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Venezuelan migrant Alexander Beja poses for a portrait in Ciudad Verde, Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, August 1, 2019. Beja was discovered singing on the streets of Bogota by members of the hit pop band Camila and invited by the group to record with them in their native Mexico. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
August 02, 2019 - 10:32 am
BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan migrant Alexander Beja has spent the last year singing on the streets of Bogotá to an audience of busy commuters who often walk by without paying much attention. But on a recent afternoon, the 22-year-old caught the eye of an unexpected visitor: Mexican singer-...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2019 file photo, singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Yesterday' in London. Sheeran’s Divide Tour is one for the record books. Pollstar confirms the 28-year-old British singer’s tour will set the all-time highest-grossing tour record with Friday, Aug. 2, show in Hannover, Germany. Pollstar forecasts the total gross to this point of $736.7 million will top the previous record of $735.4 million set by U2 in 2011.(Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
August 02, 2019 - 6:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour is one for the record books. Pollstar confirms the 28-year-old British singer's tour will set the all-time highest-grossing tour record with Friday's show in Hannover, Germany. Pollstar forecasts the total gross to this point of $736.7 million will top...
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FILE - This April 27, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The penalty phase in a copyright infringement trial will begin Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Los Angeles and will determine how much Perry and other creators of her hit song “Dark Horse” will owe for improperly copying elements of a 2009 Christian rap song. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 6:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" copied a Christian rap song, a jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once known as...
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August 01, 2019 - 8:59 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing, contractual documents and a signed guitar are among more than 400 items available at an auction of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says online bidding is now open for The Auction at Graceland,...
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FILE - This April 27, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The penalty phase in a copyright infringement trial will begin Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Los Angeles and will determine how much Perry and other creators of her hit song “Dark Horse” will owe for improperly copying elements of a 2009 Christian rap song. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2019 - 9:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's expensive to promote a Katy Perry hit, a music executive told a jury that will decide how much the pop superstar and other collaborators on her 2013 song "Dark Horse" will pay the creators of a Christian rap song. Just how pricey? More than $13,000 for a wardrobe stylist for...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Kelly, who was arrested in Chicago on July 11, 2019 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice, was ordered held without bond on Tuesday, July 16. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
July 31, 2019 - 1:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago Wednesday barred attorneys from divulging new evidence in R. Kelly's child pornography case, saying he wants to ensure the celebrity case is tried in court, not in the media. The R&B singer's attorneys objected to Judge Harry Leinenweber's protective...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the 10th annual DVF Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. A jury has found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday, July 29, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 2:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The penalty phase of a copyright infringement trial over Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" opened Tuesday with attorneys for the creators of a Christian rap song telling jurors that the pop superstar's 2013 song earned $41 million overall. The figure will be a key point of contention...
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Robert C. O'Brien, U.S. Special Envoy Ambassador, centre, arrives at the district court where US rapper A$AP Rocky is to appear on charges of assault, in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday July 30, 2019. American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage are going on trial Tuesday in Sweden in a high-profile legal case that has caught the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump and rallied music and entertainment celebrities among others. (Erik Simander / TT via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 2:04 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial in Sweden opened Tuesday, a month after a street fight that landed him in jail and became a topic of U.S.-Swedish diplomacy. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is accused with two others of beating a 19-year-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018, file photo, actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, host the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. The couple will return as hosts of the annual festival on Sept. 28, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
July 30, 2019 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys are some of the headliners at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival. Organizers on Tuesday also announced OneRepublic, H.E.R and Carole King are among the other artists who will appear at the event on the Great Lawn in New York's...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the 10th annual DVF Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. A jury has found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday, July 29, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 1:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday found that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song in a unanimous decision that represented a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist. The verdict by a nine-member federal jury...
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