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LISTEN: Broadway Ruins the Intro!

Broadway’s one job was to welcome Bobby Ford to the stage at Ballpark Village. It was Bobby’s first real gig, all of his friends were there…then Broadway messed it up. Sorry Bobby Ford, he feels bad. Read More »

LISTEN: Sweet Becca from the Country Mecca

Every morning at 6:36,7:36, 8:36 Becca updates us on what’s trending in country music. Chris Lucas, of LoCash, expecting another child AND Little Big Town residency at Ryman Auditorium. Garth Brooks sold his five millionth ticket AND Brantley Gilbert thinking about starting a family. Lady Antebellum’s new single getting great response AND Miranda Lambert helps a fan that partied a ... Read More »

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  • Donald Trump

    Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far. Trump’s advisers say he will use his prime-time speech Tuesday ...
  • Target

    Target rattles Wall Street with weak quarter, outlook

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target reported a 43 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit and weak store sales overshadowed an improving online performance. Its outlook for the first quarter and all of 2017 were far below what industry analysts had been expecting. Shares tumbled nearly 13 percent before the opening bell Tuesday and the numbers in Target’s report dragged other retailers like ...
  • EU court rejects bid to nix tariffs on Chinese solar panels

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by 26 companies to annul anti-dumping tariffs imposed by the bloc on Chinese solar panels more than three years ago. In a separate decision, the EU’s executive Commission confirmed hefty new anti-dumping duties on imports of heavy steel plates from China. The 28-nation EU raised import duties on ...
  • Indian hometown grieves for engineer killed in Kansas bar

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Hundreds of grieving family and friends tearfully mourned a 32-year-old engineer in his southern Indian hometown Tuesday after he was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in a crowded Kansas bar. Tears rolled down the cheeks of Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s parents, Madhusudhan Rao and Parvatha Vardhini, as his body was cremated in Hyderabad, the capital of ...
  • Lee Jae-yong

    South Korean prosecutors indict Samsung’s de facto chief

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean special prosecutors indicted Samsung’s de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye. The indictment of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong is a huge hit for the largest and most successful of the big businesses that dominate the South Korean ...
  • Activists: Syrian pro-government forces near IS-held Palmyra

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and their allies from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah reached the outskirts of Palmyra in their push to drive Islamic State militants from the ancient town, activists said Tuesday. The advancing forces reached the town’s southwestern gateway, located about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from its famed Roman ruins, according to the activist-run Palmyra Coordination ...
  • Probe of US-based Turk hacker leads to Austrian intel fight

    VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s intelligence services on Tuesday confirmed a news report that they have tracked down a U.S.-based Turkish hacker who attacked several government websites. The report in the daily Kurier cited the military intelligence service as saying that a Turkish activist directed the attacks from his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The man, identified as Arslan A. and ...
  • Rihanna

    Bright like a diamond: Harvard honors Rihanna’s philanthropy

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University thinks Rihanna shines bright like a diamond when it comes to philanthropy. The Grammy Award-winning singer is being honored Tuesday as Harvard’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year. The university says it chose Rihanna for her involvement in a number of charitable causes. She built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose ...
  • The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton

    British songwriter accuses U2 of stealing song

    NEW YORK (AP) — A British songwriter and guitarist is claiming that rock band U2 and lead singer Bono stole one of his songs for their 1991 album “Achtung Baby.” In a lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan federal court, Paul Rose says U2 lifted elements of his song “Nae Slappin” for their song “The Fly” while they were looking for ...
  • Lauryn Hill delays makeup concert for show that started late

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Singer-rapper Lauryn Hill has postponed a Pittsburgh concert that was scheduled to make up for one last month that started more than three hours late. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust says Tuesday’s show at the Byham Theater has been moved to June 2 “due to a scheduling conflict.” Hill’s representatives didn’t immediately comment on the situation, and her ...
  • Lin Manuel-Miranda, Luz Towns-Miranda

