• Once booming concert industry goes quiet after coronavirus

    Once booming concert industry goes quiet after coronavirus

    NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Inside a warehouse for MooTV, a live video production company in Nashville, Tennessee, the floor-to-ceiling shelves are lined with row after row of video screens, cables and rolling cases that normally would be out on the road with Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton or Dierks Bentley. At one end of the warehouse

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  • Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

    Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday. Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong are scheduled to take part in the event airing

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  • Music is Merritt’s Passion

    Music is Merritt’s Passion

    Robert “Trey” Merritt III, 29, is taking the Tri-city music scene by storm.  “Trey comes from three, so it’s my nickname,” Merritt said when describing why he does not use his full name. Born in Dothan and now living in Phenix City, Merritt discovered his love for music at an early age. “I grew up

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  • A look at the college admissions cheating case 1 year later

    A look at the college admissions cheating case 1 year later

    BOSTON (AP) — A year after dozens of prominent parents and athletic coaches at top universities were arrested in a college admissions cheating scheme, some are heading to prison while others are gearing up to fight the charges at trial in Boston. More than 50 people have been charged in the case, which has put

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  • Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in `Stairway’ fight

    Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in `Stairway’ fight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven.” The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco handed the major win to guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant and dealt a blow to the estate of Randy

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  • Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

    Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus. A company spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press Wednesday that the streamer is pulling out of the annual Austin-based festival, which kicks off next week. The company had planned to screen the

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