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Feds seize websites after probe of pirated Latin music

Jun. 27, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have seized six websites that prosecutors say were illegally distributing copyrighted music to millions of users. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced the seizures Monday of the websites that primarily...

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...

Lupe Fiasco, 6lack highlight Apple Music Juneteenth playlist

Jun. 10, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several artists including Bun B, Lupe Fiasco, 6LACK and Brittney Spencer have recorded songs honoring Juneteenth for Apple Music. Performers from different genres composed new tracks, while others recorded cover songs for the second annual “Juneteenth 2022:...

Jennifer Lopez, 'Spider-Man' highlight MTV Movie & TV Awards

Jun. 06, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez made an emotional speech about how believers and skeptics contributed to her success, as she accepted a career achievement honor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday. “I want to thank the people who gave me joy and the ones who broke my...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 5-11

May. 31, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 5-11: June 5: Actor-singer Bill Hayes (“Days of Our Lives,” “Your Show of Shows”) is 97. News correspondent Bill Moyers is 88. Country singer Don Reid of the Statler Brothers is 77. Guitarist Fred Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is...

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...

Police: 3 hurt after crowds rush exit at Las Vegas festival

May. 15, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A music festival in Las Vegas has resumed after a “security incident” temporarily halted performances on Saturday, authorities said. Las Vegas police said in a statement that three people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after crowds at the...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 8-14

May. 02, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 8-14: May 8: Singer Toni Tennille is 82. Country singer Jack Blanchard is 80. Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett is 77. Actor Mark Blankfield (“Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” ″The Incredible Shrinking Woman”) is 74. Drummer Chris Frantz of Talking...

Rosalía 'very excited' about imminent world tour

Apr. 19, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosalía spent three years working on her acclaimed third studio album, “Motomami.” Now she's ready to take the music on an upcoming world tour, with stops in her native Spain, Mexico, Europe and New York's famed Radio City Music Hall. The Grammy- and...

Songs by Wu-Tang, Alicia Keys added to Recording Registry

Apr. 13, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Critically acclaimed debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin's Latin pop megahit “Livin' La Vida Loca,” and Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” are among the recordings being inducted this year into the National Recording Registry. The...