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In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015, photo, Rebecca Ostrega, from Oswego, Ill., talks about her devotion to the Grateful Dead as she and her son Jake, visit an exhibit dedicated to the band at the Field Museum in Chicago. The Dead are scheduled to perform multiple shows over the July 4th weekend at Soldier Field. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Thousands truckin’ to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

- Associated Press

The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band’s prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur.

AlPacino stars in Danny Collins, now avaialbel on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Danny Collins

- The Washington Times

Al Pacino stars as a debauched and aging rock star that found a creative spark from an unusual source in a heartwarming film now available in the high definition format.

D.C. Foo Fighters' fans worried Dave Grohl might need to sit out the Independence Day festival, need not fret. "Can't [expletive] wait for the 4th!!! See you at home, DC," the band tweeted Monday. (ASsociated Press)

Foo Fighters excited for star-studded RFK concert

- The Washington Times

Dave Grohl is coming home. For the Fourth of July, the Foo Fighters’ frontman is bringing his band to the nation’s capital, where Mr. Grohl spent his formative years before being recruited to join the “other” Washington’s breakout grunge band, Nirvana.

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Fom left to right, spectators Mary Ann Rollings, Gloria Kelley, Linda Stacey and Eileen Bitter pose for a photo before rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops orchestra Fourth of July concert on the Esplanade in Boston, Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend

- Associated Press

As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Dallas Mavericks' Rajon Rondo makes his way to bench after being called for a foul against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter of Game 2 in the first round in the NBA basketball playoffs in Houston. Rondo sat nearly the entire second half of the Mavs' loss to Houston and didn't get a lot of support from his coach afterward in what is clearly an experiment gone wrong.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Kings sign Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli

- Associated Press

After missing targets at the start of free agency, Sacramento finally filled out its backcourt Friday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the agreements.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez strikes out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit

- Associated Press

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit.

Indiana agency won't detail public relations firm's work

Associated Press

Indiana's economic development agency isn't saying what work a New York-based public relations firm did for the state before officials canceled its contract to assess the damage the national outcry over a new religious objections law caused to Indiana's reputation.

Judge approves subpoena of phone records in Hernandez case

Associated Press

Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can take steps to identify an anonymous tipster who claimed that one of the jurors who convicted him of murder may have lied during jury selection, a judge ruled Friday.

FILE - In this May 4, 2014 file photo, Frankie Beverly performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Beverly and his group Maze, will perform at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

Frankie Beverly and Maze returns to Essence Festival

- Associated Press

For 15 years, thousands of fans dressed all in white entered the Superdome on the final day of the Essence Festival anticipating the soulful sounds of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, who also dressed in his signature white pants, shirt and baseball cap, would sing into the wee hours of the next day.

FILE - In this Nov. 29. 2013, file photo, Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Ference carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Decades after he collected bottles to take to the recycling depot for money while he was growing up in Edmonton, Ference participated in an NHL panel at the fifth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit this week and gave one of the keynote addresses at the conference attended by business and sports leaders from across the country. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Green movement coloring way sports looks at environment

- Associated Press

Andrew Ference was at the beginning of his NHL career when he met Dr. David Suzuki, who hosts a TV show in Canada. The conversation with the award-winning scientist changed the life of the young defenseman.