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This cover image released by Essence shows Sean “Diddy” Combs, background center, posing with his children, from left, Quincy, 27, Jesse, 12, Christian, 21, Chance, 12, D’Lila, 12;, and Justin, 25, on the digital edition of the 49th anniversary issue of "Essence." (Essence via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs has opened up about life after the sudden death of his soul mate, former girlfriend Kim Porter. The music mogul posed with his six children on the cover of Essence magazine's 49th anniversary May issue. In excerpts posted online, Combs offered his gratitude for...
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April 23, 2019 - 8:14 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they will continue to play Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer. Wildwood has traditionally started each day by playing the song. Mayor Ernie Troiano says it's...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, a Los Angeles Police officer walks under a yellow tape by the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles. Authorities say a man arrested on a parole violation after being wounded at this location in the Los Angeles shooting that killed Nipsey Hussle has been released from jail. Kerry Lathan had been in custody since being shot March 31 along with the rapper. KABC-TV reports Lathan walked out of LA's Men's Central Jail on Saturday, April 20. Lathan's lawyer says, her client just happened to be in the area when Hussle was gunned down. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
April 21, 2019 - 12:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested on a parole violation after being wounded in the Los Angeles shooting that killed Nipsey Hussle has been released from jail. Kerry Lathan had been in custody since being shot March 31 along with the rapper. KABC-TV reports Lathan walked out of LA's...
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Choreographer Melanie Hamrick poses with dancers at the gala of Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition, on Thursday, April 18, after the U.S. premiere of her new ballet, “Porte Rouge” (Red Door), based on classic Rolling Stones tunes arranged by her partner, Mick Jagger. The Stones frontman, recovering from medical treatment, watched from backstage and addressed the audience briefly via microphone before the show. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)
April 19, 2019 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about your "Moves Like Jagger." The recovering rocker made a stealth appearance at the ballet, slipping backstage Thursday evening to support his partner, Melanie Hamrick, as she presented her new dance based on Rolling Stones songs. It was Hamrick's first work as choreographer...
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FILE - In this May 13, 1975, file photo, Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. The New York Yankees have suspended the use of Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. (AP Photo, File)
April 18, 2019 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "...
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FILE - This March 29, 2019 file photo shows Inductee Stevie Nicks, center, posing with other members of Fleetwood Mac, from left, Mike Campbell, John McVie, Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Fleetwood Mac has announced rescheduled dates for its North America tour which were postponed earlier this month because singer Stevie Nicks had the flu. The Grammy-winning band is set to play Boston on Oct. 28 and Philadelphia on Nov. 3. Canadian dates include Quebec City on Oct. 30, Toronto and Nov. 1, Winnipeg of Nov. 7, Calgary on Nov. 10 and Edmonton on Nov. 30. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 7:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fleetwood Mac has announced rescheduled dates for its North America tour that were postponed earlier this month because singer Stevie Nicks had the flu. The Grammy-winning band is set to play Boston on Oct. 28 and Philadelphia on Nov. 3. Canadian dates include Quebec City on Oct...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016 file photo, rapper Jay-Z appears at a NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles. Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with a performance next week. Tickets for the April 26 show go on sale Friday, April 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 15, 2019 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with a performance next week. Tickets for the April 26 show go on sale Friday. It will be Jay-Z's first time performing at the venue located in Manhattan's East Village. Webster Hall has operated...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong actors Chan Hung-chun, right, and Lung Koon-tin, dressed as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, pose during a press conference to promote their upcoming Chinese opera "Trump on Show" in Hong Kong. President Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
April 14, 2019 - 3:49 am
HONG KONG (AP) — With the blond wig and red tie, the star of the Cantonese opera in Hong Kong may look familiar. The Chinese actor and singer has the lead role in "Trump on Show," a four-day comedic opera reimagining the U.S. president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in...
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A hearse leaves a burial service for the late rapper Nipsey Hussle at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 12, 2019 - 6:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on slain rapper Nipsey Hussle (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been buried at a Los Angeles cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous celebrities. Hussle's family was seen at the Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills cemetery for the private...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, British grime artist Stormzy performs at the Brit Awards 2018 in London. The Austrian music Snowbombing festival in Mayrhofen, Austria, is apologizing to Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance on Wednesday April 10, 2019, after accusing security staff of racial profiling. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
April 12, 2019 - 3:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian music festival is apologizing to British grime artist Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance after accusing security staff of racial profiling. Snowbombing festival organizers said security responded Wednesday night to a report that an individual at the show in Mayrhofen...
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