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DC club owner charged with soliciting sex acts in Maryland

Aug. 22, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The owner of two popular Washington D.C. music venues has been accused of attempting to buy sexual favors from a massage therapist in Maryland. News outlets report 61-year-old Seth Hurwitz was arrested Wednesday and charged with soliciting prostitution. Hurwitz owns the 9:30 Club and...

Kodak Black expected to plead guilty in federal weapons case

Aug. 22, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black is expected to plead guilty to federal weapons charges. A hearing is set for Thursday in Miami federal court. The decision comes months after an original plea of innocence. Prosecutors in May charged the 21-year-old rapper for crimes that involve falsifying information on...

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Aug. 22, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu-led nationalist government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India's 250 million YouTube...

Alabama postpones 50th anniversary tour over singer's health

Aug. 21, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Country band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications. The group announced Wednesday that the 69-year-old Owen is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover....

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters

Aug. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun. "CBS Sunday Morning" previewed some of its pre-taped interview with Swift on Wednesday. The reporter asks Swift if she would consider re-recording her songs in order to own the...

Ex-Texans star Mario Williams accused of trespassing at home

Aug. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

KATY, Texas (AP) — Former Texans star Mario Williams has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge accusing him of trespassing at a woman's Houston-area home. Harris County court records show Williams was arrested Tuesday and freed on $100 bond. Online records don't list an attorney to speak on behalf of...

Country singer Drake White reveals brain condition

Aug. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After nearly collapsing onstage recently, country singer Drake White has revealed he has a brain condition that disrupts normal blood flow. White told "People" magazine that he's known about the condition since his diagnosis in January and he has been undergoing a series of...

Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

Aug. 21, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage. The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday. Hemsworth, whose attorney Laura Wasser has been...

Riesterer, wrote Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," dies

Aug. 21, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Frederic Riesterer, the producer and creator of electronic dance music who co-wrote the Grammy-nominated hit "I Gotta Feeling" with The Black Eyed Peas, has died. He was 58. Riesterer, who used the stage name Fred Rister, also worked with David Guetta but, unlike the superstar French DJ,...

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong...