Pop music

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces upcoming concerts at the London O2 Arena in London. The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to the airing Thursday night of an ABC TV special on the end life of the late King of Pop. The estate said in a statement Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” is not approved by Jackson’s heirs, and will most likely violate their intellectual property rights. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
May 23, 2018 - 3:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Michael Jackson estate is objecting to an ABC TV special airing Thursday on the end of the life of the late King of Pop, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children. The estate said in a statement to The Associated Press on...
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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 - 2:52 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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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Paul Simon kicks off his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour in Vancouver, British Columbia. Simon, who's 76, isn't retiring. He has a disc due out this fall and promises he'll still occasionally appear on stage. Since he started writing songs as a teen-ager, it's hard to imagine that impulse shutting off forever. He’s done with the idea of long concert tours, so if you live in Greensboro, Austin or Orlando and want to see him perform, this is it. (Jimmy Jeong/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Farewell tours don't always mean farewell, but are a ripe time for appreciation and appraisal. Paul Simon's concerts and a new biography offer the opportunity for both. Simon's "Homeward Bound" tour began last week in Vancouver and takes him across North America, to Europe and an...
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Martin Hibbertt, who suffered life-changing injuries in the Manchester terror attack, reads messages left on a 'Tree of Hope' in St Ann's Square, Manchester, England ahead of the Manchester Arena National Service of Commemoration at Manchester Cathedral to mark one year since the attack, Tuesday May 22, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 11:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday as dignitaries, survivors, first responders and the people of Manchester gathered to mark the anniversary of the concert bombing that killed 22 people. The pop star told survivors and the families of victims that she was "...
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May 22, 2018 - 10:33 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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Khalid, seventh from left, and Shawn Mendes, fifth from right, perform "Youth" with the Stoneman Douglas choir, of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 20, 2018 - 11:17 pm
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson, who hosted the...
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Shawn Mendes performs "In My Blood" at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 20, 2018 - 10:35 pm
The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards (all times local): 7:18 p.m. The youngest of the legendary Jackson musical family, Janet Jackson gave her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards. She was honored as the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award on...
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George Clooney, center left, greets Serena Williams in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, England on Saturday, May 19, 2018. In the foreground are Amal Clooney, left, and Alexis Ohanian. At background center is Idris Elba. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 8:10 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Oprah Winfrey seemed a tad confused about her seating assignment. Serena Williams documented her journey to St. George's Chapel on Instagram. Idris Elba smiled broadly as he escorted his fiancee, model Sabrina Dhowre, who wore the obligatory hat. They were among a slew of...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, in New York. Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he couldn't remember whether he had discussed the Russia investigation with his father, according to transcripts released Wednesday of his interview with the panel. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 16, 2018 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on transcripts of testimony to Senate panel about 2016 Trump Tower meeting (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump's son told Congress he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in hopes of election-season dirt on...
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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 - 7:58 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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