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New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

May. 28, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MUSIC Lady Gaga: After taking a departure from her electro pop sound with 2016’s “Joanne” and 2018’s “A...

FILE -This June 12, 2011 file photo shows Larry Kramer, left, and Daryl Roth embracing after they won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for

Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer

May. 27, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease: “At a time when the federal government sat paralyzed in denial of a disease that was ravaging an entire generation of LGBTQ...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, playwright Larry Kramer attends Acria's 19th Annual Holiday Dinner Benefit in New York. Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Manhattan of pneumonia. He was 84. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

May. 27, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to...

FILE - This May 12, 2014 file photo shows playwright Larry Kramer at the premiere of HBO Films'

Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS

May. 27, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands. Theatergoers leaving a celebrated revival of Kramer’s “The Normal Heart” in 2011 were greeted by the playwright himself, deep in his 70s by then, handing out leaflets outside the Broadway theater...

In this May 9, 2020 photo, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, far right, and her husband Charles Isaacs, center, are among the cheering spectators at musician Adam Chester's weekly neighborhood performance in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. Normally, Chester is a surrogate Elton John, who sings and plays the rock superstar's parts at rehearsals. With that work on hold, Chester has been giving concerts to his neighbors from a safe social distance in front of his house. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Locked down neighbors let loose at 'Quaranchella' concerts

May. 13, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 15 years, Adam Chester has subbed for Elton John, performing John’s parts in rehearsals with the rocker’s band. But with John sitting out the pandemic, Chester had to find another gig. And he did: weekly, socially distant concerts in his suburban Los Angeles cul-de-sac....

FILE - This 1966 file photo shows Little Richard.  Tthe self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday, May 9, 2020.(AP Photo, File)

Jagger, Dylan, Quincy Jones react to death of Little Richard

May. 9, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, who died Saturday at 87. — “I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of Little Richard, he was the biggest inspiration of my early teens and his music still has the same raw electric energy when you play it now as...

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Just dance: Lady Gaga sets May 29 release date for 6th album

May. 6, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After scrapping the original release date for her new album because of the spreading coronavirus, Lady Gaga has announced that her sixth studio release will be out on May 29. Gaga announced the news Wednesday. “Chromatica" was originally supposed to be released on April 10. The album...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Apr. 30, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide during a 90 day window.. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of April 30th, 2020: TOP 20...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Apr. 23, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

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 April 23, 2020 : TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....

FILE - This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Lady Gaga at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Through music, Lady Gaga told those stressing during the coronavirus pandemic to smile and Stevie Wonder encouraged viewers to lean on one another. The A-listers kicked off the two-hour TV special

Concert special, Jordan doc entice homebound TV viewers

Apr. 21, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Michael Jordan and the remote Rolling Stones provided television entertainment over the weekend for millions of Americans homebound because of the coronavirus. Gaga helped organize the “One World: Together at Home” concert that featured musicians like the Stones,...