Music

March 30, 2017 - 1:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio man says Detroit rap-metal group the Insane Clown Posse and member Joseph Bruce used a poem he wrote without his consent. Stanley Gebhardt filed the copyright infringement suit Tuesday in federal court in Detroit. It seeks monetary damages and asks a judge to force Bruce and...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, Leonardo DiCaprio, left, appears at an event to discuss climate change at the White House in Washington on Oct. 3, 2016, and Q-Tip, from A Tribe Called Quest, performs at the Wireless Festival in London on July 14, 2013. Longtime friends DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for the Australian band Chase Atlantic who made their debut in New York late Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, left, Jonathan Short, Files)
March 30, 2017 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actor and Grammy-winning rapper were in the small audience at Ludlow House as trio Chase Atlantic performed songs in...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 photo, Zarifa Adiba, 18, an orchestra conductor in Afghanistan, plays during a concert in Kabul. Afghanistan’s first all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
March 30, 2017 - 3:13 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first — and only — all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women. The symphony's two conductors show how difficult that can be, but also how satisfying success is. One...
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March 30, 2017 - 2:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actor and Grammy-winning rapper were in the small audience at Ludlow House as trio Chase Atlantic performed songs in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs "Do You Mind" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Wilhelmina talent and modeling agency has signed Nicki Minaj to its celebrity division. The agency said in a statement Wednesday, March 29, 2017 it will work to further the six-time American Music Award winner's influence in fashion and beauty. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
March 29, 2017 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Wilhelmina talent and modeling agency has signed Nicki Minaj to its celebrity division. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it will work to further the six-time American Music Award winner's influence in fashion and beauty. "She is a style pioneer and an icon,"...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a message written by a fan on a dusty car window outside the home of British musician George Michael in London. A private funeral took place Wednesday March 29, 2017, at Highgate Cemetery, north London, according to a statement released by Michael’s publicity agency, Connie Filippello Publicity, saying the funeral was attended by family and close friends. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
March 29, 2017 - 1:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Singer George Michael's publicist says his funeral has been held in London. The private funeral service took place Wednesday at Highgate Cemetery in north London. Michael's publicity agency, Connie Filippello Publicity, said in a statement it was attended by family and close friends...
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March 29, 2017 - 1:05 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chuck Berry fans will have their chance to pay their respects to the late rock 'n' roll visionary. Berry's family announced in a statement Wednesday that what they called a public "viewing" will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 9 at The Pageant club in St. Louis, Berry's hometown...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Fetty Wap arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a Sunday, March 26, 2017, shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson, leaving several people wounded. Investigators said the rapper and several friends became involved in a heated altercation with another group. Officials said the rapper was not hurt. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 11:36 am
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A hip-hop promoter arrested after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown is also facing an armed robbery charge. Passaic County prosecutors said Wednesday that Raheem Thomas had a handgun and hollow point bullets when he was arrested on the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur attends a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles. Snoop Dogg will induct the late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while Pharrell Williams will induct Nile Rodgers during the ceremony in Brooklyn. The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday, March 29, 2017 additional guests who'll be on hand April 7 at the Barclays Center to induct this year's newest class. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File)
March 29, 2017 - 7:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg will induct the late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while Pharrell Williams will induct Nile Rodgers during the ceremony in Brooklyn next month. The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday additional guests who'll be on hand April 7 at the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake's new album “More Life” has broken the U.S. record for the number of streams from a single album in one week. The rapper’s 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
March 27, 2017 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake, who was the most streamed act on Spotify last year, has started 2017 strong — his new album, "More Life," has broken the U.S. record for the number of online streams from a single album in one week. The rapper's 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms...
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