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Q&A: Leslie Grace lives full-circle moment 'In the Heights'

Jun. 11, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like her Nina character in “In The Heights,” Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist. “All the time,” the 26-year-old singer said in an interview with The Associated Press. "In so many parts of my life...

Original stars joining Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Jun. 10, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of the Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will get a treat when the show restarts on this fall — Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, two of the play's original stars, are returning. Producers said Thursday that Daniels and...

Underwood wins at CMT Awards; Gladys Knight, H.E.R. perform

Jun. 09, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood has another reason to rejoice — she extended her record as the most decorated artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards, thanks to her song “Hallelujah.” The music video for the singer's hit, a collaboration with John Legend,...

List of winners at the 2021 CMT Music Awards

Jun. 09, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

A list of winners at the 2021 CMT Music Awards, held Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. — Video of the year: Carrie Underwood and John Legend, “Hallelujah" — Female video of the year: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones" —...

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Jun. 09, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Color. Dance. Music. Joy. An all Latino cast! The hype for “In the Heights” has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States, a group that’s been historically underrepresented and widely typecast in films. And with upcoming titles...

Sheryl Underwood of 'The Talk' to host Daytime Emmys

Jun. 08, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheryl Underwood of “The Talk” will host the Daytime Emmy Awards. She’ll preside over the 48th annual ceremony on June 25 in Los Angeles. Underwood co-hosted last year’s virtual show that aired on CBS with former “The Talk” colleagues...

CMT to honor Black country music pioneer Linda Martell

Jun. 08, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Martell, one of the pioneers for Black acts in country music and the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards. The 86-year-old will receive the CMT Equal Play Award at Wednesday night's...

Copeland, Ingram among winners of Blues Music Awards

Jun. 07, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Shemekia Copeland and guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram are among this year's top winners at the Blues Music Awards. Veteran musicians Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop also won multiple awards for their album “100 Years of...

Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby top BET Award nominations

May. 27, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are the prom queen and king of the 2021 BET Awards. The chart-topping rappers each scored seven nominations at the show airing live on June 27 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Megan Thee...

Oscars set next show date for March 2022

May. 27, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Planning is already underway for the 94th Oscars, which will be held on March 27, 2022, the film academy and ABC said Thursday. After a year of disruption, innovation and catastrophically low ratings, the Academy Awards are getting back to business as usual. The show...