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Alabama celebrates bicentennial with concert, light show

Dec. 13, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Alabama is celebrating its 200th birthday this weekend with a parade and a free concert at the Alabama Capitol featuring famous Alabama musicians. The state’s 2019 bicentennial commemoration will culminate Saturday with a celebration at the state Capitol that includes a parade, a park dedication,...

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...

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...

The Associated Press picks the top moments on TV from 2019

Dec. 10, 2019 2:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The...

Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

Dec. 10, 2019 11:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, “they,” has an accolade all its own. The language mavens at Merriam-Webster have declared the personal pronoun their word of the year based on a 313% increase in look-ups on the company's search site,...

Review: Harry Styles 'steps into the light' with great album

Dec. 9, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (Columbia ) Arriving just in time to mess-up everyone's best-of-the-year music lists is Harry Styles' sophomore album, “Fine Line.” The former One Direction member richly deserves a spot on yours. The 12-track album continues Styles' tour through his musical...

Led by 'Marriage Story,' Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

Dec. 9, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Netflix wave swept over the 77th Golden Globe nominations, where the streaming company dominated with 34 total nominations, including four films up for best picture and four series nominated for the top television awards. Noah Baumbach's divorce drama “Marriage Story” led...

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo up for Globes

Dec. 9, 2019 1:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees for the 2020 show on Monday. Others up for the music prize include the...