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This Feb. 7, 2017 photo provided by Suzanne Shore shows her husband, Sammy Shore. The actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store died Saturday, May 18, 2019. He was 92. (Suzanne Shore via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore's nearly seven-decade career...
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May 15, 2019 - 4:37 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A $1.75 million renovation project has been completed at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in time for the start of the summer concert season later this month. Officials with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and SPAC announced Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017 file photo, singer-songwriter Lori McKenna arrives at the nominee party for the 59th annual Grammy Awards at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. In contrast to other country music award shows, the entertainer of the year nominees at this year’s Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards are all female: Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Kacey Musgraves and Mavis Staples. In the nominations announced Tuesday, May 14, 2019, McKenna is nominated four times, including for album of the year and three times in the song of the year category as both an artist and a songwriter. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 6:24 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves and Rhiannon Giddens. The Americana Music Association...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tenn. Timberlake's songwriting chops will be honored next month. The pop star will receive the Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13, 2019, at the organization's 50th annual induction ceremony in New York. Timberlake is just the second person to receive the honor; Lady Gaga earned it in 2015. Songwriters Hall said the award is given to a "songwriter-artist who has attained an iconic status in pop culture." (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
May 08, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake's songwriting chops will be honored next month. The pop star will receive the Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13 at the organization's 50th annual induction ceremony in New York. Timberlake is the second person to receive the honor...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, May 16, 2017 file photo, Zac Brown from the Zac Brown Band performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. The Zac brown Band was nominated for three CMT Music Awards on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 3:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's a wide-open field for this year's CMT Music Awards as four artists have a leading three nominations each: Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Zac Brown Band. Nominations for the awards, to be held on June 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, were announced Tuesday...
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Drake poses in the press room with his awards at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Drake won for top artist, top male artist, top billboard 200 artist, top hot 100 artist, top streaming songs artist, top song sales artist, top radio songs artist, top rap artist, top rap male artist, top billboard 200 album and top rap album for "Scorpion," and top streaming song video for "In My Feelings."(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2019 - 2:13 pm
With Mother's Day around the corner, Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also broke Taylor Swift's record for most wins. Drake turned up the love for his mom when he picked up top artist, besting Cardi B, Ariana Grande,...
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Paula Abdul performs a medley at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2019 - 11:19 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards being presented Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local): 8 p.m. Dancer and singer Paula Abdul has brought out her tap shoes to close out the Billboard Music Awards with a performance of songs from her...
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Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2019 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift just released a new song and now she's ready to perform it live. The pop star will take the stage at the iHeartRadio Wango Tango concert on June 1 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Swift released "ME!" — featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco...
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Denver Broncos fan Trina Henderson takes photos on the final day of the NFL football draft Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 27, 2019 - 11:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grading any draft can be challenging, and snap judgments after the last pick usually are far too optimistic. Yes, Music City couldn't keep the rain away from opening night. Still, closing off both the honky-tonk district and throwing out the welcome mat at the Tennessee...
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Fans sit on the main stage during the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2019 - 11:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 11:25 p.m. Music City certainly has helped itself attract a crowd with a free concert by country star Tim McGraw. Still, Nashville has had another big, really big turnout. An estimated 200,000 fans turned out Friday, giving...
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