Police arrest man, 20, in shooting of Kermit Ruffins' niece

07/05/2015 08:36 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say they have arrested a man in the death of a woman identified as the daughter of a New Orleans policewoman and firefighter, and a niece of jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. 
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Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer headline Fourth of July festival
07/05/2015 11:31 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah started with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and ended with a rap classic, Amy Schumer told raunchy jokes despite some children in the crowd and country singer Sara Evans was a vocal powerhouse when she covered Sam Smith. Full Story

BC-US--Centuries-Old Instrument-Recording,DISREGARD, US
07/05/2015 11:16 AM EDT - EDITORS: Disregard BC-US--Centuries-Old Instrument-Recording. It is moving under a different keyword, BC-US--16th Century Harpsichord-Recording. Full Story

Dead shows set attendance records at Chicago's Soldier Field
07/05/2015 10:56 AM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is making Chicago's Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has. Full Story

Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus' era sounds again
07/05/2015 11:26 AM EDT - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears. Full Story

Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party
07/04/2015 10:51 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party. Full Story

Dr. Dre announces new radio show on Apple Music service
07/03/2015 05:16 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music. Full Story

Frankie Beverly and Maze returns to Essence Festival
07/03/2015 01:50 PM EDT - NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 15 years, thousands of fans dressed all in white entered the Superdome on the final day of the Essence Festival anticipating the soulful sounds of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, who also dressed in his signature white pants, shirt and baseball cap, would sing into the wee hours of the next day. Full Story

Trainor postpones 2 shows due to hemorrhage on vocal chords
07/03/2015 10:36 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan Trainor is postponing two shows because of a hemorrhage on her vocal cords. Full Story

Jhene Aiko in a pop culture moment thanks to 'Post to Be'
07/03/2015 08:36 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Three Grammy nominations didn't hurt, but it's a bit of naughty lyric offering new meaning to the consumption of groceries that has propelled Jhene Aiko's popularity. Full Story

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Be the hit of the picnic with sangria

cocktail: Keep this bubbly drink chilled and don't add too much ice.
Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. Full Story
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'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Full Story