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FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. Minaj is pulling out a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She was originally scheduled to headline the concert on July 18, 2019. The Human Rights Foundation issued a statement last week, calling for Minaj and other performers to pull out of the show. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. "After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest. While I...
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July 05, 2019 - 2:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chinese superstar Karen Mok has a mission — to get China to have its own version of London's West End or New York's Broadway. With 17 albums and around 40 films already on her resume, the 49-year-old singer/actress — on the road since last summer with "The Ultimate Karen Mok Show" —...
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In this Wednesday, July 3, 2019 photo, Iranian musicians play while performing 19th century Russian composers in Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Unity Hall, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
July 05, 2019 - 6:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. And perhaps surprisingly, musicians in their 20s and 30s perform for...
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This combination photo shows Wade Robson, left, and James Safechuck who appear in the Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing Robson and Safechuck who accuse the singer of sexual abuse in the documentary. A hearing in the case was held Thursday, July 4, 2019, in a court in the French city of Orleans. Wade and Safechuck are accused of unfairly blackening the singer’s reputation. The verdict will be in October. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
July 04, 2019 - 6:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing two men who accused the singer of sexual abuse in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland." The lawsuit accuses Wade Robson and James Safechuck of unfairly harming the reputation of the King of Pop, who died 10 years ago. A lawyer for...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs on stage during the MTV EMA's 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain. Saudi Arabia said Wednesday July 3, 2019 American hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will be performing there this month in the latest eye-popping announcement as the kingdom sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. (Stuart C. Wilson/Pool via AP, File)
July 03, 2019 - 7:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. The female rapper is known for her outlandish, provocative style and hits like "Anaconda," where she raps...
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FILE - In a Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at Wango Tango, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. In a scathing tumblr post Sunday, June 30, the pop superstar writes she is sad and grossed out that her music catalog now belongs to Scooter Braun who she accuses of subjecting her to years of incessant and manipulative bullying. Braun’s Ithaca Holdings announced Sunday that it is acquiring Big Machine Label Group which released all of Swift’s studio albums and owns her masters.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 30, 2019 - 11:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift is not staying silent over the sale of her masters to Scooter Braun. In a scathing Tumblr post Sunday, the pop superstar writes she is sad and grossed out that her music catalog now belongs to Braun, whom she accuses of subjecting her to years of incessant and...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, pose for a photo during a visit to the tea house on the grounds of the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Trump is making a quick trip to Seoul after attending the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 30, 2019 - 12:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to stage an historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone that separates the North and South, insisting that much...
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President Donald Trump, left, stands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, as they prepare to pose for a photo during a visit to the tea house on the grounds of the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Trump is making a quick trip to Seoul after attending the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 29, 2019 - 7:51 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia. (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is being welcomed to South Korea by its president — and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands. Trump's met with President Moon Jae-in (jah-YIHN') at the Blue House, where the...
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June 28, 2019 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is calling out Russian President Vladimir Putin for saying that liberalism is "obsolete" and conflicts with the "overwhelming majority" in many countries. In a story published by the Financial Times newspaper , Putin says "the liberal idea has become obsolete" and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2007 file photo, Emily Robison, left, and Martie Maguire, right, adjust Natalie Maines' hair as the Dixie Chicks perform at the new Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The award-winning group took to Instagram on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to tease a new album. It would be their first in 13 years. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, file)
June 26, 2019 - 11:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dixie Chicks took the long way around, but they're returning with new music soon after a 13-year hiatus. The award-winning group's lead singer, Natalie Maines, took to Instagram recently to tease a new album. Using a baby filter, Maines exclaims "Dixie Chicks!" Bandmates...
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