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FILE - In this Saturday, March 26, 2017 file photo, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins performs at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Billy Corgan is more than just another celebrity immersed in wrestling as some sort of quirky promotional stunt. The Smashing Pumpkins lead singer has been involved in wrestling for more than a decade. But his next step is his biggest gamble yet. Corgan now owns the NWA - the old 1970s and 80s home of Ric Flair and Harley Race, among other greats, and hopes to return the forgotten promotion to relevance, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 11, 2017 - 5:31 am
Billy Corgan has a plan to resurrect an old favorite, a project tinged with nostalgia, yet firmly with an eye on sparking a new generation of fans. Ah, yes, reuniting the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup? Not quite — at least, not this weekend. Corgan is set to reboot the National Wrestling...
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This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album, "reputation," expected Nov. 10. (Big Machine via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 3:51 am
Taylor Swift, "reputation" (Big Machine Records) If you'd stop thinking about her reputation, you'd actually appreciate the musicality of Taylor Swift's "reputation." Sure, she named the album that so there will be blog posts and essays deciphering the lyrics — was that about Kanye? Calvin? — but...
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Carrie Underwood pauses during an emotional performance of "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Pictured on screen are victims of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 09, 2017 - 1:31 pm
The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments focused on unifying as a country during a year dominated by gun violence, divisive politics and natural disasters. Carrie Underwood broke down while singing...
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Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 09, 2017 - 7:16 am
Yes, Garth Brooks won entertainer of the year and Chris Stapleton picked up two honors, including album of the year. But the moments that truly dominated the 2017 Country Music Association Awards had less to do with winning, and more about a community banding together to heal. Here's a look at some...
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Keith Urban performs "Female" at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 11:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Country Music Association Awards (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Keith Urban has unveiled a new song at the Country Music Association Awards that he says was inspired by the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal. The song "Female" includes lyrics in its second...
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Carrie Underwood pauses during an emotional performance of "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Pictured on screen are victims of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 11:13 pm
Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Brooks, who has won the top prize six times, also beat Chris Stapleton and Eric Church on Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville,...
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Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know" at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 11:12 pm
Complete list of winners of Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee: Entertainer of the Year — Garth Brooks. Female vocalist of the year — Miranda Lambert. Male vocalist of the year — Chris Stapleton. Album of the Year — "From A Room:...
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Hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood appear during the opening of the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 10:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley did more than poke fun at the Country Music Association's ill-received media guidelines that aimed to keep politics out of Wednesday's CMA Awards. The veteran hosts dug straight in with barbs aimed at key political figures from both parties...
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Elton John, left, and David Furnish, right, attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A teary and emotional Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation with a gala in New York City, raising about $4.4 million and telling the audience that they would end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. John's efforts to raise awareness and fight against AIDS were...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood appear at the 48th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Paisley and Underwood are celebrating their 10-year anniversary as hosts of the Country Music Association Awards. The duo has hosted the show consecutively since 2008. They return Wednesday for the 2017 CMA Awards. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
November 08, 2017 - 12:18 pm
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are celebrating their 10-year anniversary — as hosts of the Country Music Association Awards. The duo has hosted the show consecutively since 2008, and they return Wednesday for the 2017 CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. While Underwood...
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