MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Tina Turner, bluesman Charlie Musselwhite and guitarist Steve Cropper are headlining this year's class of Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees.
Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family’s support
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local):
"Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier...
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The work of famed celebrity and fashion photographer Herb Ritts is going on display at an upstate New York museum.
A Britney Spears musical stage comedy is set for Chicago
NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears is the latest pop star throwing her fedora onto the stage.
Producers of the new musical stage comedy "Once Upon a One More Time" say their show will use...
Man who died in trailer fire identified
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The man who died this week in a fatal fire at a trailer near Bremerton, Washington, was identified as 37-year-old Ryan Anderson.
Fire investigators said the cause of the fire was an improperly discarded tobacco product.
Today in History for November 26th
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1
Nov. 25: Actress Kathryn Crosby is 85. Singer Bob Lind is 76. Actor-game-show host Ben Stein is 74. Actor John Larroquette is 71. "Dancing With the Stars" judge Bruno Tonioli is 63. Singer Amy Grant is 58. Singer Mark Lanegan (Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees) is 54. Singer Tim Armstrong of Rancid is 53. Actor Steve Harris ("Friday Night Lights," ''The Practice") is 53. Actor Billy Burke ("Twilight" films) is 52. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 52. Guitarist Rodney Sheppard of Sugar Ray is 52. Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 50. Actress Jill Hennessy ("Crossing Jordan") is 49. Actress Christina Applegate is 47. Actor Eddie Steeples ("My Name Is Earl") is 45. Actor Kristian Nairn ("Game of Thrones") is 43. Actor Jerry Ferrara ("Entourage") is 39. Actress Katie Cassidy (new "Melrose Place") is 32. Contemporary Christian singer Jamie Grace is 27.
Country bluesman, hit songwriter Tony Joe White dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A record label representative says Tony Joe White, the country bluesman and hit songwriter behind such successes as "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," has died. He was 75.
Tina Turner reveals husband gave her kidney for transplant
LONDON (AP) — Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband.
The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered from kidney disease, and by 2016 her kidneys were at "20 percent and plunging rapidly."
She says her husband, Erwin Bach, "shocked me by saying that he wanted to give me one of his kidneys." Turner says she was "overwhelmed by the enormity of his offer."
Tina Turner show to join Cher, Summer and King on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Move over, Donna Summer, Carole King and Cher. There's another diva heading to Broadway — Tina Turner.
Producers of "Tina" said Wednesday a new musical based on the life of the legendary artist will land on the Great White Way in the fall of 2019. Performances dates, casting and all further details will be announced in the coming months.
Bob Mackie celebrates Tina and Elton friendships
Fremont native reminisces about days as a No. 1 artist
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Steve Farris, guitarist for the '80s group Mr. Mister, first learned to fly in Fremont.
Before touring the country as an opening act for Tina Turner, his high school band was playing at Fremont's own City Auditorium. Before he recorded the solo on Kiss' "Creatures of the Night" — nearly securing a spot as Ace Frehley's permanent successor — he was getting guitar lessons at Tom's Music store on Main Street.
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Cleveland singer D.R. King eliminated on ‘The Voice’
Cleveland singer D.R. King eliminated on 'The Voice'
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- After making it to the Top 12 on "The Voice," Cleveland native D.R. King's stint on the NBC singing competition came to an end Tuesday night.
King finished in the bottom two following the audience vote the previous night. He and fellow contestant Rayshun LaMarr then faced off in a one-on-one battle for the coveted instant save.
Simply the best? UK critics praise Tina Turner stage musical
LONDON (AP) — British theater critics on Wednesday praised a new stage musical about the life of Tina Turner — one that also has the approval of the star herself.
Turner was in the audience for the opening night of "Tina" at London's Aldwych Theatre. After the show Tuesday, she joked that "I've found a replacement" in Adrienne Warren, who plays the brassy singer in the musical.
Tina Turner has "forgiven" her late ex-husband Ike Turner.
The 78-year-old singer no longer bears a grudge against her former spouse - who passed away in 2007 - despite her claims he abused her and controlled her life until they split in 1976, but if he was still alive, she'd still want to keep her distance from him.
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Music Review: Meshell Ndegeocello excels on covers album
Meshell Ndegeocello, "Ventriloquism" (Naive/Believe)
Meshell Ndegeocello strips much of the glossy production off the 11 covers on "Ventriloquism" but keeps — and sometimes boosts — the songs' emotional charge, investing them with an ethereal quality that acts as a counteragent to these accelerated times.
The Latest: Stars mingle and dance at SAG Awards after-party
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's presentation of the Screen Actors Guild from the Shrine Auditorium (all times local):
The SAG Awards are over, but the after-party is giving nominees the chance to mingle and unwind.
Robert De Niro held court on a couch in the center of the room and looked deep in conversation as machines billowed smoke around him and lights danced from the ceiling.
Fogerty irked ‘Proud Mary’ film borrows from his song’s name
NEW YORK (AP) — John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement.
Fogerty does not own the rights to his classic song. In a statement released Thursday, he says "it irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music" for their own financial gain.
Henson plays a hit woman in "Proud Mary," to be released on Friday. Its trailer uses Tina Turner's version of Fogerty's 1969 song.
Queen and Tina Turner have been honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The “Bohemian Rhapsody” hitmakers — including the late Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon — have been recognized alongside the “Simply the Best” singer as well as the likes of Neil Diamond and Emmylou Harris.
Tina Turner writing sequel to memoir ‘I, Tina’
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Turner is not done telling her story.
The rock superstar is working on a sequel to her 1986 memoir "I, Tina," Atria Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The new book is called "Tina Turner: My Love Story" and will come out next October, timed to the singer's 60th year in music.
Seventy-eight year-old Turner says in a statement that she will write about everything from "finding love" to surviving a "life-threatening illness" she had never disclosed before.
CAL THOMAS: In wake of scandals, will we seek path to more virtuous life?
Rarely has the idiom "virtue is its own reward" looked better than it does in light of the sex scandals sweeping the nation. The so-called "prudishness," of a previous generation and the respect most men were once taught to have for women -- and which Hugh Hefner and his disciples of "free love" mocked -- are looking better with each passing day.
Conservatives have been told they can't impose their morality on others, so how is its opposite working out for individuals and the culture?
Today in History for November 26th
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Perspectives’: New photo show features top moments in Cleveland concerts, 1970 - 2017 (photos)
'Rock 'n' Roll Perspectives': New photo show features top moments in Cleveland concerts, 1970 - 2017 (photos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Tina Turner is leaning against the wall. Stevie Nicks is hanging out around the corner with Taylor Swift and Bono.
Across the room, some of Cleveland's greats await – Michael Stanley and Stiv Bators and Pere Ubu.
And, oh yeah, there's David Bowie. In 1972. At his first show in Cleveland, at the Music Hall.
‘The Long Road Home’ tops the week’s TV choices (videos)
'The Long Road Home' tops the week's TV choices (videos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Among the top viewing choices for the week are two documentaries and a docudrama. "The Long Road Home," the docudrama, is one of the finest programs yet fielded in the still-young 2017-18 television season:
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Join Kauai Island Singers Showcase in the All Saints Church Gym for a fun evening of listening — and dancing — to some all-time favorite rock tunes by such greats as Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, Heart, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Bob Seger, Lesley Gore, The Beatles, Pat Benatar, The Eagles and Boz Scaggs.
Former Toby Keith’s to become the new Boathouse
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — If it was summer, a younger Sean Pepe and his friends could end up at the Boathouse three times in one month.
"We talk about some of our fondest memories, driving to Norfolk to go to a Boathouse show," Pepe said.
The warehouse-like Norfolk music venue was considered legendary, offering a stage for the likes of Merle Haggard, Violent Femmes, Tina Turner, Jane's Addiction, No Doubt, Jay-Z and Slayer.
Herbie Hancock sees ‘Possibilities’ in collaboration
Herbie Hancock likes to surprise us.
Remember when the post-bop stalwart went funk/soul/jazz on “Head Hunters” in 1973? Remember when he went hip-hop/jazz with the 1983 dance-club instrumental smash “Rockit,” with its freaky futuristic video? Remember when he got Tina Turner, Norah Jones, Wayne Shorter and others to interpret Joni Mitchell songs in 2007 and won an album-of-the-year Grammy for it?
Well, the jazz keyboard giant has another surprise in the works: a new album that’s hard to describe.
COLUMN: Tina Turner, the FCA and a disastrous performance happens in Cedartown
Faithful readers will remember Kook (of the sister duo of Neeve and Kook) from all my family gathering stories based in Esom Hill and Rockmart.
Well the other day I get a call from Kook asking if I’d do her a big favor and be part of a lip-synch “show” she has agreed to participate in. She wanted me to dress up as Tina Turner because she wants to re-create the “We Are the World” video and is asking friends and family to dress up as all the stars in the video.
Watch Demi Lovato, James Corden Belt Adele, Tina Turner in Riff-Off
So Demi Lovato and James Corden had a riff-off after the host wagered that divas of the past, like Tina Turner, are better than divas of the present, like Adele.
Watch as they have a riff-off of some classic & newer songs and see who comes out on top!
Partying like it’s 1939
Donald Trump is the political reincarnation of Tina Turner - he doesn’t do anything nice and easy. Also, they’re both Type A personalities who expend a lot of energy, but hardly move at all. And both are famous for high-maintenance hair.
Tina Turner’s life and songs inspire stage musical
LONDON (AP) — Simply the best news for Tina Turner fans: The music legend's life and songs are headed for the stage.
Production company Stage Entertainment says it is developing a musical based on Turner's story and written by Katori Hall, the playwright behind civil rights-era drama "The Mountaintop."
Lisa Fischer comes to Bryn Mawr for one night only
The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts series presents a one-night-only performance by two-time Grammy Award-winner Lisa Fischer and her band Grand Baton on Saturday at 8 p.m. in McPherson Theater Auditorium in Goodhart Hall.
A part of rock-n-roll history for her legendary live duets with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter,” Fischer was featured in the Oscar Award-winning documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” showcasing her talent as backup singer for Tina Turner, Sting, Chaka Kahn and many others.
Today in History for November 26th
Tina Turner Funeral services for Tina Mae Turner, 42, of Corinth, are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial at Henry Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from noon until service time at the funeral home. Mrs. Turner died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at her home. Jonathon Wilbanks POCAHONTAS, Tenn. — Funeral services for Jonathon Auston-Hale Wilbanks, 18, are set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church in Pocahontas, Tenn., with burial at Community Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church. Mr. Wilbanks died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Pocahontas, Tenn. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
After 18 years, alligator gets new home at LA Zoo
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pasadena Humane Society is saying: See you later, alligator.
After 18 years at the shelter north of Los Angeles, Tina the alligator was scheduled to be moved Wednesday from her private pool to the alligator enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo.
The 7-foot-long, 100-pound gator will share space with a celebrity: Reggie the alligator.
Reggie was illegally raised as a pet and then dumped in Harbor City's Machado Lake in 2005. Reggie became...