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This combination photo shows, from left, singers  Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and actress Sarah Hyland who will host this year's CMT Music Awards airing on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. (AP Photo)

CMT Music Awards to feature trio of hosts, outdoor stages

Oct. 21, 2020 3:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A trio of new hosts will lead fans through a new look at this year's CMT Music Awards, which replaced the live arena audience with performances in scenic outdoor locations around Nashville, Tennessee. Country singers Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde join “Modern...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts celebrates a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

Oct. 20, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): 10:38 p.m. Clayton Kershaw pitched six dominant innings, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 to open a surreal World Series played amid the pandemic. A...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2008 file photo, Mexico's singer and composer Armando Manzanero appears during a press conference in Mexico City. At 84, Manzanero, the Mexican master of romantic music, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday at the Latin Billboards.  (AP Photo/ Denisse Pohls, File)

Romance song master Armando Manzanero has more music to give

Oct. 20, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armando Manzanero still has music to give. At 84, the Mexican master of romantic music, who has penned Spanish classics such as “Somos Novios” and “Contigo Aprendí”, is still working the tunes on his piano. When answering the phone for an interview about...

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Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats

Oct. 20, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet by Eric Trump. “Two great, courageous Americans,” Trump’s son tweeted. He removed the tweet with a photo of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, Tony Award-winning theater and film director Stephen Daldry poses for a portrait in New York. Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday. The “Billy Elliot” director has been associated with the adaptation for years, going back as far as 2012. Universal Pictures earlier this year removed “Wicked” from its release schedule. It was last slated for a Dec. 22, 2021 theatrical launch. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)

Director Stephen Daldry exits 'Wicked' film adaptation

Oct. 20, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit “Wicked” has hit another snag. Director Stephen Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday. The industry trade website Deadline first reported the news. The “Billy Elliot” director has been...

FILE  - In this Jan. 10, 1966 file photo, members of the band, the Spencer Davis Group, from top left: Muff Winwood, Pete York and Steve Winwood and Spencer Davis, foreground. British guitarist and bandleader Spencer Davis, whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died at the age of 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 that he died in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia.  (AP Photo, File)

'Gimme Some Lovin' rock star Spencer Davis dead at 81

Oct. 20, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died. He was 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died in a hospital while being treated...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs at a subway station in Montreal on Dec. 8, 2018, from left, music director Christoph Eschenbach opens The Philadelphia Orchestra's 104th season on Sept. 17, 2003, music director James Conlon, appears in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2006, and music director Alexander Pereira appears at the opening season gala of the Milan's La Scala opera theater in Italy on Dec. 7, 2014. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced Tuesday that it had purchased Opus 3 Artists, which represents about 250 musicians and attractions, a group that include conductors Barenboim, Conlon, Eschenbach and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, left, and AP Photos)

San Francisco Conservatory buys Opus 3 Artists agency

Oct. 20, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

With much of the classical music industry shuttered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the leading management agencies has been acquired by an unusual buyer in an unconventional transaction. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced Tuesday that it had purchased Opus 3 Artists, which represents...

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Netflix previews 'Ma Rainey' and Boseman's final performance

Oct. 20, 2020 1:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer. The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most anticipated, coming as...

Toby Gregory's yard that is adorned with 1,006 white crosses to represent Oklahoma deaths due to COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Gregory was able to keep up with the state death toll until last week, and then it became too many. He says he doesn't have the room or supplies to keep up with the current death toll, but will do about 50 more crosses. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal Martin said Monday the measures take effect at midnight Wednesday and run until Dec. 1. People are being asked to stay at home,...

FILE - This Oct. 29, 2009 file photo shows Father Bill Moore with one of his pieces of art in his studio at the Pomona Arts Colony in Pomona, Calif. Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died. He was 71. Longtime friend Tom Irwin says Moore died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 of prostate cancer. Seeing his artistic talent, Moore's Southern California parish, the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, allowed him to spend much of his time painting. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Priest and abstract-expressionist painter Bill Moore dies

Oct. 19, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died at age 71. Moore died Sunday at a Southern California hospice, his longtime friend and art representative, Tom Irwin, told The Associated...