March 16, 2015

Music Review: Kendrick Lamar returns with impressive sophomore album, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kendrick Lamar, “To Pimp a Butterfly” (Interscope Records) Rapper Kendrick Lamar went three years without releasing an album, taking […]
March 11, 2015

Police: No gunman or victims found at Lil Wayne’s Miami Beach home; call was a hoax

MIAMI _ An apparent hoax summoned a strong police response Wednesday to the home of rapper Lil Wayne after an unknown caller reported a shooting. The […]
March 11, 2015

“BLURRED LINES” – JURY SAYS SONG WAS COPIED

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The lines weren’t so blurred for a jury in Los Angeles — in a ruling against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. Jurors […]
March 10, 2015

Snoop Dogg named keynote speaker for South By Southwest festival

NEW YORK – Snoop Dogg will be the keynote speaker during the music portion of the South By Southwest music festival. The organization announced Tuesday that […]
March 9, 2015

Jamaica moving to reclaim global dominance in reggae, island’s best known cultural export

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ For decades, the sound of Jamaica has been reggae, the infectious, uniquely syncopated music that transformed the […]
March 7, 2015

19 year old black man dies in police shooting, prompting protests in Wisconsin college town

By Dana Ferguson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. _ Protesters carrying signs reading “Black Lives Matter” gathered Saturday, hours after an officer fatally shot a 19-year-old […]
March 5, 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams attacked in closing arguments of ‘Blurred Lines’ case

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lied about how they crafted the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” and […]
March 5, 2015

‘Dr. Phil’: To air ‘intervention’ with Bobbi Brown’s partner

LOS ANGELES _ The “Dr. Phil” shows says it will air an “intervention” conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown.In a release, […]
March 5, 2015

Justin Bieber to be fried by Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart at upcoming roast

TORONTO _ Rapper Snoop Dogg, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and lifestyles guru Martha Stewart are among the celebrities set to skewer Canadian pop star Justin […]
March 4, 2015

Aretha Franklin welcomes ‘American Idol’ to her hometown of Detroit for show taping

By Mike Householder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT _ Aretha Franklin not only is the “Queen of Soul.” She’s also the queen of “American Idol.” The music […]
March 4, 2015

WU-TANG CLAN ALBUM COULD COME OUT IN 88 YEARS

NEW YORK (AP) _ Whoever buys the Wu-Tang Clan secret album, “The Wu: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin,” will be able to release it in […]
March 3, 2015

JUDGE SAYS CEELO GREEN IS COMPLYING WITH HIS PROBATION

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A judge says CeeLo Green is doing what he’s supposed to be doing. Green had pleaded no contest in August to giving […]
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