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North by Northwest: Minor league hires prez with proper name

Dec. 6, 2019 7:57 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The short-season Northwest League has named a new president with a most fitting name for the post: North Johnson. The Class A loop made the announcement Friday, appointing the longtime minor league executive. "I was literally born to have this job," Johnson kidded in an email to The...

Lady Gaga to headline pre-Super Bowl concert in Miami

Dec. 4, 2019 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is returning to the Super Bowl stage — sort of. The pop star will perform at AT&T TV Super Saturday Night in Miami on Feb. 1, held a day before Super Bowl 54. The concert will take place at Meridian at Island Gardens and will be livestreamed at twitter.com/ItsOnATT....

Dave East is in ‘Survival’ mode for debut album

Nov. 21, 2019 2:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic rapper Nas isn’t known for being the most talkative, letting his legendary music speak for him. But when he does talk, his protégé Dave East is very attentive. “It’s not like he's trying to be overbearing. He’s just cool. He gives...

Kanye West denied permit for amphitheater on Wyoming ranch

Nov. 20, 2019 6:41 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Kanye West has been denied a permit to build an amphitheater on his ranch in Wyoming. The Park County Planning and Zoning Commission made the decision Tuesday after the rapper changed his plans for the structure near Cody. West told county officials he now wants to include residential...

Trump July 26 call mostly focused on rapper, Sondland says

Nov. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland says a July cellphone call with President Donald Trump “primarily discussed” rapper A$AP Rocky, who was imprisoned in Sweden earlier this year. Sondland told a House impeachment inquiry into Trump on Wednesday that testimony from U.S. diplomat...

Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

Nov. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God.” West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people...

Rapper Kanye West performs for Texas jail inmates

Nov. 15, 2019 8:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Kanye West has followed the Johnny Cash route and performed for inmates at a Houston jail. In secret from the public, the star rapper-turned-gospel singer performed songs Friday from his new gospel album “Jesus is King.” He and his choir performed for more than 200 male inmates...

And the Grammy nomination goes to...

Nov. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — L may typically stand for “loser” but artists like Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X and Lewis Capaldi are likely to score big next week when the Grammy nominations are unveiled, with expected nods in key categories, from album of the year to record and song of the year. The...

Kanye West wants to build amphitheater on his Wyoming ranch

Nov. 15, 2019 2:34 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming have received a building permit application from Kanye West for a proposed amphitheater on property owned by the rapper. West recently announced that he plans to move the headquarters of his shoe and clothing company, Adidas Yeezy, to Cody. He also wants to build a...

HBO doc peers into Ralph Lauren's rose-tinted American Dream

Nov. 12, 2019 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly describes the appeal of the Lauren empire. Kanye West says he was seeking a way to stand out early in his...