Friday, July 21, 2017

Music

In this Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing. Beijing said it won’t be inviting Justin Bieber to perform in China because of his past “bad behavior,” although it did concede that the Canadian singer has talent.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital says it won’t be inviting Justin Bieber to perform in the country because of his past “bad behavior,” although it did concede that the Canadian ...
In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Don McLean performs during a taping of Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon in Nashville, Tennessee.

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Domestic assault and terrorizing charges against “American Pie” singer-songwriter Don McLean have been dismissed after he met the terms of a plea agreement, including staying out ...
In this April 27, 2017 file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla.

SANTA MONICA, California (AP) — “Despacito” has become the most streamed track of all time with more than 4.6 billion plays across streaming platforms. Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced Tuesday ...
In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Madonna, left, sits with her adopted children David, Stella and Mercy, at the opening of The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, Malawi.

BY TOM McELROY NEW YORK (AP) — An impending auction of pop star Madonna’s personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair ...
This image released by HBO shows Ed Sheeran, left, and Maisie Williams in a scene from "Game of Thrones.

Ed Sheeran’s disappearance from Twitter appears to be short-lived. The singer’s account is back online hours after it suddenly vanished. All of Sheeran’s tweets since April 2015 have been removed, ...
In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, Speck Mellencamp, center, leaves the Monroe County Jail after being booked in and bonded out of jail in Bloomington, Indiana.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A son of rock star John Mellencamp has been arrested in Indiana on charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. Police say 22-year-old Speck Mellencamp ...
In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Ed Sheeran attends the the 48th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Ed Sheeran is basking in the aftermath of his “Game of Thrones” cameo. Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the ...
This undated photo provided by the Habersham County Sheriff's Office shows Aaron Carter. Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia.

CORNELIA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia. Habersham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Floyd Canup ...
In this Oct. 3, 1990, file photo, 2 Live Crew member Mr. Mixx (David Hobbs), second from right, speaks to reporters at the Late Show night club in Niagara Falls, N.Y., while being joined by fellow group members, J.T. Money, left, Brother Marquis, second from left; and Fresh Kid Ice, right. Christopher Wong Won, known as Fresh Kid Ice and a founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Miami as a result of "medical conditions" he had suffered for several years, the group's manager, DJ Debo, said. He was 53.

BY JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — Christopher Wong Won, a founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew whose sexually explicit lyrics triggered a national debate over the ...
This Feb. 12, 2017, file photo shows Beyonce performing at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born. The singer posted a picture of herself holding the babies on Instagram late Thursday night and wrote in ...
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