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Drake delivers nostalgia, teases new music at Apollo show

Jan. 22, 2023 15:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s easy to forget how many hit songs Drake created in his nearly 15-year musical career. But he presented an emphatic reminder with an intimate concert at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on Saturday, his first-ever show at the legendary venue. During the performance,...

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade make it to Songwriters Hall

Jan. 18, 2023 12:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade, Jeff Lynne, Glen Ballard, Teddy Riley and Liz Rose have been chosen to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a class that includes the writers of such varied hits as “Man In the Mirror,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and “Rhythm Is Gonna Get...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 22-28

Jan. 17, 2023 09:34 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 22-28: Jan. 22: Actor Piper Laurie is 91. Singer Steve Perry (Journey) is 74. Bassist Teddy Gentry of Alabama is 71. Actor John Wesley Shipp (“The Flash,” ″Dawson’s Creek”) is 68. Actor Linda Blair is 64. Actor Diane Lane is 58....

African musicians awarded in Senegal at annual ceremony

Jan. 16, 2023 06:53 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa's star musicians hit the red carpet this past weekend at the annual All Africa Music Awards, celebrating the continent’s best talent. The four-day event culminated Sunday evening at an awards ceremony on the outskirts of Senegal's capital, Dakar, and...

Harry Styles, Wet Leg lead Brit Awards nominations

Jan. 12, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former One Direction star Harry Styles and Wet Leg, an indie rock duo from the Isle of Wight, were the front-runners at this year’s Brit Awards, with each securing four nominations. Styles earned nods Thursday for album of the year for “Harry’s House,” song of...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 8-14

Jan. 11, 2023 17:23 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 8-14: Jan. 8: Former “Sunday Morning” host Charles Osgood is 90. Singer Shirley Bassey is 86. Game show host Bob Eubanks (“The Newlywed Game”) is 85. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 83. Singer Anthony Gourdine of Little Anthony...

Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, ODESZA to headline Bonnaroo

Jan. 10, 2023 11:34 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kendrick Lamar is returning to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this summer along with headliners Foo Fighters and electronic duo ODESZA. The Foo Fighters were supposed to headline the festival in 2021, but the festival was canceled because of flooding. The...

Review: Julia Wolf comes out of the shadows to slay

Jan. 09, 2023 12:32 PM EST

“Good Thing We Stayed” by Julia Wolf (BMG) Julia Wolf used to write her goals in invisible ink on her bedroom walls. The self-described shy girl wasn’t ready to reveal her ambition, even to her family. In her debut for BMG “Good Thing We Stayed,” the alt-pop...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 15-21

Jan. 09, 2023 09:09 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 15-21: Jan. 15: Actor Margaret O’Brien (“Meet Me in St. Louis”) is 85. Actor Andrea Martin is 76. Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 66. Guitarist Adam Jones of Tool is 58. Actor James Nesbitt (“Waking Ned Devine”) is 58. Actor Chad...

Multiple wounded near rapper French Montana video shoot

Jan. 06, 2023 17:24 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted near where rapper French Montana was filming a music video late Thursday, leaving several wounded in a South Florida strip mall parking lot. He was not injured. Several witnesses told reporters that the music video involved the 38-year-old...