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September 7, 2018

CRANBERRIES SINGER DOLORES O’RIORDAN ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED

LONDON (AP) — The surviving members of The Cranberries say they are continuing to struggle to come to terms with what happened in the death of singer Dolores O’Riordan. A coroner’s inquest found that O’Riordan died of accidental drowning brought on by alcohol intoxication. A police officer testified O’Riordan was found in her pajamas in a bathtub in a London hotel in January. Five miniature bottles of alcohol and a bottle of champagne were found in the room. The Cranberries say O’Riordan lives on eternally in their music and it’s been a comfort to see how much of a positive impact she’s made on people’s lives.

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027057-w-351:12-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Inquest: Cranberries singer O’Riordan drowned after drinking (6 Sep 2018)

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027058-r-494:64-(The Cranberries, performing “Linger”)-”(music fades)”-Inquest: Cranberries singer O’Riordan drowned after drinking (6 Sep 2018)

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DOLLY PARTON REMEMBERS BURT REYNOLDS FONDLY

UNDATED (AP) — Dolly Parton says Burt Reynolds “will always be my favorite sheriff.” They starred together in the movie version of “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Parton tweets she will always remember “his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes and his quirky sense of humor.” Reynolds died at the age of 82, according to his agent, but no other details are available.

TY DOLLA SIGN ARRESTED

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Atlanta has granted Ty Dolla Sign $6,000 bond after his arrest on drug charges on Wednesday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Ty Dolla Sign was one of seven people stopped in a vehicle less than two hours before his concert. Police say they found marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle. Ty Dolla Sign’s attorney, Drew Findling, tells WSB-TV the other people were let go and “they let the international superstar go into custody.” His next court date is Sept. 20.

BLINK-182 CANCELS MORE CONCERTS

UNDATED (AP) — Blink-182 is calling off their September concerts because drummer Travis Barker is still dealing with blood clots. Barker says he’s been waiting for his doctors to clear him, but the risks associated with drumming are too great. The band called off their Las Vegas residency this summer to allow Barker to heal. They will try to pick up their Las Vegas residency again beginning Oct. 26.

GRATEFUL DEAD MEMORABILIA WILL BE AUCTIONED

UNION, Ill. (AP) — One of the duster coats used in the Grateful Dead video for “Throwing Stones” is for sale. Videographer Len Dell’Amico (del-ah-MEE’-koh) says he grabbed it at the end of the shoot but he doesn’t have much use for it in California. It’s part of an auction of Grateful Dead memorabilia going on tomorrow in Union, Illinois, and online at ProxiBid.com. Other items for sale include Jerry Garcia’s Rolodex, a notary stamp that says “Grateful Dead Enterprises,” ″American Beauty” body lotion and Grateful Dead blotter acid paper with no LSD on it. Auctioneer Randy Donley of Donley Auctions says many of the items came from the Grateful Dead offices, and some will go for as little as $25.

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027114-a-80:88-(Len Dell’Amico (del-ah-MEE’-koh), former videographer for the Grateful Dead)-“I grabbed one”-Rare Grateful Dead memorabilia will be auctioned (7 Sep 2018)

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027116-a-67:44-(Randy Donley, owner of Donley Auctions)-“in this auction”-Rare Grateful Dead memorabilia will be auctioned (7 Sep 2018)

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027115-a-95:28-(Randy Donley, owner of Donley Auctions)-“there’s Mountain Girl”-Rare Grateful Dead memorabilia will be auctioned (7 Sep 2018)

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD’S STEVE AND CASSIE GAINES TO BE INDUCTED INTO OKLAHOMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd will be inducted posthumously into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame tomorrow. The News-Record of Miami, Oklahoma, reports they will be honored by Gene Odom, who was the bodyguard for singer Ronnie Van Zant. Odom was a survivor of the plane crash that killed Steve and Cassie Gaines and Van Zant.

BLAKE SHELTON NAMED TO WILDLIFE BOARD

OKLAHAOMA CITY (AP) — Blake Shelton has been named to the newly formed board of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. Spokesman Micah Holmes says Shelton will help with their mission to show that hunting and fishing are mainstream. The agency operates off revenue from hunting and fishing licenses and taxes on hunting and fishing equipment.

by Margie Szaroleta

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