March 9, 2016

50 Cent expected in bankruptcy court to explain cash piles

HARTFORD, Conn. _ Rapper 50 Cent is expected in a Connecticut courtroom to explain photos of him with piles of cash to the judge in his […]
March 9, 2016

Q-TIP BECOMES KENNEDY CENTER HIP HOP DIRECTOR

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Kennedy Center in Washington has put Q-Tip on the payroll. He has been hired as the venue’s artistic director for hip hop […]
March 8, 2016

Review: Assassin shows versatility on 1st album in years

By Bianca Roach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Assassin, “Theory of Reggaetivity,” (Sound Age Entertainment) One of Jamaica’s most underrated yet diverse and creative lyricists, Assassin A.K.A. Agent […]
March 8, 2016

Kanye West visiting Ikea base in Sweden

STOCKHOLM _ Ikea says Kanye West is visiting the furniture giant’s offices in southern Sweden. The company confirmed an online report by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet Tuesday […]
March 7, 2016

A brave slave odyssey depicted in drama series ‘Underground’

NEW YORK _ What sort of grit and ingenuity did it take for slaves in the Old South to flee from a plantation that had been […]
March 7, 2016

Celebs take to social media to cut trolls down to size

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ When Rick Ross posted a photo of himself on Instagram posing with Diddy, a woman joked on […]
March 7, 2016

Poet activist Sonia Sanchez subject of new documentary

By Hillel Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ When a team of documentary makers first suggested a movie about her life, Sonia Sanchez resisted. “We […]
March 7, 2016

Michelle Williams, once ‘out to pasture,’ returns to stage

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Before you can get to Michelle Williams’ dressing room at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway, you pass […]
March 7, 2016

Review: Lupita Nyong’o soars in searing play ‘Eclipsed’

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Lupita Nyong’o is a red carpet darling, effortlessly stunning in a Calvin Klein gown or in advertisements […]
March 7, 2016

Rapper Bankroll Fresh killed at recording Atlanta studio

ATLANTA _ A coroner investigator says an up-and-coming rapper has been shot to death outside a popular recording studio in Atlanta. Fulton County Medical Examiner senior […]
March 4, 2016

Leslie Jones reacts to criticism of ‘Ghostbusters’ character

By Derrik J. Lang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Leslie Jones ain’t afraid of no ghost _ or playing a transit worker. The co-star of […]
March 4, 2016

Next Big Thing: Drake’s latest find and two standout international acts

By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The weekly Next Big Thing column highlights what’s bubbling under the surface in entertainment with a look at […]
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