Lollapalooza to require vaccination card or negative test

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Lollapalooza to require vaccination card or negative test

CHICAGO (AP) — The hordes of people expected to descend on Chicago's Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival this week will be required to show proof that they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested negative for the disease within the last three days. The four-day festival starts today and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees. After missing last summer because of the […]

Music Review: Prince’s ‘America’ vault release stunning

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Music Review: Prince’s ‘America’ vault release stunning

Prince's "Welcome 2 America," the first complete, previously unreleased record to come out since Prince died in 2016, offers a stunning glimpse at the depth, and quality, of what he left behind. In a review, The Associated Press' Scott Bauer says "Welcome 2 America" manages to be as relevant, or maybe even more, relevant today than when it was recorded in 2010. From the first song and title track, which […]

Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ dies

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Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic "Just a Friend," has died. He was 57. Markie's representative, Jenni Izumi, said the rapper-DJ died peacefully Friday evening with his wife by his side. The cause of death has not been released. Markie, who real name is Marcel Theo Hall, became known within the rap genre realm as the […]

Backstreet Boys back in Las Vegas for a Christmas residency

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Backstreet Boys back in Las Vegas for a Christmas residency

NEW YORK (AP) — Everybody, Backstreet's back — in Vegas. The pioneering boy band is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with "A Very Backstreet Christmas Party," a series of 12 holiday shows at the Planet Hollywood resort this November and December. The band will be playing the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from Nov. 11-Dec. 23. That's the same place where they created the residency "Backstreet […]

Britney Spears tells judge: ‘I want my life back’

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Britney Spears tells judge: ‘I want my life back’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears asked a judge Wednesday to end the court conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008. The dramatic request at a Los Angeles hearing came with her first words in open court in the conservatorship in its 13-year existence. Spears' condemned her father and others who have overseen the legal arrangement that she said is abusive and has made her feel like […]

Madison Square Garden to re-open with Foo Fighters concert

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Madison Square Garden to re-open with Foo Fighters concert

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Madison Square Garden is ready to rock 'n' roll again. MSG Entertainment announced Tuesday that Foo Fighters will help re-open the famed arena with a concert on June 20 — the venue's first show in more than 460 days. MSG says the concert for vaccinated audience members will be its first at 100% capacity. Tickets go on sale Friday. Foo Fighters, who first […]

BBC faces questions of integrity after Princess Diana report

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BBC faces questions of integrity after Princess Diana report

LONDON (AP) — The BBC, seen as a respected source of news and information around the world, is facing questions about its integrity at home after a scathing report on its explosive 1995 interview with Princess Diana. Britain's justice secretary said Friday that the government would review the rules governing oversight of the BBC after an investigation found that one of its journalists used "deceitful behavior" to secure the interview […]

AT&T, Discovery join media brands as cord-cutters encroach

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AT&T, Discovery join media brands as cord-cutters encroach

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. telecom giant AT&T Inc. has signed a deal to combine its media business, including CNN, with Discovery Inc., the owner of such lifestyle networks as the Food Network and HGTV. The transaction would cover AT&T's WarnerMedia division, which also includes TNT, TBS, HBO as well as the Warner Bros. television and film studio, and would create a separate media company at a time when both […]

Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair

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Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair

NEW YORK (AP) — Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an online rock 'n' roll auction that ends over the weekend. Six strands of blonde hair from the grunge rock icon are part of a series of Nirvana offerings that also includes a Cobain amp […]

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Backstreet Boys back in Las Vegas for a Christmas residency

NEW YORK (AP) — Everybody, Backstreet's back — in Vegas. The pioneering boy band is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with "A Very Backstreet Christmas Party," a series of 12 holiday shows at the Planet Hollywood resort this November and December. The band will be playing the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from Nov. 11-Dec. 23. That's the same place where they created the residency "Backstreet […]

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Madison Square Garden to re-open with Foo Fighters concert

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Madison Square Garden is ready to rock 'n' roll again. MSG Entertainment announced Tuesday that Foo Fighters will help re-open the famed arena with a concert on June 20 — the venue's first show in more than 460 days. MSG says the concert for vaccinated audience members will be its first at 100% capacity. Tickets go on sale Friday. Foo Fighters, who first […]

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Chief hired for new unit to investigate killings by police

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's Attorney General Brian Frosh is hiring a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney to lead a new unit tasked with investigating killings by police. Dana Mulhauser worked in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division for 12 years, prosecuting police misconduct, hate crimes and human trafficking cases throughout the country. Since 2019, Mulhauser served as the founding chief of a unit in the St. Louis County Prosecuting […]

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