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New Jersey inaugural gala replaces Springsteen cover band

A New Jersey group will have music after a Bruce Springsteen cover band canceled its performance at a gala celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration. Read more

Spain: Rapper gets 1-yr sentence for tweets praising terror

Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced a rapper musician to a year in prison for exalting terrorism and humiliating terrorism victims in Twitter messages. Read more

Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day

APTOPIX Trump Inauguration

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With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant h... Read more

Spike Lee won't use Chrisette Michele over inaugural gig

People Chrisette Michele Spike Lee

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Spike Lee says he won't be using Chrisette Michele's music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Read more

Obama praised for bridging gap between hip-hop, politics


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Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief. Read more

After short hiatus, Lady Antebellum is back with new music

Music Lady Antebellum

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The short hiatus country vocal trio Lady Antebellum announced in 2015 kept them apart for longer than they had been in a decade. Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley went in different directions on their solo albums, while Dave Haywood honed his skills as a producer. Read more

Graceland Black Lives Matter protest leads to lawsuit

Graceland Protest

Nikki Boertman

Five people have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland, saying they were discriminated against at a protest by a coalition associated with the Black Lives Matter movement during the annual vigil commemorating the singer's death. Read more

Belafonte to celebrate 90th birthday with new project

People Harry Belafonte

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Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he's planning to use the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life's work — fostering racial harmony. Read more

Soundtrack to golf: Music played on range at Abu Dhabi event

Looking relaxed in his black shorts and ankle-length socks, Thongchai Jaidee took aim at the range and hit a shot into the cloudless sky to the backdrop of "The Zephyr Song" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Read more

A look at events and attractions surrounding Super Bowl LI

Travel Super Bowl Houston

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Houston is the nation's fourth largest city, a sprawling metropolis larger than some small states. But the good news for those visiting for Super Bowl LI is that most of the events surrounding the game will be concentrated downtown, making it easy to visit a number of attractions. Read more

Monae among performers at Women's March on Washington

Women’s March-Celebrities

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Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend. Read more

Jennifer Lopez: NBC's 'Bye Bye Birdie' evokes stage roots

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Jennifer Lopez says NBC's version of "Bye Bye Birdie" will bring the musical back to its stage roots. Read more

Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewels

Mexico Shooting

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Two consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government. Read more

Soprano: Juliette is 'like a bird you can't catch'

Opera-Romeo HD Glance

Ken Howard

Keep your eyes on Diana Damrau, if you can, as she darts about the stage as the innocent and impetuous teenage heroine in the opening scene of Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette." Read more

Eli Young Band's tour bus destroyed by fire; band not on bus

A tour bus belonging to the country group Eli Young Band was damaged in a fire on the Kansas Turnpike, destroying most of the band's electronic and sound equipment. Read more

Music Review: Delbert McClinton, at 76, brings it once again

Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men, "Prick of the Litter" (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers) Read more

Judge revokes bail for hip-hop podcast host in murder case

A judge has revoked bail for a hip-hop podcast host arrested in connection with a New York City concert venue shooting that left a rapper's bodyguard dead. Read more

Trailer park manager admits to killing man over loud music

The manager of an upstate New York mobile home park has admitted to killing a tenant after the two got into a fight over loud music. Read more

John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Metallica set to play Grammys

Music Grammy Performers

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John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month. Read more

Elusive Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor dies at 70

William Onyeabor, the elusive and influential Nigerian musician who pioneered a stuttering style of electronic funk during the '70s and '80s before retreating from music to focus on his faith and business ventures, has died. Read more

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