    Oscars best picture gaffe dominates after-party chatter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards after parties are always swanky and star-studded. But this year, even disparate celebrations had a conversation topic in common: The best-picture gaffe that saw Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway award the night’s top prize to “La La Land,” only to correct themselves and present it to “Moonlight.” The unprecedented error dominated post-party talk. ELTON ...
  • The Latest: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture Academy Award

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” is the winner of the best picture Academy Award. The film won after the end of the awards ceremony was plunged into chaos after “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner. Presenter Warren Beatty says he ...
  • Hailee Steinfeld

    Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet

    Ruth Negga dripped in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, Nicole Kidman appeared fashion-effortless in Champagne-colored Armani Prive and Janelle Monae made a large statement in a black tulle Elie Saab gown with soup-to-nuts embellishment — bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals — on Hollywood’s biggest night at the Oscars. Hailee Steinfeld, a presenter, walked ...
  • Willie Nelson

    Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed. Regulators are still scrambling ...
  • Dr. Phil interview of face-biting suspect to be released

    STUART, Fla. (AP) — An unaired interview Dr. Phil McGraw had with a Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man’s face is expected to be released. Florida prosecutors are expected to release Tuesday copies of an interview McGraw had with Austin Harrouff last fall for his “Dr. Phil” show just before the ...
  • Jimmy Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel shares insights on best picture Oscar gaffe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel shared his perspective on the show’s best-picture gaffe during his Monday monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live !” “As I’m sure you’ve at least heard, ‘La La Land’ was simultaneously somehow the biggest winner and loser last night,” Kimmel said. Presenters announced “La La Land” as the best picture winner at Sunday’s Academy ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    O’Reilly says he could have been clearer about Swedish guest

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly says he could have been clearer about a man who appeared on his show last week billed as a Swedish national security adviser. Responding to criticism from officials in Sweden and liberal observers, O’Reilly said on Monday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor” that he should have explained that Nils Bildt ...
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney, Barry Jenkins

    Oscars draw 32.9 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 32.9 million viewers tuning into Sunday’s Academy Awards represented a drop-off of more than a million from last year and Oscar’s smallest audience since 2008. The Nielsen company said Monday that viewership dipped notably from the 34.3 million who watched the ABC telecast in 2016. In 2008, just 32 million viewers tuned in. The ceremony, ...
  • Bankruptcy fraud sentencing for ‘Dance Moms’ star now May 8

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal court sentencing for “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller will continue before a federal court judge in Pittsburgh on May 8. Miller’s complicated sentencing hearing began Jan. 20 and was to have concluded Feb. 24. But prosecutors postponed it and the judge scheduled it to continue in more than two months. Prosecutors say ...
  • Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she can’t find job

    The former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader who resigned in 2015 amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black says she is near homelessness. Rachel Dolezal (DOH’-leh-zhahl) tells Britain’s The Guardian newspaper that she cannot find a job and the only work she has been offered is in reality TV and porn. Dolezal has acknowledged that she is “Caucasian ...
  • Joseph Wapner, star of ‘The People’s Court,’ dead at 97

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in his sleep. Joseph Wapner was hospitalized a week ago with breathing problems and ...
  • Asghar Farhadi

    Iranian hard-line newspapers criticize Farhadi’s Oscar win

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two Iranian hard-line newspapers have criticized Asghar Farhadi’s best foreign film Oscar, claiming “politics” brought him the award. The Keyhan daily said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban U.S. entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, was behind the award for “The Salesman.” The Javan daily says “Farhadi owes Donald ...
  • Jordan Horowitz, Warren Beatty, Jimmy Kimmel

    Academy apologizes for Oscars best picture gaffe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is apologizing to the cast and crews of the films “La La Land” and “Moonlight” for the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner during Sunday night’s Oscars award ceremony. The Academy’s apology comes after the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards, PwC, said ...
  • Suspected jihadists attack northern Burkina Faso towns

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Authorities in Burkina Faso say suspected jihadists have attacked two communities in the north while an international film festival takes place in the capital. The Monday night attacks in Baraboule and Tongomayel are the latest violence to hit this once peaceful landlocked West African nation. Witnesses said there was no immediate casualty figure, though the ...
  • Larry Anderson, Kamal Ani-Bello

    Oscar winning ‘Moonlight’ shines on Miami’s Liberty City

    MIAMI (AP) — Oscar winning film “Moonlight” presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, it shows predominantly black communities, truly known by few outside the people who live there. And it’s recognizably their Miami, made beautiful and suddenly ...
  • Jimmy Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel shares insights on best picture Oscar gaffe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel shared his perspective on the show’s best-picture gaffe during his Monday monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live !” “As I’m sure you’ve at least heard, ‘La La Land’ was simultaneously somehow the biggest winner and loser last night,” Kimmel said. Presenters announced “La La Land” as the best picture winner at Sunday’s Academy ...
  • Warren Beatty, Jordan Horowitz, Barry Jenkins

    Firm says several mistakes caused Oscars best picture gaffe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards said Monday that its staffers did not move quickly enough to correct the biggest error in Oscars history — the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner. PwC, formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers, wrote in a statement that several mistakes were made and two of its ...
  • Warren Beatty, Jordan Horowitz, Barry Jenkins

    The Latest: Accounting firm takes blame for Oscars flub

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner at Sunday’s Academy Awards (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The accounting firm responsible for correctly tallying Academy Award winners says its team didn’t move quickly enough to correct the incorrect announcement of the best picture winner at Sunday’s Oscars. PwC, formerly Price ...
  • Jordan Horowitz, Warren Beatty, Jimmy Kimmel

    Academy apologizes for Oscars best picture gaffe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is apologizing to the cast and crews of the films “La La Land” and “Moonlight” for the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner during Sunday night’s Oscars award ceremony. The Academy’s apology comes after the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards, PwC, said ...
  • Japan’s Emperor Akihito on first-ever visit to Vietnam

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a visit to promote goodwill and soothe some of the wounds of World War II by meeting with the abandoned wives of former Japanese soldiers. The 83-year-old Akihito, the first-ever Japanese emperor to visit Vietnam, will be given a red carpet welcome by Vietnamese ...
  • Jimmy Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel shares insights on best picture Oscar gaffe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel shared his perspective on the show’s best-picture gaffe during his Monday monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live !” “As I’m sure you’ve at least heard, ‘La La Land’ was simultaneously somehow the biggest winner and loser last night,” Kimmel said. Presenters announced “La La Land” as the best picture winner at Sunday’s Academy ...
  • Sam Bradford, Chandler Jones

    NFL teams get jump start on franchise tags

    Le’Veon Bell, Chandler Jones, Melvin Ingram and Kawann Short didn’t have to wait until Wednesday’s deadline to get franchise tagged. And a person with knowledge of the details said the New York Giants have told defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul that he, too, will get the franchise tag. The person with direct knowledge of the move spoke on condition of anonymity ...
  • Warren Beatty, Jordan Horowitz, Barry Jenkins

    Firm says several mistakes caused Oscars best picture gaffe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards said Monday that its staffers did not move quickly enough to correct the biggest error in Oscars history — the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner. PwC, formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers, wrote in a statement that several mistakes were made and two of its ...
  • Warren Beatty, Jordan Horowitz, Barry Jenkins

    The Latest: Accounting firm takes blame for Oscars flub

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner at Sunday’s Academy Awards (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The accounting firm responsible for correctly tallying Academy Award winners says its team didn’t move quickly enough to correct the incorrect announcement of the best picture winner at Sunday’s Oscars. PwC, formerly Price ...
  • Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial because of worldwide media reports that the actor’s lawyers say brand him a “serial rapist.” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill will oversee a June 5 trial ...