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George Strait, Dolly Parton, late Glen Campbell given honors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The country music community honored the late Glen Campbell during the 11th annual Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville, Tennessee, following his death this month at the age of 81....

Afropunk to celebrate 12th year with Solange, SZA and more
NEW YORK (AP) -- Afropunk festival co-founder Matthew Morgan remembers when the musical event carried out as a small gathering on New York's Lower East Side with 25 people. Now, celebrating its 12th year this weekend in Brooklyn, New York, the festival has also expanded to an international celebration, even traveling to South Africa for the first time in December....

Rod Stewart to perform remotely on MTV Video Music Awards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rod Stewart will perform a reworked version of his hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" remotely from Las Vegas at the MTV Video Music Awards, to be held in California....

Showtime to air rare Prince music film, 'Sign O' the Times'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rare Prince music film, "Sign O' the Times," will air on Showtime beginning Sept. 16....

Trevor Noah among nominees for Thurber humor prize
NEW YORK (AP) -- Trevor Noah is upholding a "Daily Show" tradition: He's a nominee for the Thurber Prize for American Humor....

Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you....

'Hellboy' casting prompts backlash over 'whitewashing'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a white actor in a role that was originally Asian-American....

Clinton: My 'skin crawled' as Trump hovered on debate stage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable "my skin crawled." She says in her upcoming book that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, "Back up you creep, get away from me."...

LOCKN' festival to bring positive vibes to Charlottesville
NEW YORK (AP) -- Though the LOCKN' Festival had been in the works for more than six months, the event taking place about 40 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, will now serve as an uplifting moment for the city following its racially charged rally that left one dead and others injured....

Film Review: Animated 'LEAP!' sets a low barre
An animated "Flashdance" meets "Cinderella," ''LEAP !" isn't so much bad as it is bewildering. The feature about an orphan girl who dreams of dancing professionally is set very vaguely in the 1880s, in Brittany and Paris, and contains nods to that general time - like an under-construction Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower. (Never mind that when work started on the Eiffel Tower in 1887, the Statue of Liberty was already perched in the New York Harbor). But the characters talk like it's present day (or in some cases, like it's 25 years ago, throwing out zingers like "it's Hammer time!") and dress like they're in a Barbie-steampunk production of "Fame." One aspiring ballerina wears a pink sweatband and leg warmers. Others dress like Dickensian street urchins. And then there's all the anachronistic pop music....

 
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