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Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

Jun. 18, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that dream is coming true. A feature film based on Rivera's life is officially in the works from Jenni Rivera...

Madonna offers a needy, trying-too-hard mess of an album

Jun. 14, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Madonna, "Madame X" (Interscope) These days Madonna is wearing an eyepatch for dubious reasons. But it's her ears that seem to have failed her. The shape-shifting Queen of Pop has missed badly with "Madame X," a needy, trying-too-hard mess of an album that sounds like Madonna threw up on Madonna. Even she admits:...

Juanes named Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Jun. 13, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He has sung for previous award honorees and this year he will be the recipient. Colombian rocker-activist Juanes has been named the 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. "I am eternally grateful with life and with music and obviously with the academy, because they have had a lot...

New Saudi club to open with Ne-Yo, but alcohol still a no-no

Jun. 13, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A popular Mideast nightclub is opening a branch in Saudi Arabia on Thursday in the latest sign of how far the kingdom has loosened restrictions on entertainment. In line with the country's Islamic laws, though, it will not be serving alcohol. The club, White Saudi Arabia,...

Prince Royce to headline MLS All-Star concert

Jun. 13, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free event on July 27 in Orlando, Florida, at Wall Street Plaza,...

Romeo Santos on upcoming MetLife show: 'It's a blessing'

Jun. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Romeo Santos, performing live isn't just about singing a song. It's about giving die-hard fans an entertaining, memorable and life-changing experience. "When you go to a concert, when you go pay money, it has to go beyond just performing the song — anyone can do that," he said....

Venezuelan ska band leaves crisis-hit country for US tour

Jun. 7, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jammed into a small studio, Venezuelan ska band Desorden Público rehearsed "One Step Beyond" and other tunes ahead of an American tour. Percussionist Oscar Alcaíno, 60, wore a porkpie hat, a sartorial signature of ska. The cork-lined walls carried old music posters: Dr....

Shakira appears before Spanish judge in tax fraud case

Jun. 6, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Shakira's public relations firm says the Colombian pop musician has denied any wrongdoing when she testified before a judge as part of an investigation into her alleged tax evasion in Spain. Prosecutors charged the singer in December for not paying 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million)...

Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

May. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme. Kevin Foster was convicted last year on 16 counts including wire fraud, money laundering and tax...

Spanish court clears Shakira, Vives of plagiarism

May. 16, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has cleared Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives of a plagiarism claim after rejecting a lawsuit brought against them by a Cuban-born singer and producer. The court in Madrid issued its ruling in favor of Shakira and Vives on Thursday. Livan Rafael Castellanos had...