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‘Days of Our Lives’ cast released from contracts, show going into hiatus, reports claim

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars

It’s a Halloween miracle: My Chemical Romance announces reunion show

  Jeers for Harvey Weinstein at NYC actors showcase

Guy at Tool concert asks Eddie Van Halen to take his picture; he has no idea who it is

Quiet Riot drummer reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis

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  Vinyl records expected to outsell CDs in 2019 for the first time since 1980s

Alex Trebek says he’s not afraid to die as he faces stage 4 cancer

.38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Larry Junstrom dies at 70

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

Metallica’s James Hetfield enters rehab; tour dates canceled

Third man charged with drug counts in Mac Miller’s death

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Kurt Cobain royalty check from 28 years ago found in record store

Record store owner Matt Vaughan said the check was tucked into a box of Nirvana tour itineraries he bought back in 1993.

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

Kylie Rae Harris was on her way to Taos when the crash happened Wednesday night along State Road 522. She was scheduled to take the stage Thursday afternoon at the annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival.

Maker of one of Prince’s most-iconic guitars fights to keep his design

The estate of Prince's record label is fighting for the trademark of one of Prince's most famous guitars.

Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

Dee Gallant was out hiking late last month when she “felt a funny feeling.” She turned around to find a big cat stalking her and her dog Murphy.

Rare, 1st edition Harry Potter book sells for $34,000

The rare book had just been sitting - half-forgotten - in a closet until its owner realized she might be able to sell it to pay for a new bathroom.

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd." He won 21 Tony Awards,

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

The artist is nearly 30 years sober. He posted a picture of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to social media.

  Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters coming to Lubbock

Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters will make their Cactus Theater debut Wednesday night, starting at 7:30 p.m. at 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.

Lil Nas X sets new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1

Lil Nas X sets a record this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

Rutger Hauer, known for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Ladyhawke,' dead at 75

The Dutch actor died at his home in the Netherlands.

  Watch: Billy Joel invites blind, 14-year-old pianist to join him on Madison Square Garden stage

Ahead of his July 11 concert at The Garden, the pop star invited Logan on stage to play his piano.

  Moonlight Musicals to open ‘Mamma Mia’ Aug. 8, run through Aug. 24

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is gearing up to perform its production of “Mamma Mia!” from Aug. 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24. Shows will start at 8 p.m. inside LMM’s Amphitheater at 413 E. Broadway.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

  Terry Crews looking to be cast as King Triton in live action “Little Mermaid”

Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter to campaign himself for the role of King Triton in the remake of "The Little Mermaid" after African-American singer Halle Bailey was announced to star as Ariel.

Garth Brooks announces ‘Dive Bar’ tour. Anyone surprised?

Garth Brooks announced a surprise, seven-city “Dive Bar” tour this week. It’s inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton of the same name.

Garth Brooks announces 7-city ‘Dive Bar’ tour

Famed country superstar Garth Brooks is going on tour, but he will not be found in stadiums or arenas. Brooks will play in dive bars in seven cities across the United States.

Dolly Shine to headline Muleshoe’s Mule Days & Kickin’ Nights Concert

Dolly Shine will headline the Mule Days & Kickin’ Nights Concert, which will take place on Saturday, June 29. Proceeds from the show will go to benefit Muleshoe Meals on Wheels, Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department and Bailey County EMS.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

  Unusual plane featured in South Plains Airshow has Lubbock roots

The idea started with a phone call. That call ended with two Russian airplanes bolted together with a jet engine stuck in the middle.

Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight on Twitter

The 25-year-old singer tweeted the challenge to the 56-year-old actor on Sunday evening.

  Moonlight Musicals to put on ‘Annie’ throughout June

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals will host performances of the classic musical ‘Annie’ in the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater, at 413 East Broadway, throughout June.

Country singer Granger Smith’s son dies in ‘tragic accident’

The ‘Background Song’ singer didn’t say how his 3-year-old son died.

  Dolly Parton wears her makeup to bed: Here’s why

The country star sleeps with her makeup on, just in case.

  Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime were told by Cook County prosecutors a deal with Smollett could include a $10,000 fine and community service.

  Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman

Variety said the star of the “Twilight” series is the top choice for the new film based on DC Comics’ Caped Crusader.

Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69

Leon Redbone, a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69.

  Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Netflix is rethinking production in Georgia after the state's heartbeat bill was signed by the governor.

