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Today in History: April 29, Dachau is liberated

Apr. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 29, the 119th day of 2022. There are 246 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 29, 1946, 28 former Japanese officials went on trial in Tokyo as war criminals; seven ended up being...

Saweetie, Haddish lead Grammys red carpet in pink, sparkle

Apr. 04, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bright pink and all-over metallics were the fashion stories of the Grammys red carpet led by Saweetie in fuchsia Valentino and Tiffany Haddish in sparkling one-shoulder Prada as the music crowd did Las Vegas proud with a show of wild, whimsical and meaningful looks. ...

Generations sing to Joni Mitchell in pre-Grammys tribute

Apr. 02, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 81-year-old jazz giant and a 15-year-old rock singer were the first to perform tributes to Joni Mitchell on Friday night. Such was the diversity of artists honoring a most diverse artist, Mitchell, a Canadian-turned-Californian, folkie-turned-rocker-turned-jazz...

Khan, Lauper, Beck to play MusiCares Joni Mitchell tribute

Mar. 17, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chaka Khan, Stephen Stills, Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter and Beck will be among those performing in tribute to Joni Mitchell when she’s honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy. The academy announced the latest...

Preservation Hall senior member's album is '89,' his age

Mar. 05, 2022 11:31 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The senior member of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band has created what's described as his first album as a band leader, and it’s titled for his age — 89. Charlie Gabriel's first professional gig was in 1943, sitting in for his father with the...

Alabama students portray Black legends in living wax museum

Mar. 05, 2022 00:07 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The mood inside Dothan Preparatory Academy’s gym was solemn, reverent and uplifting on Feb. 28 as its choir’s sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often referred to as the Black National Anthem. Under dim lighting, 7th and 8th grade students dressed as...

Jennifer Hudson wins top honor at 53rd NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 26, 2022 23:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Hudson was named entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Hudson accepted the award Saturday night, the singer-actor thanked the NAACP for inspiring “little girls...