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Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

NEW YORK (AP) — Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy has influenced some of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Gary Clark Jr.

Seward plans parade to honor hometown gold medalist swimmer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskan swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games, will get a parade in her honor. Festivities are planned Thursday in her hometown of Seward.
George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' hits a milestone

George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' hits a milestone

NEW YORK (AP) — George Harrison's landmark album “All Things Must Pass” is celebrating its belated 50th anniversary and the former Beatles' son thinks a new remixed collection might make the perfect post-pandemic soundtrack.
Report: Pandemic a role in Kentucky's record overdose deaths

Report: Pandemic a role in Kentucky's record overdose deaths

FRANKFORT, Ky.

Baltimore flutist fired months after social media rebuke

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has fired its principal flutist, months after distancing itself from her social media posts that questioned the safety of the coronavirus vaccines, the efficacy of face masks and the outcome of the 20
Review: So’s fiction debut finds humor, pathos in genocide

Review: So’s fiction debut finds humor, pathos in genocide

“Afterparties,” by Anthony Veasna So (Ecco) In 1975, the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia, establishing a regime whose fanatical policies led to the death of more than a quarter of the country’s population.
Review: Page-turning exploration of wealth in 'Palm Beach'

Review: Page-turning exploration of wealth in 'Palm Beach'

“Palm Beach,” by Mary Adkins (HarperCollins) “Palm Beach” becomes increasingly difficult to put down as the life of heroine Rebecca turns down a twisty path that challenges her rigid morals and forces her to reconsider her priorities.
Review: Stephen King's 'Billy Summers' stars a hitman writer

Review: Stephen King's 'Billy Summers' stars a hitman writer

“Billy Summers,” by Stephen King (Scribner) Among the many remarkable things about Stephen King is that he has yet to run out of ideas.
Hotels become hospitals as Cuba battles soaring COVID cases

Hotels become hospitals as Cuba battles soaring COVID cases

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's hot spot for COVID-19 infections has shifted to the central province of Ciego de Avila, where officials are converting hotels into hospitals.
Sturgis bike rally revs back bigger, despite virus variant

Sturgis bike rally revs back bigger, despite virus variant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crowds of bikers are rumbling their way towards South Dakota's Black Hills this week, raising fears that COVID-19 infections will be unleashed among the 700,000 people expected to show up at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.