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Joel Rosenman, co-producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival, participates in PBS's "Woodstock" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
July 30, 2019 - 9:00 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival says he's come to appreciate how a community can be born of difficulty. Joel Rosenman said Tuesday he was so immersed in pulling off the massive event he didn't realize people "were having the time of their life" despite a...
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A Lebanese activist holds an Arabic placard that read: "If you are scared for your faith because of a song, reconsider your faith, not the song," during a protest expressing solidarity with Mashrou' Leila or "Leila's Project" band, a popular Mideast rock band known for its rousing music and lyrics challenging norms in the conservative Arab world, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, July 29, 2019. The group is at the center of a heated debate about freedom of expression after church leaders demanded that their concert, scheduled to take place in the coastal city of Byblos on Aug. 9, be canceled, saying the group's songs are an insult to Christianity. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
July 30, 2019 - 11:24 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A multi-day international music festival in Lebanon said Tuesday that it's cancelled a planned concert by a popular Mideast rock band whose lead singer is openly gay, apparently caving to pressure after weeklong calls by some Christian groups to pull the plug on the show, as well as...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019 file photo, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, an executive producer of the Hulu miniseries "Wu-Tang: An American Saga," poses for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, Calif. RZA says he's concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who's charged with assault in Sweden. RZA told The Associated Press at an event Friday, July 26, 2019, promoting the Hulu drama series that he doesn't condone violence, but celebrities have to protect themselves, and Rocky is not dangerous or a criminal. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 27, 2019 - 2:13 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — RZA (RIHZ'-uh) of the Wu-Tang Clan says he's concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who's charged with assault in Sweden. RZA told The Associated Press at an event Friday promoting the Hulu drama series "Wu-Tang: An American Saga...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Mary J. Blige arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The end of the hit Starz series “Power” is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Blige. The Grammy-winning singer and actress said the announcement was probably the most exciting thing that would happen to her this year. Blige’s casting in the new show, titled “Power Book II: Ghost,” was announced Friday, July 26 at a TV critics’ meeting. The sixth and last season of “Power” will air in two parts, Starz said. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2019 - 10:09 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The end of the hit Starz series "Power" is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Mary J. Blige. The Grammy-winning singer and actress said the announcement was probably the most exciting thing that would happen to her this year. Blige's casting...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — 50 Cent thinks "Power" being overlooked by the Emmys was racial despite the success of popular Starz series that has a prominently black cast. The rapper and executive producer of the series called voters "not necessarily cool people" during a panel discussion Friday at...
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In this Monday, July 15, 2019 photo, pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is photographed, during an interview with The Associated Press at his home, in Magere, Kampala, Uganda, Monday, July 15, 2019. Wine says he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in polls set for 2021. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
July 24, 2019 - 7:03 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine has formally launched his presidential bid for the 2021 election. The singer, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, announced his challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni while being cheered by scores of supporters...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in a scene from "A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood. The Mr. Rogers biopic will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. (Lacey Terrell/Sony-Tristar Pictures via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 12:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF...
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July 22, 2019 - 12:36 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. Magnus Stromberg represents the alleged victim and says they are happy but not surprised by the decision. Rocky, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins, left, and Buzz Aldrin, right, with Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump, speaks during a photo opportunity commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. "I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the 2019 Essence Festival at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Sunday, July 7, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
July 18, 2019 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military veteran...
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