Arkansas; Dallas, Texas; and Woodlands, Texas, have been pushed back, Santana's manager said in a statement. All shows as planned beginning July […]

Rocker Carlos Santana ‘doing well’ after collapsing onstage

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Rocker Carlos Santana ‘doing well’ after collapsing onstage

DETROIT (AP) — Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a show in Michigan and was rushed to a hospital, later blaming the episode on forgetting to eat or drink water. Santana, 74, was "doing well" Wednesday after being taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit, to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation Tuesday night, manager Michael […]

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U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant and composer Tania León are being honored this year. The center generally honors five people every […]

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Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, ‘American Pie’

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of the iconic song "American Pie" have sometimes wondered about the lyrics they are singing loudly. Singer-songwriter Don McLean shares the secrets in the new full-length feature documentary, "The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's 'American Pie.'" His masterpiece is packed with cultural references, from Chevrolet to Vietnam War protests and nursey rhymes, while namechecking The Byrds, John Lennon, Charles Manson and […]

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Sussex County begins issuing annual property tax bills

Like summer’s end, annual Sussex County tax bills are on their way out the door. The County’s Business Services office has begun issuing bills for the 2023 fiscal year, totaling an estimated $183.4 million in tax revenue. Each August, Sussex County government issues tens of thousands of tax bills for the more than 188,000 parcels in the county, with revenue collected funding a variety of local public services. Bills can […]

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