May 26, 2015

New Bob Marley musical at Center Stage tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore this spring

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Most theatre professionals like to say that whatever they’re working on is very relevant to what’s going […]
May 25, 2015

B.B. KING IS CELEBRATED

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King’s last engagement in Las Vegas got him a standing ovation. A memorial for family and friends drew more than 350 […]
May 22, 2015

GRANDMASTER FLASH JOINS “THE GET DOWN”

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Grandmaster Flash will be one of the creative forces behind a new Netflix drama directed by Baz Luhrmann. The Hollywood Reporter reports […]
May 21, 2015

Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation for denials of claims comedian raped her

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Model Janice Dickinson sued Bill Cosby for defamation on Wednesday over denials made by the comedian’s representatives […]
May 21, 2015

Macklemore, Snoop Dogg, Josh Hutcherson to play in MLB celebrity softball game

NEW YORK(AP) _ Rappers Snoop Dogg and Macklemore and “Hunger Games” actor Josh Hutcherson will play in the 2015 MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game. […]
May 20, 2015

COLDPLAY AMONG ACTS PARTICIPATING IN RED NOSE DAY

NEW YORK (AP) _ Imagine Coldplay doing a musical version of “Game of Thrones.” You can see it for yourself tomorrow on the Red Nose Day […]
May 20, 2015

Kanye West says he was ‘over censored’ at Billboard Music Awards, apologizes to TV audience

LOS ANGELES _ Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance on the Billboard Music Awards. The rapper released a statement Tuesday saying […]
May 19, 2015

Glittering gowns in audience, glittering tutus onstage at Ballet Theatre 75th anniversary gala

By Jocelyn Noveck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Socialites, models and actresses in brightly colored, sparkly spring gowns packed into the audience, and ballet stars […]
May 19, 2015

Tracee Ellis Ross on the TV show ‘black ish,’ ‘Diddy,’ her famous mom and her natural hair

By Mike Cidoni Lennox THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ On an unusually sweltering late-winter afternoon in a historic downtown nightclub, actress Tracee Ellis Ross and […]
May 19, 2015

Beyonce visits Haiti with UN official to see progress made since the 2010 earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Music superstar Beyonce has visited Haiti with a United Nations official for humanitarian affairs. Haiti U.N. mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe […]
May 19, 2015

BET ANNOUNCES AWARD NOMINATIONS

NEW YORK (AP) _ Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead the nominations for the BET Awards with six each. Brown is nominated twice for video of […]
May 15, 2015

Prosecutors drop firearms charge against reggae star Buju Banton, currently serving 10 years

TAMPA, Fla.(AP) _ Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a firearms charge against Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who is already serving a 10-year sentence. The […]
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