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2 groups arrested in Coachella cellphone thefts

Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert.

Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of suspects who had multiple phones on them Saturday.

The Desert Sun reports (http://desert.sn/2poJYF2 ) that five people were booked into Riverside County jail on theft and conspiracy charges.

Police believe two women, 35-year-old Angela Trivino of New York City and 38-year-old Viviana Hernandez of Los Angeles, were working together. They identified the other group as 29-year-old Brenda Cansino of Miami, 27-year-old Marco Leon of Los Angeles and 25-year-old Sharon Ruiz of Van Nuys.

It's unclear whether they have attorneys.

One man was arrested at Coachella with more than 100 cellphones in his backpack on April 14.

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Information from: The Desert Sun, http://www.desertsun.com

Kenny G serenades Delta passengers mid-flight for charity

With tempers flaring on recent flights, perhaps a little music to soothe the soul is appropriate.Enter Kenny G. and his soprano saxophone.

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TMZ reported that the legendary musician performed Saturday while walking up and down the aisle of a Delta flight from Tampa to Los Angeles, in support of the Relay for Life charity.When a flight attendant announced that the crew was raising money for charity in support of a crew member, Kenny G agreed to perform if $2,000 could be raised on the flight. The goal was met and Kenny G. kept his promise, according to TMZ.

Memphis home once owned by Elvis Presley damaged by fire

A home once owned by Elvis Presley in the 1950s as he was skyrocketing to fame was damaged by fire Saturday.

The Commercial Appeal (http://memne.ws/2ofFwIF ) reports the Memphis home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations.

Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke didn't have a damage estimate. He says the electrical fire started in the wall between the living room and dining room. He says firefighters responded just after 7:30 a.m. CDT and the fire was under control about 20 minutes later.

Presley purchased the home in 1956. He lived there just over a year as he skyrocketed to fame, appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and recording "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel."

The newspaper says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb.

Springsteen takes part in surprise show at film festival

Bruce Springsteen took part in a two-hour jam session during a surprise appearance at a film festival in his home state of New Jersey.

Longtime E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt and veteran Jersey shore rocker Southside Johnny were among those who played with Springsteen at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival on Friday. Also taking part were some former E Street Band members and the Lakehouse Jr. Pros, a band featuring child musicians.

The concert followed the premiere of a documentary film chronicling the history of the Asbury Park music scene. The show featured several rock and R&B staples including Chuck Berry's "Bye, Bye Johnny." Jimi Hendrix' "Voodoo Child" and Little Richard's "Lucille."

Springsteen said it was "great" to see the "old guys still cranking it out."

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Top Songs

1. Stay, Zedd & Alessia Cara

2. The Cure, Lady Gaga

3. HUMBLE., Kendrick Lamar

4. That's What I Like, Bruno Mars

5. Body Like a Back Road, Sam Hunt

6. Issues, Julia Michaels

7. Shape of You, Ed Sheeran

8. Sign of the Times, Harry Styles

9. Something Just Like This, The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

10.iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty), KYLE

Top Albums

1. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

2. The Search for Everything, John Mayer

3. Beauty and the Beast , Various Artists

4. ÷ , Ed Sheeran

5. More Life, Drake

6. Memories...Do Not Open, The Chainsmokers

7. The Fate of the Furious: The Album, Various Artists

8. Playboi Carti, Playboi Carti

9. PTX, Vol. IV - Classics, Pentatonix

10.24K Magic, Bruno Mars

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(copyright) 2017 Apple Inc.

Iggy Pop turns 70, takes on jazz

Rock music icon Iggy Pop is still reinventing himself, even as he turns 70.

The prolific musician talked to Rolling Stone about turning 70 and collaborating on a project with Jamie Saft's jazz trio.

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Henry Rollins penned a tribute to Pop in LA Weekly, calling him the "Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll." 

Pop doesn't show signs of slowing down anytime soon.

The Latest: Prince fans join 'purple family' at Paisley Park

The Latest on the anniversary of Prince's death (all times local):

9:15 a.m.

