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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, North Carolina concert promoter Marc Hubbard walks to federal court in Honolulu. On Friday, April 6, 2018, Hubbard was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for a concert scam that humiliated the University of Hawaii. Hubbard pleaded guilty to wire fraud, saying he lied about his ability to produce Stevie Wonder for a fundraiser concert. (Dennis Oda/The Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
March 28, 2018 - 8:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who prosecutors say scammed the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Sentencing has been postponed again for a man who pleaded guilty in a Stevie Wonder concert scam...
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In this August 2017 photo, DMX, the rapper also known as Earl Simmons, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York after an appearance in his tax fraud case. DMX could get up to five years in prison when he is sentenced, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, for trying to dodge $1.7 million in taxes. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)
March 28, 2018 - 8:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge heard a DMX rap song before adding his own lyrics to a court proceeding on Wednesday, ordering the rapper imprisoned for a year in a tax fraud case. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff took requests, accommodating DMX's desire to hear his autobiographical hit "Slippin'" before...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2018 file photo, Charlie Walk participates in "The Four" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Walk is leaving Republic Records after an investigation into sexual misconduct. The company, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, said in a short statement Wednesday that “Republic Records and Charlie Walk have mutually agreed to part ways.” Walk had been on leave since January. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 28, 2018 - 7:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Walk, who has been a top executive at several record labels and worked with artists such as Ariana Grande and The Weeknd, is leaving his job as president of Republic Records after a sexual misconduct investigation, the company said Wednesday. The record label and Walk...
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Eduardo Mendez, newly named executive director of the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela better known as "El Sistema", or The System, speaks during an interview at an auditorium in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 26, 2018. El Sistema faces a crucial stage after the death of its creator and main driving force, Jose Antonio Abreu. Moving forward with Abreu's legacy is now the main challenge of Mendez. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 27, 2018 - 6:32 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela's famed youth orchestra network says he will strive to uphold the program's legacy of musical excellence and social service as it faces one of the toughest periods in its history following the death of its charismatic founder. In an interview at the...
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In this March 5, 2018, photo, country singer Ashley McBryde poses in Nashville, Tenn., to promote her her first major label album, “Girl Going Nowhere,” coming out on March 30. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 27, 2018 - 12:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Ashley McBryde has been hearing the critics since she was a kid. "I am the youngest of six. There's the smart one and the pretty one and I am the loud one," McBryde said with a smile. "I was banging on a mandolin at four years old and trying to make songs out...
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FILE - In this Tuesday May 23, 2017 file photo, couple embrace under a billboard in Manchester, England, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead. Firefighters were not allowed to go to the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing for more than two hours because of confusion about whether an attacker was still on the loose, according to an inquiry into the attack released Tuesday March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
March 27, 2018 - 10:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Firefighters were not allowed to go to the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing for more than two hours because of confusion about whether an attacker was still on the loose, according to a report released Tuesday. Senior British civil servant Bob Kerslake, who headed the inquiry,...
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This combination photo shows musicians, from left, Jack White, Lionel Richie and Chris Stapleton who will headline the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival scheduled for September 22 and 23 in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo)
March 27, 2018 - 9:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Lionel Richie are headlining the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Tennessee this September. The festival is scheduled for September 22 and 23. The lineup, announced Tuesday, includes Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Amos Lee...
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FILE - In this March 20, 1978 file photo Yvonne Elliman poses in Los Angeles. The Grammy Award-winning singer who gained fame for hits from "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Saturday Night Fever" will be sentenced on drug possession charges in Guam this week. Yvonne Marianne Elliman-Alexander, who performs under her maiden name Yvonne Elliman, and her husband, Allen Bernard Alexander, were scheduled for sentencing Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in the U.S. territory, where they had gone to perform at a benefit concert. (AP Photo, File)
March 26, 2018 - 11:11 pm
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Grammy Award-winning singer who gained fame for hits from "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Saturday Night Fever" and pleaded guilty to drug possession charges in Guam will be able to serve her sentence in Hawaii, her lawyer said. Yvonne Marianne Elliman-Alexander, 66, who...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. A tribute fence will be installed at Prince's famed music studio and home in Minnesota as officials prepare for fans returning on the second anniversary of the rock star's death. A three-day celebration of the late musician also will be held next month, including a concert in Minneapolis. The tribute fence will be set up inside the grounds at Paisley Park, where Prince died from an accidental painkiller overdose on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 26, 2018 - 9:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, shows he had what multiple experts called an "exceedingly high" concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, rapper DMX, whose given name is Earl Simmons, leaves federal court in New York. In a court document made public Monday, March 26, 2018, an attorney for DMX said he plans to use music to convince a judge that his client deserves leniency for his tax evasion conviction. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
March 26, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — DMX is counting on a little rap to help him beat the rap at his tax evasion sentencing. Attorney Murray Richman said in a court document made public on Monday that he wants to play a few DMX compositions at Thursday's sentencing in Manhattan for the rapper also known as Earl Simmons...
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