Sep. 11, 2018
AUTOPSY COMPLETED ON MAC MILLER
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cause of death for Mac Miller will not be announced until the results of toxicology tests are known. The Los Angeles County coroner performed an autopsy on Miller, who was found dead at his home last week. Coroner spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani says the body has been released to the family, Toxicology results may take weeks or months.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN HAS CANCER AGAIN
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Newton-John says she's treating her newest bout of cancer with radiation, a sugar-free diet — and home-grown cannabis oil. Newton-John tells the Australian news program "Sunday Night" her husband grows marijuana in California, and she takes the oil for the pain and to help her sleep. Doctors found a tumor in Newtown-John's lower back last year. It's her third occurrence of cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and it was discovered again in 2013.
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DON GARDNER DIES
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — R&B and jazz musician Don Gardner, known for the 1962 hit "I Need Your Lovin'," has died. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Gardner died last Tuesday at the age of 87. A cause of death was not determined, but friends say he had started an experimental cancer treatment. Gardner and Dee Dee Ford had a top-20 hit with "I Need Your Lovin'." He later became the executive director of the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts. He fostered the careers of many artists, including George Benson and Curtis Mayfield.
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CHARLIE PUTH PUSHES JAZZ INFLUENCE IN POP MUSIC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Puth knew that jazz-influenced pop could work. It just took him a few years to convince others of that. Puth says was told he was crazy to think that anybody wanted to hear jazz in pop music. He used to have arguments like, "It's absolutely possible to put a G-diminished seven chord and have it be heard on the radio." Puth says the counterargument was that it had to be simple to be pop. He says it took him a few years to get better at writing and producing, and now he can write the music he wants.
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CARLENE CARTER RETURNS TO OLD HOME FOR UNVEILING OF HISTORICAL MARKER
MAIDSON, Tenn. (AP) — A historical marker has been unveiled on the 13-acre property where June Carter and her husband, Carl Smith, once lived. The Nashville Tennessean reports Carter's daughter, Carlene Carter, was present Sunday for the unveiling at the house in Madison, Tennessee. Smith bought the house in 1952, just before he married June Carter. They divorced in 1956, but June and Carlene continued to live there. June Carter and Merle Kilgore wrote the song "Ring Of Fire" there in 1963. June's mother, Maybelle Carter, moved there in 1971 and lived there until her death in 1978. Carlene Carter says she's so happy the property is being protected, because her fear was that it would be developed.
KELSEA BALLERINI MENTORS CONTESTANTS WHO WERE PASSED OVER FOR "COMEBACK STAGE"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelsea Ballerini will coach singers who didn't make the cut for "The Voice" in an attempt to make them contenders again in a new digital-only spinoff series. "Comeback Stage" will be about Ballerini mentoring six contestants who did not make it to a team on "The Voice" during the blind auditions. They will compete against each other until the last two sing on "The Voice" for the viewer vote on Nov. 13. By that time, "The Voice" will be down to 13 contestants, and the winning comeback singer gets to decide which team to join. "The Voice" premieres Sept. 24 on NBC. "Comeback Stage" will run on NBC.com, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and "The Voice" app.
by Margie Szaroleta