Tribute to Merle Haggard coming to Plainview on June 1

Marty Haggard, Son of Legendary Artist, Merle Haggard, will Perform His Tribute Show at the Fair Theatre in Plainview, TX Saturday, June 1, 2019

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

  Comedy actor Tim Conway dies at age 85

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work. In 1989, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mr. Ratburn from ‘Arthur’ comes out as gay and gets married on season premiere of PBS Kids show

The 22nd season of the PBS show kicks off with a memorable episode.

  Disney takes over Hulu in deal with Comcast

Disney may bundle Hulu with its upcoming kids-focused streaming service, Disney Plus, and its sports service, ESPN Plus, executives said last week.

J Balvin to make stop in Lubbock during Arcoiris tour

The Colombian reggaeton pop star J Balvin will make a stop in Lubbock on Oct. 10 inside the United Supermarkets Arena as part of his United States Arcoiris tour.

  ‘Game of Thrones’: What was a Starbucks coffee cup doing on the show?

During the first 20 minutes of Sunday night’s episode, sharp-eyed fans spotted what looks like a Starbucks to-go cup on a banquet table.

Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ′13 Reasons Why,' study finds

The study published Monday can't prove that the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" was the cause, but there were 195 more youth suicides than would have been expected in the nine months following the show's March 2017 release, given historical and seasonal suicide trends, the study estimated.

John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ in coma after stroke

In 1992, Singleton became the youngest person, and the first African American, to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.

  ‘Signature wall’ coming down with Lubbock Coliseum, Auditorium

Hidden behind the stage and away from the audience, Lubbock's musical history lines the walls of the Municipal Auditorium and Coliseum. But that history will soon come down.

‘Back the Bluebonnet’ challenge has Texas law enforcement playing in meadows, frolicking in fields

The #BacktheBlueBonnet challenge has public servants and emergency responders pausing to smell the flowers

  Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Nonpayment will likely prompt the city to sue the "Empire" actor, which would mean a civil trial where standards for proving he staged the incident will be lower than in criminal court.

Josh Abbott performing Apr. 6 to benefit Lubbock Cooper Foundation

Get your boots shined and ready for An Evening with Josh Abbott Band on Saturday, April 6th at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle arrested, police say

Eric Holder, 29, had been on the run for two days before he was captured in Bellflower, a Los Angeles-area city about 20 miles southeast of where Hussle was gunned down two days earlier.

  Smollett saga shook public trust, heightened racial tensions

The decision to drop charges has sparked a backlash that prompted the actor's attorney to issue a statement accusing Chicago officials and police of trying to "smear" his client even after the case is closed.

Luke Combs to make Lubbock stop in December

Noted country music artist Luke Combs will make a stop in Lubbock on Dec. 6 inside the United Supermarkets Arena alongside Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers.

  Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx defends decision to drop Jussie Smollett charges

Authorities abruptly dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, with his defense attorneys saying his record was "wiped clean" of the 16 felony counts related to making a false report.

Buddy Holly to go on ‘tour’ of Europe

Lubbock’s most famous son will be appearing on the stages of Europe this fall. Buddy Holly, who died a little more than 60 years ago, will ‘perform’ as a hologram with fellow Texan Roy Orbison as part of the Rock 'N' Roll Dreams Tour starting early October in Dublin.

  'Bill & Ted 3′ is a real thing! Excellent!

Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winters) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) will be making another totally radical movie called “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” It’s slated for release in 2020.

  Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

The deal helps Disney further control TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theaters and streaming services.

  ‘Toy Story 4’ full trailer is out and teaching us about friendship all over again

Get your tissues, even the trailer is tugging on our heart strings.

  Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police

The "Empire" actor is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men in January.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  R Kelly says ex-wife destroyed his name, others stole money

Kelly, who also faces felony charges that allege he sexually abused three girls and a woman in Chicago, shouted and cried as he spoke in an interview. He said his ex-wife was lying when she alleged he'd abused her.

Mother of Dragons! The Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer is finally here

Winter is no longer coming. It is here and so are the White Walkers.

  ‘90210’ star Luke Perry dies at age 52

Perry played construction company owner Fred Andrews, father of main character Archie Andrews, for three seasons on “Riverdale.”

  Tickets on sale for Maines Brothers Memorial Day concert, dance

Tickets are on sale for a Memorial Day concert and dance featuring The Maines Brothers Band that will take place May 25 inside the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall.

Nathaniel Taylor, who played Rollo on ‘Sanford and Son,’ dies at 80

Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died.