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Rise of the Roses: The concert tour that was never supposed to happen is here

- The Washington Times

It was the concert I’d waited my whole life for. Axl, Slash, Duff together again on one stage playing through the Guns N’ Roses catalogue. Sunday night, the time had come. At FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, following a stirring warmup from Alice in Chains, Guns took the stage for what would be a spirited, nearly three-hour travelogue through their well-known archive of slammers, plus some deeper delves into the repertoire, as well as a few inspired surprises.

Jesse Williams accepts the humanitarian award at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Jesse Williams moves BET Awards crowd with passionate speech

- Associated Press

Actor Jesse Williams brought the energy of a civil rights rally to the BET Awards Sunday night as he accepted the humanitarian award, demanding equal rights and calling for an end to police brutality against black people and white appropriation of black culture.

Sheila E. performs a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments

- Associated Press

The BET Awards - or “The Prince Tribute Show” - featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the Purple One, along with political statements on issues ranging from racial injustice to the U.S. presidential election.

In this March 8, 2015 file photo, producer-director Judd Apatow arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Girls," in Los Angeles. Apatow's latest project, a book titled, "Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy," will be released on Tuesday, June 16. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

The master of comedy: Apatow comedy show raises funds at Kennedy Center

- The Washington Times

Judd Apatow, known for “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Trainwreck” and producing and writing many others, will be appearing in a stand-up comedy showcase alongside pals Michael Che and Pete Holmes at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre Saturday evening. The event will serve both as entertainment for District audiences as well as a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Ex-US soccer star Donovan getting comfortable on TV

- Associated Press

Landon Donovan keeps thinking back to a lesson from the teacher in his high school speech class: "Speaking is 10 percent what you actually say, and 90 percent how you're presenting it."


- Associated Press

AP Source: Timberwolves adding NBA's 1st Chinese owner

- Associated Press

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners to his ownership group, including the NBA's first Chinese owner, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Ex-Pittsburgh Steeler to be arrested for graffiti project

Associated Press

A former Pittsburgh Steeler-turned-artist faces 30 counts of criminal mischief after police say he painted graffiti along high-profile locations in Pittsburgh including a riverfront trail system and a bridge.

FILE - In this undated file photo, singer and songwriter Victor Jara poses in Chile. The ghosts of Chile's four-decade-old, bloody coup d'etat, which led to the torture and disappearance of thousands of political opponents, are coming to an Orlando, Florida courtroom with the start of a civil trial involving a military commander and the family of Victor Jara. The family of Jara is suing Lt. Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nunez, a former military officer in the regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet for damages, claiming that Barrientos Nunez was in charge of the stadium where Jara was tortured and killed in 1973. The trial starts in Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 13. 2016. (AP Photo, File)

Jury: Ex-officer liable for singer's 1973 slaying in Chile

- Associated Press

A former lieutenant under the brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet is liable for the torture and killing of a famed Chilean folk singer whose family had been seeking justice for more than 40 years, a federal jury in Florida ruled Monday.

Herald-Leader moving printing operation to Louisville

Associated Press

The Lexington Herald-Leader has announced it will move its printing and packaging operations to Louisville and will put the newspaper office and production and packaging facilities on the market.

From CMA Fest to Bonnaroo, Maren Morris is at home onstage

- Associated Press

Over the course of a week in June, rising singer Maren Morris had crisscrossed the country performing on late night and daytime talk shows, opening up for Keith Urban's new tour and then playing two major music festivals in Tennessee.

Britain's exit could make Europe less friendly to US tech

- Associated Press

Silicon Valley's biggest businesses could face tougher regulations following Britain's decision to withdraw from the European Union, and some might have to leave London to attract the best employees.