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FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster. The announcement comes two weeks after the popular documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" recently drew fresh attention to the sex abuse allegations against R. Kelly, which has dogged him most of his career. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster. The announcement comes two weeks after the popular documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" drew fresh attention to the sex abuse allegations against R. Kelly, which have...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, hip-hop recording artist Cardi B performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York. Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month’s Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday, Jan. 17, that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air...
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Toni Cornell, daughter of the late singer Chris Cornell, performs with Ziggy Marley, bottom left, underneath a video image of her father during "I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" at The Forum, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 17, 2019 - 4:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell. Cornell's wife, Vickey, stepped onstage struggling to speak at first. But after gathering herself, she eventually...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs during the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto. On Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, Springsteen made an unexpected visit to The Bebop, an Irish pub in Boston where he spent time listing to a local performer. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 15, 2019 - 2:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Bruce Springsteen made an unexpected visit to a Boston pub last week. Tommy McCarthy, owner of The Bebop, says Springsteen walked into the bar with his wife and another woman to spend some time listening to a local performer playing Friday evening. McCarthy tells The Boston Globe that...
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Celine Dion performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The special is set to air on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 14, 2019 - 2:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's songs were so impactful that some of music's bests from Alicia Keys to Celine Dion took the stage Sunday to relive the Queen of Soul's biggest hits in a taped tribute concert. Every rendition of Franklin's songs from "Respect" to "I Say a Little Prayer...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Big Boi and Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL officially announced the band as its headliner Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
January 13, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn't confirm the band as its...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Missy Elliott performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 12, 2019 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and creator of the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton, receives a standing ovation with tears at the ending of the play's premiere held at the Santurce Fine Arts Center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The musical is set to run for two weeks and will raise money for local arts programs. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 11, 2019 - 10:24 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The audience giggled, hooted...
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Steve Greenberg, an attorney for R Kelly, speaks during an Associated Press interview Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Chicago. Greenberg said that the R&B star denies all the allegations of sexual misconduct made by women in a recent television special and others, saying that he never knowingly had sex with a minor, sexually abused any woman or held anyone against their will. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
January 11, 2019 - 6:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie. Attorney Steve Greenberg...
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January 11, 2019 - 10:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — Theo Adam, a German opera singer renowned for his Wagner roles, has died. He was 92. German news agency dpa quoted Adam's family Friday confirming that the bass-baritone died Thursday at a care home in his hometown of Dresden. Adam made his debut at the Staatsoper Dresden in 1949...
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