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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Shakira performs at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Spanish prosecutors charged the Colombian singer with tax evasion on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
December 14, 2018 - 1:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The Colombian singer denied the charges. The charges published Friday allege that Shakira listed the Bahamas as her...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died. Her manager Devra Hall Levy tells The Associated Press late Thursday night that Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. She was...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 handout photo released by Reliance Industries Limited, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stands and Nita Ambani, right, visit a curated showcase of traditional Indian crafts and art forms on display ahead of the wedding of Isha Ambani, left, in Udaipur, India. Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest mogul, is to wed Anand Piramal, the son of one of India’s biggest industrialists, at the Ambani estate in Mumbai on Wednesday, capping off an extravagant days-long event. (Reliance Industries Limited via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 7:27 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his...
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FILE - This 2018 combination of file photo shows, Janelle Monae, from left, Kacey Musgraves, and H.E.R. in New York. Female musicians who not only write their own lyrics - but produce their songs and albums too - are taking center stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards, a year after female voices were shut of the show’s major categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their songs and are also listed as producers on their projects, earned nominations for the coveted album of the year. (Photos by Taylor Jewell, Drew Gurian, Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 12:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of top categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-...
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Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36 on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
December 07, 2018 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star — but a trying one as a maturing young woman — at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event, where she was named Woman of the Year. The 25-year-old singer was teary-eyed at times during her acceptance speech as she...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. A list of nominees in the top categories at the 2019 Grammys, including Lamar, who is the leader with eight nominations, were announced Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, by the Recording Academy. Drake, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Greta Van Fleet also scored multiple nominations. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ride in a car during a parade through a street in Pyongyang, North Korea. Day after day, rampant speculation about North Korean leader Kim’s possible trip to Seoul is making headlines in South Korea, despite no official confirmation from both Koreas. Many analysts say it would be virtually impossible for Kim to fulfill his reported promise to become the first North Korean ruler to visit South Korea by the end of this year, given stalemated nuclear diplomacy. But others say we never know until this year is over. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 4:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Day after day, rampant speculation about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's possible trip to Seoul is making headlines in South Korea, despite no official confirmation from either government. Many analysts say it would be extremely difficult for Kim to fulfill by the end of...
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FILE- In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo Drake performs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Drake is the Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year globally. Spotify announced Tuesday, Dec. 4, that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year’s most-streamed album and song with “Scorpion” and “God’s Plan.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
December 04, 2018 - 12:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's no surprise, but Drake is the king of Spotify: He is the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally. Spotify announced Tuesday that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year's most-streamed album and song with "Scorpion" and "God's Plan."...
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2018 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row form left, Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, back row from left, the co-creators of "Hamilton," Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire pose for the group photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 03, 2018 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year's event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander in chief. Sunday night's ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Brian May, from left, Adam Lambert, and Roger Taylor of Queen + Adam Lambert pose for a photo at the "The Crown Jewels" residency press conference at the MGM Resorts aviation hanger in Las Vegas. Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North America tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Live Nation announced Monday, Dec. 3, the 23-date tour, featuring original band members May and Taylor, will kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 10. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)
December 03, 2018 - 8:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North American tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody." Live Nation announced the 23-date tour Monday. It will feature original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor with Adam Lambert singing...
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