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Leon Bridges shares his evolution to 'Gold-Digger Sound'

Jul. 24, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

“Gold-Diggers Sound” is an apropos name for the third studio album of an artist who struck it rich six years ago with his debut LP. Leon Bridges’ music quickly earned him recognition. “Coming Home” was nominated for Best R&B album at the 2015 Grammys. Three...

Prosecutors air more claims in R. Kelly case; 1 involves boy

Jul. 24, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly's sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims. Prosecutors aired a wide-ranging raft...

Tucson's Hotel Congress in first phase of renovation plan

Jul. 24, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's iconic Hotel Congress is getting a revamp that staff say is more than a century in the making. The historic property, which has been closed all of July, is slated to re-open Aug. 12 after the first phase of a $750,000 remodeling effort, the...

Mississippi State adds music and culture minor for students

Jul. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University's College of Education is establishing a new minor for students interested in music. The Department of Music’s minor in music and culture begins this fall at the Starkville campus. The program will focus on...

Proposed Philadelphia sculpture of Marian Anderson advances

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Denyce Graves visited Marian Anderson in the Connecticut home where the famed singer lived later in life, the two vocalists talked about how Anderson had never sought to “become the face of the civil rights movement.” But Anderson was called...

Britney Spears court fight reflects disability rights issues

Jul. 24, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Around 50 people gathered around the Utah State Capitol dressed in glittery-hot pink attire on July 14, to rally for Britney Spears as she headed to court for her conservatorship case in California. It was a part of a nationwide rally for the pop star. ...

Earworms may be annoying, but may also help process memories

Jul. 24, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the dark corners of the internet hides a playlist of some of the most torturous, addictive music known to man. That’s right, Spotify, SoundCloud and Apple Music all have playlists of “Baby Shark” remixes. Do doo, do do, do do, do. Would you...

China's Tencent ordered to end exclusive music contracts

Jul. 23, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Internet giant Tencent was ordered by regulators to end exclusive contracts with music copyright holders, adding to increased enforcement of anti-monopoly and other rules as Beijing tightens control over booming online industries. Tencent controls more...

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

Jul. 23, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer’s estate, an attorney involved in the mediation said Friday. David Black, an attorney representing Brown's estate, confirmed to The...

Sanz: The Olympics are magic that the world was missing

Jul. 23, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Alejandro Sanz just earned another accolade to go with his 29 Grammys: Olympic performer. The Spanish sensation joined John Legend, Keith Urban and Angelique Kidjo on Friday to spread the message of peace at the Tokyo Games in a pre-recorded...