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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

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Burns outlines 8 projects; PBS launches documentary service

Jul. 28, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What do Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? All are getting the Ken Burns treatment in the next few years. The PBS documentarian said Tuesday that he has eight projects in the works, half of them in-depth looks at the four personalities....

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2014, file photo shows Bode Miller during the U.S. ski team's news conference at the Gorki media center at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Olympic ski racing champion Bode Miller is launching a winter sports academy to help produce the next wave of standouts on the snow. Miller’s partnering with the Institute for Civic Leadership Academy to open an online learning program geared toward students in grades 7-12.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

World class: Bode Miller launches winter sports academy

Jul. 16, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

Bode Miller's go-for-broke, risk-taking style on the slopes put him in a class by himself. Now, school is in session for that sort of knowledge — a crash course in avoiding those crashes on the course. The retired Olympic champion ski racer will partner with the Institute for Civic Leadership Academy to...

AC Milan's Rafael Leao, left, celebrates with his teammate Ismael Bennacer after scoring his side's 3rd goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Juventus at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)

Milan turns to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Liverpool to revive glory

Jul. 9, 2020 3:04 AM EDT

Preparing to complete a ninth Serie A campaign without winning the Scudetto, AC Milan decided returning to the pinnacle of football required a new approach. Jay-Z’s entertainment agency Roc Nation is at the center of it, linking up with Milan to scour the world for sponsors and use concerts and other...

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 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,...

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New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'

Jun. 22, 2020 2:42 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 “Clemency”: Alfre Woodard gives a career performance as death row prison warden on the eve of another execution in...

In this June 13, 2020 photo, singer-songwriter John Legend appears during a photo session at The Bel Air Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote his latest album

The special secret sauce in John Legend’s album: the Grammys

Jun. 17, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the 2020 Grammy Awards, John Legend excitedly walked around with “a special secret,” as he puts it: He had just finished recording a batch of songs and felt like his new album was near done. And though he performed and won his 11th gramophone at the show, he productively...

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New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi

Jun. 15, 2020 2:31 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 —“Miss Juneteenth”: In Channing Godfrey Peoples’ leisurely first feature, Turquise Jones (Nicole...