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Melovin from Ukraine performs the song 'Under The Ladder' in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, May 11, 2018 during a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest grand final takes place in Lisbon on Saturday May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 12, 2018 - 2:21 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The curtain goes up Saturday on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The hugely popular international event is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, an alliance of public service broadcasters. Here is a look at what the show is and how it works. ____...
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In this photo taken on April 4, 2018, contestant Teo Gertler performs on “Virtuosos,” a Hungarian talent show for classical musicians, in Budapest, Hungary. Producers of a Hungarian talent show for young classical musicians say the rights to the program have been acquired for versions in the United States and Britain by a London-based production firm. Fulwell 73, which is partly owned by James Corden and produces his late-night talk show, signed the agreement with the production company of “Virtuosos,” led by founder Mariann Peller. (Laszlo Tyukodi/Virtuosos Holding via AP)
May 12, 2018 - 2:05 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Producers of a Hungarian talent show for young classical musicians say the rights to the program have been acquired for versions in the United States and Britain by a London-based production firm. Fulwell 73, which is partly owned by James Corden and produces his late-night...
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In this combination photo Kanye West speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 28, 2016, left, and Stevie Wonder attends the TIDAL X: Brooklyn 3rd Annual Benefit Concert in New York on Oct. 17, 2017. Wonder has called out West for saying slavery is a “choice,” calling the idea “foolishness” likening it to Holocaust denial. Wonder brought up West without prompting during an interview Thursday, May 10, 2018, after a show at a West Hollywood club. (AP Photo)
May 11, 2018 - 8:10 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stevie Wonder has called out Kanye West for saying slavery is a choice, calling the idea "foolishness" and likening it to Holocaust denial. Wonder brought up West without prompting during an interview Thursday after a show at a West Hollywood club. "There's been a lot...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new album of previously unreleased music from Prince's storied Vault will debut on Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service, likely sometime in 2019. The Prince estate and Tidal announced details of the agreement Friday, two days after a Minnesota judge said it was in the best interest...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2006 file photo, Johnny Van Zant, left, arrives with his brother Donnie, at the 40th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The house where rockers Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up is officially one of Florida's historic sites. A marker noting the home as a Florida heritage site will be officially unveiled on during a ceremony in Jacksonville on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The plaque notes Ronnie Van Zant's role in forming Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Van Zant's role as singer in the reborn Skynyrd group and Donnie Van Zant's role as a founding member of .38 Special. It recognizes their "prodigious contribution to the world of rock music." (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
May 11, 2018 - 11:12 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The house where rockers Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up is officially one of Florida's historic sites. A marker noting the home as a Florida heritage site will be unveiled during a ceremony in Jacksonville on Saturday. The plaque notes Ronnie Van Zant's role in...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sept. 22, 2012, showing Scott Hutchison, frontman singer of Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit. Hutchison went missing Wednesday, and police say Friday May 11, 2018, they have found a body, with formal identification expected soon. (Dominic Lipinski/PA FILE via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 10:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Police confirmed Friday that a body discovered at a Scottish marina is that of Scott Hutchison, the singer of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit. Hutchison, 36, was reported missing Wednesday after leaving a hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. Police Scotland said his body was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Santana says he’s working on new music while under home confinement after authorities said he tried to bring a gun on a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport. In federal court on Thursday, May 10, 2018, his lawyer entered a not guilty plea to charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted on both counts. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
May 11, 2018 - 9:04 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana says he's working on new music while under home confinement after authorities said he tried to bring a gun on a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport. In federal court on Thursday, his lawyer entered a not guilty plea to charges of possession of a...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:39 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jurors will begin hearing arguments Friday against an Alabama physician accused of prescribing drugs that killed the guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down in 2016. Dr. Richard Snellgrove is accused of unlawful distribution of drugs and health care fraud in a case tied to the...
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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. Performances by the former Metropolitan Opera music director have been withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history. Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 10, 2018 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Performances by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine were withdrawn from the company's Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history. Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. As critics of the singer seek to cancel his shows because of his alleged mistreatment of women, a community leader in North Carolina says she and others will stage a protest if his Friday show in Greensboro takes place. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify has removed R. Kelly's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. A spokesperson said Thursday that Kelly's music is no longer available on the streaming service's owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations. His...
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