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Memorial set at Florida arena for slain rapper XXXTentacionA major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN), who was shot and killed this week
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this May 20, 2004 file photo shows Vinnie Paul Abbott in Amarillo, Texas.  Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54.  Pantera’s official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday, June 23, 2018 announcing his death. Paul’s representative confirmed the death to Billboard. No cause of death was mentioned.  Paul’s real name was Vincent Paul Abbott. He and his brother, Dimebag Darrell, formed Pantera in 1981.(AP Photo/Ralph Duke, File)
Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark, far left, Long Island University (LIU) Board Chairman Erick Krasnoff, second from left, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, far right, listen as LIU President Kimberly Cline, second from right, speak before the lowering of a scoreboard from the ornate ceiling at the old Paramount Theatre at LIU's Brooklyn campus, during kick-off ceremony for a renovation project, Thursday June 21, 2018, in New York. The Paramount, which opened its doors in 1928 as a movie palace and later converted into a gymnasium in the 1960s for LIU Blackbirds basketball, is set to undergo a two-year renovation into a cutting edge entertainment arts venue, while keeping its original decor intact. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Ornate NYC theater, used for years as a gym, to be restoredBasketball to Music Hall: Ornate New York City theater that's been used for years as a gym is being restored to its former musical glory
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE, In this Oct. 1, 2016 photo, J. Cole performs at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field, in New York. J. Cole is set to perform at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 24, 2018. A person familiar with the awards show, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the plans publicly, tells The Associated Press on Friday, June 22, that the rapper will perform at the show. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
AP Source: J. Cole to perform at BET AwardsJ. Cole is set to perform at Sunday's BET Awards
The Associated Press1 day ago
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes StoreThis week's top selling songs and albums on Apple iTunes.
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta Barzilai from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. When the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israelis hoped other countries would follow suit. Instead, the move has created a backlash. The Eurovision song contest has become the latest battleground between Israel and boycott activists, threatening the contested city's hopes of hosting the 2019 Eurovision song contest. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Jerusalem backlash casts shadow over Eurovision contestWith Jerusalem looming in background, Eurovision song contest becomes latest battleground for Israel, boycott activists
The Associated Press1 day ago
REMOVES REFERENCE TO AGE AND BIRTHDAY - In this June 15, 2018 photo, actress Betty Buckley poses for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote her album "Hope." Buckley is famous for a number of roles, including  the 1976 film “Carrie,” TV’s “Eight is Enough” and Broadway’s “Cats,” for which she won a Tony Award. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actress Betty Buckley wants to 'make America happy again'With a new album, TV role and heading the national tour of 'Hello, Dolly!' veteran actress and singer Betty Buckley says, 'We're going to make America happy again.'
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 27, 2014 file photo, Michael Nesmith performs on the third day of the 2014 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, Calif. The Monkees have postponed the last four dates of their tour after Nesmith became ill. The band posted on Facebook, Thursday, June 21, 2018, that Nesmith had “a minor health issue” before a show in Philadelphia and was advised to “rest for the next week.” He has been performing past hits in “The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show” tour with 73-year-old bandmate Micky Dolenz. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
The Monkees postpone dates after Mike Nesmith became illThe Monkees have postponed the last four dates of their tour after guitarist Mike Nesmith became ill
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Paul McCartney performs on the One on One Tour at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill. It was a magical mystery tour as McCartney led James Corden through his hometown during a “Carpool Karaoke” segment on CBS’ “Late Late Show.” The program on Thursday, June 21, 2018, wrapped up a weeklong stay in London and the Beatles legend joined Corden for a drive around Liverpool. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'It was a magical mystery tour as Paul McCartney led James Corden through his hometown during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS' "Late Late Show."
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 photo, fans and community members light candles as they gather at a vigil for rap singer XXXTentacion in Deerfield Beach, Fla., near the site where the troubled rapper-singer was killed the day before. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot outside the motorcycle dealership on Monday, June 18, when two armed suspects approached him, authorities said. (Tuesday, June 19, 2018,/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Days after rapper's Florida slaying, a suspect is arrestedDays after rising rap star XXXTentacion was killed in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale Florida motorcycle dealership, a 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008, file photo, rapper Jim Jones performs at the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors show in New York. Jones was arrested early Thursday, June 21, 2018, after a brief police chase in west Georgia, on multiple charges including narcotics possession and receiving stolen property. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Rapper Jim Jones among 4 arrested after Atlanta police chaseRapper Jim Jones has been arrested after a brief police chase in west Georgia
The Associated Press2 days ago
Top 20 Global Concert Tours from PollstarTop 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar
The Associated Press2 days ago
A man takes a glass of beer with the inscription "Elysee country's Music Day" at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, June 21, 2018.  The French presidency host an unprecedented electronic music show on Thursday in the elegant courtyard of the Elysee Palace on the country's Music Day. (Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool Photo via AP)
France's presidential palace hosts electronic music showThe courtyard of the French presidential palace was converted into a giant dance floor for one evening on the country's Music Day
The Associated Press2 days ago
This cover image released by HUB Records shows "Passwords," a new release by Dawes. (HUB Records via AP)
Review: Dawes' 'Password' dips angst deep in '70s folk-rockMusic Review: California band Dawes dip their observant takes on our days of angst deep into a tub of '70s folk and soft rock, turning sixth album "Passwords" into a soothing, sugar-coated collection with a bittersweet lyrical aftertaste
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety in March, but she’s revealed in a new song that she’s no longer sober. The pop star released “Sober” on YouTube on Thursday, June 21. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Demi Lovato sings about addiction struggles on 'Sober'Demi Lovato releases new single 'Sober' about struggles with addiction, indicates she may no longer be sober.
The Associated Press2 days ago
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