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LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong...

Joan Jett, Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' open

Aug. 20, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something: Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season, the show...

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

Was Dolphins coach sending a message via Jay-Z songs?

Aug. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' latest featured musical artist at practice: Jay-Z. The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice Tuesday, one day after receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from Jay-Z about social activism by current...

No camping at Phish shows near Denver over plague concerns

Aug. 20, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people who planned to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver will no longer be able to because of concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread the plague. The Denver Post reports public health officials are still finding...

LA Opera names lawyer to lead 'independent investigation' into Placido Domingo sexual harassment allegations

Aug. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LA Opera names lawyer to lead 'independent investigation' into Placido Domingo sexual harassment allegations .

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Aug. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that's home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the "Storm Area 51"...

Entertaining array of stylings on Jason Hawk Harris' debut

Aug. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

Jason Hawk Harris, "Love & the Dark" (Bloodshot) A single guitar solo is by itself worth the price of admission to Jason Hawk Harris' world. The climactic moment on the Houston native's full-length debut album comes midway through the nine-song set. It's a carefully constructed 24-bar coda to "Phantom Limb,"...

Review: Vince Gill straddles middle of the road on 'Okie'

Aug. 20, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

Vince Gill, "Okie" (MCA Nashville) Musically and politically, Vince Gill straddles the middle of the road on his new album "Okie." "We're too far left and too far right," Gill opines on the song "Black and White." The singing centrist from Oklahoma creates a coffee house vibe on his 12-song set, with tempos that...

Inspired by Fela, Nigeria's Burna Boy blazes trail in the US

Aug. 20, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Burna Boy was only six years old when Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti passed away, but that was enough time for the future musician to be inspired. "Everyone's got their hero," the 28-year-old Nigerian performer said. "For me, that's my hero." Kuti — the Nigerian musical icon and...