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Will Ferrell, Alicia Silverstone star in Super Bowl ads

Feb. 08, 2023 17:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl is advertising's biggest, glitziest stage. Big name advertisers from Netflix to Google are paying as much as $7 million for a 30-second spot during the big game on Sunday, in order to capture the attention of the roughly 100 million viewers who tune...

Review: JD Clayton offsets corniness with refreshing honesty

Feb. 08, 2023 13:40 PM EST

“Long Way From Home," JD Clayton (Mulberry Records) Singer-songwriter JD Clayton brings an earnestness to his promising full-length debut album, “Long Way From Home," that makes you want to forgive him for the occasional cliche. Clayton, a northwest Arkansas...

Review: Tennis continues to chart its own course on 'Pollen'

Feb. 08, 2023 11:25 AM EST

“Pollen” by Tennis (Mutually Detrimental) The band Tennis started at sea. Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley formed the musical collaboration in 2010 while on an extended sailing trip. In the years since, the alt-pop duo has remained fiercely independent. On their sixth album,...

Tickets for Beyoncé’s 1st concert of world tour sell out

Feb. 07, 2023 11:48 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Tickets for the first concert of Beyoncé’s upcoming "Renaissance” world tour sold out Tuesday, and concert management group Live Nation said a second concert in Stockholm was added because of the high demand. The tour starts in Sweden in May and is scheduled...

The Grammys ended in controversy, again. Here’s what to know

Feb. 07, 2023 09:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A night in music brimming with shocking upsets, historic wins, tributes for artists like the late rapper Takeoff and hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, the 65th Grammys were back in full swing Sunday. Once again, Beyoncé was in the running for the top honor. Once again,...

Grammys rebound from COVID years, reach 12.4 million viewers

Feb. 06, 2023 17:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 12.4 million people tuned in to watch stars Harry Styles, Lizzo and Bad Bunny perform at the Grammy Awards, along with a tribute to 50 years of rap history. That's up from the pandemic-affected broadcasts of the last two years, the Nielsen company said...

New this week: 'Your Place or Mine' and 'All That Breathes'

Feb. 06, 2023 10:07 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes,” one of the more transfixing and beautiful...

Grammys Moments: A rap tribute for the ages, Beyoncé triumph

Feb. 06, 2023 09:54 AM EST

As he accepted an innovator's award named for him, Dr. Dre mused about what he had in common with many of the people he saw from the Grammy Awards stage. “Where would a lot of people in here be without hip-hop?” the r enowned rapper, producer and entrepreneur said. ...

Beyoncé emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honor

Feb. 06, 2023 08:19 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé sits alone atop the Grammy throne as the ceremony's most decorated artist in history, but at the end of Sunday's show it was Harry Styles who walked away with the album of the year honor. The Grammys spread its top awards among other artists, leaving...

Grant encourages hiring of Kentucky performing artists

Feb. 06, 2023 04:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Groups across Kentucky are being encouraged to hire performing artists from the state as part of their annual programming under a new grant program. The Kentucky Arts Council is offering touring grants of up to $3,000 to cover a portion of the artist fees to...