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FILE - Skip Marley performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. on April 13, 2018, from left, Stephen Marley performs during the

Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief

Jul. 8, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have joined forces to produce a new version of “One...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays during the week fo July 12-July 18, Rachel Brosnahan, from left, attends Amazon Prime Video's

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18

Jul. 6, 2020 7:45 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18 July 12: Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 83. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 77. Actress Denise Nicholas (“In the Heat of the Night”) is 76. Singer Walter Egan is 72. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 72. Actress Cheryl Ladd...

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...

FILE - Johnny Mandel appears at the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony and Concert  in New York on Jan. 11, 2011. Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, arranger and musician, died Monday, June 29, 2020, of a cardiac ailment at his home in Ojai, Calif. He was 94. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies

Jun. 30, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer, arranger and musician who worked on albums by Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole and many others and whose songwriting credits included “The Shadow of Your Smile” and the theme from the film and TV show...

In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, Roddy Ricch wears a shirt that says Black Lives Matter while performing during the BET Awards. (BET via AP)

A how-to: BET pulls off artistic, virtual, political success

Jun. 29, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — You’d think trying to produce the 2020 BET Awards during the coronavirus pandemic would be filled with restrictions, but instead, show producers took another approach: We’re not limited to a single stage, so sky’s the limit and let your creative minds run free....

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New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'

Jun. 29, 2020 5:11 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. MOVIES — “ Hamilton ”: Disney Plus does not want to throw away its shot. On Friday, the streaming service will debut...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from July 5-July 11, from left, RZA attends the BET Hip-Hop Honors on Sept. 29, 2012, in Atlanta. RZA, Kevin Hart attends the Big Screen Achievement Awards on April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas, Ringo Starr poses for a portrait on Sept. 23, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif, Wolfgang Puck arrives at the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, Tom Hanks arrives to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Rome Film Festival on Oct. 13, 2016, Sofia Vergara arrives at a Stand Up To Cancer event on Sept. 7, 2018, in Santa Monica, CalifSofia Vergara arrives at a Stand Up To Cancer event on Sept. 7, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif and Suzanne Vega poses for a portrait on March 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

Jun. 29, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11 July 5: Musician Robbie Robertson is 77. Singer Huey Lewis is 70. Country keyboardist Charles Ventre of River Road is 68. Singer Marc Cohn is 61. Actor Dorien Wilson (“The Parkers,” ″Sister, Sister”) is 58. Actress Edie Falco (“Nurse...

In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, rapper DaBaby performs

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

Jun. 28, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers,...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, actor Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers at the premiere of the

World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virus

Jun. 28, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Global Citizen said its summit with world leaders had raised...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from June 28-July 4, Mel Brooks, from left, attends the premiere of

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 28-July 4

Jun. 22, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 28-July 4 June 28: Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 94. Comedian John Byner is 83. Bassist Dave Knights of Procol Harum is 75. Actor Bruce Davison (“X-Men”) is 74. Actress Kathy Bates is 72. Actress Alice Krige is 66. Jazz singer Tierney Sutton is 57. Actress...