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FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, R. Kelly performs during the 2015 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. Representatives of the rhythm and blues crooner, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, didn't immediately return requests for comment Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Photo by Al Powers/ Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)
April 27, 2017 - 8:29 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. Deputy Kenneth Bryant, who married Asia Childress in Mississippi in 2012, filed suit last week in a county circuit court in Jackson,...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:57 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates. The weekend forecast calls for cloudy skies on both the opening day and...
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This image released by Julien's Auctions shows John Lennon's black and white drawing of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover. The drawing, discovered by the owners of the Weybridge house in England where Lennon lived from 1964-68, will be auctioned on May 20, 2017. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 8:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An old sketch up for auction May 20 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan is a crude, ink-on-paper drawing of the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover. The artist is almost surely John Lennon. Julien's Auctions says the drawing was discovered by a former resident of the...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge. The 31-year-old Gates — whose legal name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard — of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was sentenced after pleading guilty to being a...
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April 26, 2017 - 4:54 pm
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Kerry Turman, a longtime bassist for The Temptations, has died after a performance in Missouri. He was 59. The coroner in Cape Girardeau County says Turman was found dead at a local hotel early Sunday, shortly after performing Saturday night in Cape Girardeau. The vocal...
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FILE - This Dec. 9, 2016 file photo shows Madonna at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music honors in New York. On Monday, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Universal had acquired the rights to “Blond Ambition,” a script about the singer. On Tuesday, Madonna expressed her displeasure via an Instagram post. She said that only she was qualified to tell her story and “anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 25, 2017 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna isn't happy with a new biopic planned on her pre-fame life. The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday that Universal had acquired the rights to "Blond Ambition," a script about the singer. Brett Ratner is expected to produce the film, which centers on her struggles in New York...
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FILE - In this combination photo, singer Dionne Warwick arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, left, and Aretha Franklin attends the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Franklin is accusing Warwick of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother. At Houston's funeral, Warwick told funeral-goers that Franklin was present and introduced her, but then realized she wasn’t in attendance. Warwick said, "“She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.” Franklin said she was suffering from swollen feet and had to skip the funeral. She felt the comment was damaging to her and planned to address it at a later date. (Photo by Jordan Strauss, left, Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
April 25, 2017 - 4:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston's godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston's funeral. "She blatantly lied on me ... fully well knowing...
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FILE - In this combination photo, singer Dionne Warwick arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, left, and Aretha Franklin attends the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Franklin is accusing Warwick of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother. At Houston's funeral, Warwick told funeral-goers that Franklin was present and introduced her, but then realized she wasn’t in attendance. Warwick said, "“She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.” Franklin said she was suffering from swollen feet and had to skip the funeral. She felt the comment was damaging to her and planned to address it at a later date. (Photo by Jordan Strauss, left, Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston's godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston's funeral. Aretha Franklin said in a phone interview with The...
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An actor dressed up as London police officer stands in position near a sign announcing Paul McCartney's concert at Prudential Center, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Newark, N.J. The concert, scheduled for Sept. 11, 2017, will be the first for McCartney at the arena. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 25, 2017 - 12:39 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Paul McCartney is bringing his One On One tour to New Jersey and New York City. Officials on Tuesday announced McCartney will perform for the first time at Prudential Center in Newark on Sept. 11. He'll then perform at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 15, Barclays Center in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Sting performs a medley at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Sting has been added to Tanglewood’s Popular Artists series this summer. He will make his debut at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Aug. 29 in support of his latest album, “57th & 9th”, released last November. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2017 - 12:02 pm
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Sting will be making his debut at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The 16-time Grammy winning musician, actor and human rights activist has been added to Tanglewood's Popular Artists series on Aug. 29 in support of "57th & 9th," his latest album, released...
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