African-American music museum on track to be built

Construction on the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tenn., could start as early as next year. Project leaders say the construction will be one component of a larger redevelopment on the site of the old Nashville Convention Center in downtown.

Eatery at center of Paula Deen controversy closes

Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba, have shut off the fish fryer and locked the doors at the Savannah seafood restaurant that served as the backdrop to a workplace discrimination lawsuit that stained the celebrity cook's reputation.

David Letterman to retire in 2015

“Late Show” host David Letterman told his audience during a taping scheduled to air tonight that he will retire in 2015, according to reports. REM’s Mike Mills, slated to perform during Thursday’s show, broke the news on Twitter, tweeting: “Dave just announced his retirement #2015 #muchlovedave”

Kurt Cobain remembered, 20 years after his death

Kurt Cobain changed Win Butler's world. Billie Joe Armstrong thought the Nirvana frontman was his generation's John Lennon and Paul McCartney. And Beck thinks he owes a debt of gratitude to the singer-guitarist for opening the world's ears to a thriving, but little-heard underground scene.