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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 file photo, Stevie Wonder performs live at the "House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert" press conference in Los Angeles. Wonder says he will be receiving a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement to concertgoers in England on Saturday, July 6, 2019. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 06, 2019 - 8:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement after performing "Superstition" at the end of a packed British...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2004 file photo, Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, in New York. The Brazilian singer and composer, who is considered one of the fathers of the Bossa Nova genre, has died. His death was confirmed by his children on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Gilberto was 88 years old. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 06, 2019 - 7:51 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died Saturday, his son said. He was 88. Joao Marcelo said his...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2004 file photo, Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, in New York. The Brazilian singer and composer, who is considered one of the fathers of the Bossa Nova genre, has died. His death was confirmed by his children on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Gilberto was 88 years old. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 06, 2019 - 5:26 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died Saturday, his son said. He was 88. Joao Marcelo said his...
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July 06, 2019 - 8:17 am
DETROIT (AP) — Don Was is bringing his bass back to Detroit to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Motown Records with a stage full of friends. The Detroit-raised performer and producer leads the 12th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue on July 13 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. It will feature classic...
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July 05, 2019 - 1:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chinese superstar Karen Mok has a mission — to get China to have its own version of London's West End or New York's Broadway. With 17 albums and around 40 films already on her resume, the 49-year-old singer/actress — on the road since last summer with "The Ultimate Karen Mok Show" —...
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July 05, 2019 - 6:45 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm. Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court that A$AP Rocky — the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, British singer Joss Stone laughs as she adjusts her earpiece before performing a concert in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Stone says Wednesday, July 3, 2019, she was deported from Iran after arriving to perform a concert in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
July 04, 2019 - 1:00 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British soul singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran after arriving to perform a concert in the Islamic Republic. Posting on Instagram, Stone says in a video: "Well, we got to Iran, we got detained and then we got deported." She posted images of herself boarding a...
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July 03, 2019 - 8:40 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained for a suspected attack on an unknown person in downtown Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the investigation was "at an initial stage" and should be decided by midday Saturday, whether A$AP Rocky — real name...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs on stage during the MTV EMA's 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain. Saudi Arabia said Wednesday July 3, 2019 American hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will be performing there this month in the latest eye-popping announcement as the kingdom sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. (Stuart C. Wilson/Pool via AP, File)
July 03, 2019 - 6:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. The female rapper is known for her outlandish, provocative style and hits like "Anaconda," where she raps...
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In this June 29, 2019, photo, Malaysian female rapper Bunga performs at "Pesta Raya" festival in Singapore. Bunga, whose real name is Noor Ayu Fatini Mohd Bakhari, is one of the only known rappers who wears a hijab and baju kurung, a traditional Malay dress, at her performances. (AP Photo/Wani Hamid)
July 02, 2019 - 11:10 pm
One of the few Malaysian female rappers, Bunga says she at first didn't consider a career in music. "My initial dream was to be a politician or a lawyer," the 19-year old rapper told The Associated Press before her first performance in Singapore for the Malay arts festival "Pesta Raya" last weekend...
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