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Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As Greg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming. “He kept it very private because he wanted to continue to play music until he couldn’t,” said Michael Lehman, the rock star’s manager. Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel ... Read More »

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way. Raised by a single mother after his father was shot to death, he idolized his guitar-slinging older brother, Duane, and became his musical partner. They formed the nucleus of The Allman Brothers Band, which helped define the Southern rock sound ... Read More »

Barbra Streisand’s dog dies, was her companion for 14 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie. The 75-year-old star announced the news on her social media accounts Saturday, saying “we cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her.” On her Instagram page, Streisand has posted numerous photos of herself doting on the fluffy white Coton de Tulear, also ... Read More »

Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, his manager said. He was 69. Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his home near Savannah, Georgia, his manager, Michael Lehman, told The Associated ... Read More »

Parents of girl filmed urinating tell school ‘do something’

Denise Lynch, Sean Denise

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 16-year-old girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say officials at a California high school aren’t doing enough to punish the perpetrator who received a three-day suspension after she admitted to posting the video on social media. The 17-year-old girl, a star athlete at San Ramon Valley High School in ... Read More »

Judge blocks construction of airstrip by actor Bruce Willis

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — A judge has blocked actor Bruce Willis’ plan to build a private airstrip in central Idaho. The Idaho Mountain Express (http://bit.ly/2r6T4Gr ) reports that 5th District Judge Robert Elgee ruled that Camas County commissioners violated state law when drafting an ordinance allowing individuals to obtain conditional-use permits to build a private airport in agricultural-zoned county lands. ... Read More »

Melania Trump’s pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Melania Trump’s first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015. She also carried a matching clutch to lunch with spouses of the G-7 leaders, held at the historic Elephants Palace and hosted ... Read More »

Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as ‘voice of our generation’

Chris Cornell

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music’s elite and Hollywood stars remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman’s love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock’s leading voices. “Chris was as melodic as The Beatles, as heavy as Sabbath and as haunting as Edgar ... Read More »

Bernhard Langer regains Senior PGA lead with late birdie run

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Bernhard Langer sat on a bench and ate a sandwich, chatted with his playing partners and signed autographs for fans as he waited out a 41-minute wind delay on the 14th tee at Trump National. When play resumed, he swung two clubs to loosen up and got back to business. Langer grinded out three pars in ... Read More »