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Salvador Sobral from Portugal celebrates as he holds the trophy after winning the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Amar pelos dois", in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 13, 2017 - 7:26 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a gentle romantic ballad that challenged the event's decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery excess. Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet...
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FILE - This Nov. 2, 2016 file photo shows Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Just in time for Mother’s Day, country singer Rhett and his wife posted pictures of their adopted daughter Willa Gray Akins on social media on Friday, May 12, 2017. The couple, whose last name is Akins, announced earlier this year they were adopting a child from Africa and that Lauren was also pregnant. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 6:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just in time for Mother's Day, country singer Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins posted pictures of their adopted daughter Willa Gray Akins on social media on Friday. The couple, whose last name is Akins, announced earlier this year they were adopting a child from Africa...
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May 12, 2017 - 6:44 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper known as "C-Murder" who is serving a life sentence for killing a teenager at a nightclub, to pay the victim's family more than $1.1 million. The New Orleans Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/2pFqNDv ) Jefferson Parish Judge...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. A two-week trial that ended Friday, May 12, 2017, at the High Court in Wellington in the case in which music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand's ruling conservative political party for copyright infringement. The judge may not rule for months. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 12, 2017 - 5:16 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Turn up the volume, the judge told the lawyers in a case involving an Eminem song: "I'm not shy of loud music." It was one of many incongruous moments during a two-week trial that ended Friday at the High Court in Wellington. The judge may not rule for months in the...
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Alma from France perform the song "Requiem" during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The final of The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be held on May 13. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 11, 2017 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Sprinkle the sequins, spark up the disco lights and get ready for battle — it's time for the Eurovision Song Contest , a celebration of kitsch and cheesy pop with an undercurrent of politics and patriotism. More than a singing contest, it's diplomacy in dancing shoes. This week...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2017, file photo, rap artist Travis Scott, center, reacts during an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets in Houston. Scott and the Rockets will have a special treat for fans attending Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night May 11. Everyone will receive exclusive t-shirts designed as part of a collaboration between the Houston rapper and the team. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
May 10, 2017 - 11:02 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Travis Scott and the Houston Rockets will have a special treat for fans attending Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against San Antonio on Thursday night. Everyone will receive exclusive t-shirts designed in collaboration between the Houston rapper and the Rockets. The red...
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May 09, 2017 - 12:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each, including nods in the video of the year and social superstar categories. CMT announced the nominees Tuesday for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville,...
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FILE - This Feb. 12, 2017, file photo shows a general view of the stage at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday, May 9, 2017, that the 2018 Grammys would return to New York City after spending the last 14 years in Los Angeles. The show will take place at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
May 09, 2017 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are in a New York State of Mind. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the 2018 Grammys would return to New York City after spending the last 14 years in Los Angeles. The show will take place at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018. MSG last hosted the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Loretta Lynn performs in concert at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pa. A posting on country music legend Lynn's website says she has been hospitalized after having a stroke. The posting says Lynn was admitted into a Nashville hospital on Thursday night, May 4, 2017, after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
May 06, 2017 - 7:48 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music legend Loretta Lynn remains hospitalized after having a stroke, a publicist said Saturday. Sony Music publicist Maria Malta said nothing has changed from information posted on Lynn's website. The website says the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Miley Cyrus talks with students while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Cyrus told Billboard magazine for a story published online on May 3, 2017, that she’s “completely clean” after giving up marijuana. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
May 06, 2017 - 3:22 pm
Miley Cyrus says she respects and appreciates all genres of music, but is gravitating now to "more uplifting, conscious rap," with an eye to giving the younger generation a more positive message with her own music. The pop star took to Instagram over the weekend to clarify remarks in a recent...
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