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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

today05/17/2021 7

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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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English rockers Genesis announce 1st U.S. tour in 14 years

NEW YORK (AP) — English rock band Genesis is returning to the U.S. for their first tour in 14 years. Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford announced The Last Domino? Tour on Thursday, which will kick off in Chicago on Nov. 15. The 14-date tour will also visit Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland and Philadelphia. The trek wraps in Boston on Dec. 15. Genesis will play […]

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