Music

July 02, 2019 - 3:52 pm
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A key local official says hosting the Woodstock 50 anniversary festival on short notice "could pose a significant challenge." A mass gathering permit application for the Vernon Downs harness track and casino in central New York was recently filed after operators of the original...
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Director Woody Allen attends a press conference at La Scala opera house, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Woody Allen is directing Puccini's 'Gianni Schicchi' opera, which opens Saturday in Milan. The opera premiered in Los Angeles and it's making its debut at La Scala. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 02, 2019 - 8:15 am
MILAN (AP) — Woody Allen says he has "always had a warm and affectionate following in Europe," as he prepares to make his La Scala debut directing Puccini's comic one-act opera 'Gianni Schicchi.' Allen was greeted with applause as he arrived at a press conference Tuesday ahead of the weekend...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Court documents show that Hussle and the man charged with killing him had a conversation about “snitching” shortly before Hussle was shot. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 01, 2019 - 9:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have opened an internal affairs investigation into why the woman who drove the getaway car in the aftermath of rapper Nipsey Hussle's killing was sent home when she tried to turn herself in during the manhunt for the shooter. The LAPD's Office of the Inspector...
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This combination photo shows Khalid performing at Y100's Jingle Ball in Sunrise, Fla. on Dec. 16, 2018, left, and Bad Bunny performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Apple Music announced Monday, July 1, 2019, that a tour featuring artists from its playlist, including Khalid and Bad Bunny will perform on the “Up Next Live” tour. (AP Photo)
July 01, 2019 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music is taking its "Up Next" program and playlist on the road. The streaming service announced Monday that a live series featuring artists from its playlist and program for breakthrough acts, from Bad Bunny to Khalid, will perform on the "Up Next Live" tour. Seven artists...
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FILE - In a Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at Wango Tango, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. In a scathing tumblr post Sunday, June 30, the pop superstar writes she is sad and grossed out that her music catalog now belongs to Scooter Braun who she accuses of subjecting her to years of incessant and manipulative bullying. Braun’s Ithaca Holdings announced Sunday that it is acquiring Big Machine Label Group which released all of Swift’s studio albums and owns her masters.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 30, 2019 - 10:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift is not staying silent over the sale of her masters to Scooter Braun. In a scathing Tumblr post Sunday, the pop superstar writes she is sad and grossed out that her music catalog now belongs to Braun, whom she accuses of subjecting her to years of incessant and...
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 7:48 pm
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin fired a new broadside against Western liberalism at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, saying that policies such as welcoming migrants have hurt people's interests. Speaking after the summit in Osaka concluded on Saturday, Putin charged that Donald...
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Crowds participate in the second annual Stonewall Day honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, hosted by Pride Live and iHeartMedia, in Greenwich Village, Friday, June 28, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
June 28, 2019 - 3:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people converged Friday on the Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation, marking the milestone with celebrity performances, speeches and personal reflections. People from New York and afar came to take photos...
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Milan mayor and chairman of La Scala board, Giuseppe Sala, arrives for a board of Italy's famed La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. Milan's mayor announced last June 19 that the board of the famed La Scala opera house has agreed on a new general manager to succeed Austrian Alexander Pereira, whose money-making but sometimes troubled 5-year mandate expires in February. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 28, 2019 - 11:52 am
MILAN (AP) — La Scala's board is meeting to decide who will succeed Austrian Alexander Pereira as general manager when his money-making but sometimes-troubled 5-year mandate expires in February. The succession has created behind-the-scenes drama at the opera house — with star soprano Cecilia...
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Lizzo arrives at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 28, 2019 - 11:24 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Singer-rapper Lizzo says a security guard tackled two members of her staff to the ground and used hurtful language just moments after her performance at Milwaukee's Summerfest. Lizzo late Thursday tweeted the guard "slapped and manhandled" her hair stylist and stylist and that she...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2017 file photo shows Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. The conservatorship that runs Britney Spears’ affairs has sued a man who runs a Spears-themed blog for defamation. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that Anthony Elia, who writes the blog Absolute Britney, has spread falsehoods about the conservatorship. The suit says the blog falsely claimed that the conservatorship, which is run by Spears’ father Jamie, was manipulating her Instagram account to make her appear more troubled and in need of help than she actually is. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 5:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conservatorship that oversees Britney Spears' personal life and career sued the creator of a blog devoted to the pop superstar Wednesday in an increasingly aggressive effort to push back against the so-called "Free Britney" movement, which alleges the singer is being...
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