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New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys

Nov. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin hasn't gotten much sleep lately. But it's all good. The Puerto Rican star is excited to perform his latest song "Cántalo" with Residente and Bad Bunny at...

Singer Andrea Bocelli: 'Absurd' to shun opera legend Domingo

Nov. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is staunchly defending opera legend Placido Domingo, calling it "absurd" that opera houses have canceled the star's performances over sexual harassment allegations before they are fully investigated. "I am still appalled at what happened to this incredible artist,"...

Domingo won't perform at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

Nov. 8, 2019 2:29 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has said he won't perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan. The committee said in a statement that Domingo has decided not to perform at an event scheduled for April that was meant to bring together opera...

Tokyo Olympic organizing committee: Placido Domingo says he will not perform at Olympics-related cultural event

Nov. 8, 2019 1:01 AM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizing committee: Placido Domingo says he will not perform at Olympics-related cultural event.

APNewsBreak: Neptunes, Outkast, REM up for Songwriters Hall

Nov. 6, 2019 11:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Neptunes, the creative, innovative production-songwriting duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who shaped pop and urban radio from the '90s well into the 2000s thanks to crafting hits for Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyoncé, are nominated for the...

Shakira plans a Latin tribute at upcoming Super Bowl

Nov. 5, 2019 3:21 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Colombian music star Shakira says she will pay homage to Latin culture alongside Jennifer Lopez at the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show in Miami. Speaking Monday in Barcelona, Spain where she lives with her long-term partner, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, and their two...

Billy Porter, TLC, Ozuna set for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Nov. 1, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning "Pose" actor Billy Porter, Latin singer Ozuna and Grammy-winning performers Black Eyed Peas, TLC, Chicago and Kelly Rowland will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy's said Friday that Ciara, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Debbie...

Friends of Mexico's 'Prince of Song' pay respects in Miami

Oct. 4, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Family, friends and music colleagues of the late José José bid farewell to the Mexican crooner Friday at a Miami-area funeral home, remembering him not only as one of Latin America's greatest singers but as a humble man. Beloved for his melancholy ballads and known as Mexico's...

busbee, songwriter behind country and pop hits, dead at 43

Sep. 30, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer busbee, who co-wrote Maren Morris' breakout hit "My Church" and also crafted songs for Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Pink, Shakira and Florida Georgia Line, has died. He was 43. Warner Records confirmed his death in a statement released Sunday...

Legendary Mexican crooner José José dies from cancer

Sep. 29, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican crooner José José, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the "Prince of Song," has died at the age of 71. Mexican artists' association ANDI confirmed the death in a Twitter post on Saturday. Multiple media...