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Pandemic chases ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to Dec. 25

Comedienne Rita Brent, Singer Teneia to host live virtual show

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

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  Local music venues among many nationally in jeopardy

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

  Ameristar to lay off 150 employees

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, commits to new phase of equity and inclusion standards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.

Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years

The singer, talk show host and judge on “The Voice” filed court papers to end the marriage under her married name Kelly Blackstock on June 4 in Los Angeles.

Malco Theaters to begin reopening June 15

Several theaters, including Renaissance Cinema Grill in Ridgeland, will be part of the first theaters to reopen.

Bonnie Pointer, early member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

Pointer died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, publicist Roger Neal said. She was 69.

Livestreaming with Rolling Stones, Sarah Brightman, Motörhead

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to shoot a film in space

Mississippi pastor advances to top 9 on ‘The Voice’

  Ole Miss student advances to semifinals of Jeopardy! College Championship

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

  Coronavirus can’t stop them; Artists perform for fans online

From country to rock to opera, livestream shows are popping up everywhere.

Crawfish Music Festival joins the list of Coast Coliseum’s rescheduled events

Rescheduled events include shows by KISS, MercyMe, Chris Stapleton, and now the Crawfish Music Festival.

'There were moments of great pain’: Alex Trebek reflects on 1 year since pancreatic cancer diagnosis

One year after “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he described in frank terms his battle with the disease.

Mississippi pastor stuns judges on ‘The Voice’

Todd Tilghman, 41, is from Meridian, Mississippi. Todd says with some pressuring from his wife, he decided to audition for The Voice and try something new in life.

Malco petitions to add bowling lanes to Madison theater

They’ve proposed to convert two of the auditoriums at Grandview Cinema into a nine-lane boutique bowling area.

Madison police officers compete for $100,000 on Ellen’s Game of Games

The two Mississippi police officers tried their luck at the game show's $100,000 grand prize!

Disney World raises admission prices… again

Effective Tuesday, Feb. 11, ticket prices will increase at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

  4-H preparing kids for more than raising farm animals

From 82 counties these young people have come to Jackson starting on January 30 and they'll stay through Thursday.

Miss. attorney steals show with Super Bowl commercial

One of the most talked about Super Bowl commercials from Sunday night wasn’t even seen outside of Mississippi.

Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West buy all tickets for Mississippi screening of ‘Just Mercy’

The couple are among celebrities that have sponsored screenings of the movie nationwide.

  Powerball and Mega Millions arrive Thursday in Mississippi

If you’re feeling lucky, you will have more ways to win in the Mississippi Lottery this week.

Rapper Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles’ to be released

Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles” will be released on Jan. 17.

  Thursday at 6:30p: Countdown to the Crown

WLBT’s Maggie Wade will give you an exclusive look at what it takes to be Miss America with Mississippi’s representative Mary Margaret Hyer.

  Country music network Circle to launch with 16 shows, including ‘Opry Live’

Circle is also bringing back Hee Haw, a venerable music and comedy sketch show that aired from 1971 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1997.

  Canton Christmas Festival lights up the night

Robert Chandler owns the Chandler O’Cain barber shop on North Union street. He says the lights festival is good for business.

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Big Bird, David Grohl and Elmo sing their way across America in “Here We Go Song.”

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

The producers of the popular daytime soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives’ have released the entire cast from their contracts, with the show’s production going on hiatus at the end of the month.

SEC Nation coming to Oxford for Ole Miss-LSU

The popular SEC Network show’s crew will be live in The Grove ahead of Ole Miss vs top-ranked LSU on Saturday.

  Life after “The Voice” for Pearl native Zach Bridges

Small town musician Zach Bridges took the big stage for the first time on this season’s The Voice.

Kid’s Towne Park in Clinton closes for renovations

The 23-year-old park is set to receive $240,000 in renovations.

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars

The company is reportedly spending $6 billion on content to get you to sign up for the $4.99 a month service.

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

The band’s first concert in seven years will be Dec. 20 in Los Angeles.

  Jeers for Harvey Weinstein at NYC actors showcase

Harvey Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase this week.

Haunted house offers $20k to anyone who finishes ... but no one has

The McKamey Manor is offering $20,000 to anyone who can finish the haunted house tour.

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

To be fair, at 64, the elder Van Halen is less recognizable than he was at the height of his career in the 1980s.

Pearl native Zach Bridges advances to next level on ‘The Voice’

Mississippi’s own Zach Bridges battled it out Tuesday night on The Voice.

Quiet Riot drummer reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis

Frankie Banali made the announcement on the Facebook page of radio personality and podcaster Mitch Lafon.

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

The co-owner of Roundabout Music Company said many people from various generations visit her store to buy old records.

Friday Night Smackdown coming to Memphis

The first Friday Night SmackDown of 2020 will be live in Memphis on Friday, January 3.

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

Trebek, who’s hosted "Jeopardy!" for 35 years and more than 8,000 episodes, is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

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

Larry Junstrom helped found Lynyrd Skynyrd before joining .38 Special.

  Jackson Zoo closes gates for at least 2 to 3 months, city officials say

The animals will continue to be cared for by the same crew that has them now, but under the city’s oversight.

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

Jessye Norman died Monday morning from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she had sustained in 2015.

Metallica’s James Hetfield enters rehab; tour dates canceled

Three of the heavy metal band's members posted a statement on Twitter Friday announcing the decision and apologizing to fans.

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

Court documents show Stephen Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died last September.

Mississippi Songwriters Festival good for all ages and styles

Saturday's portion of the Mississippi Songwriters Festival in Ocean Springs featured a Youth Showcase, giving younger musicians a chance to perform and network with the community.

Monday’s Google Doodle honors B.B. King’s 94th birthday

The Doodle is in honor of King's birthday. The blues legend was born on September 16, 1925.

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.

City approves redesign of soon-to-reopen Northpark cinema

The cinema closed in January, and Northpark announced in May that Missouri-based B&B Theatres would be taking it over later this year.

Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

The theme park is undergoing "the biggest transformation of any park we've ever accomplished," said Bob Chapek, Disney's chairman of parks, experiences and products.

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

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

Justin Timberlake gives impromptu performance on Beale Street

Timberlake showed up at B.B. King's Blues Club for a night on the town, and ended up on stage!

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former U.S. attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former "Empire" actor.

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

When the InSight Mars lander touched down back in November, its landing thrusters blew the rock about 3 feet - the farthest a stone has ever rolled during a landing on another planet.

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

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

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

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

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.

Women: Opera’s Domingo abused power to sexually harass them

Eight singers and a dancer have told the AP that they were sexually harassed by the long-married, Spanish-born superstar in encounters that took place over three decades beginning in the late 1980s, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions.

Lace up your blades! Indoor ice skating rink coming to the Mississippi State Fair!

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Gipson announced the 2019 Mississippi State Fair will feature an indoor ice skating rink. This year, fairgoers can ride the Ferris wheel and then head inside the Mississippi Coliseum to ice skate.

Mardi Gras next year could cost more because of U.S./China trade talks

Now that Mardi Gras is less than six months away, Gulf Coast krewes are well into planning for the revelry. With the threat of tariffs on goods from China, some coastal organizations are paying close attention to prices.

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.