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FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after-party for the opening night of

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications

Jul. 5, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after...

In this June 19, 2020, photo, people attend a peaceful rally in Chicago to mark Juneteenth. The holiday celebrates the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed from bondage, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

'Lift Every Voice and Sing' hymn ignites hope across nation

Jul. 5, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests. In recent weeks, countless rallies were held from D.C. to...

Andrej Plenkovic, Croatia's Prime Minister incumbent casts his ballot at a polling station in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Amid a spike of new coronavirus cases, voters in Croatia cast ballots on Sunday in what is expected be a close parliamentary race that could push the latest European Union member state further to the right. (AP Photo)

Croatia's ruling conservatives win big in parliamentary vote

Jul. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The ruling conservatives overwhelmingly won Croatia's parliamentary elections held Sunday amid a spike in new coronavirus cases as the latest European Union member state leaned further to the right. With over 90 percent of the vote counted, the governing Croatian Democratic Union, or...

Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek, Lebanon, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Dubbed

Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

Jul. 5, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — For the first time ever, Lebanon on Sunday hosted its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience, a move organizers dubbed “an act of cultural resilience” to the global coronavirus pandemic as well as the country's...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria. Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked others from arriving directly from Syria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

Muti conducts Syria musicians in memorial concert amid ruins

Jul. 5, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing Sunday in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked others from arriving directly from Syria. The concert...

11 officers hurt breaking up unlicensed London music event

Jul. 4, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Eleven police officers were injured while trying to break up an unlicensed music event in west London, the latest in a series of illegal gatherings in the British capital over the past couple of weeks that have descended into violence. Police said everyone in attendance at the event in White...

FILE - In this July 4, 2006, file photo, Willie Nelson addresses fans attending his Fourth of July Picnic in Ft. Worth, Texas. Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Fans can tune in to the nearly 50-year-old music bash Saturday via livestream. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry, File)

Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

Jul. 3, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Fans can tune in to the nearly 50-year-old music bash Saturday via luck.stream and williepicnic.com. Tickets for the picnic are on...

Kacey Musgraves performs during the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park on Oct. 6, 2019, in Austin, Texas, left, and Ruston Kelly performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 15, 2019, in Manchester, Tenn. Musgraves and Kelly have filed for divorce. In a joint statement, Musgraves and Kelly said “we’ve made this painful decision together.

Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce

Jul. 3, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce. Representatives for both singers confirmed the news Friday to The Associated Press. In a joint statement, Musgraves and Kelly said “we’ve made this painful decision together."...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2017 photo, singer Prince Royce poses for a photo in New York. Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now wants to try and wake others too. The Latin star told The Associated Press on Thursday that he is recovering from the virus. He says he decided to speak up out of a growing frustration with seeing people going out and gathering without protection. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19

Jul. 3, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bachata singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now he wants to try and wake others too. Royce revealed that he is recovering from the virus in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. Royce, 31, said he decided to speak up out of a growing...

En esta foto del 27 de febrero de 2017, Prince Royce posa en Nueva York. El astro de la bachata dice que un diagnóstico de COVID-19 lo hizo despertar, y ahora quiere que otros despierten también. Royce reveló que se está recuperando del virus en una entrevista exclusiva con The Associated Press el jueves 2 de julio de 2020. (Foto por Brian Ach/Invision/AP, Archivo)

Exclusiva AP: Prince Royce tiene COVID, y algo que decir

Jul. 3, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

NUEVA YORK (AP) — Prince Royce dice que un diagnóstico de COVID-19 lo hizo despertar, y ahora quiere que otros despierten también. El astro de la bachata reveló que se está recuperando del virus en una entrevista exclusiva con The Associated Press el jueves. Royce dijo que...