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Sting, Berry Gordy to Perform, Present at ASCAP Gala honoring Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder & Others

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Frank OckenfelsSting and Motown Records mogul Berry Gordy will both appear as presenters and performers at the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Centennial Awards Gala this November. The former Police frontman will be joined by R&B singer India.Arie and Americana legend Emmylou Harris at the gala, which will celebrate the performing-rights organization’s 100th anniversary at the Waldorf Astoria ... Read More »

Don Henley Honors Robert Redford for Environmental Activism

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Kevin Mazur/Wire ImageIt was an Eagles singer presenting to the star of 1986′s Legal Eagles, as Don Henley awarded legendary director and actor Robert Redford with the 2014 Global Environmental Leadership Award from the Walden Woods Project in Boston on Tuesday night. Henley presented Redford with the award — first bestowed upon President Bill Clinton in 2012 — to honor ... Read More »

Canada’s Walk of Fame to Honor The Band

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Ed Caraeff/Getty ImagesLegendary Canadian rock group The Band will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame on October 18. The group, which featured Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel, as well as American Levon Helm, will be honored. Of the original members of The Band, only Robertson and Hudson are still living. Jeff Healey, the blind blues ... Read More »

Paul McCartney to Release Expanded Version of “NEW”; Includes Documentary and Unreleased Tracks

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Concord Music GroupPaul McCartney will release an expanded version of his 2013 CD, NEW, on Oct. 28. The new version includes two CDs and a DVD, and is packaged as a hard-bound book. Inside is loaded with goodies: behind the scenes footage, music videos for each of the album’s singles, live recordings, unreleased cuts and more. A highlight the DVD ... Read More »

Liberian Refugee Befriends Family of Ebola-Infected Doctor

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iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) — As an American doctor recovers from Ebola at a Nebraska hospital, a Liberian refugee who works at the hospital has tried to provide extra comfort to the doctor’s family. Dr. Richard Sacra arrived at the bio-containment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha earlier this month after being infected with Ebola in Liberia. When Sacra arrived ... Read More »

Enterovirus D68 Prompts Hospital Wards to Ban Child Visitors

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Several hospitals have banned children from visiting patients amid fears of a respiratory virus that has sent some children to the hospital gasping for breath. Hospitals in upstate New York — including SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse — are the latest to restrict young visitors as Enterovirus D68 spreads primarily among children nationwide. State health departments ... Read More »

Fashionistas Turn to Surgery to Rid ‘Boot Bulge’

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Temperatures are falling and fashionistas everywhere are putting away their strappy sandals and pulling out their knee-high boots. For women whose larger calf size makes it impossible to zip up those tight-fitting boots, there’s a plastic surgery procedure growing in popularity to fight that dreaded “boot bulge.” “It’s definitely a thing,” said Dr. Matthew Schulman, a board ... Read More »

Most New Cancer Drugs Target DNA, Report Finds

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One American dies of cancer every minute, according to the latest Cancer Progress Report from the American Association for Cancer Research. The report, unveiled Tuesday, highlights major advancements this past year in cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Among its key findings and predictions: More than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014. The number ... Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Returns for 2014 Stand Up for Heroes Benefit

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Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen is returning as the headline performer for this year’s 8th annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert, taking place Wednesday, November 5 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Joining The Boss for the event are comics Louis C.K., John Oliver and John Mulaney, with “surprise guests” also promised. Stand Up for Heroes, presented by the Bob ... Read More »