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Phil Spector's retrial begins in L.A.

Phil Spector's retrial begins in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Phil Spector's Los Angeles retrial -- on charges he fatally shot actress Lana Clarkson -- painted him as a serial abuser in opening statements.
Stars line up to perform at CMAs

Stars line up to perform at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Sugarland have agreed to perform at "The 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards" in Nashville, ABC said Monday.
DA has new witness for Spector retrial

DA has new witness for Spector retrial

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the murder retrial of Phil Spector plan to add to their witness list a woman who says the music producer threatened her with a gun, records show.
Tens of thousands attend CMA Music Fest

Tens of thousands attend CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, June 9 (UPI) -- Organizers estimate tens of thousands of country music fans attended Nashville's CMA Music Festival, which ran from last Wednesday through Sunday.

Country star's wife pleased with book

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Country star Alan Jackson's wife Denise Jackson is surprised at the success of her book about their life in Nashville and their native Georgia.

Spector judge denies motion to dismiss

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge denied a request by Phil Spector's defense to dismiss or reduce charges against Spector in an actress' death.

Spector coroner maintains death a homocide

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles coroner, after four days of cross-examination, maintained his conclusion that the death of an actress in Phil Spector's home was a homicide. Attorneys for the music producer charged in the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson tried to discred

Eton declines to help city academies

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- Britain's most prestigious private school has rejected a call for its help in running London's city academies.

Spector jury told death a homicide

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles coroner who examined the body of Lana Clarkson told the jury in the trial of Phil Spector that the actress died at the hand of another.

Phil Spector trial begins in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Attorneys painted music producer Phil Spector as a villain and victim Wednesday in his trial for the slaying of an actress in his Los Angeles-area home.

Spector attorney chastises prosecutor

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Jury selection is under way in a Los Angeles courtroom for the trial of record producer Phil Spector in the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

Spector defense asked not to attack victim

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Prosecutors asked a Los Angeles judge to bar Phil Spector's lawyers from offering "bad character evidence" about Lana Clarkson, whom Spector allegedly killed.

Partner guilty of racing champ's killing

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A former business partner was convicted in California of arranging the killing almost 19 years ago of drag racing champion Mickey Thompson and his wife.

Prosecution rests in Michael Goodwin case

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Pasadena, Calif., concluded their case against race promoter Michael Goodwin, who is accused of killing Mickey Thompson and his wife.

George Strait tops CMA performers

NASHVILLE, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Country icon George Strait and some of today's top artists will perform at the Country Music Awards in Nashville.

County star takes a left turn on new album

NASHVILLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Country star Alan Jackson gives fellow Grammy-winner Alison Krauss full credit for his new album.

Gill remark fueled Jackson's varied 'Rose'

NASHVILLE, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A remark by singer Vince Gill years ago at a Nashville awards ceremony drove Alan Jackson to be more diverse in his new album, "Like Red on a Rose."

Brooks & Dunn, Paisley lead CMA nominees

NASHVILLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Brooks & Dunn and Brad Paisley had six nominations each as the Country Music Association announced CMA Award nominees in Nashville Wednesday.

Big & Rich speedway concert canceled

SPARTA, Ky., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A concert by country music duo Big & Rich set for a speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday night has been canceled at the last minute.

Keith Urban takes top CMA honors

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Australian Keith Urban was crowned the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year in New York. Urban beat Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley for the coveted award Tuesday night at Madison Square

More entertainers added to live CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Martina McBride, Sugarland and Gretchen Wilson were added Monday to the list of live performers for the upcoming "The 39th Annual CMA Awards."

Performers list expanded for CMAs

NASHVILLE, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Country Music Association Monday added Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Sara Evans and Rascal Flatts to the list of performers for its upcoming awards. The 39th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live Nov. 15 from New York's Madison Square Gardens.

More stars announced for CMA awards

NASHVILLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Donald Trump and Shania Twain were added Monday to the star roster of the Country Music Association's awards ceremony.

Rita creates havoc on show skeds

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Hurricane Rita has blown away plans for a Houston benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Chesney, Hill to perform at CMAs

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson and George Strait were announced Tuesday as performers during the 39th Annual CMA Awards in New York.
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