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Spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in Paris

Jun. 23, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh lived on at Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a high-energy runway spectacular for Louis Vuitton menswear. A Black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre, while rapper...

Beyoncé announces new album 'Renaissance' to drop July 29

Jun. 16, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has revealed the title and release date for her next studio album, with the 16-track “Renaissance” set to drop July 29. The superstar began listing the music and products on her website Thursday and several streaming services, including Tidal and...

Doja Cat, Drake, Ari Lennox lead BET Awards nominations

Jun. 01, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doja Cat could make the BET Awards her world later this month. The chart-topping performer scored six nominations at the show airing live on June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Doja Cat is up for best female R&B-pop artist, best...

Police: 3 hurt after crowds rush exit at Las Vegas festival

May. 15, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A music festival in Las Vegas has resumed after a “security incident” temporarily halted performances on Saturday, authorities said. Las Vegas police said in a statement that three people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after crowds at the...

Hip hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay dies of COVID-19 at age 55

Apr. 18, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering hip hop artist Keith Grayson, who performed as DJ Kay Slay and worked with top stars, has died of complications from COVID-19. Grayson's death at age 55 on Sunday was confirmed by his family in a statement released through New York radio station HOT 97,...

Swedish House Mafia, The Weeknd replace Ye at Coachella

Apr. 06, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd are replacing rapper Ye in a headlining spot at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. A new lineup was posted on Wednesday announcing the late change for the festival that runs April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio,...