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HAVANA (AP) — In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana's most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. In communist Cuba, it was a project that could have...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop moguls Jay Z and Russell Simmons and rapper-actor Common on Wednesday pressed for changes to the state's criminal justice system amid protests over the killings of unarmed black people by white police officers who weren't criminally charged. Simmons and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop titans Russell Simmons and Jay-Z are pressing New York's governor for changes to the criminal justice system amid protests over the killings of unarmed black people by white police officers who weren't indicted. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) met with Jay-...
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV's best artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift. The 22-year-old Smith performed his soulful song, "Stay With Me," at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards...
Charli XCX, "Sucker" (Atlantic Records) Charli XCX, the British artist with a penchant for teenage churlishness, knows a thing or two about warfare. With her second major label album, "Sucker," she throws a smoke grenade of rock-pop digestibles and runs for cover while the...
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV's Best Artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift. The 22-year-old Smith performed his soulful song, "Stay With Me," at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award-winner Sting jumped aboard his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" as its newest star Tuesday night, hoping to help right a show that's been listing dangerously at the box office. A bearded Sting got a standing ovation — and a bouquet of white roses —...
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award winner Sting has jumped aboard his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" hoping to right a show that's been listing dangerously at the box office. A bearded Sting got a standing ovation and a bouquet of roses Tuesday at the Neil Simon Theatre after...
NEW YORK (AP) — So their new photo book is the closest fans will ever get to seeing the band again. "ABBA: The Official Photo Book" (Weldon Owen Publishing) chronicles the foursome's history through more than 600 photographs. "I'm not a nostalgic person, but looking at these...