The Latest: Prince estate slams Trump use of ‘Purple Rain’
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
The estate of musical legend Prince is objecting to President Donald Trump's use of a Prince song...
Hundreds mourn José José, star Mexican crooner at Miami wake
MIAMI (AP) — Miami, the second home to legendary Mexican crooner José José, mourned the iconic artist on Sunday by gathering several hundreds of his fans at a closed casket wake with his...
Legendary Mexican crooner José José dies from cancer
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican crooner José José, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the "Prince of Song," has died at the age of...
Second man arrested in probe of Mac Miller’s overdose death
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Arizona man has become the second person arrested on drug charges as authorities investigate the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller.
Alfred Jackson, half-brother of late rock star Prince, dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A half-brother of the late rock superstar Prince has died, leaving five Prince siblings to share in the musician's fortune.
Prince’s estate will operate studio complex Paisley Park
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince's estate will take over management of the late rock star's studio complex near Minneapolis.
Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley's tourist attraction...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Ehrlich is returning as executive producer of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards for the last time, capping his 40th anniversary with what's called "music's biggest...
Reds withstand another homer by Yelich, beat Brewers 11-7
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Derek Dietrich turned a hitless night into a decisive contribution.
Dietrich was hit by a pitch three times and walked, scoring each time, and the Reds withstood another...
Prince Royce to headline MLS All-Star concert
NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new...
For Apollonia Kotero, Prince was a king
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Prince protege and longtime friend Apollonia Kotero said the Purple One had major plans for her before his untimely death in 2016, including new music, a possible film and...
Correction: Prince-Lawsuit story
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In an Aug. 24, 2018, story about a lawsuit against a doctor who prescribed pain pills to Prince, The Associated Press reported the wrong date for the rock star's death. He died...
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Prince's former bodyguard answered questions from attorneys for seven hours as part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of the late rock star.
Will Smith calls ‘Aladdin’ remake highlight of his career
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hollywood star Will Smith says that Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin" was "one of, if not the best experience" of his accomplished 30-year career.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have promoted Tayshaun Prince to vice president of basketball affairs in the franchise's basketball operations department.
New Prince album featuring unreleased demos out in June
NEW YORK (AP) — A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be released in June.
The 15-track "Originals" will include "Nothing Compares 2 U," the No....
Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ coming out in the fall
NEW YORK (AP) — The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.
Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that "The Beautiful Ones" will combine...
Exuberant Met exhibit explores the art of rock ‘n’ roll
NEW YORK (AP) — Museum exhibits tend to be quiet. Not this one.
In "Play It Loud," an exuberant show that can be heard as well as seen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes on the history of...
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Albert Lea-raised costume designer recollects 30-year career
ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — Before a former Albert Lea woman was building shin guards for Jason Momoa, she was clothing women in champagne bubbles.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The work of famed celebrity and fashion photographer Herb Ritts is going on display at an upstate New York museum.
Review: Ex-Prince guitarist Donna Grantis explores fusion
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Like with Miles Davis or David Bowie, having played with Prince is an entry in a musician's resume that's worth a thousand recommendations....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game "Fortnite" over its use of the "Carlton" dance he did on the...
Foundation of Prince’s second wife to honor him at gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Andra Day, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Philip Bailey and Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire will perform during a fundraising gala honoring Prince to benefit the foundation...
Basketball players sue ‘Fortnite’ game makers over dance
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Two former University of Maryland men's basketball players are suing the makers of "Fortnite," claiming the video game's creators misappropriated a dance they popularized...
Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can’t copyright ‘Carlton’ moves
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over.
Sheila E. to perform at Timberwolves halftime Feb. 13
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves say Sheila E. will perform at halftime of their Feb. 13 home game against the Houston Rockets.
The Timberwolves said Thursday that her performance is part of the continuing celebration of the Wolves' Prince-inspired City Edition uniforms.
‘Good Fight’ season 3 resumes Trump-era stories, with tunes
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "The Good Fight" will be musical as well as combative in its third season.
Creators Robert and Michelle King said the drama will continue to play off current events and mull the form resistance to the Trump administration takes in the lives of its characters.
There also will be tunes that naturally reflect what's happening in a scene, Robert King told a TV critics' meeting Wednesday.
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Minnesota lawmakers: Tax drug makers over opioid crisis
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lawmakers and activists are making a push to force drug companies to pay more of the costs of the opioid crisis, and they got a boost Wednesday from a cousin of the most famous Minnesotan to die from the addictive drugs, the late rock star Prince.
