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Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...

This combination of photos shows, from left, Lizzo performing at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 27, 2018, Lil Nas X performing

Dark cloud looms over new artists celebrating at Grammys

Jan. 26, 2020 9:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are walking into what should be one of the most exciting days of their careers as they attend their first-ever Grammy Awards on Sunday, where they are the top-nominated acts. But 10 days before arguably the biggest night in music, the industry erupted...

This combination of photos shows, top row from left, Jack Antonoff, Joshua Bell, Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr., bottom row from left, Common, ballerina Misty Copeland, Lang Land and Cyndi Lauper who will perform

After 40 Years, Grammy show producer bows out his way

Jan. 23, 2020 12:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With this Sunday’s Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be excused for creating a few moments in the show to look back on his own legacy, which includes creating indelible moments that will live in pop consciousness forever: Aretha...

FILE - This Feb. 4, 2007 file photo shows Prince performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. John Legend, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, H.E.R. and Earth, Wind & Fire are set to perform at a Prince tribute concert this month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that

John Legend, H.E.R. to perform at Prince tribute concert

Jan. 9, 2020 12:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, H.E.R. and Earth, Wind & Fire are set to perform at a Prince tribute concert this month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that "Let's Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” will tape at the Los Angeles Convention...

Danny Aiello poses for a photo at a restaurant in New York on July 28, 2001. The blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,”

PHOTOS: Showbiz mourns losses, from Luke Perry to Doris Day

Dec. 31, 2019 12:22 PM EST

The world of entertainment said goodbye to some legends in 2019 — from ebullient musical comedy star Carol Channing to Carol Spinney, the man behind Big Bird. There were farewells for British actor Albert Finney and U.S. TV pioneers Valerie Harper and Diahann Carroll. Hollywood paused to remember acting...

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Lizzo performing

Lizzo named The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year

Dec. 27, 2019 4:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. Voted by entertainment staffers of the news cooperative, Lizzo dominated the pop, R&B and rap charts in 2019 with songs like “Truth Hurts" and “Good As Hell." Though she...

This image released by Disney shows Dorothy McGuire, left, and Tommy Kirk in a scene from the 1957 classic “Old Yeller.

National Film Registry announces diverse Class of 2019

Dec. 11, 2019 3:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More films directed or co-directed by women than ever before have been added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Among the 25 selected are Patricia Cardoso's 2002 “Real Women Have Curves,” Gunvor Nelson's 1969 “My Name is Oona” and the...

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AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

Dec. 7, 2019 12:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Ari Lennox, “Shea Butter Baby”: A message to the Grammy Awards, in the words of pop music philosopher Mariah Carey: “Them chickens is ash and I'm lotion.” Them is the Grammys, and...

Brooklyn Nets guard David Nwaba, top, and Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Temple, Dinwiddie pace Nets to easy win over Hawks

Dec. 4, 2019 11:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — On a team that's undergone a full roster rebuild and endured significant injuries, Garrett Temple knew the Brooklyn Nets would need extra time to mesh. “We had so many new guys," Temple said. “On this team, our defensive principles are a little different than around the NBA. We...

In this Nov. 19, 2019, photo, Misty Copeland poses for a portrait in New York. No other ballet dancer has crossed over into mainstream popular culture like Misty Copeland. Now Copeland, the first black female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, is the latest celebrity to teach an online MasterClass. (Photo by MattLicari/Invision/AP)

Not just arabesques: Misty Copeland imparts her life lessons

Dec. 2, 2019 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — No other ballet dancer has crossed over into mainstream popular culture quite like Misty Copeland. That was Copeland at the recent American Music Awards, dancing a passionate duet with partner Craig Hall as Taylor Swift sat at the piano singing her hit “Lover.” She’s...