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New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

Jan. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House. Citing records, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Donald Reaux was arrested Wednesday. He was booked on charges including accessory to...

Harmony Korine's latest, Beto O'Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

Jan. 16, 2019 3:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition Wednesday...

Givenchy designer puts on debut menswear show in Paris

Jan. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Designer Clare Waight Keller unveiled her first menswear collection for storied house Givenchy at Paris menswear week Wednesday as actress Laura Dern caught up with The Associated Press at Valentino's display that channeled the darkly depths of monochrome. Dern spoke about how, as a mother of...

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Jan. 16, 2019 2:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971. Some speculated she had died, but her legacy lived on among music historians and R&B collectors who paid big...

Keith Richards reissuing 1988 solo debut 'Talk Is Cheap'

Jan. 16, 2019 10:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his solo debut album by reissuing it. Richards originally released "Talk Is Cheap" in 1988 and will reissue the album on March 29. It will include six bonus tracks and will be released digitally, on CD, on vinyl and as a box set. The box...

England, Wales set to make 'upskirting' photos an offense

Jan. 16, 2019 10:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has approved a law that will make it illegal to take so-called "upskirting" photos. The House of Lords made no changes to a voyeurism bill that would ban covertly photographing under people's clothes. It carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison. Gina Martin, 26,...

Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

Jan. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EST

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn't just about the color of a person's skin, but the shade. "Colorism," the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers,...

Street singer gives voice to Venezuela's growing diaspora

Jan. 16, 2019 9:44 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru's capital. But her life took a turn when she wrote a heartfelt reggae song about leaving her homeland that went viral on the internet...

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

Jan. 15, 2019 10:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play. Also headlining the 8-day event, which runs April 25-28...

Effervescent 'Hello, Dolly!' icon Carol Channing mourned

Jan. 15, 2019 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and...