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Star quality can't save Sweden from 8th Olympic bid loss

Jun. 24, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sweden sent its heir to the throne, its prime minister, and a hockey icon to help persuade International Olympic Committee voters. Carrying the baggage of seven failed Winter Games bids in four decades, the 100-strong delegation for Stockholm-Are thought it met all the IOC's...

Woodstock 50 may be back on at new venue

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino. Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy Watson tells the Poughkeepsie Journal that Woodstock 50 has applied for a permit to hold its concert Aug. 16-18 at Vernon Downs, about 35 miles (56...

BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

Jun. 24, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, a respected...

A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

Jun. 24, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ____ — Video of the year: Childish Gambino, "This Is America" — Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars...

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that included his...

Hannah Green wins KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Jun. 23, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first major championship, and the first by an Australian in 13 years. Green closed with an even-par 72 at Hazeltine for a one-shot...

Dave Bartholomew, co-wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," dies at 100

Jun. 23, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100. Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock...

Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal

Jun. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music. Many believe Jackson's musical legacy is...

Woody Guthrie's children named Mermaid Parade king and queen

Jun. 22, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Guthrie's children, Arlo and Nora Guthrie, are king and queen of this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Saturday's colorful spectacle of participants in zany aquatic costumes ushered in the New York summer for the 37th time. This year, the corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 35th...

Elliot Roberts dies; manager for Neil Young, Joni Mitchell

Jun. 22, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The manager of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and many other rock stars has died. Elliot Roberts was 76. His agency Lookout Management says in a statement that Roberts died Friday. No other details were available. Young is known for his many clashes with record industry officials but said in a...