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Cyrus Says Marine Vet Shot by Student Was a 'Hero'

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Billy Ray Cyrus paid tribute to a Nevada teacher shot a by a student last year during his concert at Incline Village on Saturday. The 52-year-old country music singer called the eighth-grade math teacher and ex- Marine Michael Landsberry a "true American hero" during his act and presented his widow Sharon with a plaque and a financial gift. Landsberry was fatally shot at Sparks Middle School ... more

Kasem Was an Island of Calm in Swirl of Pop Music

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Kasem , the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82. Danny Deraney , publicist for Kasem's daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning. A statement issued by the family says he died at 3:23 a.m. on F... more

Foo Fighters to Show Making of Album on HBO Series

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Foo Fighters are headed to the small screen. The rock band said Thursday it will show the making of its new album in a series on HBO. The series will feature the group recording one song in eight cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The show and album will premiere in the fall. Bandleader Dave Grohl will direct the series. He received critical a... more

Tom Petty Reflects on 40 Years of Songwriting

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty . "As life goes by, you get a little more carefree or distracted by other things and you have to really police yourself — I do — into sitting down and doing something that pleases me," the 63-year-old rocker said. "Plus, I'm trying to do things that I haven't done before and not go over the same ground." The writer ... more

Country Music Museum Grows to Match Genre

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits. The museum on Tuesday will unveil the final part of the expansion, two new exhibit galleries and a behind-the-scenes gallery of ongoing archival projects, whi... more

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