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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., shows Jelani Maraj. Maraj, brother of rapper Nicki Minaj, faces up to life in prison if jurors on Long Island convict him of predatory sexual assault on a child. He is accused of repeatedly raping a girl at his suburban home in Baldwin. Jury deliberations began Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nassau County Court. (Nassau County Police Department via AP, File)
November 08, 2017 - 11:56 am
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday began deliberating child rape allegations against the brother of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj. Jelani Maraj, 38, faces up to life in prison if jurors convict him of charges that he repeatedly raped an 11-year-old girl at his home in Baldwin, a Long Island...
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Keith Urban arrives at the BMI Awards at BMI Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 10:40 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Keith Urban will debut a new song on the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday inspired by the allegations of sexual assault and harassment hurled against Harvey Weinstein. BMI country songwriter of the year Ross Copperman said that the widening sexual...
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Keith Urban arrives at the BMI Awards at BMI Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 12:52 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Keith Urban was honored for his philanthropy and hit country songwriter Bob DiPiero was honored as an icon by the performing rights organization BMI on Tuesday. The BMI Country Awards also honored the top country songwriters of the year in a star studded event...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2001 file photo, Red House Records President Bob Feldman displays a CD tribute as musician John Gorka, left, looks on at the Red House Records offices in St. Paul, Minn. Red House Records has been sold to Compass Records Group of Nashville. The sale was announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
November 07, 2017 - 8:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul-based folk and Americana music label Red House Records has been sold to Compass Records Group of Nashville, Tennessee. The sale was announced Tuesday. Grammy-winning Red House was formed 34 years ago and is home to artists such as The Wailin' Jennys, John Gorka and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, British musician Bruce Dickinson appears during an interview in New York. The Iron Maiden frontman has a new book out called, “What Does This Button Do?” (AP Photo/Bruce Barton, File)
November 07, 2017 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Dickinson used to think that writing an autobiography should come at the end of his career. A bout with throat cancer changed his mind. After his recovery, the Iron Maiden frontman began writing his life story, filling up a stack of legal pads in longhand. Now the fruit of his...
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November 07, 2017 - 3:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Killers and Imagine Dragons are headlining a benefit concert next month to help the victims of the shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas. Organizers on Tuesday announced some of the performers of the Dec. 1 concert at T-Mobile Arena. Also scheduled to participate...
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump is greeted by South Korean middle school students as Choi Min-ho, a member of South Korean boy band Shinee, top right, watches during "Girls Play 2!" Initiative, an Olympic public diplomacy outreach campaign, at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)
November 07, 2017 - 6:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A video of first lady Melania Trump smiling at South Korean girls who had burst into screaming when they saw a member of a K-pop boy band was shared widely on social media on Tuesday. The video showed Trump at ease with South Korean teenagers in school uniforms at an event...
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Rodney Crowell accepts the The ASCAP Founders Award during the 55th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP)
November 07, 2017 - 2:43 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer songwriters Rodney Crowell and Kelsea Ballerini and hit country songwriter Ashley Gorley were honored at the ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday. Crowell, who announced earlier this year he was cancelling all his 2017 tour dates due to a...
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Rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. A Philadelphia judge has sentenced rapper Mill to two to four years in state prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 06, 2017 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who said the musician had wasted several chances to clean up his act following a 2009 gun and drug case. The sentence rounded out a roughly decade-long back and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, singer Kid Rock performs a concert before the Daytona 500 auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla. On the CD ‘Sweet Southern Sugar,’ Kid Rock offers his signature stew of Southern rock, rap and country, layered with lyrics that evoke Old Glory patriotism, Don’t-Step-on-Me cockiness and a celebration of redneck culture. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)
November 06, 2017 - 4:18 pm
Kid Rock, "Sweet Southern Sugar" (Broken Bow/BMG/Top Dog) Getting your new album noticed these days seems to involve elaborate publicity stunts and social media gimmicks, but Kid Rock upped the ante this fall — he flirted with a run for U.S. Senate. Even Taylor Swift hasn't gone that far. The...
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