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June 23, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN), who was shot and killed this week. The family of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Dedrick Devonshay Williams announced Saturday that a memorial will be...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2004 file photo shows Vinnie Paul Abbott in Amarillo, Texas. Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera’s official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday, June 23, 2018 announcing his death. Paul’s representative confirmed the death to Billboard. No cause of death was mentioned. Paul’s real name was Vincent Paul Abbott. He and his brother, Dimebag Darrell, formed Pantera in 1981.(AP Photo/Ralph Duke, File)
June 23, 2018 - 11:53 am
Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul's cause of death. His real name...
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FILE, In this Oct. 1, 2016 photo, J. Cole performs at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field, in New York. J. Cole is set to perform at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 24, 2018. A person familiar with the awards show, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the plans publicly, tells The Associated Press on Friday, June 22, that the rapper will perform at the show. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
June 22, 2018 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J. Cole is set to perform at Sunday's BET Awards. A person familiar with the awards show, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the plans publicly, tells The Associated Press on Friday that the rapper will perform at the show. Nicki...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2014 file photo, Michael Nesmith performs on the third day of the 2014 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, Calif. The Monkees have postponed the last four dates of their tour after Nesmith became ill. The band posted on Facebook, Thursday, June 21, 2018, that Nesmith had “a minor health issue” before a show in Philadelphia and was advised to “rest for the next week.” He has been performing past hits in “The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show” tour with 73-year-old bandmate Micky Dolenz. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 22, 2018 - 11:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Monkees have postponed the last four dates of their tour after guitarist Mike Nesmith became ill. The band posted on Facebook Thursday that Nesmith had "a minor health issue" before a show in Philadelphia and was advised to "rest for the next week." The 75-year-old has...
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DJ Chloe mixes tracks during the country's Music Day at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The French presidency host an unprecedented electronic music show in the elegant courtyard of the Elysee Palace on the country's Music Day. (Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool Photo via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 5:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The courtyard of the French presidential palace was converted into a giant dance floor for one evening on the country's Music Day. The Elysee Palace hosted an unprecedented electronic music show on Thursday that 1,500 people who registered on the presidency's website got to attend for...
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This photo provided by Broward Sheriff's Office shows Dedrick Devonshay Williams. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release sent Thursday, June 21, 2018, that Dedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday n the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion. The 20-year-old rapper was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon. The rapper, whose stage name is pronounced "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN," was shot while in his sports car. Williams is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation. He's being held without bond in the Broward County Jail. (Broward Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida. Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 1961 file photo, three members of the Sentiment-Gentlemen Quartet, standing from left, barber Ancel Cochran, florist Jack Goza and insurance salesman George Roth sing in an Atlanta barber shop while Abner Cohen receives a shave. After 80 years of being a male-only organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society announced Wednesday that women will be allowed to join the a Capella singing organization. The organization, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, said in a statement on its website that membership to the society is open to everyone, effective immediately. (AP Photo, File)
June 20, 2018 - 4:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After 80 years of being a male-only organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society has announced that women will be allowed to join the a capella singing organization. The organization, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, says in a statement Wednesday on its website that...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, singer Halsey performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York. Halsey has been added as a headliner to the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. The two-day event takes place Aug. 18-19 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pop singer Halsey has been added as a headliner to the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. The two-day event takes place Aug. 18-19 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York. Hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd and Halsey will headline the first day of the festival...
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Fans and mourners of rap singer XXXTentacion pause by a memorial, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, outside Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla., where the troubled rapper-singer was killed the day before. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
June 20, 2018 - 4:00 am
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down, some leaving behind expressions of sympathy along a fence and on the sidewalk. No arrests have been announced in the shooting of the 20-...
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Fans and mourners of rap singer XXXTentacion make an "X" sign by a memorial, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, outside Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla., where the troubled rapper-singer was killed the day before. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 19, 2018 - 8:39 pm
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a residential neighborhood in South Florida. Attorney David Bogenschutz said...
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