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Beyoncé announces much anticipated 'Renaissance' world tour

Feb. 01, 2023 10:48 AM EST

Beyoncé is taking her “Renaissance” global — the superstar will start a world tour in Sweden in May with stops throughout Europe and the United States. The highly anticipated tour announcement she made on Instagram and her website Wednesday comes days before the Grammy Awards...

Welsh choir won't sing 'Delilah' amid rugby sexism claims

Feb. 01, 2023 09:43 AM EST

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A popular song by Tom Jones that has been a regular feature at Welsh sporting events will not be performed at the Six Nations tournament amid allegations of sexism, bullying and racism at the Welsh Rugby Union. “Delilah,” which was first released in 1968,...

Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2023 European tour dates, cites injury

Feb. 01, 2023 08:58 AM EST

Hard rock legend Ozzy Osbourne announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the U.K. and continental Europe. Osbourne issued a statement early Wednesday saying damage to his spine suffered in an accident four years ago will prevent him from touring. “I am...

Missy, Willie and George Michael among Rock Hall nominees

Feb. 01, 2023 08:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Cyndi Lauper, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow and the late George Michael are the 2023 nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, reflecting a mix of country, soul, hip-hop, metal, pop, rap-rock and grunge. ...

French Quarter Festival unveils lineup for 40th anniversary

Jan. 31, 2023 21:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers on Tuesday announced a lineup of more than 270 acts for New Orleans' 40th annual French Quarter Festival, billed as Louisiana's largest free showcase of music, food and culture. Artists scheduled to perform at the April 13-16 event include Irma...

Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness

Jan. 30, 2023 14:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Noah feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with big-time acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles looking on. “The...

Michael Jackson's nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Jan. 30, 2023 13:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Lionsgate announced Jackson's casting Monday for the film being produced by Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody”...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 5-11

Jan. 30, 2023 11:45 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 5-11: Feb. 5: Actor David Selby (“Dark Shadows,” ″Falcon Crest”) is 82. Singer Al Kooper (Blood, Sweat and Tears) is 79. Actor Charlotte Rampling is 77. Actor Barbara Hershey is 75. Actor-director-comedian Christopher Guest is 75....

Review: K-pop's NCT127 adds neo-chill hop to album repackage

Jan. 30, 2023 11:01 AM EST

“Ay-Yo — The 4th Album Repackage” NCT127 (SM Entertainment) NCT127 should be credited as inventors of a new genre: neo-chill hop. Their upcoming repackage “Ay-Yo” of their fourth studio album “2 Baddies” comes with three extra tracks that move the needle...

New this week: Shania, 'Princess Power' and Pamela Anderson

Jan. 30, 2023 09:55 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — If you haven’t managed to catch “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” yet, the...