After a decade of dormancy, Chaka Khan blooms again
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — If Chaka Khan were a flower, she'd be a perennial.
"Because I go dormant and then I..." Khan stops and gracefully lifts her arms together, then slowly brings her hands apart, like a tulip emerging in spring.
"I've done it many, many times," explained the singer, perhaps best known for her multimillion selling 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel For You."
Milwaukee Bucks work to redevelop Milwaukee arena
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee arena has been reduced to rubble as the Milwaukee Bucks plan to redevelop the site.
The Bucks took over control of the Bradley Center on Sept. 1 as part of an agreement that resulted in the construction of the $524 million Fiserv Forum arena nearby, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported .
‘Fresh Prince’ star sues maker of video games over his dance
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.
In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two Interactive used his dance dubbed "The Carlton Dance" without permission or credit.
Ribeiro's dance was popularized through his character, Carlton Banks, on the 1990s sitcom.
‘Fresh Prince’ star Reid focuses on a creative life
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Daphne Maxwell Reid filmed a scene that required her to dash through woods and across streams, the younger actors scrambling alongside her were surprised.
"You're keeping up with us?" was the sentiment, said Reid, 70, who played Aunt Vivian opposite Will Smith on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and starred with her husband, Tim Reid, in "Frank's Place."
Wolves beat Blazers for 3rd straight win since Butler trade
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn't the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night.
In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference's top teams.
Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 17 and the Wolves won their third straight game since trading Butler by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 112-96 on Friday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves unveil Prince-inspired uniform
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are paying tribute to Prince with a purple-highlighted uniform.
The team Thursday unveiled Prince-inspired City Edition uniforms. The new look uniforms were created in collaboration between the Timberwolves, Nike and the Prince estate.
Prince family members say the "Purple Rain" superstar enjoyed basketball from a young age, both as a player and fan.
Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix
NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate.
The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she's working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince's archives and will span the artist's entire life.
Prince estate to Trump: Stop using music at rallies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's surviving family members are asking President Donald Trump to stop using the late rock star's music at campaign rallies.
Prince's "Purple Rain" has frequently been on Trump's playlist at recent rallies, including last week in Southaven, Mississippi.
Minnesota Historical Society obtains more Prince items
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Historical Society has obtained two items that illustrate Prince's religious beliefs and desire to control his image.
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University of Minnesota awards honorary degree to Prince
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.
University President Eric Kaler and Regent Darrin Rosha presented the school's highest honor, the Doctorate of Humane Letters, to Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, in a ceremony on campus Wednesday evening. The university had been preparing to present it to Prince himself before his death in 2016.
Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.
Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on YouTube , showed the actor hooked to a harness and bungee cords dangling over a gorge in northeastern Arizona.
The Latest: Will Smith makes bungee jump near Grand Canyon
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Will Smith's bungee jump from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon (all times local):
Will Smith successfully bungee jumped from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.
The actor took the leap Tuesday in northern Arizona in front of relatives and friends.
He described the experience as going "from pure terror to absolute bliss."
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Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince’s death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death.
Prince’s new basement tape: Just him singing, playing piano
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years ago showcases his jazzy piano playing.
"Piano & A Microphone 1983" is just Prince noodling at a piano and singing "Purple Rain" and eight other songs in a one-take recording made at his home studio 35 years ago. Warner Bros. Records releases the album on CD, vinyl and digital formats Friday.
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NOT REAL NEWS: Bruno Mars not playing Prince in new movie
NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is "100 percent false."
The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, published a story over the weekend saying that Mars was "being lined up to play Prince" in a biopic to air on Netflix. The story was picked up by several online sites and was circulating widely.
But Mars' representative says the story is not true and Netflix says there's no film in development.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Prince estate and Sony Music Entertainment have signed a distribution deal for 35 of Prince's previously released album titles.
The catalog included in the deal will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony.
According to details announced Wednesday, albums originally released between 1995 and 2010 will be available for worldwide distribution this year, including The Gold Experience, Emancipation and 3121.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Cornell's daughter has released a recording of a duet with her late father as part of an emotional tribute to the late rocker on Father's Day.
Toni Cornell released the duet of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" on Sunday along with a note thanking her dad for his support of her.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Friends of Prince are honoring the musician's legacy with the gift of music for one Minneapolis middle school.
The In a Perfect World Foundation has given Anwatin Middle School a new music room, WCCO-TV reported . The room includes keyboards, guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and acoustics to help students explore music.