A few fans are starting to gather outside Paisley Park on the anniversary of megastar Prince's death.

Rhonda Soso traveled from Compton, California, to shoot photos on a sunny Friday morning of the recording-complex-turned-museum in suburban Minneapolis where Prince lived and died.

Soso is in Chanhassen for a four-day celebration of Prince's life and music that started Thursday at Paisley Park. She wore a Prince symbol pendant and had spray-painted the symbol in black along the legs of her white pants.

Soso says she is here "just to be part of the purple family, the purple army." She says it's difficult knowing that Prince is no longer here, but that "his spirit, his energy is still with us."

Prince died one year ago of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

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12:30 a.m.

For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.

It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where he lived.

At Paisley Park, which has been turned into a museum, a full four days of events are on tap, ranging from concert performances by Prince's former bandmates to panel discussions. Fans who can't afford those high-priced tickets can head to a street party outside First Avenue, the club he made world famous in "Purple Rain." And the Minnesota History Center is staging a special exhibit of Prince memorabilia, including his iconic "Purple Rain" suit.

With tears, tattoos, Prince fans remember him a year later

For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose is a time for sadness and celebration.

It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where he lived.

Fans from around the globe have flocked to Paisley Park, now a museum, for a four-day celebration that includes performances by Prince's former bandmates and panel discussions. Fans who didn't want to pop for a $549 ticket to get into Paisley could head to a street party outside First Avenue, the club he made famous in "Purple Rain." And the Minnesota History Center is staging a special exhibit of Prince memorabilia, including his iconic "Purple Rain" costume.

Here's a look at how some of Prince's fans are remembering his legacy and mourning his loss.

A 6-HOUR DRIVE FOR PRINCE

Mary Adams and her 10-year-old daughter, Rachel, visited First Avenue on Friday to pose for a picture in front of Prince's star, repainted from silver to gold soon after his death.

The duo drove six hours from Kansas City, Missouri, listening to Prince the whole way.

"I needed to come here," said Adams, 50. "This is where it began."

Adams grew up listening to Prince. After he died, she got her first tattoo — Prince's glyph adorned with open lilies — on her arm.

"He'll always be with me now," she said.

Adams said Prince's tenacity and drive to do things his own way helped Adams, an actor, realize it was OK to be herself.

"He inspired me to be me, and I love him for it — and I always will," she said, choking up.

She planned pilgrimages to the Minneapolis house made famous in the movie "Purple Rain" and to Prince's old neighborhood. She and her daughter went to Paisley Park but weren't allowed to leave a memorial — a purple lei and a card — at the fence outside.

"This should be a time when we should all be able to go there and pay our respects and say our goodbyes — and it feels like you have to pay a small fortune to get in, and it breaks my heart," she said.

"I don't think he would dig that."

FEELING THE LOSS

Malinda Listenbee, 46, of Huntsville, Alabama, wore a Prince shirt as she and her husband Ulton waited to enter Paisley Park.

She recalled hearing about Prince's death a year ago by overhearing nurses talk about it while at a doctor's appointment. She said it felt like she lost a family member.

"He was a caring person, a giving person, and it just felt like I knew him," she said.

The couple had already been to Paisley Park once, in November, when they took a VIP tour and played on Prince's ping-pong table.

"I feel like this is a time to celebrate," she said. "This is a happy space."

PRINCE'S PURPLE ARMY

Rhonda Soso, of Compton, California, was among fans shooting pictures outside Paisley Park. She wore a pendant of Prince's symbol, which she had also spray-painted in black along the legs of her white pants.

Soso said she was there "just to be part of the purple family, the purple army."

She said it was difficult to no longer have Prince, but "his spirit, his energy is still with us."

LOCALS LOVE THEIR PRINCE

Liz Larson, 36, of Minneapolis, stopped by the star outside First Avenue on her way to work Friday to pay her respects.

