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Sounders add Russell Wilson, Macklemore to ownership group

Aug. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders are adding Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife Ciara, hip-hop artist Macklemore and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to the MLS club's ownership group. Other investors are also coming aboard while current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his investment...

NFL teaming with Jay-Z on entertainment and social activism

Aug. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z's Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and...

Cardi B postpones Indianapolis concert due to threat

Jul. 31, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rapper Cardi B postponed an Indianapolis concert following what police described as an unverified threat to the Grammy-winning artist. A post on her Twitter account offered an apology to fans about Tuesday's planned show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, saying: "My safety and your safety...

Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster

Jul. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to...

Ethiopian Israeli musicians use stage to promote struggles

Jul. 12, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In his song "Handcuffed," rapper Teddy Neguse addresses police brutality against young Israeli men of Ethiopian descent. Although the song came out in 2017, it has reached new heights in the wake of street protests across the country following the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teen by an...

Blanco Brown has the next country rap hit with 'The Git Up'

Jul. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After "Old Town Road" kicked off a trend of country-trap this year, Blanco Brown felt the timing was just right for his dance hit "The Git Up." Brown, who grew up in Atlanta, has been living in both musical worlds his entire life. His mom played him OutKast and Jodeci, but he'd...

Fendi stages ethereal tribute to Lagerfeld in ancient Rome

Jul. 4, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Fendi paid tribute Thursday to the late Karl Lagerfeld with an ethereal haute couture show overlooking the monumental Colosseum from atop Palatine Hill. Hollywood A-listers Susan Sarandon and Catherine Zeta Jones, with her daughter Carys Zeta Douglas, had front row seats along with Italian...