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This undated photo provided by the Jackson County Detention Center, In Kansas City, Missouri shows Trey Songz. R&B artist Songz was arrested and jailed overnight after he scuffled with several officers while being arrested for not following coronavirus protocols during the AFC championship game in Kansas City, police said Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Jackson County Detention Center via AP)

R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

Jan. 25, 2021 6:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — R&B artist Trey Songz was jailed overnight after he scuffled with police officers during his arrest for not following coronavirus protocols and other rules at the AFC championship game in Kansas City, police said Monday. Songz, 36, whose name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was...

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New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'

Jan. 25, 2021 3:48 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — An intimate melodrama set in England just before the outbreak of World War II, “The Dig” is the kind of...

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2018 file photo shows Shakira performing in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakira’s music publishing rights.
Hipgnosis made the announcement Wednesday. Shakira’s catalog includes 145 songs, including “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “La Tortura,” “She Wolf” and “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Jan. 25, 2021 9:08 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 Jan. 31: Composer Philip Glass is 84. Actor Stuart Margolin (“The Rockford Files”) is 81. Actor Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”) is 80. Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite is 77. Actor Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul,”...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his

How Stevie Wonder's 'Happy Birthday' helped form US holiday

Jan. 24, 2021 4:51 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the summer of 1979, Stevie Wonder called Coretta Scott King to tell her about a dream he had. “I said to her, you know, ‘I had a dream about this song. And I imagined in this dream I was doing this song. We were marching, too, with petition signs to make for Dr....

South Africa mourns anti-apartheid trombonist Jonas Gwangwa

Jan. 24, 2021 10:18 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tributes are pouring in for South Africa's Oscar-nominated anti-apartheid jazz trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, who has died at the age of 83. With driving music that fired up Black South Africans’ resistance to repressive white minority rule, Gwangwa left the country...

‘In the Aftermath’ of COVID: NC poet finds strength, hope

Jan. 24, 2021 12:01 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — While the world hunkered down at home in April from the COVID-19 pandemic, Chapel Hill Poet Laureate CJ Suitt relished the time to create. He completed a month-long series of self-portraits and poems. He reflected on his art, and when the Black Lives Matter protests erupted in May...

Jimmie Rodgers, singer of 'Honeycomb' and other hits, dies

Jan. 23, 2021 6:36 PM EST

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Rodgers, singer of the 1957 hits “Honeycomb” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” whose career in music and movies was disrupted by a severe head injury a decade later, has died at age 87. Rodgers died from kidney disease on Jan. 18 in Palm Desert,...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York.  King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Jan. 23, 2021 2:41 PM EST

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. King died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age...

Miami music festival looking to reschedule to next year

Jan. 23, 2021 12:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Organizers of a major electronic music festival that is held in South Florida annually are making plans to cancel the festivities for a second year in a row due to the pandemic. Organizers of the popular Ultra Music Festival asked in a letter to Miami's city manager on Wednesday if they could...

Iowa's Surf Ballroom designated National Historic Landmark

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 PM EST

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A north-central Iowa venue best known for hosting the last concert of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson before the trio died in a 1959 plane crash is now a National Historic Landmark. The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the...