Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

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Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including "I Got You Babe." In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Cher alleges that Mary Bono and other defendants have tried to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and […]

Kim Kardashian West pokes fun at famous family as SNL host

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Kim Kardashian West pokes fun at famous family as SNL host

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, sporting a hot pink catsuit, skewered everyone from her mom's boyfriend to her famous sex tape and estranged husband Kanye during her first turn hosting "Saturday Night Live." She joked Saturday night that she was as surprised as anyone when she was asked to host. Amy Schumer joined her in one skit with several guest actors and athletes. Kardashian West threw in a […]

Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

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Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival will feature headliner Billie Eilish and Lizzo. It is begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, and will run through Sunday. The Delaware State News reports that state health officials hope the prevention measures put in place will […]

Jam & Lewis are back for the first time with ‘Volume One’

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Jam & Lewis are back for the first time with ‘Volume One’

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly four decades in the music business helping craft hits for icons like Michael and Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and more, songwriting and producing duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis recently released their debut album, "Jam & Lewis, Volume One." The 10-song project features a who's who collection of R&B singers, including Carey, Blige and Boyz II Men, along with new partnerships […]

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

LONDON (AP) — Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt has died at the age of 80, according to his publicist. Bernard Doherty said Tuesday that Watts "passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family." The drummer provided the backbone of the Rolling Stones' songs for more than half a century. Watts had announced he would not tour with the Stones in 2021 because of an undefined […]

Rotten judgment: UK court rules against Sex Pistols singer

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Rotten judgment: UK court rules against Sex Pistols singer

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has ruled that songs by punk trailblazers the Sex Pistols can be used in a forthcoming TV series despite the opposition of former frontman John Lydon. Ex-Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook sued the singer, once known as Johnny Rotten, after he tried to block the music's use in "Pistol." Lydon called the show "nonsense" and said the songs could not be […]

AEG Presents to require COVID-19 vaccines for concertgoers

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AEG Presents to require COVID-19 vaccines for concertgoers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AEG Presents, a major tour and festival promoter, announced that COVID-19 vaccines would be required for concertgoers at its clubs, theaters and festivals. The company says Thursday in a news release that the requirement is set to go into full effect no later than Oct. 1. AEG owns or is a partner in venues such as Webster Hall and The Roxy, as well as Coachella, the […]

Music’s brightest stars align for Global Citizen Live shows

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Music’s brightest stars align for Global Citizen Live shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen is gearing up to host a worldwide concert on September 25 across six continents featuring artists like the Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, H.E.R. and more. The event will host thousands of in-person concert goers in cities such as New York, Paris and Lagos. Attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated or present a negative PCR test […]

Lisa Loeb and fellow Brown University alumni musicalize 2020

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Lisa Loeb and fellow Brown University alumni musicalize 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Group reunions on Zoom have rarely been the fuel for good art. But one has created a musical, actually 10, to be precise. Grammy Award-winner Lisa Loeb was inspired to capture the weirdness, wonder and horror of 2020 during a Brown University online reunion. She tapped dozens of her fellow alumni to create "Together Apart," a collection of 10 mini-musicals that capture a year online. There […]

Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

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Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

NEW YORK (AP) — COVID-19 vaccinations and masks will be required for all Broadway audience members when theaters reopen in the coming weeks. The Broadway League announced Friday that audience members will have to wear face coverings and show proof they're fully vaccinated when they enter the theaters. There'll be exceptions to the vaccine rule for children under 12 and for people with a medical condition or religious belief that […]

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Jam & Lewis are back for the first time with ‘Volume One’

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly four decades in the music business helping craft hits for icons like Michael and Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and more, songwriting and producing duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis recently released their debut album, "Jam & Lewis, Volume One." The 10-song project features a who's who collection of R&B singers, including Carey, Blige and Boyz II Men, along with new partnerships […]

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Entertainment

Garth Brooks cancels tour dates due to COVID surge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks is canceling his remaining stadium tour dates in five cities due to rising COVID-19 cases. Brooks had said weeks ago that he would be reassessing the tour in light of the surge in cases. Tickets will be refunded for shows scheduled in Cincinnati; Charlotte, North Carolina;  M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD; Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Nashville, Tennessee. He had also planned to […]

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MD Couple in submarine spy case to remain held; hearing set

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says the Annapolis, Maryland couple charged in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government will remain behind bars for now. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe each made brief appearances in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Magistrate Judge Robert Trumble ordered them to remain detained pending a detention hearing on Friday at which more extensive arguments are expected to be […]

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