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Correction: Music Review-Shawn Mendes review

May. 24, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

In May 23 review of Shawn Mendes' self-titled album, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ryan Tedder had a duet with Mendes. He co-wrote and played piano on a different song. A corrected version of the story is below: Review: Shawn Mendes fragile and soulful on self-titled CD Music Review: Shawn Mendes...

Michael Jackson estate slams ABC TV special on his last days

May. 23, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to an ABC TV special on the end of the King of Pop's life, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children. The estate said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday that "The Last Days of...

The Latest: ABC: Jackson TV special respects copyrights

May. 23, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Michael Jackson estate's objections to a television special about him (all times local): 4:45 p.m. ABC says its documentary on Michael Jackson airing Thursday night is news that does not infringe on intellectual property. The network was responding to a statement from...

After a hiatus, Sugarland start a conversation with music

May. 23, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the Grammy-award winning country duo Sugarland went back to the studio after a five-year hiatus, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush had a big secret to keep under wraps. Pop superstar Taylor Swift, who shares the same Nashville-based Big Machine Records label with Sugarland,...

Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson to perform at CMT Awards

May. 23, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan will be performing live at the CMT Awards show next month. The performers were announced Wednesday for the June 6 awards show held in Nashville, Tennessee, and airing on CMT. Clarkson is making...

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester anniversary

May. 22, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday as dignitaries, survivors, first responders and the people of Manchester gathered to mark the anniversary of the concert bombing that killed 22 people. The pop star told survivors and the families of victims that she was "thinking of...

Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

May. 22, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly sexually abused and demeaned a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment and infected her with herpes, according to a lawsuit that furthers a string of misconduct accusations against the platinum-selling singer. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday in New York...

A farewell to the road for Paul Simon

May. 22, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Farewell tours don't always mean farewell, but are a ripe time for appreciation and appraisal. Paul Simon's concerts and a new biography offer the opportunity for both. Simon's "Homeward Bound" tour began last week in Vancouver and takes him across North America, to Europe and an eventual...

The Latest: R. Kelly team has no comment on woman's lawsuit

May. 22, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses singer R. Kelly of sexual battery (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The management team of R. Kelly has declined comment on a lawsuit filed by a woman accusing the singer of sexual battery, knowingly infecting her with herpes and locking her in rooms for...

Review: CHVRCHES nicely mix lightness with gloriously dark

May. 22, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

CHVRCHES, "Love Is Dead" (Glassnote Records) In one of those divine twists, two very different artists are offering songs titled "God's Plan" this year. You probably know the one by Drake. But there's also one by the Scottish synth pop group CHVRCHES. It may not top the Billboard Hot 100 but it's still a great,...