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Today in History: May 24, first night game in Major League Baseball

May. 24, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 24, the 145th day of 2024. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1935, the first Major League Baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley...

Today in History: May 21, Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross

May. 21, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2024. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. On this date: In 1471,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1

May. 20, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1: May 26: Sportscaster Brent Musburger is 85. Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 79. Singer Stevie Nicks is 76. Actor Pam Grier is 75. Actor Philip Michael Thomas (“Miami Vice”) is 75. Country singer Hank Williams Junior is...

Drake leads the 2024 BET Awards nominations with 7, followed closely by Nicki Minaj

May. 16, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

Drake is the leading nominee for next month's BET Awards, followed closely by Nicki Minaj. The Canadian rapper received seven nominations Thursday, including an album of the year nod for his eighth studio album, “For All the Dogs.” One of the awards he's up for is the music video...

Music Review: Miley Cyrus, Lorde and more team up for fun Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense' tribute

May. 13, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

In 1984, Talking Heads ' concert film and live album “Stop Making Sense” captured the alt-rock quartet at the height of their powers. Forty years later, a new 4K restoration of the film is streaming on MAX, and A24 Music has released “Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 19-25

May. 13, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 19-25: May 19: TV personality David Hartman is 89. Actor James Fox is 85. Actor Nancy Kwan is 85. Musician Pete Townshend is 79. Singer-actor-model Grace Jones is 73. Drummer Phil Rudd AC/DC is 70. Actor Steven Ford is 68. Actor Toni Lewis...

Swiss fans get ready to welcome Eurovision winner Nemo back home

May. 12, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss Eurovision fans were getting ready Sunday to give a hero's welcome to singer Nemo, who won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with “The Code,” an operatic pop-rap ode to the singer’s journey toward embracing a nongender identity. The singer, who is Swiss...

Switzerland’s Nemo wins 68th Eurovision Song Contest after event roiled by protests over war in Gaza

May. 12, 2024 03:44 AM EDT

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Swiss singer Nemo won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday with “The Code,” an operatic pop-rap ode to the singer’s journey toward embracing a nongender identity. Switzerland's contestant beat Croatian rocker Baby Lasagna to the title by winning...

Country star Cindy Walker posthumously inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

May. 09, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Country star Cindy Walker was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, it was announced Thursday. Walker, who wrote countless hits across her six-decade career, was celebrated for her immediate, unpretentious songwriting style. She wrote songs...

North West joins starry concert event of 'The Lion King' at Hollywood Bowl

May. 08, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — North West, the daughter of Kim Kardashian and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, is going from “Paw Patrol” to another animal project: A starry “Lion King” concert. West joins a cast that includes Heather Headley, Billy Eichner, Bradley Gibson,...