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Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stage

May. 16, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur....

'I’m in shock a little bit' — Tony Award nominees react

May. 09, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

Some reactions from Tony Award nominees on Monday: "Coming out of the pandemic, I just feel a validation and a further mandate to keep digging down into the Blackness of my art and to put that forward as something that’s worth paying attention to and shelling out money to produce...

'A Strange Loop' earns a leading 11 Tony Award nominations

May. 09, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “A Strange Loop,” Michael R. Jackson’s critically cheered theater meta-journey earned a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Monday as Broadway joined the national discussion of race by embracing an envelope-pushing Black-written and Black-led musical. ...

Musicians come together in video collaboration for Ukraine

May. 06, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The melancholic sound of Ukrainian violinist Vera Lytovchenko’s music has echoed in subway stations, consoling people, some homeless, huddled in fear of Russian bombings. A new music video called “The Brave Ones” has her in an online collaboration with more than...

Key moments in Blac Chyna's trial against Kardashians

May. 03, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To keep up with the Kardashians for the past two weeks, you would've had to spend a lot of time at a downtown Los Angeles courthouse, where they've been watching and testifying at a trial over a lawsuit brought against them by former reality television star Blac Chyna. In a...

Timeline of NBA in 2000s as league celebrates 75th season

Mar. 22, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association from its founding as the Basketball Association of America through the 2000s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 12, 2000: Vince Carter’s legendary Slam Dunk...

Michael Jackson musical to launch national tour in 2023

Mar. 21, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new, splashy Broadway musical about Michael Jackson is going to moonwalk across America next year. “MJ,” packed with dozens of songs by the King of Pop and others, plans to hit 17 major cities over two years starting in 2023. It kicks off in Chicago at the...

Alabama students portray Black legends in living wax museum

Mar. 05, 2022 00:07 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The mood inside Dothan Preparatory Academy’s gym was solemn, reverent and uplifting on Feb. 28 as its choir’s sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often referred to as the Black National Anthem. Under dim lighting, 7th and 8th grade students dressed as...

New Dr. Seuss-inspired books to feature diverse creators

Mar. 02, 2022 12:08 PM EST

Sketches of fantastic creatures by Dr. Seuss that have never before been published will see the light of day in new books being written and illustrated by an inclusive group of up-and-coming authors and artists, the company that owns the intellectual property rights to Dr. Seuss' works announced...