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Essence Festival Marks 25 Years of Celebrating Black Culture

NEW ORLEANS — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the Fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for thought-proving conversation and performances from top musical acts. Launched to mark the 25th anniversary of black-owned Essence magazine,...

Metallica, Miley Cyrus Perform at Chris Cornell Tribute

LOS ANGELES — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell. Cornell's wife, Vickey, stepped onstage struggling to speak at first. But after gathering herself, she eventually thanked everyone for their support and...

Broadway Mourns Death of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Icon Carol Channing

NEW YORK — Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences with over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday...