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  Hundreds attend watch party for season 4 of HGTV’s Home Town

  Historians hope Pine Belt residents will learn from movie, “1917” and Camp Shelby Museum

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

  New movie brings Star Wars fans to the theater on Christmas

Jerry Lee Lewis honored with Mississippi Country Music Trail marker

  Pine Belt musician signs record deal in Nashville

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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.

  Country artist dedicates concert to girl battling cancer

Texas musician Aaron Watson played his heart out for a 6-year-old with terminal brain cancer.

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.

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.

Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake create fund to help Bahamians after Hurricane Dorian

Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake have teamed up to donate money to Bahamians who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

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.

‘I expected nerd heaven and it was!’: Teen with rare disease meets Harry Potter actors

A Gulfport teen got to live out her fandom last weekend with some of the actors that star in the blockbuster film.

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.

Hattiesburg Arts Council, USM to host teen music competition

“Put Me in the Mix” is a music mentoring, performing and recording competition for teens age 13-19.

‘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.

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.

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.

South Mississippi family member becomes one-millionth rider on Disneyland ride

One member of the Ridgeway family of Ocean Springs became the one-millionth rider on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run earlier this week.

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.

Family: Beth Chapman of bounty hunting fame in medically-induced coma

Chapman, wife of Hawaii-based bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman, has battled cancer for years.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

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

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.

  New Orleans iconic musician Dr. John dies at 77

Iconic New Orleans musician Dr. John passed away on Thursday from a heart attack, according to his family.

  New Orleans musician Dr. John dies at 77

Dr. John had a Top 10 hit with “Right Place, Wrong Time,” collaborated with numerous top-tier rockers, won multiple Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  USM student plays lead role in “Wildflowers” movie

A new movie starring a University of Southern Mississippi student will be premiering in Mississippi soon.

  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.

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.

  South Mississippi songwriter wins 1st prize at 2019 County Line Music Festival

A Mississippi man who has a way with words has brought home the first place prize from the 2019 County Line Music Festival.

  ‘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.

FestivalSouth releases 2019 lineup

FestivalSouth releases 2019 calendar of events.

Britney Spears sends message to fans after seeking psychiatric treatment

Pop superstar Britney Spears checked into a psychiatric facility more than a week ago to treat emotional distress, according to a report from Variety.

  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.

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.

  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.