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Georgia's McGarity apologizes to board for Ludacris contract

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has apologized to the athletic association's board of directors following the disclosure that rapper Ludacris was paid $65,000 to perform at the school's spring football game and also was provided liquor and a box of condoms. Read more

Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore

Memorial Day Christie

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As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore. Read more

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

Josh Duhamel celebrates Memorial Day by helping veterans

People-Josh Duhamel

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Before starting work on the next "Transformers" film, Josh Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans. Read more

Exotic cat dead after fire at hip hop figure's home in Vegas

Authorities in Las Vegas are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged the home of a hip hop figure and left an exotic pet wildcat dead. Read more

Police test bullets from shooting at T.I. concert in NYC

Concert Shooting

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Police conducted ballistic tests Friday to determine whether more than one gun was used in a shooting inside a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others. Read more

NBC's 'Red Nose Day Special' raises $30M for kids' charities

2016 Red Nose Day Special

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NBC's "Red Nose Day Special" mixed comedy and musical performances with heartfelt pleas for children in need, raising more than $30 million. Read more

The Latest: Police testing bullets in T.I. concert shooting

Concert Shooting

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The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local): Read more

DMC: Commissioner should apologize for words about rap

NYC Commissioner-Rappers React

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Ch... Read more

McComb to rename pavilion after rocker Bo Diddley

A popular venue for music concerts and other entertainment in downtown McComb is getting a new name. Read more

Justin Bieber, Skrillex sued for copyright infringement

Justin Bieber-Copyright Suit

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Justin Bieber and Skrillex have been sued for copyright infringement by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel for the multi-platinum song "Sorry." Read more

Detroit Symphony Orchestra gets $2.9M for music education

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says it has received a roughly $3 million donation for its music education programs. Read more

The Latest: Bratton says comments not about all in hip hop

NYC Commissioner-Rappers React

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The Latest on New York Police Commissioner William Bratton's recent comments, where he labeled rappers as thugs following a multiple shooting at a hip-hop concert (all times local): Read more

Trump holds first major presidential fundraiser in L.A.

GOP 2016 Trump

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entered a new phase of his campaign when he held his first major campaign fundraiser: a $25,000-per-ticket dinner in Los Angeles. Read more

The Latest: NYC rapper arrested in shooting at concert hall

Concert Shooting

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The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local): Read more

'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs enjoys access to new world

Tony Watch-Daveed Diggs

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These days, Daveed Diggs finds himself in the eye of a hurricane. And it is quiet. Read more

Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees

A man with a history of filing longshot lawsuits is challenging on religious grounds a Utah law allowing Internet service providers to charge for filtering pornography. And some experts say this latest argument could have merit. Read more

Lawyer: Rapper Gucci Mane released early from Indiana prison

Gucci Mane Released

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Rapper Gucci Mane was released a few months early from an Indiana prison where he was serving a federal firearms sentence, his lawyer said Thursday. Read more

China state media promote rap song praising Karl Marx

The latest hot topic for Chinese rappers is a bearded 19th century German philosopher who wrote a book called "The Communist Manifesto." Read more

Ozzy Osbourne's hometown names a tram after him

Britain Ozzy Osbourne


Rocker Ozzy Osbourne, whose hits include "Crazy Train," has had a slightly more sober tram named after him in his English hometown. Read more

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