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Elton John to play Glastonbury as epic tour draws to close

Dec. 02, 2022 03:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Elton John is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, in what organizers say will be his farewell show in Britain. The festival announced Friday that the star will play the 2023 festival’s final night on June 25. The festival...

FIFA blocks 'Love' detail on Belgium's World Cup jersey

Nov. 21, 2022 17:02 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA has denied Belgium’s request to wear team jerseys with a “Love” label at the World Cup in Qatar because of a commercial link to a rave festival. Multi-color detail on the white shirt was described as a “symbol for mutual values on diversity, equality...

Partial list of nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards

Nov. 15, 2022 13:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of nominees in the top categories at the 65th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “Voyage,” ABBA; “30,” Adele; “Un Verano Sin Ti,” Bad Bunny; “Renaissance,” Beyoncé; “Good...

Deadly year could imperil Little Rock mayor's reelection bid

Nov. 05, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Frank Scott became Little Rock’s first popularly elected Black mayor four years ago on campaign promises to unite a city long divided along racial lines. But a deadly year in Arkansas’ capital, criticism of his management and attacks from Republicans...

Joni Mitchell heading back onstage after Newport surprise

Oct. 20, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joni Mitchell's return to the stage in August was a surprise, but fans can plan for the next one. The 78-year-old music legend will perform June 10 at the Gorge Amphitheatre, a venue in Washington state east of Seattle, her friend, singer Brandi Carlile, announced...

Tennessee secretary of state takes plea deal in DUI case

Oct. 13, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has taken a plea deal after he was charged with driving under the influence after leaving a bar in June. In a statement, Hargett said he offered a best interest plea in the case on Thursday, which amounts to pleading...

FIFA reveals sites for World Cup fan viewing parties

Oct. 10, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro and Dubai Harbour in the United Arab Emirates are among six locations worldwide that stage fan festivals during the World Cup in Qatar. Mexico City’s Plaza de la República, Sao Paulo's Anhangabaú Valley, and downtown nightclub...

New this week: Lena Dunham, Mila Kunis and Charlie Puth

Oct. 07, 2022 09:26 AM 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 — Lena Dunham adapts Karen Cushman’s young-adult novel in “Catherine Called Birdy,” a...

SXSW's Pierson steps down after 15 years leading film fest

Oct. 05, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 15 years running SXSW's film festival, director Janet Pierson is stepping down. Her longtime deputy, Claudette Godfrey, will take over leading the annual Austin, Texas, gathering, one of America's premier film festivals. SXSW announced the change Wednesday,...

Cher appears at Balmain finale at Paris Fashion Week

Sep. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear Wednesday with atmospherics and excitement over Balmain’s evening fashion-music festival spectacular — a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and performances. That included a finale walk from...