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Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Library of Congress on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 said Joel, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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New alcohol charge against John Mellencamp’s son

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of rock star John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight.

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‘Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music

In this July 17, 2014 photo, “Weird Al” Yankovic poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Billboard reported that Yankovic's “Mandatory Fun” debuted at No. 1 this week with more than 80,000 units sold. That’s almost double the amount his last album, "Alpocalypse," sold in its debut week in 2011. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest.

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Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival. This year, his view will be much improved — he’ll be onstage.

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Seeger tribute at Newport honors traditional folk

In this Aug. 2, 2009 file photo, Pete Seeger performs at the Newport Folk Festival  in Newport, R.I. In a tribute to Seeger, the 2014 festival is launching a new program, "For Pete's Sake," to provide a platform for folk musicians who carry the spirit of Seeger's life and work. Seeger died in January 2014. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There are few musicians as inextricably linked to the Newport Folk Festival as the late Pete Seeger.

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