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Prosecutor: R. Kelly ‘degraded’ girl for his ‘sick pleasure’

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly parlayed his fame as an R&B superstar to sexually abuse minors and record that abuse on video, a prosecutor told jurors Monday at the singer's federal trial on charges of child pornography and of rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial. Assistant U.S. ...

Tommy Hilfiger closes bold show with Travis Barker on drums

NEW YORK (AP) — Rain gathered on the tin foil covered and spray-painted catwalk of Tommy Hilfiger's New York Fashion Week show as guests huddled under umbrellas, waiting for the event to start. The Brooklyn outdoor venue promised a stunning skyline view of Manhattan — but with no covering, ...

William Klein, American photographer in Paris, dies at 96

PARIS (AP) — William Klein, an American photographer whose innovative portraiture style strongly influenced fashion and street photography in the second half of the 20th century, has died at 96. Klein died Saturday in Paris, his son, Pierre Klein, said in a statement Monday. Born in New ...

Review: Jann Wenner’s memoir looks as his rock, rolling role

"Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir" (Little, Brown) Jann S. Wenner takes us on a long, strange trip with his accessible and entertaining rock 'n' roll memoir. As the founder, co-editor and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, Wenner had an unusual back stage pass to the rock 'n' roll ...

Spain, France kick off anniversary celebration of Picasso

MADRID (AP) — Against the backdrop of Picasso´s iconic anti-war painting, "Guernica," the culture ministers of France and Spain gathered Monday in Madrid's Reina Sofía Museum to kick off a year of commemorative acts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist who ...

Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87

CHICAGO (AP) — Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, whose music entertained fans over a more than 60-year career that began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and made him one of the country's most successful jazz musicians, has died. He was 87. Lewis is revered in jazz circles for 1960s hits like ...