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FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016, file photo, singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit "REFUGEE" at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Kidjo uses her artistry and her activism to connect beyond language and skin color. Kidjo and other international musicians are performing social justice anthems for an online fundraising concert called Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to connect beyond skin color, language or countries. “Music has that absolutely powerful side to it that sometimes when I finish a concert, I’m...
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November 22, 2020 - 3:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer who collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, has died. He was 86. His daughter, musician Roberta Swedien, said her father died Nov. 16 in Gainesville, Florida, after battling an illness and complications from...
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FILE - Musician Bob Dylan performs with The Band at the Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1974. Transcripts of lost 1971 Dylan interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover and letters the two exchanged reveal that Dylan changed his name from Robert Zimmerman because he worried about anti-Semitism, and that he wrote "Lay Lady Lay" for actress Barbra Streisand. The items are among a trove of Dylan archives being auctioned in November 2020 by Boston-based R.R. Auction. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)
November 20, 2020 - 7:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter's musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for a total of $495,000. Boston-based R.R. Auction said Friday the collection privately held by the late American blues artist Tony...
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This combination photo shows, from left, The Weeknd, Harry Styles, Roddy Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion, who are likely to be contenders when The Recording Academy announces the 2021 nominees Tuesday. (AP Photo)
November 18, 2020 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers and R&B singers tend to be the most-nominated acts at the Grammys thanks to producing their own hits and collaborating with others — sometimes from different genres — giving them a chance to qualify for more nominations than a pop or country singer who worked alone...
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Fans and monument organizers gather at newly dedicated highway signs for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument near the site of the band's Oct. 20, 1977, plane crash in Gillsburg, Miss., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Fans gathered Sunday as the Mississippi Department of Transportation unveiled exit signs from Interstate 55 near McComb and state Highway 568 near Gillsburg, the Enterprise-Journal reported. (Matt Williamson/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)
November 17, 2020 - 7:03 pm
GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock band famous for “Sweet Home Alabama" and “Free Bird,” now has highway signs pointing to the site of the Mississippi plane crash that claimed the lives of some of its members. Fans gathered Sunday as the Mississippi Department of Transportation...
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FILE - The Weeknd performs on day three at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug 4, 2018. The NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday, Nov. 12 that the three-time Grammy winner will perform at the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
November 12, 2020 - 11:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday that the three-time Grammy Award winner will be the headline performer on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Weeknd said...
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This combination photo shows Brad Paisley, from left, Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crow who will participate in this year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser on Nov. 18. The fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families, will also feature comedians including Nate Bargatze, Ronny Chieng, Tiffany Haddish, Iliza Shlesinger and Ray Romano. Jon Stewart will again be host. (AP Photo)
November 10, 2020 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser is going virtual for the first time and The Boss will once again be there. But so will a real prince. Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Tiffany Haddish and Brad Paisley have all signed up to participate — as well as Prince Harry, the Duke of...
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This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. The film premieres Friday on Hulu. (Hulu via AP)
November 09, 2020 - 1:05 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — When Greta Thunberg began protesting outside Swedish Parliament two years ago, it only took days for director Nathan Grossman to start...
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FILE - Korean pop band BTS attends the 2019 Variety's Hitmakers Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2019. The South Korean boy band BTS HAS won a leading four awards including best song for “Dynamite” and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 while Lady Gaga took home the best artist prize.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 08, 2020 - 4:00 pm
The South Korean pop group BTS won a leading four awards including best song for “Dynamite” and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday night, while Lady Gaga took the best artist prize. BTS also picked up best fans and best virtual live for Bang Bang Con. The show honoring the best in...
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This combination photo shows Notorious B.I.G., who won rap artist and rap single of the year, during the annual Billboard Music Awards in New York on Dec. 6, 1995, left, and singer Whitney Houston at the BET Honors in Washington on Jan. 17, 2009. Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. (AP Photo)
November 07, 2020 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage and perform the well-known songs that made them famous and helped them enter the prestigious organization. Not in 2020. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s all-star group was...
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