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K-pop sensation BTS to launch new show on Apple Music 1

May. 27, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — BTS will reveal their gradual journey to becoming K-pop superstars through a new Apple Music weekly limited series. The streaming service announced Thursday that BTS will launch their new show “BTS Radio: Past & Present” on Apple Music 1. The...

Depeche Mode founding keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies at 60

May. 26, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, the unassuming, bespectacled, red-headed keyboardist who for more than 40 years added his synth sounds to Depeche Mode hits like “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Personal Jesus,” has died at age 60. Depeche Mode announced the...

K-pop band BTS and Biden to meet to discuss Asian inclusion

May. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — BTS, the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band, will join President Joe Biden next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians, the White House announced Thursday. The musical group's...

Spanish court dismisses Shakira appeal in tax fraud case

May. 26, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A court in Spain on Thursday dismissed Colombian singer Shakira's appeal in a tax fraud case, paving the way for a trial after a judge previously concluded there was enough evidence to suggest the pop star may have avoided her fiscal obligations to the state. The...

Raikkonen to drive Cup race at Watkins Glen for Trackhouse

May. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International road course on Aug. 21 for Trackhouse Racing. Raikkonen retired from Formula One last year after competing...

Pitbull, Marks provide international drivers path to NASCAR

May. 24, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Trackhouse Entertainment Group, a venture of former driver Justin Marks and Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull, launched a program Tuesday that will field a NASCAR Cup Series entry for renowned international drivers. PROJECT91 could make Trackhouse a...

Ed Sheeran announces birth of second daughter

May. 20, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British singer-songerwriter Ed Sheeran has announced the birth of his second daughter, saying he and his wife, Cherry Seaborn were “over the moon’’ at the baby's arrival. The Grammy award-winner posted a picture of baby socks on his Instagram site. ...

Review: Harry Styles is fully at home in 'Harry's House'

May. 19, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

Harry Styles, “Harry's House” (Columbia Records) If the 13 tracks of Harry Styles’ third LP are the walls in which he lives, “Harry’s House” is a place of self-expression, happiness and healing. From the jubilant, funky “Cinema,” to the meandering cruiser “Keep...

Elton John doc ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ lands at Disney

May. 18, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Sir Elton John is preparing to say goodbye in fabulous splendor, with the help of a documentary crew and the Walt Disney Co. Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ said Wednesday that the film, entitled “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years...

Taylor Swift gets honorary degree from New York University

May. 18, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has Grammys galore and now she has a new title — “doctor.” The superstar received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on Wednesday, blowing kisses as the crowd roared when she walked toward the stage at a packed Yankee...