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Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss and others

Nov. 21, 2019 5:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday honored an Oscar-winning actor, a bluegrass-country singer, a conservative think tank and others with two of the most prestigious national awards in the arts and humanities. It was first time during his nearly three-year-old presidency that Trump has...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Nov. 21, 2019 4:38 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of November 20, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Phil...

Daddy Yankee to open reggaeton museum in Puerto Rico

Nov. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Daddy Yankee is opening a museum in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous. The Daddy Yankee El Jefe Museum opens Friday in Plaza de Las Americas in San Juan and will be free of charge. The...

James Taylor audio memoir coming early next year

Nov. 21, 2019 3:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor isn’t working on a typical rock star memoir. The singer-songwriter has a deal with producer-distributor Audible for the audio-only “Break Shot,” focusing on his early years and ending on “the cusp” of his 1970s fame. Scheduled for early 2020,...

Dave East is in ‘Survival’ mode for debut album

Nov. 21, 2019 2:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic rapper Nas isn’t known for being the most talkative, letting his legendary music speak for him. But when he does talk, his protégé Dave East is very attentive. “It’s not like he's trying to be overbearing. He’s just cool. He gives...

Marvel ‘Voices’ podcast inspires comic book anthology

Nov. 21, 2019 2:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Marvel podcast series is inspiring an anthology of new adventures for some of its most popular superheroes. Actor and rapper Method Man and author Roxane Gay are among the writers being given the power to play around with characters like Black Panther and Wolverine. The comic book giant...

Country star Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Tennessee

Nov. 21, 2019 12:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving under the influence and violation of the open container law after police in Nashville stopped him for driving the wrong way down a one-way road. Hunt was arrested Thursday morning, booked into jail and released on $2,500 bond,...

Coldplay decides not to tour for environmental reasons

Nov. 21, 2019 10:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British band Coldplay has decided not to launch a global tour because of environmental concerns. Frontman Chris Martin told the BBC Thursday that the band is not going on tour to promote its latest album because it wants to take time to determine how a tour can be beneficial to the...

From Lizzo to Lil Nas, new kids on the block rule Grammys

Nov. 21, 2019 12:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Genre-mashing, bold and chart-topping new artists have caught the attention of the Recording Academy, as Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead in nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Lizzo is in first place, scoring eight bids Wednesday for her fun, positive rap-pop style that has made...

Kanye West denied permit for amphitheater on Wyoming ranch

Nov. 20, 2019 6:41 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Kanye West has been denied a permit to build an amphitheater on his ranch in Wyoming. The Park County Planning and Zoning Commission made the decision Tuesday after the rapper changed his plans for the structure near Cody. West told county officials he now wants to include residential...