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FILE - In this July 24, 1987 file photo, members of Starship, from left, Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico, Grace Slick and Donny Baldwin, pose outside the Berkeley Community Theater stage entrance after a rehearsal in Berkeley, Calif. Chaquico is asking a judge to prevent a new iteration of Jefferson Starship from using the name in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, April 27, 2017, in San Francisco. The suit states the band’s members agreed to retire the Jefferson Starship name in 1985 after founding member Paul Kantner left the group. Some members later formed a group Starship, which recorded the hit “We Built This City.” (AP Photo/Doug Atkins, File)
Guitarist sues to stop use of Jefferson Starship band nameA founding member of Jefferson Starship is suing to stop some of his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances and merchandise
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Mississippi man sues R. Kelly, says singer ruined marriageA Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage
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Laurence Fishburne to co-host Memorial Day concert in DCActors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna will co-host this year's Memorial Day concert in Washington
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This cover image released by Capitol Records shows "Strength of a Woman," the latest album by Mary. J. Blige. (Capitol Records via AP)
'Sad Mary' is back: Blige breaks down, toughens up on albumMusic Review: 'Sad Mary' is back: Blige breaks down, toughens up on album 'Strength of a Woman'
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Jazz Fest kicks off Friday; Connick, Aaron Neville on tapThe New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether the weather cooperates or not
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This image released by Julien's Auctions shows John Lennon's black and white drawing of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover. The drawing, discovered by the owners of the Weybridge house in England where Lennon lived from 1964-68, will be auctioned on May 20, 2017. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
'Sgt. Pepper' sketch to be auctioned May 20 in New YorkAn old sketch up for auction May 20 in New York is a crude, black-and-white drawing of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover _ and the artist is almost surely John Lennon.
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Rapper Kevin Gates gets 30 months in prison on gun chargeThe Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge
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FILE - In this combination photo, Jason Derulo, left, and Demi Lovato appear at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 5, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Derulo, Lovato and The Backstreet Boys. Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America announced Wednesday that “Best.Cover.Ever” will debut on YouTube later this year. (Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
YouTube announces music competition series for emerging actsYouTube will debut a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo later this year
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The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dies after showA bassist who long performed with the Motown group The Temptations has died after a performance in Missouri
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This cover image released by New West Records shows "Modern Plagues," a release by The Whistles & The Bells. (New West Records via AP)
Review: The Whistles and the Bells' 2nd album is a winnerMusic Review: 2nd album from The Whistles and the Bells, the solo project by bluegrass performer Bryan Simpson, is a winner
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Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next AprilThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland
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Ella Fitzgerald mural comes to singer's Virginia hometownA Virginia town plans to unveil a mobile mural of its native daughter, singer Ella Fitzgerald
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FILE - In this combination photo, singer Dionne Warwick arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, left, and Aretha Franklin attends the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Franklin is accusing Warwick of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother.  At Houston's funeral, Warwick told funeral-goers that Franklin was present and introduced her, but then realized she wasn’t in attendance.  Warwick said, "“She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.” Franklin said she was suffering from swollen feet and had to skip the funeral. She felt the comment was damaging to her and planned to address it at a later date. (Photo by Jordan Strauss, left, Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire backAretha Franklin is accusing fellow legend Dionne Warwick of a lie, 5 years after the alleged offense
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FILE - This Dec. 9, 2016 file photo shows Madonna at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music honors in New York. On Monday, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Universal had acquired the rights to “Blond Ambition,” a script about the singer. On Tuesday, Madonna expressed her displeasure via an Instagram post. She said that only she was qualified to tell her story and “anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopicMadonna isn't giving her blessing to a planned biopic about her life, writing on Instagram that she is the only one qualified to tell her story
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Miles Mosley speaks during an interview at a sneak preview of "Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald" at The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on Monday, April 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibitElla Fitzgerald would have turned 100 years old on Tuesday
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