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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in North Charleston, S.C. Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, delivered a lengthy monologue Sunday touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals. Whether he's actually seeking the nation's highest office remains a question. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP)

Kanye West submits petitions to appear on Arkansas ballot

Aug. 3, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West on Monday filed signatures to appear on the Arkansas ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate. Representatives of West submitted 1,723 signatures with the secretary of state's office, which has 10 days to verify that he's submitted the 1,000...

FILE - In this May 19, 2016, file photo, Tamar Braxton attends the 12th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert in Los Angeles. WE tv says it will honor Braxton’s request to end future work together, but the network expects to premiere the singer’s reality show next month. Her reality series called “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” was expected to premiere last week, but has been postponed to Sept. 10. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

WEtv to honor Tamar Braxton's request to end future work

Aug. 3, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — WEtv will honor Tamar Braxton’s request to end future work together, but the network expects to premiere the singer’s reality show next month. The network wished Braxton “nothing but the best” in a statement Monday. Her reality series called “Tamar...

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New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

Aug. 3, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —“American Pickle”: Seth Rogen plays dual roles in this film about a man from the 1920s who falls into a vat...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 9-15, Juanes, from left, arrives at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala in his honor on Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas, Justin Theroux attends the launch of New Tiffany and Co. Men's Collection on Oct. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Cara Delevingne attends the STX Films The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future presentation during CinemaCon on March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, Sebastian Stan attends the

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15

Aug. 3, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15. Aug. 9: Actor Cynthia Harris (“Mad About You,” “L.A. Law”) is 86. Jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette is 78. Comedian David Steinberg is 78. Actor Sam Elliott is 76. Singer Barbara Mason is 73. Actor Melanie Griffith is 63. Actor Amanda Bearse...

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Lucky No.7: Taylor Swift nabs 7th No.1 album with 'folklore'

Aug. 3, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To no one's surprise, Taylor Swift's surprise album “folklore" is dominating the music charts. Swift's eighth album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's 200 albums chart this week, marking the best first-week sales of the year and giving the pop star her seventh No. 1 title on the chart....

FILE - Tamar Braxton performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in a Sunday, June 25, 2017 file photo, in Los Angeles. Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for saving her life after her hospitalization last month. Braxton posted a lengthy message on social media late Saturday, August 1, 2020 that paid tribute to David Adefeso being her “angel on earth.” (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Tamar Braxton pays tribute to boyfriend for 'saving my life'

Aug. 2, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for “saving my life” after her hospitalization last month. Braxton posted a lengthy message on social media late Saturday that paid tribute to David Adefeso being her “angel on earth.” She said she is grateful for...

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Review: Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art

Jul. 31, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

King Beyoncé’s new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by “The Lion King.” The voyage feels even more...

Hall-of-Fame country DJ Bill Mack dies of COVID-19 at age 88

Jul. 31, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Longtime country music disc jockey Bill Mack, whose “Blue” became a hit for LeAnn Rimes and won a 1996 Grammy Award for Country Music Song of the Year, died Friday at age 88, his son said. In a Facebook message, Mack’s son Billy Mack Smith said his father died...

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award on Aug. 6 in Salzburg, Austria. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

Placido Domingo to receive lifetime award in Austria

Jul. 31, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Placido Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award in Austria next week. The famed tenor will receive the honor on Aug. 6 in Salzburg by the organization behind Austria’s Music Prize at an...