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In this Sunday, June 16, 2019, photo, Carrie Underwood, left, performs "The Champion" with Indiana Fever's Erica McCall onstage during Underwood's concert in Indianapolis. McCall, who said she started rapping in high school and had the nickname Medium E, auditioned for the guest spot at the urgings of team vice president Tamika Catchings. (Jessica Hoffman/Indiana Fever via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 3:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erica McCall is still in a state of shock. She can't believe that she got to perform on stage with Carrie Underwood at a concert. The Indiana Fever center sang the guest verse of "The Champion" at the country music star's show Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "It's up there,...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2004 file photo, the legendary American Jazz performer, Dr. John, performs on the Auditorium Stravinski stage, during the 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. The family of the Louisiana-born musician known as Dr. John says the celebrated singer and piano player who blended black and white musical influence with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, has died. He was 77. A family statement released by his publicist says Dr. John, who was born Mac Rebennack, died early Thursday of a heart attack. (Photo/Keystone/Sandro Campardo, File)
June 18, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John. Rebennack, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died June 6 at age 77. The New Orleans Jazz and...
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FILE - In a Friday, April 8, 2011 file photo, singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine of the American metal band Megadeth performs during their concert in the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary. Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine announced on social media Monday, June 17, 2019 that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The 57-year-old says as a result, Megadeth has to cancel “most shows this year,” though the 2019 Megacruise will happen “and the band will be a part of it in some form.”(AP Photo/MTI, Balazs Mohai, File)
June 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The singer and guitarist of the heavy metal band announced the news on social media Monday, writing that he's "working closely with my doctors, and we've mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90%...
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Shania Twain poses for a portrait at her Manhattan hotel, Friday, June 14, 2019, in New York. Twain will begin a new residency in Las Vegas at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, starting in December 2019. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)
June 17, 2019 - 9:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Since Shania Twain launched her first residency in Las Vegas seven years ago, Sin City has been invaded with contemporary pop stars, from Lady Gaga to Drake to Christina Aguilera, jumping on the residency trend. Even Cardi B has plans for a short-term Vegas residency this year. "I...
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June 17, 2019 - 9:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's new music video features a number of famous faces, including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, RuPaul and the cast of "Queer Eye." The clip for her song "You Need to Calm Down," in which Swift calls out homophobes and her own haters, was released Monday. Ryan Reynolds,...
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June 17, 2019 - 9:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's new music video features a number of famous faces, including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, RuPaul and the cast of "Queer Eye." The clip for her song "You Need to Calm Down," in which Swift calls out homophobes and her own haters, was released Monday. Ryan Reynolds,...
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June 16, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Music artist T.I. is lending his voice to a project involving the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s home church in Atlanta. Ebenezer Baptist Church plans a three-day conference at the historic church in Atlanta to address mass incarcerations. The Rev. Raphael Warnock said in a statement...
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Taylor Swift performs at Wango Tango on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's latest song has a new target: homophobes. Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, "Lover," the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called "You Need to Calm Down," where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ...
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Missy Elliott speaks at the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 2:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. During a performance Thursday,...
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June 13, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Baby Shark Live" is set to launch a 100-city tour in North America this fall. It is inspired by the children's song whose dance video has generated nearly 3 billion views on YouTube. The song was produced in 2015 by the South Korean firm Pinkfong. Pinkfong and Round Room Live...
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