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People hold up masks depicting the Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio da Silva during the Lula Free festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Popular Brazilian musicians and social movements organized a concert to call for the release of da Silva, who has been in prison since April, but continues to lead the preferences on the polls ahead of October's election. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
July 28, 2018 - 5:46 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of Brazil's most popular artists are calling for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed in a concert being held in Rio de Janeiro. The leftist leader was convicted of corruption and money laundering, but his supporters say the sentence was...
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July 28, 2018 - 1:51 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival before admitting he had sexual contact with children and being branded a "wolf" has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Harry Thomas, who's 75 years old, was the pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford...
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American pop star Taylor Swift performs during her Reputation Stadium Tour at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (Photo by Robert E. Klein/Invision/AP)
July 27, 2018 - 7:26 am
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Taylor Swift is helping ease the pain of a Massachusetts city mourning the recent loss of a police officer. Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund tells The Patriot Ledger that Swift donated "a significant number of tickets" to the town for her shows this weekend in Foxborough, which...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, rapper Eminem attends the premiere of "Southpaw" in New York. Detroit-based fashion designer Clement Brown of the Three Thirteen shop is trying to block Eminem's trademark request for his apparel line, E13. Brown has held a trademark for his Three Thirteen brand since 2010, and the rapper born Marshall Mathers filed his pending request last year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2018 - 2:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Eminem has found himself in an unlikely battle: one over retail, not rap. Fashion designer Clement Brown of the Three Thirteen shop is trying to block Eminem's trademark request for his apparel line, E13, the Detroit Free Press reported. Brown has held a trademark for his Three...
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Fans brandish their tickets as they queue outside the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, before an exclusive gig by former Beatles member Paul McCartney, Thursday July 26, 2018. The former Beatle will take to the stage at the famous venue on Mathew Street for a one-off exclusive gig. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 12:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has returned to the famous Liverpool club credited with being the birthplace of the Beatles. The 76-year-old played an exclusive performance Thursday at the Cavern Club — the cellar bar where the Fab Four played in their early years. Some 270 fans packed into a...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade. The plea entered Thursday by Billy McFarland came after prosecutors brought new charges alleging he was selling fraudulent tickets to fashion, music and...
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July 25, 2018 - 6:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target has apologized for erecting a fake facade that mimics the legendary rock club CBGB as part of the opening of its new store in Manhattan's East Village. Instead of CBGB in red letters, the white awning read TRGT and showcased a window display of store-branded T-shirts. It...
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July 25, 2018 - 11:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Five female musicians accuse organizers of an Austrian classical music festival of not acting on sexual abuse complaints they made for years against its artistic director, according to an open letter published Wednesday. The artists alleged that Austrian conductor Gustav Kuhn...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Emergency officials confirm Tuesday, July 24, 2018, they transported a 25-year-old woman who lives on Demi Lovato’s block to the hospital amid reports that the pop star suffered a drug overdose. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 24, 2018 - 8:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Demi Lovato says she is awake and recovering with her family after the pop singer was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday for an overdose. "Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support," Lovato's...
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