Harry Connick writes song for victim
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Harry Connick Jr. has written a song in honor of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
Connick this week released the song “Love Wins,” dedicated to Ana Grace Marquez-Greene.
He says proceeds will go to the Ana Grace Fund set up to help the girl’s family.
Connick played with the girl’s jazz saxophonist father, Jimmy Greene, and sang at the funeral for Ana, one of 20 first-graders and six adults killed in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Greene is scheduled to receive the Governor’s Arts Award at a ceremony today at the International Festival for Arts and Ideas in New Haven.
Greene, an assistant professor at Western Connecticut State University, has released a series of critically acclaimed albums andhas received numerous honors.
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LOS ANGELES — Billy Ray Cyrus’ wife has filed for divorce from the country singer after 19 years of marriage.
Court records show Tish Finley Cyrus filed Thursday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. She’s seeking custody of their teenage child and spousal support.
It’s the couple’s second divorce attempt. Billy Ray Cyrus filed for divorce in 2010 but later withdrew the petition.
The couple issued a joint statement seeking privacy for their family.
They say they want to find a resolution that is in the best interests of their family.
The two got married in December 1993 and have three children together, including actress-musician Miley Cyrus.
Billy Ray Cyrus rose to fame in 1992 with his song “Achy Breaky Heart.”
Celebrity website TMZ first reported the divorce.
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NEW YORK — Beyonce has settled a New York City lawsuit that said she didn’t play fair in a deal for a video game structured around her.
Court records show the case was closed Friday after the Grammy Award-winning singer and Gate Five LLC agreed to drop it.
A lawyer for Gate Five says the terms are confidential.
A lawyer for Beyonce hasn’t returned a call seeking comment.
Gate Five had said Beyonce made a lucrative deal for a game called “Starpower: Beyonc￩,” then demanded a new agreement and abandoned the project.
The company says it lost its nearly $7 million investment and 70 people lost their jobs.
Beyonce’s lawyers had said she was within her rights to get out of the deal because Gate Five didn’t have needed financing.
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LONDON — Prince Charles has visited his father Prince Philip in the hospital and reported that he is doing much better following his abdominal surgery.
Philip, who earlier this week spent his 92nd birthday in the hospital, received a flurry of family visits Friday. Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived at the London Clinic shortly before his sons William and Harry joined them.
Earlier, Philip’s granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also made a trip to see him.
Officials say that Queen Elizabeth II’s husband is recovering well after the exploratory surgery last Friday.
He will continue to be hospitalized for several days before going into convalescence for about two months.
When asked by reporters waiting outside the clinic about his father, Charles smiled and said “much better.”