FILE- In this March 13, 2015, file photo, rapper Nelly approaches the stage for a concert in Irbil, northern Iraq. Prosecutors in Washington state say they cannot proceed with a rape case against the rapper Nelly because the accuser is not cooperating. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb, and police arrested him. Prosecutors said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that they've reviewed the investigation, but without the woman's help, they can't move forward with the case. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim, File)
December 20, 2017 - 9:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman has sued the rapper Nelly, claiming he sexually assaulted her on his tour bus and later damaged her reputation by refuting her account. The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that Monique Greene's lawsuit against Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., seeks unspecified...
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December 20, 2017 - 7:22 pm
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello are teaming up for a musical benefit for victims of the San Luis Rey Downs training track fire this month that killed nearly 50 horses and injured their caretakers. The event on Jan. 17 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, a mile from...
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In this Dec. 4, 2017 photo, singer SZA poses for a portrait in New York to promote her latest album, "Ctrl." SZA is nominated for five Grammy Awards for her debut album “Ctrl.” (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
December 20, 2017 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After SZA created the drums-drenched, reggae-tinged song "Consideration," she thought she had finally found the sound of her debut album. But there was one problem: Rihanna heard the song and wanted it. "And I'm just like, 'It has a video. I shot a video already to it. It's coming...
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This combination photo shows Beyonce Knowles at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 28, 2016, left, and SZA at the Black Girls Rock! Awards in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 5, 2017. SZA co-wrote Nicki Minaj and Beyonce’s hit song “Feeling Myself.” (Photos by Evan Agostini, left, and Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
December 20, 2017 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — SZA — who is nominated for five Grammy Awards for her debut album, "Ctrl" — discusses writing lyrics for Beyonce, sampling Justin Timberlake's music and collaborating with Maroon 5 in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press. Read the interview here. ____ THE JUICE...
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December 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — A building at the Long Island high school that Billy Joel helped save from closing has been renamed after the performer's mother. Newsday reports the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer attended a ceremony Tuesday at the newly dedicated Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theatre...
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FILE--In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Lady Gaga performs during a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas. Lady Gaga will join the list of superstars with regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas in 2018, when she kicks off a two-year residency in December. (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)
December 19, 2017 - 4:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lady Gaga will join the list of superstars with regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas in 2018, when she kicks off a two-year residency in December. Gaga in a statement Tuesday says it has been her "life-long dream" to perform in Las Vegas. She says she is humbled to be joining a...
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December 19, 2017 - 2:47 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Seven-time Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar will perform during halftime at the College Football Playoff national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8. This is the first year the CFP title game will include a Super Bowl-style halftime show, though there is one major...
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In this Dec. 11, 2017 photo, country singer Walker Hayes poses for a portrait in New York to promote his latest album, “boom.” (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
December 19, 2017 - 11:15 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several years ago, producer and songwriter Shane McAnally met Walker Hayes, a country singer from Alabama who was struggling to find a hit while signed to Capitol Records Nashville. "He had a song or two that hadn't worked and they were like, 'We just need a hit,'" said...
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December 19, 2017 - 11:13 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany, renowned for his broad baritone voice, has died at age 59. Mahogany's sister, Carmen Julious, told KCUR-FM Radio that her brother died Sunday. A cause of death was not disclosed. Mahogany released about a dozen records dating to his debut, "Double...
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In this Friday Nov. 24, 2017 photo, conductor Johanna Weitkamp performs with the SAP orchestra in Mannheim, Germany. Some big corporations think performing Beethoven symphonies helps employees team up on projects at work, with the orchestras serving as a public relations tool while helping forge the creative teamwork that companies need to compete in the business world. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 18, 2017 - 9:50 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Can performing Beethoven symphonies together help employees team up on projects at work, too? Some companies — above all in Germany and Asia — seem to think so. A conspicuous number of big German corporate names — along with a handful in Japan and Korea — have their own...
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