Rhythm and blues

FILE - In this June 28, 2015 file photo, singer Patti LaBelle poses in the press room at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. LaBelle is being honored in her hometown of Philadelphia with her very own street. A stretch of Broad Street will be renamed for the legendary soul singer during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The thoroughfare between Locust and Spruce Streets will be called “Patti LaBelle Way.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 6:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patti LaBelle is being honored in her hometown of Philadelphia with her very own street. A stretch of Broad Street will be renamed for the legendary soul singer during a ceremony Tuesday. The thoroughfare between Locust and Spruce Streets will be called "Patti LaBelle Way."...
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Crowds participate in the second annual Stonewall Day honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, hosted by Pride Live and iHeartMedia, in Greenwich Village, Friday, June 28, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
June 28, 2019 - 9:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people converged Friday on the Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation, marking the milestone with celebrity performances, speeches and personal reflections. People from New York and afar came to take photos...
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Musician R. Kelly departs from the Leighton Criminal Court building after a status hearing in his criminal sexual abuse trial Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
June 26, 2019 - 12:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago. The judge in the case said he hopes that at least one of the four cases against Kelly will go to trial early next year. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood...
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Angelique Smith, mother of late rapper Nipsey Hussle, accepts the humanitarian award on behalf of his son at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Looking on from background left are Lauren London, Hussle's partner, son Kross, sister Samantha Smith, and daughter Emani Asghedom. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 11:49 pm
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle...
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Tyler Perry accepts the ultimate icon award at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 10:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8 p.m. Tyler Perry spoke about the worthiness of black women and his journey to become a filmmaker after accepting the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards. Perry says...
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FILE - This June 24, 2018 file photo shows a view of the stage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Regina Hall will host the show, which is being held Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and will feature performances by Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 8:51 am
Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at Sunday's BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The posthumous award will be presented at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. Hussle, who is also nominated for best hip-hop artist...
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Shania Twain poses for a portrait at her Manhattan hotel, Friday, June 14, 2019, in New York. Twain will begin a new residency in Las Vegas at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, starting in December 2019. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)
June 17, 2019 - 9:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Since Shania Twain launched her first residency in Las Vegas seven years ago, Sin City has been invaded with contemporary pop stars, from Lady Gaga to Drake to Christina Aguilera, jumping on the residency trend. Even Cardi B has plans for a short-term Vegas residency this year. "I...
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June 13, 2019 - 10:23 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A popular Mideast nightclub is opening a branch in Saudi Arabia on Thursday in the latest sign of how far the kingdom has loosened restrictions on entertainment. In line with the country's Islamic laws, though, it will not be serving alcohol. The club, White Saudi...
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June 13, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free July 27 event in Orlando at Wall Street Plaza...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, John Legend performs "Preach" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer says he isn’t sure a boycott would lead to the states changing course, but he knows that “money talks.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 10:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. Legend admits he's not sure if a boycott would be successful, but says "it's a conversation that needs to be had. "Particularly when these...
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