March 19, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Method Man‘s advice for young rappers: you only need one car. He says if you want a better one, trade that one […]
March 19, 2015

Pharrell Williams of high hats and cool shoes picked as 2015 fashion icon of the year

NEW YORK _ Pharrell Williams, fond of high hats and fabulous shoes, will be honoured as a fashion icon by the Council of Fashion Designers of […]
March 19, 2015

Mary J. Blige, dancing like a pro, shines at unofficial South by Southwest event

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas _ Mary J. Blige performed for a feverish crowd Tuesday night at the Samsung Supper Club in an […]
March 17, 2015

Jussie Smollett talks about the time he realized his TV show ‘Empire’ was a big deal

By Alicia Rancilio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of Fox’s prime-time soap, “Empire,” says he counts his mom as […]
March 16, 2015

Rihanna, Zac Brown Band to headline Final Four’s 3 day music festival in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS _ Grammy Award winners Rihanna and the Zac Brown Band will headline this year’s March Madness Music Festival. The free, three-day concert series will be […]
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


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 […]