• This image provided by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company shows a Skittles portrait of Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler being unveiled in the company's Skittles Super Bowl 50 spot. This is the first time Skittles has ever featured a celebrity in a TV commercial, and the brand’s second Super Bowl ad after debuting during the 2015 Super Bowl. (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company via AP)

    Super Bowl ads go for the safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday.

  • Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry of The Band Perry perform at The City Stage in Super Bowl City in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 (Photo by Peter Barreras/Invision/AP)

    Band Perry on Denver Broncos, Lady Gaga and Grammys

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Returning to perform ahead of the Super Bowl is good and (sort of) bad for country trio The Band Perry, who last performed around the 2014 game.

  • Jonny Buckland, left to right, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin and Will Champion of Coldplay answer questions during a halftime news conference for the upcoming NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Coldplay to honor past present and future at Super Bowl

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band’s Super Bowl halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future.

  • In this Jan. 24, 2016 photo, recording artist Andra Day poses for a portrait in Atlanta. The 31-year-old soulful singer is nominated for two Grammys for Best R&B Album for her debut album “Cheers to the Fall” and her standout single “Rise Up,” which landed a nod for Best R&B performance. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Singer Andra Day rises as soul songstress

    ATLANTA (AP) — A phone call from Stevie Wonder changed Andra Day’s life. He called Day and asked if he could work with her.

  • In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, Joseph Simmons, left, and Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC perform at Christmas in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Run DMC is expected to open for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the sixth-annual DirecTV Super Saturday Night concert in San Francisco the night before the Super Bowl. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

    Run-DMC to open for Chili Peppers at pre-Super Bowl concert

    ATLANTA (AP) — Run-DMC will open up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco.

  • In this Feb. 1, 2009 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLIII football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Tampa, Fla. The halftime show has become one of the year's top cultural moments, so anticipated that it is commonly seen by more people than the game itself.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Halftime at the big game is among the top culture moments

    NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Duncan has something in common with Madonna, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and Prince — and doesn’t hesitate to let his grandchildren know about it every year about this time.

  • In this photo taken on Sunday, July 6, 2014, Riccardo Muti, left, directs Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem Mass during a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, at the Redipuglia War Memorial in Fogliano Redipuglia, Italy. Conductor Riccardo Muti's official website says the conductor has undergone hip surgery in Italy following an accident. The website said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 that the musical director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as a result, cannot conduct concerts planned this month in Chicago. It said the accident was not serious, but provided no details. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

    Conductor Riccardo Muti undergoes hip surgery

    MILAN (AP) — Conductor Riccardo Muti’s official website says the conductor has undergone hip surgery in Italy following an accident.

  • In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in New York. The American Library Association said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it has reissued a popular Bowie READ poster from 1987, part of the association’s program of using celebrities to promote literacy. Bowie, an avid reader, died last month at age 69. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

    Let’s read: Old David Bowie library poster reissued

    NEW YORK (AP) — The library community also loved David Bowie.

  • In this June 9, 2015 file photo, Jimmy Buffett arrives at the premiere of "Jurassic World" in Los Angeles. Producers said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that a Jimmy Buffett musical, combining Buffett's blend of rock and country tunes with an original story by writers Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley will open at the La Jolla Playhouse in California on May 16, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Jimmy Buffett musical to premiere at California theater

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Jimmy Buffett musical will make its world premiere next year somewhere nice and warm — the La Jolla Playhouse in California.

  • In this Jan. 25, 2016 photo, multiple Grammy nominee Bob Ludwig poses in his sound engineering studio in Portland, Maine. Ludwig could make history by winning the Grammy for album of the year for his work on Alabama Shakes’ critically acclaimed “Sound & Color” at the Feb. 15 awards show. He has won the award for the past three years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    The 10-time Grammy winner you don’t know about but should

    NEW YORK (AP) — His role is at the finish line of an album — helping it sound as perfect as possible before it’s available to the masses. He’s won 10 Grammys, including three consecutive wins for album of the year from 2013-2015. And he’s collaborated with contemporary leaders like Pharrell and Daft Punk to iconic acts like Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen.