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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his album, "The Thrill of It All." A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness. Some songs with a low happiness index in 2014 include “Stay With Me” by Smith. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith. For the report in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2017 file photo, Stevie Wonder performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Musician and singer Wonder will perform a series of shows in Las Vegas in Aug. 2018. Casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company Live Nation Las Vegas announced Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that Wonder will play five shows at the Park Theater starting Aug. 3. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 6:50 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Musician and singer Stevie Wonder will perform a series of shows in Las Vegas in August. Casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company Live Nation Las Vegas announced Tuesday that Wonder will play five shows at the Park Theater starting Aug. 3. The 5,300-seat...
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May 15, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Isbell leads the nominees for the Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards with nominations in four categories, thanks to his critically acclaimed album "The Nashville Sound," which earned him two Grammy Awards earlier this year. Also among the nominations...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, musicians, Adam Clayton, from left, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge, of the band U2, perform on stage at Twickenham Stadium in London. U2 will play a special one night show at New York’s historic Apollo Theater. Howard Stern on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, announced the invitation only event for SiriusXM subscribers during his show on the satellite music service. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U2 will put on a special one-night show at New York's historic Apollo Theater. Howard Stern on Tuesday announced the invitation-only event for SiriusXM subscribers during his show on the satellite music service. The company says U2 will play songs from its "Songs of Experience"...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, Canadian rapper Drake arrives at the NBA Awards in New York. Drake is going on tour. He announced the Aubrey and The Three Amigos tour on Monday, May 14, 2018. Drake will be joined by “Walk It Talk It” collaborators Migos and special guests on the North American leg through the summer and fall. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2018 - 8:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake is going on tour. The 31-year-old announced the "Aubrey and The Three Amigos Tour" on Monday. Drake will be joined by "Walk It Talk It" collaborators Migos and special guests on the North American leg through the summer and fall. The 41-date tour starts July 26 in Salt Lake...
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Director director Paweł Pawlikowski poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Cold War' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2018 - 2:26 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — While the rest of the world, and the Academy Awards, were celebrating Pawel Pawlikowski's film "Ida" as one of the best films of 2013, the quiet, black-and-white film was swept up into political debate back in Poland, Pawlikowski's home country. It still mystifies the...
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Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 13, 2018 - 9:50 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israelis took to the streets early Sunday to celebrate their country's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. Fans flooded Tel Aviv's Rabin Square in front of City Hall, with some euphorically jumping into a public fountain, after Netta Barzilai was announced...
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Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 12, 2018 during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 12, 2018 - 8:51 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Netta Barzilai is sassy, she's fun and she can sing — and now the Israeli has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women's empowerment. The 25-year-old pre-competition favorite beat out competition from 42 other countries' performers Saturday...
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Netta from Israel reacts during the announcement of a voting in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 12, 2018 during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 12, 2018 - 6:49 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song "Toy." Barzilai, who was the favorite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, saw off competition from 42 other...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Spotify has removed R. Kelly’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2018 - 2:09 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — With demonstrators standing outside his concert protesting his presence, R. Kelly summoned his passionate fans to carry him through what has been a difficult week. Interspersing references to God with his suggestive lyrics and salty language, Kelly stirred up a crowd inside...
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