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FILE - In this May 27, 2018 file photo, Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias performs on stage in Tel Aviv, Israel. The pop star's contract with the city of McAllen, Texas— long hidden by what critics described as gaping holes in the state's open-records laws — became public this week after new legislation governing the public's right to know went into effect. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit,File)

Texas city paid Enrique Iglesias $485,000 for 2015 concert

Jan. 8, 2020 5:01 PM EST

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas city used $485,000 in taxpayer money to pay singer Enrique Iglesias to perform at a holiday concert in 2015, according to contract details made public this week. McAllen officials have been concealing Iglesias' contract terms, citing exceptions in the Texas Public...

In this March 11, 2013 photo, Benny Martinez, a Mexican American civil rights leader who helped organize the historic Latino gala with President John F. Kennedy, stands in front of a gun collection at his Goliad, Texas, home. Martinez, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, of natural causes. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Benny Martinez, Latino civil rights leader, dies at 85

Dec. 30, 2019 6:10 PM EST

GOLIAD, Texas (AP) — Benny Martinez, a Mexican American civil rights leader who helped organize the historic Latino meeting with President John F. Kennedy, died Sunday. His daughter Loretta Martinez Williams said Martinez died peacefully of natural causes in Olmito, Texas, following a long bout with...

In this Dec. 18, 2019 photo made available by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, shows a yacht belonging to singer Marc Anthony in flames at a dock in Miami. The luxury yacht partially sank in Biscayne Bay after 45 firefighters took two hours to extinguish the blaze. (Miami-Dade Fire Rescue via AP)

Marc Anthony's luxury yacht goes up in flames in Miami

Dec. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A luxury yacht owned by singer Marc Anthony partially sank in Biscayne Bay after it was engulfed by a massive fire that took 45 firefighters nearly two hours to extinguish. No one was injured. The 120-foot (36.5-meter) boat was docked off Miami's MacArthur Causeway at the Island Gardens Marina...

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary.  In an interview published Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019, in a leading Spanish newspaper, Domingo has sought to blame allegations of sexual harassment against him, on cultural differences between countries. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

Standing ovation in Milan for Domingo's 50th anniversary

Dec. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at La Scala on Sunday and returned the appreciation with a rare a cappella performance. Standing alone on the stage holding three yellow roses, Domingo serenaded the audience with a favorite Spanish...

Reputed Latin Kings chief pleads not guilty to racketeering

Dec. 11, 2019 2:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The man described by authorities as the leader of the Latin Kings gang's East Coast operations pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal racketeering conspiracy charges. Michael Cecchetelli, 40, of Springfield, and four other alleged members of the gang agreed to voluntary detention after their...

This image released by Def Jam shows the cover art for the song “Triggered (freestyle)” by Jhene Aiko. The song was named the top song of the year by the Associated Press. (Def Jam via AP)

AP's top songs of 2019: Jhené Aiko, Sam Smith, Normani

Dec. 7, 2019 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Jhené Aiko, “Triggered (freestyle)": Jhené Aiko brilliantly captures so many emotions in one song on “Triggered (freestyle),” as she rapidly spits out lyrics in a raw way that...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about his upcoming show

Domingo’s accusers: Nothing ‘chivalrous’ about groping women

Dec. 3, 2019 7:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two opera singers who accused Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct said Tuesday that it was disappointing and disturbing that the opera legend recently claimed he has always behaved like a gentleman and never acted improperly toward women. Angela Turner Wilson and Patricia Wulf were...

This Nov. 25, 2019, photo shows Latin singer Ozuna posing for a portrait in New York to promote his latest album

Latin star Ozuna says he worked hard to make ‘Nibiru’ great

Nov. 29, 2019 12:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ozuna set a record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Latin albums chart by a male artist with his 2017 debut album, “Odisea.” The superstar reggaeton and Latin trap singer, who has sold-out New York’s Madison Square Garden, is also the first artist to have...

This cover image released by Sony Music Masterworks shows “Christmas in New York” by Lea Michele. (Sony Music Masterworks via AP)

Get in the holiday mood with Ne-Yo, Lea Michele and Chicago

Nov. 26, 2019 4:18 PM EST

Here's a collection of holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press. _________ Ne-Yo, “Another Kind of Christmas” (Motown/Compound Entertainment) When it comes to holiday albums, Ne-Yo’s got two great things going for himself: a beautiful voice, plus a merry and bright charisma that makes...