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Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

By 92.3 News | March 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly
R. Kelly

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and “meet with the royal family.” Officials in Dubai and the wider …

World Video Game Hall of Fame to announce 2019 finalists

By 92.3 News | March 21, 2019 | Comments Off on World Video Game Hall of Fame to announce 2019 finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — This year’s finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame are about to be revealed. Hall officials say they will announce the Class of 2019 contenders on Thursday morning. The winners will be inducted May 2. Players can weigh in by casting a “Player’s Choice” ballot through March 28 at …

Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young
Jung Joon-young

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop singer Jung Joon-young was attending a South Korean court hearing Thursday on whether a warrant will be issued for his arrest on allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent. He told reporters at the Seoul Central District Court that he was …

Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai
R. Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex abuse charges. The R&B singer hopes to do up to …

Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that “La Bamba,” ”Gunsmoke” and “Hair” are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. The national library chose a few …

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, the Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform …

Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

By 92.3 News | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his drummer. Drummer Mik Gaffney told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital. Gaffney said Torme had pneumonia in both lungs and was on life support for four …

Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

By 92.3 News | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke
Jerry Lee Lewis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. According to a statement from his neurologist released Monday, the 83-year-old Lewis is …

Country star Kane Brown countersues producer over contract

By 92.3 News | March 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Country star Kane Brown countersues producer over contract
Kane Brown, Lucie Silvas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Kane Brown and Atlanta-based producer Polow Da Don are embroiled in a contract dispute that has both sides claiming they are owed money. The Grammy-nominated producer, whose real name is Jamal Jones, sued Brown in February claiming breach of contract, saying he has not been paid under the terms …

Andre Williams, who co-wrote ‘Shake A Tail Feather,’ dies

By 92.3 News | March 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Andre Williams, who co-wrote ‘Shake A Tail Feather,’ dies

DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote “Shake A Tail Feather” and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82. Williams’ manager and musical director, Kenn Goodman, said that Williams was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and that he was receiving hospice care at a Chicago nursing home when he …