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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

May. 28, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America. The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards annually, announced Thursday that the two-hour special, “United We...

FILE - This April 23, 2018 file photo shows Josh Tillman performing at the 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The performing rights organization announced Thursday, May 28, 2020 that it will hold three-day virtual events for its four awards shows, which focus on pop, R&B, Latin and film music. The ASCAP Pop Music Awards will be held June 17-19; the ASCAP Screen Music Awards on June 23-25; the ASCAP Latin Music Awards on July 7-9; and the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on July 15-17. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

May. 28, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. The performing rights organization announced Thursday that it will hold three-day virtual events — that will stream on ASCAP's...

FILE - This May 5, 2019 file photo shows Alex Trebek presenting an award at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The “Jeopardy!” veteran host's nomination for best game show host could give him for a second consecutive win in the category. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Kelly Clarkson, Alex Trebek among Daytime Emmy nominees

May. 21, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first season of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” received Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for best entertainment talk show and host, while “Jeopardy!” veteran Alex Trebek’s nod for best game show host could give him a second consecutive win in the...

FILE - This May 5, 2019 file photo shows host Mario Lopez on stage at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast on June 26. Nominations for the 47th annual Daytime Emmys will be announced Thursday on CBS’ “The Talk,” with categories including best drama series, talk show and game show. The TV academy that organizes the daytime awards had announced it wouldn’t hold the traditional theater ceremony out of pandemic safety concerns. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Daytime Emmys back on TV, but with socially distanced show

May. 20, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast. CBS' decision to air the awards on June 26 is a bright spot for the daytime honors, which had been consigned to an online presentation in recent years as...

In this Aug. 2, 2018, photo, David Jassy, from left, front, a formerly incarcerated advocate, hip hop artist Common and Imagine Justice political advisor Michael Latt tour San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. They are joined by Aun Madison, rear from left, Common's assistant, Jessica Jackson co-founder and National Director of #CUT50, Alex Gudich the Deputy Director of #CUT50. Common and Imagine Justice has launched a campaign with dozens of advocacy and activist groups calling attention to the threat coronavirus poses on millions of people jailed or imprisoned in the U.S. (JT McGlockton/Imagine Justice via AP)

Common's #WeMatterToo push urges jail releases amid virus

May. 13, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper and activist Common went into quarantine concerned about incarcerated people he has met during visits to jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers around the U.S. and who aren't able to maintain social distance or adopt rigorous hygiene routines to prevent the spread of COVID-19....

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Disney makes filmed version of 'Hamilton' streamable in July

May. 12, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash about a Founding Father from the comfort of your couch. The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday it will put the live capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s...

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Buju Banton calls new single with John Legend 'special'

May. 8, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been over a decade since reggae king Buju Banton and R&B star John Legend collaborated on a song, and the Grammy winners have reunited for a new track. Banton and Legend released the easygoing love song “Memories” on Friday. It is the first single from...

ESPYS to shift focus from top sports moments to heroism

May. 5, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With live sports mostly postponed by the coronavirus, The ESPYS will shift focus from honoring athletic accomplishments to celebrating acts of heroism and humanitarian aid during the pandemic. ESPN said Tuesday its annual awards show will air June 21, about a month earlier than its...

FILE -  In a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Mavis Staples performs during the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Mavis Staples Mavis Staples won the vocalist award at the Blues Music Awards Sunday, May 3, 2020. 
The awards show Sunday was moved online due to the coronanavirus outbreak. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Kingfish Ingram wins 5 Blues Music Awards in online show

May. 4, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram took home five Blues Music Awards in an online ceremony that featured appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and other musicians. The awards show Sunday was moved online due to the coronanavirus outbreak. The program included...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali, top, watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. The 1996 film

Column: A look at some of the best sports documentaries

May. 1, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

Sports and cinema have an uneasy alliance. For every “Raging Bull,” there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they try to recapture a memorable event or famous athlete. Seriously, how does the compelling life of Babe Ruth produce not one, but two of the greatest stinkers in the history...