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FILE - This April 14, 2015 file photo shows Jimmy Johnson, sound engineer for the Percy Sledge's hit "When a Man Loves a Woman," outside his Tennessee River home in Sheffield, Ala. Johnson, a founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and a guitarist with the famed studio musicians nicknamed "The Swampers" has died. He was 76. His family announced his death in a Facebook post. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
September 05, 2019 - 8:03 pm
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jimmy Johnson, a founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and guitarist with the famed studio musicians "The Swampers," has died. He was 76. His family announced in a Facebook post that he died Thursday. As a studio musician, recording engineer and record producer, Johnson...
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FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” In the tweet, Minaj she took a jab at her critics and asked her fans to “keep reppin me, do it til da death of me.” In July, Minaj announced she was pulling out a show in Saudi Arabia to show support women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She also canceled her appearance at the BET Experience Concert earlier this year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 05, 2019 - 5:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Is Nicki Minaj really hanging up the mic? The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday on Twitter that she "decided to retire & have my family." Her announcement comes as a surprise after she recently made a guest appearance on Megan Thee Stallion's "Hot Girl Summer." In the...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago. Prosecutors say the jailed singer has been moved into the general inmate population despite concern other inmates could try to hurt him because of his celebrity status and because he is accused of sexually assaulting minors. He faces sexual misconduct charges in Illinois, Minnesota and New York. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
September 04, 2019 - 11:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has set an April 27 trial date in R. Kelly's federal case in Chicago that accuses the R&B star of child pornography and obstruction of justice. But the judge said at a Wednesday status hearing the date could be moved since the 52-year-old faces similar cases in three...
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September 03, 2019 - 7:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Country music star Dierks Bentley has been fined $139.50 for fishing without a license after Colorado concertgoers reported him to state officials. The Denver Post reported Monday that Bentley and fellow country star Luke Bryan talked on stage about fishing during a festival in Buena...
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This combination photo shows performers, from left, Meghan Trainor, Meek Mill and Rapsody, who will perform in a free pregame concert on Sept. 5 in Chicago's Grant Park before the Bears face off against the Green Bay Packers. (AP Photo)
August 30, 2019 - 1:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week. The NFL and Roc Nation announced Friday that Mill, Trainor and Rapsody will perform in a free pregame concert Sept. 5...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2008 file photo, Prince performs during his headlining set on the second day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Prince’s estate will take over management of the late rock star’s studio complex near Minneapolis. Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley’s tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, had been operating Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen as a museum since October 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
August 30, 2019 - 1:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A half-brother of the late rock superstar Prince has died, leaving five Prince siblings to share in the musician's fortune. An attorney for Alfred Jackson, Asa Weston, said Friday that the 66-year-old Jackson died Wednesday night or Thursday night in his home outside of Kansas...
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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into reports of sexual harassment by the opera star. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
August 29, 2019 - 10:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into allegations the opera star had sexually harassed several women. The Associated Press reported earlier this month on extensive...
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Spanish tenor Placido Domingo reacts during the rehearsal of the opening gala of the Gerard Of Sagredo Youth Forum and Sports Center in Szeged, Hungary, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, a day prior to the event. (Tibor Rosta/MTI via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm
SZEGED, Hungary (AP) — Opera legend Placido Domingo was set to appear Wednesday at a concert in southern Hungary to inaugurate a sports and youth complex for a local Catholic diocese, continuing his calendar of European engagements unabated despite allegations of sexual harassment. Domingo, whose...
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FILE - This June 5, 2019 file photo shows Maren Morris at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Morris has a chance to win up to eight trophies including for album of the year at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards thanks to her work as an artist, songwriter and producer. With the success of her album "GIRL," Morris scored nominations like single of the year, song of the year, and female vocalist of the year. The CMAs will air live on Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)
August 28, 2019 - 11:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maren Morris has a chance to win up to eight trophies including album of the year at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards thanks to her work as an artist, songwriter and producer. With the success of her album "GIRL," which Morris co-produced, the Grammy winner scored...
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Rapper Meek Mill gestures at the crowd outside the Criminal Justice Center in Center City Philadelphia on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Mill pleaded guilty to a 2007 misdemeanor gun charge and won't serve additional time in prison after reaching a plea agreement in a case that's kept him on probation for most of his adult life. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 2:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge Tuesday in a deal that resolves a 2007 arrest that has kept him on probation or in prison for most of his adult life. The negotiated plea comes after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month over doubts...
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