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What to stream this week: Camila Cabello, Megan Thee Stallion, Eva Longoria and Celine Dion

Jun. 24, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

The life and style of fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg is chronicled in a documentary and albums from Megan Thee Stallion and Camila Cabello are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...

Iran overturns death sentence of rapper famous for lyrics about the death of protester Mahsa Amini

Jun. 22, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a government critic and a popular hip-hop artist, Toomaj Salehi — who came to fame over his lyrics about the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini in 2022 — his lawyer Amir Raisian said Saturday. ...

Taylor Swift kicks off UK Eras shows as some fans wonder if singer is ready to say 'So long, London'

Jun. 22, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Taylor Swift fans enjoy parsing the singer-songwriter’s lyrics for references to her romantic life and insights into her state of mind. But the pop superstar’s fans in the U.K. didn’t have to listen closely to her latest album, “The Tortured Poets...

Music Review: An uninhibited Gracie Abrams finds energy in the chaos on 'The Secret of Us'

Jun. 21, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

Singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams succumbs to a crush on “Risk,” the lead single of her frantic and melancholic sophomore album, "The Secret of Us.” “Heard the risk is drowning / But I’m gonna take it,” she sings atop fast acoustic guitar, her vocals growing more frenetic...

What to stream this weekend: 'Kung Fu Panda 4' chops, PBS hits the disco and Kevin Hart chats

Jun. 21, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

The debut of “Echoes,” a sequel series to “Orphan Black," and the documentary “Bread & Roses” looking at how Afghan women’s lives were impacted after Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021 are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. ...

After Drake battle, Kendrick Lamar turns victory lap concert into LA unity celebration

Jun. 20, 2024 13:55 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Not content with merely taking a victory lap after winning his battle against fellow rap superstar Drake, Kendrick Lamar turned his Juneteenth “Pop Out” concert at the Forum into a cathartic livestreamed celebration of Los Angeles unity. Lamar curated...

Singer Justin Timberlake charged with driving while intoxicated in the Hamptons

Jun. 18, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Pop star Justin Timberlake was charged early Tuesday with drunken driving in a village in New York's Hamptons, after police said he ran a stop sign and veered out of his lane in the posh seaside summer retreat. The boy band singer-turned-solo star and actor...

Justin Timberlake arrested: What you need to know about the pop star

Jun. 18, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday and is accused of driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island. He was released and his next court date is scheduled for July 26, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. Timberlake and his representatives...

Who will have the 2024 song of the summer? We offer some predictions

Jun. 18, 2024 13:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since the beginning of time or, at least, pop music, only a few have earned the designation of “song of the summer.” These are the earworms that lodge deep into the brain, pushing past genre preferences and reminding listeners: A hit is a hit. With so much...

Music Review: Concert album from the Tomasz Stanko Quartet explains the jazz lineup’s staying power

Jun. 18, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

Jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko ’s first notes on the new album "September Night,” dark and slightly distant, sound as though they’re coming from the hereafter. Stanko died in 2018, and his new album is a previously unreleased recording of a 2004 concert by his quartet. Along with...