Rhythm and blues

Musician R. Kelly departs from the Leighton Criminal Court building after a status hearing in his criminal sexual abuse trial Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
June 26, 2019 - 1:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago. The judge in the case said he hopes that at least one of the four cases against Kelly will go to trial early next year. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood...
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Angelique Smith, mother of late rapper Nipsey Hussle, accepts the humanitarian award on behalf of his son at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Looking on from background left are Lauren London, Hussle's partner, son Kross, sister Samantha Smith, and daughter Emani Asghedom. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 24, 2019 - 12:49 am
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle...
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Tyler Perry accepts the ultimate icon award at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 11:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8 p.m. Tyler Perry spoke about the worthiness of black women and his journey to become a filmmaker after accepting the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards. Perry says...
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CORRECTS THAT BARTHOLOMEW IS AT LEFT, NOT RIGHT. - FILE - In a Dec. 10, 1999 file photo, Fats Domino, center right, shakes hands with Dave Bartholomew, left, amid a crowd of former colleagues at the 50th anniversary observance of Domino's first recording session in New Orleans. Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," died Sunday, June 23, 2019 in a hospital in a New Orleans suburb, his eldest son Dave Bartholomew Jr. told The Associated Press. He was 100 years old. (Jennifer Zdon/The Times-Picayune via AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100 years old. Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall...
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FILE - This June 24, 2018 file photo shows a view of the stage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Regina Hall will host the show, which is being held Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and will feature performances by Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 9:51 am
Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at Sunday's BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The posthumous award will be presented at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. Hussle, who is also nominated for best hip-hop artist...
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Musician R. Kelly departs the Leighton Criminal Court building after pleading not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
June 19, 2019 - 6:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for R. Kelly have one week to respond to a lawsuit alleging sex abuse or face losing the case. Kelly's attorneys sought to put the lawsuit on hold while the singer fights sex-related felony charges. Associate Judge Moira Johnson on Wednesday agreed with lawyers for the...
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Models wear creations for the Valentino mens Spring-Summer 2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, June 19. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 19, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — The photogenic front row at Valentino's show had "Riverdale" actor Charles Melton, NBA player Jaylen Brown and Stevie Wonder's model son Kailand Morris among the seated notables, ensuring cameras stayed busy snapping at Paris Fashion Week. However, the vibrant collection didn't need...
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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 13, 2019 - 11:23 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A popular Mideast nightclub is opening a branch in Saudi Arabia on Thursday in the latest sign of how far the kingdom has loosened restrictions on entertainment. In line with the country's Islamic laws, though, it will not be serving alcohol. The club, White Saudi...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, singer Prince Royce poses for a portrait in New York. Royce says he’s looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. He also looks to gain some new fans. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free event on July 27 in Orlando, Florida, at Wall...
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