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K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering

Sep. 20, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the...

Preds' arena latest in NHL to require test or vaccination

Sep. 13, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — The NHL's Nashville Predators' home arena will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test at least through Nov. 15. That makes the Predators the 14th NHL team using similar requirements. The Bridgestone Arena policy announced...

Tony Awards land hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

Sep. 13, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald. ...

Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber top star-packed MTV VMAs

Sep. 12, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

Lil Nas X won video of the year at Sundays MTV VMAs on a night that Justin Bieber triumphantly returned to the stage as a performer and as winner of the artist of the year. “I do not take this for granted,” Lil Nas X said while accepting the night’s final award for...

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations

Sep. 09, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

Country stars Chris Stapleton and Eric Church will go toe-to-toe with each other at this year's Country Music Association Awards, with both vying in the same five categories, including entertainer of the year. In nominations announced on Thursday, Stapleton has...

New this week: 'Kate,' 'Come From Away' and MTV's VMAs

Sep. 07, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — The upcoming 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 has brought with it a flood of documentaries and specials looking...

Today in History

Aug. 28, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2021. There are 125 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....

Luke Combs, Dan + Shay celebrated by peers at ACM Honors

Aug. 25, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Rascal Flatts and more country artists were celebrated alongside prominent songwriters, producers and industry leaders at the Academy of Country Music Honors awards show. In front of a limited crowd at the Ryman...

Amazon to stream Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022

Aug. 19, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is making the streaming switch, moving from a TV network to Amazon Prime Video and marking the first time the streaming service will exclusively air an awards show. In the announcement on Thursday, the ACMs...

Rolling Stones honor album 'Tattoo You' with 9 new tunes

Aug. 19, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their album “Tattoo You” with a remastered collection that includes nine previously unreleased tracks. The newly-remastered 11-track album is out on Oct. 22, including songs “Hang Fire,”...