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Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards

Oct. 16, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. The 28-year-old Louisiana-born artist was the leading artist nominee coming into the...

Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

Oct. 15, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word. The "Jane the Virgin" actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her...

Rapper, actor Ludacris now resident artist at Georgia State

Oct. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris "Ludacris" Bridges can add artist-in-residence to his resume as he takes on the position at Georgia State University. News outlets report the university announced Tuesday that Bridges will mentor students and work with professors at the Creative Media...

Meet the playwright behind a 'deeply raw space' on Broadway

Oct. 15, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has a rule that he doesn't cry in public. He broke that rule the night Rihanna attended his Broadway debut. Harris uses the singer's 2017 hit single "Work" throughout his searing, raw "Slave Play" and the pop star had promised to stop by one day. Harris wasn't...

Will Patton to narrate Dylan's cult publication 'Tarantula'

Oct. 15, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan's "Tarantula," a stream-of-consciousness work first released in 1971, is finally coming out in audio. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Will Patton is the narrator, reciting such lines as "raggedy ann daughter of brazos and teeth in the necklace." Dylan first wrote...

Fashion's LaQuan Smith embraces that Champagne lifestyle

Oct. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaQuan Smith is all about the Champagne lifestyle: bubbly, luxurious and, especially when it comes to the women's clothes he creates, sexy. The designer made his New York Fashion Week debut at 21 with a sleek and sassy collection he dubbed "Water Goddess." Ten years later, his rise seems...

Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

Oct. 15, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced Tuesday that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T.Rex and Thin...

Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

Oct. 15, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced Tuesday that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T.Rex and Thin...

Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

Oct. 14, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom's wife, Jeanne, said that he...

South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at her home

Oct. 14, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul on Monday, police said. The 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn't answer phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam...