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Jazz composer and saxophone player Jimmy Heath dies at 93One of the world's most enduring jazz performers has died
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants. Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continuesMinnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Federal prosecutors said Thursday Jan. 9, 2020, that jailhouse video no longer exists of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he survived an apparent suicide attempt.  (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
Documentary 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' to air on LifetimeA documentary about Jeffrey Epstein and how the millionaire sex offender avoided scrutiny is coming to Lifetime
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "A Wrinkle In Time" in London. Winfrey said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with the documentary, “On the Record," in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmOprah Winfrey says Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo Chief Executive Officer of (RED), Deborah Dugan poses for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the Recording Academy CEO who the company announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told." The academy said late Thursday that its leader of just six months was put on leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization - just 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
2 years after 'step up,' Grammys step into another messThe Grammys was in a firestorm two years ago when its then-CEO, Neil Portnow, told women to “step up
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Sam Ashworth, left, and Ruby Amanfu arrive at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Nashville Nominee Party at the Hutton Hotel, in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories. Nashville songwriting couple Amanfu and Ashworth are nominated in top all-genre categories for working with Grammy-winning R&B artist H.E.R. Country songwriting put Nashville on the map, but Ashworth tells The Associated Press that a lot of other music is being written there as well. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
Nashville songwriters spread outside country at GrammysNashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Lawyer for just-ousted Grammys CEO fires back at academyRecording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, rapper Eminem attends the premiere of "Southpaw" in New York. Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to be Murdered By” on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun lawsRapper Eminem has once again dropped a surprise album
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave'Just six months after becoming president and CEO of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan has been placed on "administrative leave
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, Roberto Alvim, director of theater, dance and opera at the Brazil's National Arts Foundation, poses for pictures in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil’s government has drawn criticism after launching a project that aims to revamp the country’s arts scene, with a focus on nationalism and religion, with Alvim being the driving force behind the initiative. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil fires top culture official over Nazi-linked commentsOutrage rained on Brazil's government from across the political spectrum after the culture secretary used language similar to that of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels in launching an arts initiative focused on nationalism and religion
The Associated Press3 days ago
Like Miami, 'Bad Boys for Life' soundtrack is hot and funThe“Bad Boys for Life” soundtrack plays its part, bringing high energy to the Miami-based movie that sees characters Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) back on-screen
The Associated Press4 days ago
Review: Mac Miller posthumous album is heartbreakingly fullMac Miller's posthumous album “Circles” is released Friday, two days before what would have been his 28th birthday
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - This March 29, 2019 file photo shows Stevie Nicks performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. The Who, Lizzo and Foo Fighters will join Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, The Avett Brothers and Elvis Costello at the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Lizzo, The Who, Foo Fighters among 2020 Jazz Fest top actsThe Who, Stevie Nicks and Foo Fighters will join Lizzo, Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, The Avett Brothers and Elvis Costello at the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, organizers announced Thursday
The Associated Press4 days ago
This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows singer Gloria Gaynor posing for a portrait in New York. Gaynor, who had the iconic disco hit song “I Will Survive” in 1980, is nominated for Grammy Awards for best roots gospel album for "Testimony" and best gospel performance for “Talking About Jesus." (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
For Gloria Gaynor, God is key to her survival in life, musicGloria Gaynor won her first and only Grammy for “I Will Survive" in 1980
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lovato will perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl. NFL and Fox on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 announced the performance, which will take place ahead of the big game on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime show. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem at the Super BowlGrammy-nominated pop singer Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl
The Associated Press4 days ago
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