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Greensboro-based Diggin’ in the Crates celebrates hip-hop

Jan. 23, 2022 00:05 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A trove of hip-hop history fills a small office in a nondescript building along Battleground Avenue. The walls have been covered with scenes and memorabilia from the history of hip-hop-era culture and other music — such as a large painting of rapper The...

Brazil bids farewell to its samba queen, Elza Soares

Jan. 21, 2022 12:27 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians on Friday were grieving the loss of legendary samba singer and force of nature Elza Soares, a day after she died in her Rio de Janeiro home. Family and friends gathered at Rio's Municipal Theater, where her body was brought for viewing, before the...

People shot outside Oregon concert identified

Jan. 18, 2022 20:55 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police have identified six people who were shot outside a concert Friday in Oregon, and confirmed they are all either in stable condition or out of the hospital. The five people from Oregon and one person from California were gathered at a porch area behind...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29

Jan. 18, 2022 09:18 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29: Jan. 23: Actor Chita Rivera is 89. Actor-director Lou Antonio (“Cool Hand Luke”) is 88. Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton is 79. Actor Gil Gerard is 79. Singer Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 74. Bassist-keyboardist Bill...

Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event

Jan. 17, 2022 22:38 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more" by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures. The Virginian-Pilot reports that in remarks Monday during the Urban League of Hampton...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jan. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul’s surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper cooperation with the Gulf Arab federation. ...

Los Angeles police investigate Ye after battery complaint

Jan. 13, 2022 15:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after a battery report was filed Thursday against Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. The incident that spurred the complaint took place in downtown Los Angeles at about 3 a.m. Thursday, LAPD spokeswoman Redina Puentes said. No...

Man charged with storming Capitol made rap videos about riot

Jan. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

A South Dakota man charged this week with storming the U.S. Capitol last year performed rap songs about the riot in videos posted on his YouTube channel, federal authorities say. A relative told the FBI that Billy Knutson was a rapper who sold his music online and has a YouTube...

Man arrested in Young Dolph's death; 2nd man charged

Jan. 12, 2022 16:20 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Tennessee man wanted in the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph in his hometown of Memphis was captured Tuesday in Indiana, while another man was indicted on murder charges, authorities said. A grand jury indicted Cornelius Smith, 32, on first-degree murder...