She said her mother was a singer in the 1980s and would sometimes hang out with Prince at First Avenue. Larson remembers being at concerts there herself when Prince would suddenly show up to play.

Prince's music "was something you could always put on if you wanted to make people dance at a party," she said. "It would always shift the mood."

Larson felt isolated last year when Prince died — traveling on business with co-workers who didn't share her grief. This year, she planned to be at First Avenue's dance party Saturday with her husband and 6-month-old son — in a Prince onesie.

Ryan Matson, 39, of Ramsey, also stopped by Prince's star to get a photo. He said he had always liked his music, but "after he died, you started liking his songs all over again."

He planned to go home after work, have a few beers and watch "Purple Rain."

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Baenen reported from Chanhassen, Minnesota. Associated Press writer Steve Karnowski contributed.

Music Review: Rub-a-dub-dub and much more from Imelda May

Imelda May's marriage of 18 years recently ended, and "Life, Love, Flesh, Blood" finds her on the romantic rebound. As May gets back into the game, she makes even the words "rub-a-dub-dub" sound sexy.

The versatile Irish singer conveys her emotional ups and downs by belting to the back row and, with equal ease, dropping down to a near whisper. "Can't take it no more," she sings on "Sixth Sense," spitting out the words. "Should've Been You" surveys the wreckage of a relationship backed by happy horns that contrast with her angry words: "I'm the best thing that you ever had."

May's songs recall the 1950s and '60s songs of Roy Orbison, Phil Spector and Leiber and Stoller, and she closes the album with convincing forays into gospel ("When It's My Time"), rock ("Leave Me Lonely") and folk ("The Girl I Used To Be"). Helping to ensure success with her stylistic adventures are producer T Bone Burnett and a crack lineup that includes guitarist Marc Ribot and drummer Jay Bellerose

There's blood on these tracks, but also resilience and staying power. May's music sounds retro — and timeless, too.

Prince home state marks death anniversary with celebrations

For Prince fans, Friday's one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.

At his Paisley Park home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap, ranging from concert performances by his former bandmates to panel discussions. Fans who can't afford those high-priced tickets can head to a street party outside First Avenue, the club he made world famous in "Purple Rain." And the Minnesota History Center is staging a special exhibit of Prince memorabilia, including his iconic "Purple Rain" suit.

Here's a look at how Prince's home state will honor his legacy and mourn his loss:

PAISLEY PARK

Prince's home base in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen is marking the anniversary with a roster of shows from artists such as his old band The Revolution, Morris Day and the Time and New Power Generation. Also on the docket: panel discussions featuring such speakers as his old band mates — think Lisa (Coleman) and Wendy (Melvoin) from "Purple Rain" and The Revolution — along with many more.

Fans who could afford it spent $999 for VIP passes for the Paisley schedule, and the estate said those were sold out. A relatively cheaper option — $549 general admission passes — was still available midweek.

Prince's siblings, who are on track to inherit an estate valued around $200 million, are hosting an all-night dance party in the Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley with Dez Dickerson, Apollonia Kotero, Andre Cymone and others.

FIRST AVENUE

The downtown Minneapolis club where Prince filmed key parts of "Purple Rain" is hosting late-night dance parties Friday and Saturday with tracks from the late superstar.

A memorial street party outside the club is also on tap for Saturday. It will be reminiscent of the one that drew thousands of mourners on the night of Prince's death to cry, dance and sing along.

PIECES OF HISTORY

Prince's "Purple Rain" costume — purple jacket, white ruffled shirt and studded pants — was put out for display at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul through Sunday. The museum is also marking the anniversary by featuring handwritten lyrics to an unreleased song, "I Hope We Work It Out," signed by Prince in 1977. Prince performed it for record executives when he first signed with Warner Bros.

PAINTING THE TOWN PURPLE

Several landmarks in Minneapolis will be lit up in Prince purple, including U.S. Bank Stadium, Target Field, the IDS Center, and the Interstate 35W and Lowry Avenue bridges over the Mississippi River.

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