Music

Singer Mavis Staples, left, and Jon Batiste perform at the Apollo Theater to celebrate the release of her new album "We Get By," on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
May 10, 2019 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Her fans stood and cheered from the moment Mavis Staples appeared on stage and stayed on their feet until she left. They sang "Happy Birthday" and joined in the chorus of "I'll Take You There." Couples embraced and held hands as if caught up in the warmth and spirit of a singer who...
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May 10, 2019 - 8:54 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper whose Arkansas performance ended in a shootout has been sentenced to five years in prison for carrying a gun during the show nearly two years ago. More than two dozen people were injured during Ricky Hampton's July 2017 performance at the Power Ultra...
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May 10, 2019 - 4:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's fifth annual film festival is opening with a documentary feature about the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a group of three African Americans who turned to an 87-year-old fiddler as a mentor. The Longleaf Film Festival opens Friday with a showing of "Don't Get...
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May 09, 2019 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute over the future of the Woodstock 50 festival has spiraled into a court fight, with organizers suing and at least temporarily silencing a former investor that sought to call off the anniversary show. Woodstock 50 organizers are accusing ex-partner Dentsu Aegis Network of...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2015. file photo, archivist Michelle Chiles, left, and exhibition developer Tamar Agulian help set up the Handel & Haydn Society bicentennial exhibit at the Boston Public Library in Boston. On Sunday, May 5, 2019, the Handel & Haydn Society was finishing a rendition of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral" at Boston's Symphony Hall when a youngster blurted out loudly: "WOW!" The organization has mounted a search for the kid it's calling the "Wow Child" — not to reprimand, but to offer a chance to meet the conductor. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 08, 2019 - 11:50 am
BOSTON (AP) — America's oldest performing arts group is looking for a child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert. The Handel & Haydn Society had just finished its rendition of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral" at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday when a youngster blurted out...
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File - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Thursday said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 08, 2019 - 7:20 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to "perpetuate...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, May 16, 2017 file photo, Zac Brown from the Zac Brown Band performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. The Zac brown Band was nominated for three CMT Music Awards on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 2:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's a wide-open field for this year's CMT Music Awards as four artists have a leading three nominations each: Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Zac Brown Band. Nominations for the awards, to be held on June 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, were announced Tuesday...
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Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for a hearing Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
May 07, 2019 - 10:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. R&B singer R. Kelly is back in court for a hearing in his sexual abuse case. It is unclear what issues will be discussed at Tuesday's hearing in Chicago, but one matter before the...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Feb.12, 2019 file photo, Diana Ross performs during Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Diana Ross says she feels “violated” by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, May 5, 2019, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for an “over the top!!” screening at the New Orleans airport that makes her want to cry. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 05, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Diana Ross says she feels "violated" by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for a...
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Honoree Madonna accepts the advocate for change award at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 05, 2019 - 1:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, a pioneer for gay rights, accepted the Advocate for Change Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards with a rousing speech that went from playful to emotional, bringing the audience to its feet. The 60-year-old pop icon turned heads as she walked to her table at the Hilton...
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