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Standing ovation in Milan for Domingo's 50th anniversary

Dec. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at La Scala on Sunday and returned the appreciation with a rare a cappella performance. Standing alone on the stage holding three yellow roses, Domingo serenaded the audience with a favorite Spanish...

Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat

Dec. 13, 2019 5:38 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boys, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known as Scarface is working to ensure Houston voters that no, their minds are not playing...

Man charged in Trump golf club damage seeks pretrial program

Dec. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EST

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The man accused of causing more than $20,000 in damage to President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf course has applied for a program to get his charges dismissed. Richard McEwan, an employee at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, was charged with criminal mischief in September...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 13, 2019 3:47 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: A video circulating online shows a person firing an AR-15 rifle, and...

Post offices to be named for Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie Valens

Dec. 13, 2019 1:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed resolutions renaming two post offices in the Los Angeles area in honor of Marilyn Monroe and rock ’n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday that the Van Nuys Civic Center postal depot will be renamed the...

Something in the Water to show Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, more

Dec. 13, 2019 5:51 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The 2020 lineup for the Something in the Water music festival in Virginia includes Post Malone, Chance the Rapper, Pharrell and Friends, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, and more. The lineup was first announced Thursday at schools in Virginia Beach, where festival organizer...

Taylor Swift calls out Scooter Braun during Billboard speech

Dec. 13, 2019 4:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift used the Billboard Women in Music stage to address a series of issues including her ongoing beef with Scooter Braun. Swift was awarded the first-ever woman of the decade honor during the 14th annual event Thursday night, the eve of her 30th birthday. Her acceptance speech...

'Lemonade' by Beyoncé is named the AP's album of the decade

Dec. 12, 2019 7:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 15 albums of the decade by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Beyoncé, “Lemonade”: At the beginning of this decade, Beyoncé was already the greatest singer of her generation. She won a record six Grammys in a single night, had women AND MEN...

AP's top songs of the decade: Robyn, Kelly Rowland, Drake

Dec. 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 25 songs of the decade, as determined by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Robyn, “Dancing on My Own”: We’ve all been there — the one you want is dancing with someone else. For that exact moment, Robyn created “Dancing on My Own," so...

Grammy-winner Anderson .Paak supports hometown arts center

Dec. 12, 2019 2:31 PM EST

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Rapper and singer Anderson .Paak is lending his support to an arts center facing closure in his Southern California hometown of Oxnard. The Grammy-winner visited the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center and urged his fans to donate to keep the city-owned facility open, the...