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Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in 'Grease,' dies at 73

Aug. 08, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of...

Nicki Minaj to get Video Vanguard Award at MTV Awards

Aug. 08, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as...

Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Kendrick Lamar top MTV VMA nominees

Jul. 26, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar are top contenders with seven nominations at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Tuesday that Lil Nas X and Harlow earned multiple nominations for their collaborative hit “Industry Baby,” which is...

Q&A: ODESZA on the influences behind ‘The Last Goodbye’

Jul. 22, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a four-year hiatus, electronic duo Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills of ODESZA are back with “The Last Goodbye” — a dance-friendly record that nods to the friends and family who made them and continue to support them. Being pulled off the road during...

Academy of Country Music Awards head to Texas on Prime Video

Jul. 19, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is heading south to Texas next year as they return to exclusively live-streaming on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. The country music awards show will be held on May 11 at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, an indoor...

Giveon's 'Give or Take' makes heartbreak enjoyable

Jul. 14, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Giveon is a hopeless romantic. That could be why his disappointment toward failed relationships has been on full display in his music and is palpable throughout his debut album, “Give or Take.” “I just feel like the way society is going now, so many people,...

Jury finds man guilty of murdering rapper Nipsey Hussle

Jul. 06, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 32-year-old man who grew up on the same streets in the same gang as Nipsey Hussle was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting of the Grammy-winning rapper, who rose above his circumstances to become an inspiration to the neighborhood where he was...

Dissident artist, rapper sentenced to prison in Cuba

Jun. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Two members of a loose-knit group of dissident artists have been sentenced to prison in Cuba, the country's prosecutor's office said Friday. Maikel Castillo was sentenced to nine years for attacks and defamation against the country's institutions and Luis Manuel Otero...

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

Jun. 22, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical “Hair,” which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90. Rado died Tuesday night in New York City of cardio respiratory arrest,...

Nipsey Hussle's last moments detailed as murder trial opens

Jun. 16, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his clothing shop in a calculated, premeditated fashion by a man upset over a discussion about snitching, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the outset of a long-delayed murder trial. Deputy District Attorney John...