Rhythm and blues

July 03, 2018 - 10:21 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the festival for supporting "SLAV," a theatrical...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, U.S singer Mary J. Blige performs during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. The Norwegian organization that oversees the Nobel Peace Prize says a concert typically held after the annual ceremony won't take place in 2018. Norwegian Nobel Institute Director Olav Njolstad said Tuesday. July 3, 2018 that the concert was put on "temporary leave" because of "a wish to re-think the concert format and content." (AP Photo/Vegard Grott, NTB scanpix, File)
July 03, 2018 - 11:56 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian organization that oversees the Nobel Peace Prize said Tuesday that a concert typically held after the annual award ceremony won't take place in 2018 so the event can be evaluated. Norwegian Nobel Institute Director Olav Njolstad said the musical tribute to...
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Protesters gather to demonstrate against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies during the Families Belong Together - Freedom for Immigrants March in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Marchers have gathered in major cities and tiny towns across the U.S. to oppose family separations and push the Trump administration to swiftly reunite them. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 01, 2018 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?" In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of children...
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June 29, 2018 - 2:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A part owner of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" is suing Ed Sheeran for $100 million after getting blocked from a similar lawsuit brought by other copyright owners. Both lawsuits say the British songwriter copied parts of the soul classic for his Grammy-winning hit "Thinking Out...
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June 27, 2018 - 11:19 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Prince estate and Sony Music Entertainment have signed a distribution deal for 35 of Prince's previously released album titles. The catalog included in the deal will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony. According to details announced Wednesday, albums...
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Anita Baker accepts the lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2018 - 7:41 am
The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R., rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and nearly brought her to tears...
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Jamie Foxx arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
June 24, 2018 - 10:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 7:20 p.m. R&B legend Anita Baker has urged musicians to support each other after accepting the Lifetime Achievement award during the BET Awards. The seven-time...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Jay-Z and Beyonce have released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings. The pair released the nine-track album "Everything Is Love" Saturday, June 16, 2018, on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 17, 2018 - 8:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her...
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June 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — They didn't get a street named after them, but they did get the keys to the city. The Detroit Free Press reports that Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson got a warm reception Friday in the hometown of Motown Records and were given the ceremonial keys to the city by Detroit...
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Neil Diamond performs during the 49th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
June 15, 2018 - 2:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond may have retired from touring due to Parkinson's disease, but the singer didn't let that stop him from giving a cheery and memorable performance at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. Diamond, who was officially inducted into the Hall in 1984, earned the Johnny...
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