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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Event held at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park during New York Fashion Week in New York. Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform his brand new song with the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 7:58 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year. During the Thursday night release party for...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2009 file photo, Italian Daniele Gatti conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the opening night gala of Carnegie Hall's 119th season in New York. Rome’s opera house on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 said that the theater is defending hiring conductor Gatti, who was fired by a Dutch orchestra this year over #metoo allegations. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, file)
December 07, 2018 - 5:13 pm
ROME (AP) — Rome's opera house on Friday defended hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said that the theater signed Gatti this week to a contract running through...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. A list of nominees in the top categories at the 2019 Grammys, including Lamar, who is the leader with eight nominations, were announced Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, by the Recording Academy. Drake, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Greta Van Fleet also scored multiple nominations. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar...
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This undated photo made available by La Scala opera theater on Dec. 5, 2018 shows Spanish soprano Saioa Hernandez performing on stage in front of a screen showing Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov during a rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "Attila", in Milan, Italy. La Scala’s artistic director Riccardo Chailly conducts his fifth gala season-opener on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala with ‘’Attila,’’ the second of a trilogy dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi's early works. The gala event is one of the highlights of the European cultural calendar, attracting leading political, business and cultural figures. (Brescia/Amisano/Teatro alla Scala via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 5:53 am
MILAN (AP) — La Scala's season premiere of a new production of Verdi's "Attila" takes on contemporary themes of male leaders selling out to self-interest while the final act of heroism falls to a woman. Davide Livermore, the stage director of the production that makes its gala season premiere...
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Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36 on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
December 06, 2018 - 11:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star — but a trying one as a maturing young woman — at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event, where she was named Woman of the Year. The 25-year-old singer was teary-eyed at times during her acceptance speech as she...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Pete Shelley, of the British punk band Buzzcocks, performs at Plaza Condesa in the 6th edition of the Marvin Festival in Mexico City. The punk band has confirmed "with great sadness", Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the death of the band's co-founder, Pete Shelley, whom it called "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters." He was 63. Shelley founded the band with Howard Devoto after they met at what is now the University of Bolton and the band debuted in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
December 06, 2018 - 8:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at age 63. On Thursday, the band confirmed "with great sadness" his death and called him "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters." The Buzzcocks announced in a tweet on its...
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December 05, 2018 - 3:06 pm
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — An all-male a cappella group at Princeton University has pulled a Disney movie song from its act following a student newspaper column that suggested the lyrics helped promote "toxic masculinity." The Princeton Tigertones have performed "Kiss the Girl," a song from "The Little...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin acknowledges the crowd at a curtain call following the new production premiere of Verdi's "La Traviata," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history. The 43-year-old Canadian led Tuesday night's premiere of a new...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Springsteen will not be touring with the E Street Band in 2019. Springsteen on Tuesday, Dec. 4, posted on Twitter that they hope to be back soon. But The Boss says he wants a break after his "Springsteen on Broadway" show wraps up on Dec. 15 and he's working on various recording projects. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 6:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen will not be touring with the E Street Band in 2019. Springsteen on Tuesday posted on Twitter that they hope to be back soon. But The Boss says he wants a break after his "Springsteen on Broadway" show wraps up on Dec. 15 and he's working on various recording...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, Troy Gentry of the Country Music duo Montgomery Gentry performs on the Rebels On The Run Tour in Lancaster, Pa. Federal investigators say pilot error following engine maintenance problems caused a helicopter crash last year that killed Gentry and the pilot in New Jersey. The September 2017 crash occurred during a pleasure flight for Gentry at the Flying W Airport in Medford, where he was to perform that night at the airport’s resort. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pilot error following engine maintenance problems caused the helicopter crash that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry and the pilot at a small airport where he was to perform that night, federal investigators said. The pilot cut the engine too soon as he tried an...
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