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Tim McGraw to Headline Sandy Hook Benefit Concert in July

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tim McGraw will headline a concert for Sandy Hook this summer and dedicate the proceeds to an organization aimed at protecting children from gun violence. McGraw will perform at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 17. All the proceeds will benefit the organization Sandy Hook Promise . In 2012, 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in a ... more

Texas Trooper Cited for Snoop Dogg Photo at Austin Festival

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state trooper has been reprimanded for posing for a photo with Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, because the rapper has several convictions for drug possession. Billy Spears was working at the March event when Snoop Dogg asked to take a picture. The artist posted the image to Instagram with the comment, "Me n my deputy dogg." Texas Department of Public Safety officials cited... more

Iraq Veteran's War Memoir Being Turned Into Opera

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo-area Iraq veteran's memoir of his harrowing experiences as a bomb disposal expert is being turned into an opera by a New York City opera company and will be premiered at an upstate theater this summer. Brian Castner's "The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows" was published in 2012 to strong reviews and comparisons to other highly regarded wa... more

Sam Smith Wins 4 Grammys, Beck Takes Home Album of the Year

Sam Smith accepts the award for best new artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thought Beyonce 's surprise album was shocking? Beck's win for album of the year was even more astonishing. The singer, who also won best rock album, beat out Beyonce , Sam Smith , Pharrell and Ed Sheeran for the top award. Kanye West , who famously interrupted Taylor Swift when she beat Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards, almost walked onstage when Prince announced Beck's name. Some in the audience seem... more

Former Navy SEAL to Open for Wynonna in Kentucky

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ASHLAND -- Fans attending Wynonna Judd's concert at Ashland's Paramount Arts Center Friday evening may want to make to get there early for Pete Scobell's opening act. Scobell is a former Navy SEAL and country music newcomer. He recently released his first album, "Unfinished Business," featuring the ballad "For the Ones I Stand Beside," which can also be heard on the soundtrack for the major moti... more

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