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Break it down: Dancers begin charting path to Paris Olympics

Nov. 22, 2022 14:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking is in Victor Montalvo’s blood. He is a descendant of twin breakers — his father and uncle — who were performing in Mexico long before they taught a young Montalvo to spin on his back. Born in Kissimmee, Florida, the 28-year-old who also goes by B-Boy...

Adidas ends partnership with Ye over antisemitic remarks

Oct. 25, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adidas ended a partnership that helped make the artist formerly known as Kanye West a billionaire and lent the German sportswear an edgy appeal, but ultimately couldn't survive a mounting outcry over the rapper's offensive and antisemitic remarks. The split will...

Balenciaga fashion house cuts ties with Ye, report says

Oct. 21, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Balenciaga fashion house has cut ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, according to a news report. The move came after several offensive comments from Ye, including antisemitic posts that earned him suspensions from Twitter and Instagram. ...

Review: Dixson forges a sweet R&B sound on album '004Daisy'

Sep. 29, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

“004Daisy,” Dixson (Roc Nation) Dixson embraces modernity and forges a sweet new R&B sound on his third album, “004Daisy.” The Atlanta native is a seasoned producer and songwriter with a decorated catalog working with artists like Chance the Rapper, Justin...

'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper Coolio dies at age 59

Sep. 29, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta's Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez...

Gap slashes 500 corporate jobs in cost-cutting move

Sep. 20, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap is slashing 500 corporate jobs in San Francisco and New York as it looks to reduce expenses amid languishing sales. The job cuts, confirmed by a company spokesperson, follow years of struggle at the San Francisco-based retailer, which operates its namesake...