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Dissident artist, rapper sentenced to prison in Cuba

Jun. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Two members of a loose-knit group of dissident artists have been sentenced to prison in Cuba, the country's prosecutor's office said Friday. Maikel Castillo was sentenced to nine years for attacks and defamation against the country's institutions and Luis Manuel Otero...

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

Jun. 22, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical “Hair,” which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90. Rado died Tuesday night in New York City of cardio respiratory arrest,...

Nipsey Hussle's last moments detailed as murder trial opens

Jun. 16, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his clothing shop in a calculated, premeditated fashion by a man upset over a discussion about snitching, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the outset of a long-delayed murder trial. Deputy District Attorney John...

Grammys add new categories, including songwriter of the year

Jun. 09, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys are adding a special song for social change award and five new categories including songwriter of the year, giving the Recording Academy an avenue to honor music’s best composer. The academy announced Thursday that the new non-classical songwriter...

U. of South Carolina gets Hootie & the Blowfish memorabilia

Jun. 03, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hootie & the Blowfish got its start at the University of South Carolina and the school is now home to a boatload of the Grammy Award winning rock band's memorabilia. Longtime fan Rick Noble on Friday donated his collection of all things Hootie & the...

BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge

May. 31, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — K-Pop sensation BTS visited the White House on Tuesday to talk with President Joe Biden about combating the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans — bringing superstar sizzle to an otherwise sad and scary topic. Band members J-Hope, RM, Suga, Jungkook,...

K-pop band BTS and Biden to meet to discuss Asian inclusion

May. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — BTS, the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band, will join President Joe Biden next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians, the White House announced Thursday. The musical group's...

Taylor Swift gets honorary degree from New York University

May. 18, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has Grammys galore and now she has a new title — “doctor.” The superstar received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on Wednesday, blowing kisses as the crowd roared when she walked toward the stage at a packed Yankee...

Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stage

May. 16, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur....

Review: Charting country music paths in 'Her Country'

May. 11, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be,” by Marissa R. Moss (Henry Holt & Co.) Women have always played a major part of country music, from the Carter Family to Dolly Parton, but in recent years you’d...