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This combination photo shows Millie Bobby Brown, from left, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. This week's new entertainment releases include

New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Sep. 21, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo sportscaster Bryant Gumbel speaks on stage at HBO 2015 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Gumbel turns 72 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Sep. 21, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Sept. 27: Today’s Birthdays: Actor Kathleen Nolan is 87. Actor Claude Jarman Jr. (“The Yearling”) is 86. Singer-guitarist Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 77. Singer-actor Meat Loaf is 73. Actor Liz Torres (“Gilmore...

In this 1986 photo, provided by Mark Miller, jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw performs at the Festival International de Jazz de Montrèal. A forgotten studio recording of the late musician Shaw was released Sept. 11, 2020, on digital, as part of the latest effort to preserve jazz history. Vancouver, Canada-based Cellar Music Group's imprint Reel to Real and New York distributor La Reserve Records made available

Last studio recording of jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw released

Sep. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort to preserve jazz history. “49th Parallel,” a 1987 recording led by Canadian bassist Neil Swainson that features Shaw and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, was made...

FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Van Morrison performs at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. Van Morrison is to release three new songs over the coming weeks that take a swipe at the lockdown restrictions imposed by the British government. In ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Northern Irishman says the curbs “enslave” people, effectively labels the government as “fascist bullies,” condemns celebrities for “telling us what we are supposed to feel” and charges scientists for “making up crooked facts.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

Sep. 18, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years. Why start now? The 75-year-old singer-songwriter is certainly not holding back on what he thinks of the lockdown restrictions put in place by governments around the world in response to the coronavirus. Morrison, whose decades as a...

French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist content

Sep. 17, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation Thursday into video clips and songs by popular French rapper Freeze Corleone for alleged racist content and hate speech. The French government said it had taken legal action regarding several clips deemed...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Dee Snider from the band Twisted Sister performs on the Fox News Channel's

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

Sep. 17, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit “We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks. In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic," and shared...

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2018 file photo shows Keith Urban performing at the 52nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Urban's latest album

Keith Urban finds musical connections across genre lines

Sep. 17, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This year was poised to be a busy one for Keith Urban, with a full year of touring as well as a Las Vegas residency. He wasn’t sure when he’d have time to finish his next album “Speed of Now Part 1” when the coronavirus pandemic halted live performances...

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Review: Blake & Carlberg conduct jazz keyboard conversation

Sep. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg “Gray Moon” (Red Piano Records) Here's one for pianos lovers: On “Gray Moon,” Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg tickle the ol' 176, conducting a compelling keyboard conversation in the language of jazz, as broadly defined. With two pianos and no accompaniment,...

Carrie Underwood accepts the entertainer of the year award in a tie with Thomas Rhett during the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Sep. 17, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists. Underwood and Rhett seemed equally taken aback after...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John performs

New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

Sep. 17, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks. John announced Thursday that the eight-CD collection, “Elton: Jewel Box," will be released on Nov. 13. The collection includes “Sing Me No Sad Songs,” an...