Items from Charley Pride’s life set for museum

Growing up the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi, Charley Pride developed a love of country music that propelled him into a legendary career as one of its biggest stars.

Now, items donated by Pride from throughout his life will become part of the Smithsonian’s upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015. […]


Michael Jackson’s hometown readies for celebration

Michael Jackson’s Indiana hometown is gearing up for a weeklong celebration marking what would have been the late pop star’s 54th birthday.

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said at a Friday news conference outlining the celebration that Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson and her late son’s three children are expected to take part in some of the events. […]