Judge: Oakland fire lawyers can’t discus case outside court
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California judge on Friday barred lawyers from publicly discussing the case of two men charged for their roles in the deaths of three dozen people at a warehouse illegally converted into an entertainment venue where a fire broke out.
Judge Trina Thompson granted a prosecutor's request to silence the defendants' lawyers outside court. The judge also barred the men from participating in jailhouse interviews with reporters or publicly commenting on the case.
Meek Mill, Fat Joe attend DJ Khaled’s Miami birthday bash
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers who came out to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel in Miami Beach.
‘Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20’ brings 5 singers to The Kate in Old Saybrook
It may be the dead of January, but the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will be alive with the sound of strong women’s voices on Friday, Jan. 12, when “Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20” brings five female singer-songwriters to one stage — the final date in a series of shows that ran this fall and winter at venues around the Northeast.
Obituary project makes homicide victims more than just stats
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a bloody day in Philadelphia: five people shot or stabbed dead. One of the shooting victims was Trina Singleton's 24-year-old son, Darryl.
In this city of 1.6 million people that tallied 269 homicides last year, Darryl's death on Sept. 13, 2016, earned him a few lines near the end of a newspaper story, his loss overshadowed by the death of a 21-year-old cousin of rap star Meek Mill.
Get into the Christmas spirit with Lyfe Jennings, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
R&B crooner gets in the holiday spirit with a Christmas jam. 7 p.m. at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; 888-402-5837.
Prog-rock band shifts to the A-list during the holiday season. "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" is in town for two shows. 3:30 and 8 p.m. at Toyota Center, 1510 Polk; 866-446-8849.
'80s cover band shifts to sounds of the Christmas season. Expect some Wham! in the mix. 9 p.m. at Continental Club, 3700 Main; 713-529-9899.
Kelly Price to hold benefit concert for Harvey storm victims
ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer Kelly Price will hold a benefit concert in Atlanta for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Price will headline a lineup on Wednesday night including Slick Rick, Trina, 112, Pastor Troy, Donell Jones, Case, LeAndria Johnson, Raheem DeVaughn and Big Freedia.
The event will be hosted by radio personality Ed Lover and actress-model Eva Marcille.
On July 4, a celebration of independence will be bringing a city to life, but it won't be in America.
In 1996, a friendship was formed between two cities: Aiken, South Carolina, and Orvieto, Italy.
The organization Partners In Friendship, also known as PIF, was the result.