October 21, 2014

‘SNL’ promotes black woman to its cast from writing staff in latest bid for diversity

NEW YORK _ “Saturday Night Live” is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its cast. The […]
October 17, 2014

Flying Lotus’ latest ‘You’re Dead!’ is an odyssey on what comes next

By Jake O’Connell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flying Lotus, “You’re Dead!” (Warp) The fifth album by Los Angeles producer Flying Lotus moves even further away from his […]
October 16, 2014

Music Review: Aretha Franklin’s latest collection an homage, challenge to other divas

By Jeff Karoub THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aretha Franklin, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” (RCA Records) Aretha Franklin sings the sound of America like nobody […]
October 16, 2014

RIHANNA LAUNCHES MEN’S FRAGRANCE

NEW YORK — Rihanna is now getting involved in what men smell like. She is launching her first fragrance for men and it’s called Rogue Man. […]
October 16, 2014

PHARRELL WILLIAMS SIGNS ON FOR ANOTHER SEASON OF “THE VOICE”

  LOS ANGELES — Pharrell (fah-REL’) Williams will return as a coach for the next season of “The Voice.” Christina Aguilera will return, as well as […]
October 15, 2014

Alicia Keys holds protest in NYC for Nigerian schoolgirls 6 months after they were kidnapped

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus […]
October 14, 2014

Chris Brown racks up leading 7 nominations for Soul Train Awards

NEW YORK (AP) _ Chris Brown leads the Soul Train Awards with seven nominations. Beyonce‘ has six and Pharrell (fah-REL’) Williams has five. Album of the […]
October 14, 2014

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINEES

NEW YORK (AP) _ You can vote for who makes the short list for the big award at the American Music Awards, then you can vote […]
October 14, 2014

Boyz II Men heads back to high school for concert

PHILADELPHIA _ Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men are returning to their roots with a concert at their old stomping grounds.The R&B trio will […]
October 10, 2014

Waka Flocka Flame arrested after gun found in bag during security scan at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA _ Police say rapper Waka Flocka Flame was arrested after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag during a security scan at Atlanta’s airport. […]
October 10, 2014

Viola Davis opens up about childhood at Power of Women lunch: ‘I … grew up in immense shame’

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Viola Davis told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is […]
October 10, 2014

Beyonce & Jay Z are 2nd on Pollstar’s Top 20 Concert Tours

By The Associated Press The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows […]
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