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This November 2017 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows rapper Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. A lawyer for Meek Mill asked Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from the case Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, before the rapper appeals his prison sentence. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 1:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill are asking for him to be released from prison and for his probation to be terminated. Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced the rapper last week to two to four years in prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. She cited a failed...
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In this Oct 18, 2017 photo, Grammy Award-winning singer Seal poses for a portrait to promote his new album "Standards" at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. His tenth studio album was recorded with a band that included musicians who performed alongside Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
November 16, 2017 - 11:58 am
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Seal is in crisis mode. The Grammy-winning singer says he's deeply concerned about anti-social social media and the emotionless conversations enabled by technology. He stepped back recently to observe how he and his children used social media and messaging apps —...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, Neil Young poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. Young announced on Nov. 11, 2017, he would open his vast archive of music for anyone to listen to online for free next month. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
November 16, 2017 - 9:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Young will open his vast archive of music for anyone to listen to online for free next month. The 72-year-old Canadian rocker has announced on Facebook that his archive will open on Dec. 1, the same day his new album "The Visitor" is released. Young promises that the free...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert in Houston, Texas. Swift announced the first of dates for her “reputation Stadium Tour” on Monday. It kicks off May 8, 2018, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
November 16, 2017 - 7:31 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift has left some fans shocked by dropping by a Tennessee Target store to pick up a few things, including her new album. The Nashville Tennessean reports the superstar singer chronicled her Target run through Instagram Stories. The newspaper reports Swift approached...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015 file photo, Alejandro Sanz reacts after winning the award for best contemporary pop vocal album for "Sirope" at the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Sanz will be honored as Person of the Year on Nov. 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, on the eve of the Latin Grammys. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 15, 2017 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If he could travel back in time, Alejandro Sanz says he would stop and enjoy the moment when his career started taking off two decades ago. "Maybe I would ask life for a little more consciousness during those years so I could have realized all the things that I was living without...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2009 file photo, Walter Becker, of U.S. rock group Steely Dan, performs in the Stravinski Hall stage at the 43nd Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. The wife of the Walter Becker says the Steely Dan guitarist died while being treated for esophageal cancer. Becker died at age 67 in September, but no details about the death were revealed at the time. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)
November 15, 2017 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Walter Becker says the Steely Dan guitarist died while being treated for esophageal cancer. Becker died at age 67 in September, but no details were revealed at the time. Delia Becker says in a statement Wednesday that he "died in the course of being treated" for...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016 file photo, Melissa Etheridge arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. An attorney for the California musician entered the plea on her behalf Tuesday. Under a proposed order, Etheridge would pay a fine of $750 and serve unsupervised probation. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
November 15, 2017 - 4:57 pm
BOWBELLS, N.D. (AP) — Grammy-winning rock singer Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. KMOT-TV reports an attorney for the California musician entered the plea on her behalf Tuesday. Under a proposed order, Etheridge would pay a fine...
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In this Nov. 2, 2017 photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his latest album, "The Thrill of It All." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith — whose new album, "The Thrill of It All," debuted at No. 1 this week — discusses George Michael, recording bad songs and his goal to cut down smoking and drinking in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press. Read the interview here . ___ FLOWERS FROM...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, singer Kelly Clarkson performs at a fan event celebrating the release of her new album in New York. Clarkson says she cried a lot while making "Meaning of Life," her eighth studio album. It's her first release outside her 'American Idol' record contract. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 1:47 pm
BURBANK, California (AP) — Returning to the recording studio after having her second child, Kelly Clarkson said she "cried a lot." Clarkson has two young children with husband Brandon Blackstock — 1 year-old Remington Alexander and 3-year-old River Rose. She says she intentionally got back to music...
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In this Nov. 2, 2017 photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his latest album, "The Thrill of It All." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith thought he had cracked it — it being "fame." He released the first single from his new album, the groovy burner "Too Good at Goodbyes," and didn't put his face on the single artwork or do much TV promotion for the song. He felt like he had re-entered the celebrity world...
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