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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Obama said in a commencement speech Sunday, June 7, 2020, that the nationwide protests following the recent deaths of unarmed black women and men including George Floyd were fueled from

The Obamas deliver speeches during YouTube virtual ceremony

Jun. 7, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech Sunday that the nationwide protests following the recent deaths of unarmed black women and men including George Floyd were fueled from “decades worth of anguish, frustration, over unequal treatment and a failure to perform...

FILE - In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Jay-Z and Beyonce watch Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans in Oakland, Calif. Several top record labels organized Black Out Tuesday on June 2, 2020 as riots erupted around the world sparked by Floyd’s death as well as the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Musicians including Rihanna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Demi Lovato, Post Malone and Harry Styles have spoken out following Floyd’s death and the worldwide riots. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

Jun. 1, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people. Several top record labels organized Black Out Tuesday as violent protests erupted around the world sparked by...

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New this week: Apollo benefit, docs on Bruce Lee, spelling

Jun. 1, 2020 2:19 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 —For the first time since World War II, the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled this year due to the pandemic. The...

In this Dec. 8, 2019, photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald waits to run onto the field for an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Los Angeles. Donald is not thrilled about the prospect of playing football without fans. The Rams' superstar defensive lineman doesn’t see how the NFL could play a season in front of empty seats, saying it

Rams' Aaron Donald: Football without fans 'wouldn't be fun'

May. 21, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald is not thrilled about the prospect of playing football without fans. The Los Angeles Rams’ superstar defensive lineman doesn’t like the idea of playing an NFL season in front of empty seats, saying it “wouldn't be fun to me." “I feel like you need...

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Beyoncé to give graduation speech alongside the Obamas

May. 19, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas. YouTube announced Tuesday that Beyoncé will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class for its “Dear Class of 2020" event, which will...

This combination photo shows Dr. Luke at the 30th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 17, 2013, left, and recording artist Doja Cat at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 23, 2019. Music maker Dr. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, is marking a comeback with the funky Doja Cat hit “Say So,” which topped this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart thanks to its remix featuring rap queen Nicki Minaj.Instead of using his usually stage name, Luke used the moniker TREVOR TRAX. (AP Photo)

With No. 1 hit, once-ousted producer Dr. Luke marks comeback

May. 14, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2014, songmaster Dr. Luke had logged his 16th No. 1 with Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” solidifying his place as pop music’s reigning prince of hits, a throne that could only be challenged by one another person — his mentor Max Martin. He seemed...

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Review: Sparks’ new album is entertaining career highlight

May. 14, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

Sparks, “A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip” (BMG) Sparks, that most European of American bands, has released one of their best albums nearly 50 years after their debut. “A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip” shows brothers Ron and Russell Mael as eclectic, extravagant, inventive, melodic and theatrical...

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. ABC will air the one-hour concert special “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” at 10 p.m. EDT. It was filmed last September at L’Olympia Theater in Paris.  (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

New this week: Taylor Swift, 'Maleficent,' Marshall special

May. 11, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

This week comes an encouragement to go way back to watch a great movie — all the way to 1926. Buster Keaton’s “The General” is considered ahead-of-its-time and it counts Quentin Tarantino as a fan. There's also a five-episode PBS series on Asian Americans airing between Monday and...

FILE - In a Saturday, July 13, 2019 file photo, cast member Idris Elba, center, arrives with his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba, left, and Isan Elba, right, at the Los Angeles premiere of

Idris Elba lends his voice to a song helping relief efforts

May. 8, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Idris Elba, who battled the coronavirus this year, has lent his voice to a new song about black men and mental health that will benefit pandemic relief efforts. Elba is featured on the song “Kings” by Kosine, a singer-songwriter-producer best known for crafting hits for Big...