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Netflix previews ‘Ma Rainey’ and Boseman’s final performance

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite...

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a...

Priest and abstract-expressionist painter Bill Moore dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died...

New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & ‘Bad Hair’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Guitars played, partly made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction....

Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus

MIAMI (AP) — At LIV, one of the most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs in one of the world's biggest party destinations, there's a velvet-roped VIP...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

NEW YORK (AP) — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American...

Residente signs with Sony Music to create TV, films and more

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s directed his own music videos and now he will help develop TV shows, films and other on-screen content for...

Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John...

Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of entertainment’s biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose...

Megan Thee Stallion op-ed calls for protecting Black women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory Lanez...

Stevie Wonder releases 2 new songs, gives health update

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder released two new songs Tuesday reflecting the current times that he hopes inspires change. ...

New York Philharmonic cancels entire 2020-21 season

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will miss an entire season for the first time in its 178-year history and is seeking...

Asia Today: China city says it’s tested 3 million for virus

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3...

With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

NEW YORK (AP) — With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent...

New this week: David Byrne, ‘The Amazing Race’ & Tommy Lee

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music...

COVID-hit UK arts groups welcome government cash infusion

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Monday announced grants of 257 million pounds ($335 million) to help almost 1,400 arts and cultural organizations...

China classical music festival to feature Wuhan musicians

BEIJING (AP) — China is holding its first classical music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, featuring musicians from the outbreak's initial...

Memorials grow in Eddie Van Halen’s adopted hometown

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The childhood home of Eddie Van Halen and a sidewalk outside a nearby liquor store have been turned into memorials...

With ‘Dreams’ and juice, Idaho man finds online fame

Warehouse worker Nathan Apodaca is enjoying the ride of online fame from a 22-second TikTok video in which he chugs cranberry juice and sings...

Diddy, Springsteen among rock hall of fame guest list

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall...

Rapper Tory Lanez charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors on Thursday charged rapper Tory Lanez with shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument earlier this...

On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone. ...

Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks — who is releasing a new song Friday and a concert film later this month — discusses the...

Elvis Presley’s late grandson laid to rest at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The grandson of late rock n' roll singer and actor Elvis Presley has been buried alongside his relatives at Graceland. ...

Linda Ronstadt looks back at her most cherished moments

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up close to U.S. border in Tucson, Arizona, Linda Ronstadt was exposed to the music and culture of Mexico...

‘I am a witness to history’ — Jon Bon Jovi tackles 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi has been churning out love songs and arena anthems for nearly 40 years, but his latest release...

Jimmy Kimmel, Sammy Hagar react to death of Eddie Van Halen

Reaction to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer. ...

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of...

Shaq, Foxx set for online Black entrepreneurship special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Shark Tank” veteran Daymond John will host a live-streamed special aimed at bolstering Black entrepreneurship, with Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union...

How Eddie Van Halen transformed Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’

NEW YORK (AP) — Before Eddie Van Halen agreed to add a guitar break to Michael Jackson's “Beat It,” one of the most famous...

New this week: Patty Smyth, ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Time’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Black singer of regional Mexican music sparks buzz, emotion

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Before clicking the Instagram video, the sight intrigued most. Sarah Palafox, a Black woman, held an iPhone while standing...

New California reopening rules require ‘equity’ measure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will begin to require counties to bring down coronavirus infection rates in disadvantaged communities that have been harder hit...

Last solo recording of jazz icon Dave Brubeck to be released

RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — Nearly eight years after his death, the final solo recording of late American jazz pianist legend Dave Brubeck is...

Rihanna on new album: ‘I just want to have fun with music’

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music. ...

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend grieve their miscarriage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she and John Legend are in “deep pain” following her miscarriage, which she announced in a heart...

Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,”...

Shania Twain reflects on breakout album that changed country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music...

Director Schele Williams is writing book on enslavement

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway director Schele Williams is working on a book for young people about the history of enslavement. ...

Rihanna wants to cheer up a troubled world with fashion show

NEW YORK (AP) — With help from Lizzo, Travis Scott, Rosalia and some of the biggest names in modeling, Rihanna said she decided to...

‘I Am Woman’ singer Helen Reddy, ’70s hitmaker, dies at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a...

Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. ...

Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna...

New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & ‘South Park’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

US Latino civil rights group moves 2021 convention online

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights group in the U.S., has decided to...

J-pop stars ARASHI release English surprise before hiatus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese pop sensation ARASHI has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's end:...

Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee...

Virus disrupting Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but...

Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have called off their engagement after two months. ...

Virus delays Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in...

‘Grateful’: Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Gigi Hadid and her musician boyfriend Zayn Malik took to social media to celebrate the arrival of an infant...

Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many other events, an annual John Lennon tribute concert that takes place in his adopted city of New York...

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with...

Celebs, long vocal about Breonna Taylor case, decry decision

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the...

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens ’21-22

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to...

Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs top CMT noms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT Music Awards...

Elton John announces new North American dates for final tour

NEW YORK (AP) — After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of...

Lebanese teen from Beirut joins global pop band

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A teenage singer from Lebanon this week became the latest to join a global pop band formed by...

Something unusual is missing among Nielsen’s top programs

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would...

Lennon’s killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a...

Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. ...

New this week: ‘Enola Holmes,’ Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Last studio recording of jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw released

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort...

Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years. Why start now? ...

Scholars offering free online Chicano Studies classes

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Chicano Studies professors has launched a program to offer free Chicano Studies classes amid the pandemic. ...

Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stalking...

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store...

Keith Urban finds musical connections across genre lines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This year was poised to be a busy one for Keith Urban, with a full year of touring as well...

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the...

New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks. ...

Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae’s ‘Antebellum’

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the...

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice

A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than...

Celebs join Instagram ‘freeze’ to protest Facebook inaction

LONDON (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to...

Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online celebration of Latino contributions...

Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself

NEW YORK (AP) — A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself. ...

Brad Paisley, wife fight hunger with 1 million meal pledge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After opening a free grocery store earlier this year, country music star Brad Paisley and his wife are expanding their...

T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrency

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped promote a fraudulent...

Longtime San Francisco benefactor Ann Getty dies at 79

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco who married into the storied Getty family,...

ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches....

New this week: Alicia Keys, ‘Filthy Rich’ and the Emmys

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Taylor Swift returns to ACM Awards for “Folklore” premiere

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift is coming back to her roots with a performance at this year’s Academy of Country Music...

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make...

Judge: Kanye West stays off ballot in battleground Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin after missing a filing deadline,...

Q&A: David Byrne on his festival hit ‘American Utopia’

NEW YORK (AP) — In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,” a documentary of David Byrne’s...

Little Richard song to introduce ‘Monday Night Football’

ESPN is hoping that one of the architects of rock n' roll can bring some new energy to their “Monday Night Football” show with...

Wisconsin court sets up possible delay in absentee mailing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a halt in the mailing of absentee ballots until it gives the...

Dallas Symphony among 1st US orchestras to return

Fabio Luisi never expected his first performance as Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director to be in a mostly empty Meyerson Symphony Center. ...

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen will release a new rock album that he recorded in his New Jersey home studio with the E...

Grammy Museum to launch online streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Ready to Grammys and chill? ...

Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder, singer and producer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68. ...

Grammy-nominated composer William Pursell dies at age 94

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — William “Bill” Pursell, a Grammy-nominated composer who worked as a Nashville studio musician with artists like Willie Nelson and Bob...

Appeals court agrees R&B singer R. Kelly should stay jailed

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly can remain behind bars awaiting multiple trials on child pornography and other charges in three states, an appeals...

Belarus musician emerges as a key opposition activist

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A professional flute player with no political experience might seem to be an unlikely figure to take on the feared...

New this week: ‘Cuties,’ ‘Unpregnant’ and fresh ‘Jeopardy!’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag

NEW YORK (AP) — The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New York City stage, her body draped in a...

Harris’ mostly virtual campaign to get Wisconsin road test

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kamala Harris told a friendly crowd of Hollywood donors on Thursday they'd be surprised by how many states she's visiting...

Slow music: Chord change in Germany of 639-year organ piece

HALBERSTADT, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of fans attended a special kind of musical happening Saturday at a church in Germany: a chord change in...

Kelly’s lawyers want to question gang member in cell attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member of the Latin Kings gang who says he beat up the...

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