Music lovers lined up for blocks and sellers reported bumper trade on Record Store Day, a sign of the rebirth of vinyl in one bright point for the long-troubled recording industry. Some 3,000 independent stores Saturday in nearly two dozen countries put out new and reissued records specially for the day, which was conceived in 2007 to support businesses facing a twin onslaught from instant digital music and corporate chains. To mark the occasion, rock giants the Foo Fighters -- accustomed to filling arenas -- played a concert for 150 people at a store in a strip mall of tiny Niles, Ohio, near the home of the grandmother of frontman Dave Grohl. Third Man Records, a Nashville store run by rocker Jack White, put on sale a reissue of Elvis Presley's rare first single, "My Happiness," in packaging resembling the 1953 original.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An all-day Earth Day rally and concert Saturday drew some big names to the National Mall and into the world of politics to confront the dual issues of climate change and poverty.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday.