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Elton John (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Gala celebrates Elton John's AIDS foundation

NEW YORK — A teary and emotional Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation with a gala in New York City, raising about $4.4 million and telling the audience that they would end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Fats Domino. (AP photo)

Fats Domino dead at 89

NEW ORLEANS - Fats Domino, the amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honouring the traditions of the Crescent City, died Tuesday. He was 89.

Robert Guillaume. (AP photo)

Robert Guillaume, 'Benson' and 'Soap' actor, dies

NEW YORK - Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms “Soap” and “Benson,” has died at age 89.