Music

May 24, 2018 - 9:32 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain issued arrest warrants Thursday for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family. Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, a 24-year-old rap singer and composer from Palma de Mallorca best known as Valtonyc, was being...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:34 am
MILAN (AP) — Mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli is returning to Milan's famed La Scala opera house next year for a three-year Baroque music collaboration, the opera house announced Thursday. The program is part of general manager Alexander Pereira's focus on bringing neglected Italian musical traditions...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. A woman filed a lawsuit Monday, May 21, 2018, in New York against R. Kelly, claiming the singer sexually assaulted her. He has long been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, which he has denied. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly sexually abused a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment, and infected her with herpes, the woman said in a lawsuit filed in New York. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday that she met Kelly about a year ago after a concert in San Antonio,...
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May 22, 2018 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of late Swedish DJ-producer Avicii says his funeral will be private. In a statement released Tuesday, Avicii's family says the funeral will include "people who were closest" to the performer. The family also asked the media to respect their decision. They added that no...
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Sony Corp. President Kenichiro Yoshida speaks as characters from Peanuts are shown at a press conference at the company's headquarters Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. is investing 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) mostly in image sensors over the next three years. Sony Corp. said last week that it is buying a stake in Peanuts Holdings, the company behind Snoopy and Charlie Brown. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 22, 2018 - 5:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to spend $2.3 billion acquiring an additional 60 percent stake in EMI Music Publishing, home to the Motown catalog and contemporary artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. Sony already owns 30...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Streaming numbers for R. Kelly has remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. Spotify made the bold declaration on May 10, but R. Kelly's streaming numbers...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. The Metropolitan Opera says it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people during his tenure with the company that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period, Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 18, 2018 - 10:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents Friday that it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period. The Met fired...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, T.I. attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York. Police say rapper T.I. has been arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta. Henry County Police Deputy Mike Ireland said T.I. was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, after he got into an argument with a security guard. Media reports say the rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the community. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 17, 2018 - 4:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard said he felt threatened during an argument with the rapper T.I. that led to the Grammy-winning hip-hop artist's arrest outside his gated community near Atlanta. In a 10-minute phone call, the guard at Eagles Landing Country Club told a 911 dispatcher early Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, file photo, Jordan Belfort attends the premiere party for "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, a federal judge in New York City said she wants to make sure real-life “Wolf of Wall Street” Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. Belfort has so far paid off about $13 million of an owed $110 million in restitution. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 16, 2018 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says she wants to make sure real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. The judge told Belfort's lawyers Wednesday at a garnishment hearing that she's focused on getting his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his album, "The Thrill of It All." A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness. Some songs with a low happiness index in 2014 include “Stay With Me” by Smith. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith. For the report in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at...
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