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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo Dennis D.T. Thomas, from left, George Brown, Robert Bell, and Ronald Bell, of the musical group Kool & The Gang, arrive at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, that the group will receive the 2019 Marian Anderson Award this fall. The honor is named for the pioneering opera singer who was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 05, 2019 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funk-soul band Kool & The Gang is being honored with an award named for pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson. Kool & The Gang, known for hits like "Get Down on It," ''Celebration" and "Ladies Night," has earned two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, from left, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during the concert of their 'No Filter' Europe Tour 2017 at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris, France. The Rolling Stones are getting some company on their North American tour. The rockers announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019 they’ll be joined by an eclectic group of guest artists as the No Filter Tour travels the continent.(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 05, 2019 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are getting some company on their North American tour. The rockers announced Wednesday they'll be joined by an eclectic group of guest artists as the No Filter Tour travels the continent. St. Paul & The Broken Bones will be on hand when the tour launches at...
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Daniel Barenboim, general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin, adresses a news conference about his contract in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Conductor Daniel Barenboim is getting a five-year contract extension as general music director of Berlin's Staatsoper, which would keep him at the opera house until 2027. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 04, 2019 - 9:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — Conductor Daniel Barenboim is getting a five-year contract extension as general music director of Berlin's Staatsoper, which would keep him at the opera house until 2027. Klaus Lederer, Berlin's state culture minister, announced his decision on Tuesday. Lederer said an "overwhelming...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Noted jazz drummer Lawrence Leathers has been found dead outside a Bronx apartment. Police say the 37-year-old Leathers was found Sunday in a stairwell outside the apartment he shared with 41-year-old Lisa Harris. Police say Leathers was involved in a physical dispute with Harris...
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In this Saturday, June 1, 2019, photo, Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Thirty years after it was crushed by China’s army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop. Wong’s latest release, “Is it a crime,” recorded with longtime musical partner Tats Lau is finding an audience by doing just that. The two make up the group Tat Ming Pair, long a staple of local music scene known as Cantopop for the Cantonese language in which the music is recorded. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 02, 2019 - 5:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Thirty years after it was crushed by China's army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop. Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong's latest release, "Is It a Crime," recorded with longtime musical partner Tats...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019 file photo, Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for a hearing in Chicago. Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday, May 30, with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
May 31, 2019 - 2:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman has come forward to say publicly that 11 new sex-related felony counts against R. Kelly stem from allegations she made about the R&B singer. Jerhonda Pace writes on her Facebook page that she's the alleged victim prosecutors identify as "J.P." in court papers...
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May 31, 2019 - 10:06 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Entertainer Kenny Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, according to his official Twitter account. A statement posted Friday said he would remain there for physical therapy to "get his strength back" before being discharged. The statement said the...
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FILE - This March 13, 2019 file photo shows R. Kelly and his publicist Darryll Johnson, right, leaving The Daley Center after an appearance in court for Kelly's child support case in Chicago. Prosecutors in Chicago have charged Kelly with 11 new sex assault charges, some that are more serious than those first filed against him in February. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday, May 30, on its website that the charges include counts that carry a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison. The charges say the alleged offenses happened in 2010. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
May 30, 2019 - 7:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces...
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This May 23, 2019 photo released by Niji Entertainment shows, from left, singer Tim Owens, bassist Bjorn Englen, keyboardist Scott Warren, Wendy Dio, widow of Ronnie James Dio, Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzutti, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright, singer Oni Logan posing to promote the Dio Returns tour. A hologram of Ronnie James Dio, who died nine years ago, will appear with a live band for the tour, which starts Friday in Ft. Myers, Fla. (Stephanie Cabral/Niji Entertainment via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 3:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronnie James Dio is returning to the stage in hologram form. A hologram of the heavy metal singer will take center stage in the "Dio Returns" tour that kicks off Friday in Fr. Myers, Florida. The hologram will be joined onstage by Dio's former band members and a pair of guest...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Lawyers in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of Prince spent seven hours deposing his former bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Carver County Courthouse where the family of the late rock star filed the lawsuit. Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 30, 2019 - 10:55 am
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Prince's former bodyguard answered questions from attorneys for seven hours as part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of the late rock star. Kirk Johnson's attorney told KSTP-TV that Wednesday's deposition at the Carver County Courthouse was difficult for his...
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