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Review: Aretha takes on divas, comes out swinging

This image provided by RCA Records shows the cover for Aretha Franklin's latest album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics." (AP Photo/RCA Records)

Aretha Franklin, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” (RCA Records)

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Judge sides with widow in Pendergrass estate fight

In this Aug. 1, 2000 file photo Teddy Pendergrass, right, performs at the Good Neighbor Community Outreach Celebration in Philadelphia. A suburban Philadelphia judge has decided that the widow of the R&B singer will retain control over his estate after rejecting a will submitted by the singer’s son. Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Judge Stanley Ott said a will dated in May 2009 and submitted by Theodore "Ted" Pendergrass II “was fraudulent” and called his testimony “wholly lacking in credibility.” (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett/file)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia judge has decided that the widow of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass will retain control over his estate after rejecting a will submitted by the singer’s son.

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SOL3 MIO, Cornelison to sing at N Zealand-US match

CHICAGO (AP) — Popular classical New Zealand trio SOL3 MIO and Chicago opera singer Jim Cornelison will perform their countries’ national anthems when the New Zealand All Blacks and USA Eagles meet at Soldier Field on Nov. 1.

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Review: ‘Book of Life’ celebrates death

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox  shows the characters Manolo, voiced by Diego Luna, left, and Carmen Sanchez, voiced by Ana de la Reguera  in a scene from "The Book of Life."  (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s not surprising that a companion art book to the new animated film directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro has already been released. Steeped in Mexican folk art and inspired by that country’s holiday the Day of the Dead, “The Book of Life” is a visually stunning effort that makes up for its formulaic storyline with an enchanting atmosphere that sweeps you into its fantastical world, or in this case, three worlds.

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Costello, Lauper up for Songwriters Hall of Fame

In this Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, Tom Petty performs during the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tour 2014 at the Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Fla. Petty, Vince Gill, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced its 2015 nominees Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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