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Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

Mar. 22, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges. A hearing Friday follows a defense motion saying the 52-year-old singer hopes to do up to five...

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

Mar. 22, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with an audience numbering just 12 jurors. While the day lawyers deliver...

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

Mar. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip. The brother-sister duo made the announcement during an appearance on "Good Morning America" on Thursday. Their final performance at the Flamingo Las Vegas is scheduled for...

Review: Luther Dickinson, sisters in song share 'Solstice'

Mar. 21, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, "Solstice" (New West) Some of the solo and parallel projects of North Mississippi Allstars guitarist-vocalist Luther Dickinson have been among his most fascinating work. He continues that tradition on the diverse "Solstice," where his role as producer and...

Shaq coming back to Miami next week _ to play music

Mar. 21, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal is coming back to play in Miami next week. Play music, that is. The former star center and four-time NBA champion still has a hectic life in retirement, with work as a television analyst and celebrity endorser and other off-court business interests. He's also serious about...

Review: Maverick Sabre's new album is unapologetically cool

Mar. 21, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

Maverick Sabre, "When I Wake Up" (FAMM) English-Irish musician Maverick Sabre doesn't hold back on his new album "When I Wake Up." Sabre writes with purpose and resolve on his third studio release, not shying away from topics such as faith and politics. In Sabre's soulful opening track, "Preach," he dives in,...

Derulo reaches out to K-pop with 'Let's Shut Up & Dance'

Mar. 21, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Derulo is simultaneously looking ahead, looking back and looking across the ocean for his new project. In "Let's Shut Up & Dance," the pop singer collaborates with Asian K-pop acts Lay Zhang and NCT 127 in a trans-Pacific partnership he thinks ought to be increasingly common in...

Candy Crush vs. Mortal Kombat for Video Game Hall of Fame

Mar. 21, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field to 12. "Will 'Centipede' devour the competition? Can 'Mortal Kombat' fight its way to victory? Will 'Microsoft...

First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

Mar. 21, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle. Thursday's animated Google Doodle shows the composer playing an organ in celebration of his March 21, 1685, birthday under the old Julian calendar. It encourages users to...

Germany: Michael Jackson exhibit opening amid revived claims

Mar. 21, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

BONN, Germany (AP) — An exhibition of art about Michael Jackson is opening in Germany amid fresh controversy over the singer's alleged abuse of children. Curator Nicholas Cullinan said Thursday the show at Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle was conceived long before the recent broadcast of HBO documentary "Leaving...