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FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Van Morrison performs at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. Van Morrison is to release three new songs over the coming weeks that take a swipe at the lockdown restrictions imposed by the British government. In ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Northern Irishman says the curbs “enslave” people, effectively labels the government as “fascist bullies,” condemns celebrities for “telling us what we are supposed to feel” and charges scientists for “making up crooked facts.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songsVan Morrison is planning to release three new songs that take a swipe at the coronavirus restrictions imposed by the British government
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French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist contentThe Paris public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into video clips and songs by popular French rapper Freeze Corleone for alleged racist content and hate speech
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FILE - Keith Urban arrives at the 13th Annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. on  Aug. 21, 2019. Urban's latest album "The Speed of Now Part 1" comes out Friday.  (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
Keith Urban finds musical connections across genre linesGlobe-trotting country star Keith Urban is driven by commonality among different musical styles
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This cover image released by Red Piano Records shows "Gray Moon" by Frank Carlberg and Ran Blake. (Red Piano Records via AP)
Review: Blake & Carlberg conduct jazz keyboard conversationOn the album “Gray Moon,” Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg tickle the ol’ 176, conducting a compelling keyboard conversation in the language of jazz, as broadly defined
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Dee Snider from the band Twisted Sister performs on the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" show, in New York. Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit “We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks. In a tweet Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, Snider called the stunt “moronic," and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our songTwisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who ripped off their masks inside a Florida Target store while blaring the group’s hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John performs "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," nominated for the award for best original song, from "Rocketman" at the Oscars in Los Angeles. John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks. John announced Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that the eight-CD collection, “Elton: Jewel Box," will be released Nov. 13. The collection includes “Sing Me No Sad Songs,” an unreleased studio demo from 1969. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs The pandemic lockdown has given Elton John some time to take stock of his career, and he says now he's ready to release a trove of rare and unreleased music
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FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A Texas man is sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters about Swift. A federal judge in Nashville, Tennessee handed down the sentence Wednesday to Eric Swarbrick, who sent over 40 letters and emails to Swift's former record label in 2018, asking the CEO to introduce him to Swift. Over time the letters became more violent and threatening. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor SwiftA Texas man is sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters about pop star Taylor Swift
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FILE - Cardi B, left, and Offset arrive at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. on  Jan. 25, 2020. Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” A Fulton County Courthouse filing states that she filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
Cardi B files for divorce from Migos’ rapper OffsetCardi B has filed for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.”
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Janelle Monae in a scene from "Antebellum." (Matt Kennedy/Lionsgate via AP)
Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the first time to film the psychological thriller “Antebellum.”
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This cover image released by Thirty Tigers shows "Trouble and Strife" by Joan Osborne. (Thirty Tigers via AP)
Review: Guitars help Joan Osborne recreate sound of the '70sElectric guitars accompany Joan Osborne on her new album, “Trouble and Strife.”
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Mickey Guyton, right, and Keith Urban perform "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" during the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMsIn a surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards
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This combination photo shows, from left, musician Gloria Estefan, actress-producer Eva Longoria, comedian George Lopez, actor Edward James Olmos and former New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez who will take part in a month-long tribute to Hispanic achievements conducted by The Paley Center for Media. (AP Photo)
Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be taking part in a monthlong celebration of Latino contributions to television
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, Madonna attends the 11th Annual Billboard Women in Music honors in New York. Madonna will direct a biopic about herself for Universal Pictures. Madonna will direct and co-write with “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herselfA biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself
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T.I. onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrencyRapper and actor T
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FILE - In this September 1983, file photo, Ann Getty, left, is followed by her husband, Gordon Getty, into Symphony Hall during opening night in San Francisco. Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of Wheatland, California, Ann Getty and her husband Gordon Getty, an oil heir and billionaire philanthropist, were a regular presence of San Francisco's society events. At right are city administrator Roger Boas and his wife Nancy. (AP Photo/Eric Luse, File)
Longtime San Francisco benefactor Ann Getty dies at 79Longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco Ann Getty has died
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