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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 10:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them. The allegations in the Times' Wednesday report stem from the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons denied the allegations...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against music mogul Russell Simmons (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The New York Police Department has launched an investigation into allegations made by three women who say that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Deputy Chief Timothy...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2015, file photo, Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8, 2018, the College Football Playoff announced on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 6:16 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8. The College Football Playoff on Thursday announced the participants for its pregame festivities. Atlanta gospel choir David...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, Pink performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival Day 1 held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week. The singer will perform Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Nomadic Live! in the refurbished Minneapolis Armory building.(Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 5:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week. The singer will perform Friday, Feb. 2, at Nomadic Live! in the refurbished Minneapolis Armory building. Imagine Dragons will headline the EA Sports Bowl on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Armory...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017 photo, director Patty Jenkins poses for a portrait in New York. Jenkins was named as one of 2017's breakthrough entertainers by the Associated Press. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
December 14, 2017 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some people have breakout years. Director Patty Jenkins had one with "Monster" in 2003, a movie that earned Charlize Theron a best actress Academy Award. And then there are breakTHROUGH years. This year, Jenkins' "Wonder Woman," starring Gal Gadot, was a mega-hit worldwide. Pulling...
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In this Dec. 4, 2017 photo, singer SZA poses for a portrait in New York to promote her latest album, "Ctrl." SZA was named as one of 2017's breakthrough entertainers by the Associated Press. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
December 14, 2017 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, SZA is easily in the running for best new act of 2017. But her uber-successful year really puts her in the running for female artist of the year: She's had multiple songs chart in the Top 40 in a year when male acts overwhelming dominated, and she's the most nominated woman at...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 3, 2010 file photo, Missy Elliot performs onstage at the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London. Essence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event in 2018. Essence says Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 that Elliott, a hitmaking rapper, singer, producer and songwriter, will be honored at the magazine’s annual “Black Women in Music” event. It will be held Jan. 25 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
December 14, 2017 - 9:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Essence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event next year. Essence says Thursday that Elliott, a hitmaking rapper, singer, producer and songwriter, will be honored at the magazine's annual "Black Women in Music" event. It will be held Jan. 25 at the Highline...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere. Simmons vehemently denied what he called "these horrific...
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This cover image released by RCA shows "Ctrl," a 2017 release by SZA. (RCA via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. SZA, "Ctrl": As the beat of the opening track of SZA's debut album played at a concert this week in New York City, the entire venue passionately sang the first two minutes of the song "Supermodel," and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, members of Bon Jovi from left, Phil X, Tico Torres, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan and Hugh McDonald pose for a portrait in New York. The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 7:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the...
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