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FILE - This July 6, 1967 file photo shows, from left, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, David Jones and Micky Dolenz of the musical group The Monkees at a news conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York. Tork, who rocketed to teen idol fame in 1965 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, of complications related to cancer, according to his son Ivan Iannoli. He was 77.  (AP Photo/Ray Howard, File)
Monkees' lovable bass-guitar player Peter Tork dead at 77Peter Tork, who rocketed to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 77
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Latresa Scaff attends a news conference in New York, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Scaff and Rochelle Washington are accusing musician R. Kelly of sexual misconduct on the night they attended his concert when they were teenagers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990sTwo women say singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent
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Review: Fiancee helps Hayes Carll deliver his prettiest workMusic Review: Fiancee Allison Moorer helps Hayes Carll serve up his prettiest album on "What It Is"
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Review: UK's Yola sings vintage country-soul on debut albumMusic Review: England's Yola has a powerful yet effortless and honeyed voice like Glen Campbell and her "Walk Through Fire" album is loaded with vintage country-soul sounds helmed by Dan Auerbach.
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This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
Chicago police chief angry over alleged Smollett hoaxChicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he's angry and offended that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack
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FILE - In this March 29, 2016 file photo, producer and label owner Fred Foster attends the announcement of the Country Music Hall of Fame inductees in Nashville, Tenn. Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison’s most iconic records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died at the age of 87. His publicist, Martha Moore, said Foster died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 in Nashville. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Kristofferson, Dolly producer Fred Foster died at age 87Nashville producer Fred Foster, who was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, has died at the age of 87
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FILE - This May 5, 1975 file photo shows Dominick Argento at his piano in his Minneapolis home after learning he had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music. Argento died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Minneapolis, according to Carol Ann Cheung, a spokeswoman for his music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes. He was 91. (AP Photo, File)
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91Dominick Argento, the 1975 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, had died at age 91
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Beyonce Knowles, a co-star in the film "Dreamgirls," performs a medley of songs from the nominated film during the 79th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce, who contributed to nominated song, "Listen," was not nominated in the category because the category was limited to three writers. Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences limits the number of nominees in the best original song category to four. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
At the Oscars, some songwriters are left in the darkAlexander Shuckburgh should be celebrating as an Oscar nominee since he co-wrote "All the Stars" from "Black Panther," but he isn't because academy rules only allow four songwriters to get nods.
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo, rapper Ahmed Chayeb, better known by his stage name Mr. Guti, records on his computer, at his home in the southern port city of Bqasra, Iraq. Chayeb raps about anger and disillusionment in his hometown of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemployment. Chayeb says his generation is fed up with the false piety of politicians and religious authorities who preach about faith and duty but have left Basra to fall apart. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
Iraqi rapper gives angry youth in city of Basra music outletIraqi rapper gives angry youth in city of Basra music outlet in their revolt against authority
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he has turned over the video to prosecutors in Chicago. Avenatti says the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on all charges of child pornography. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio moveR. Kelly's lawyer says the R&B singer is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge barred him from working there overnight as a result of building-code violations
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Singer Madison Beer poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
The Latest: More women perform at slick UK music awards showThe U.K. music industry's Brit Awards have been handed out during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect
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Met Opera to hire all-black chorus for 'Porgy and Bess'The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Dan Smyers, left, and Shay Mooney of musical group Dan + Shay, perform "Tequila" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with five nominations. Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the nominees in top categories on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominationsChris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead Academy of Country Music Awards nominations with 6 each, while Kacey Musgraves comes in with 5 noms
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Singer Pink poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
The 1975, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa are winners at Brit AwardsPop-rockers The 1975, DJ Calvin Harris and singer-songwriter Dua Lipa have won major prizes at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards.
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Workers build the stage for the upcoming “Venezuela Aid Live” concert at the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Billionaire Richard Branson is organizing the concert on Feb. 22 featuring Spanish-French singer Manu Chao, Mexican band Mana, Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz and Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for VenezuelaA look at the rival concerts planned by billionaire Richard Branson and Nicolas Maduro's government on both sides of Venezuela's border with Colombia
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