Music

April 09, 2018 - 9:11 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents in Puerto Rico have arrested reggaeton singer Kendo Kaponi on charges of armed burglary and assault in Florida. Police said Kaponi, whose legal name is Jose Morales Rivera, was arrested before dawn Monday in the southern town of Coamo. The 33-year-old is...
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April 08, 2018 - 11:32 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper will deliver this year's commencement address to graduates of Dillard University in New Orleans. The school's 82nd Commencement ceremonies for more than 200 graduates will be held Saturday, May 12, at 8 a.m. on the campus' historic...
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FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Rapper Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party at The Grill/The Pool in New York. Cardi B has revealed during a "Saturday Night Live" performance she's pregnant. Cardi B's debut album was released Friday, April 6. "Invasion of Privacy" is set for a No. 1 Billboard debut. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
April 08, 2018 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Cardi B has revealed during a "Saturday Night Live" performance she's pregnant. The Grammy-nominated artist wore a fitted white dress showing off her bump. It's been long speculated that Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, was expecting. Her fiance is rapper Offset...
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FILE - This April 10, 2012, file photo shows the late Merle Haggard, left, viewing an exhibit on the Bakersfield sound at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard. He rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride. His hits include "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home." Norm Hamlet, who played in Haggard's band for nearly a half-century, told the Bakersfield Californian newspaper that the singer would've been humbled by the honor. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 07, 2018 - 5:23 pm
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard in his hometown. The late country music legend's sister and widow were among those at a Friday ceremony near downtown honoring Haggard, who helped create the...
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April 07, 2018 - 5:53 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the Danish husband of a popular local musician who was killed along with their 4-year-old daughter in Lagos. Police spokesman Chike Godwin Oti tells The Associated Press that 29-year-old Zainab Nielsen, popularly known as Alizee, was...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, North Carolina concert promoter Marc Hubbard walks to federal court in Honolulu. On Friday, April 6, 2018, Hubbard was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for a concert scam that humiliated the University of Hawaii. Hubbard pleaded guilty to wire fraud, saying he lied about his ability to produce Stevie Wonder for a fundraiser concert. (Dennis Oda/The Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
April 06, 2018 - 11:05 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A man who lied to the University of Hawaii about his ability to get Stevie Wonder to play at a fundraiser concert was sentenced Friday to nearly five years in prison. In an unexpected ruling, U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi ordered that Mark Hubbard's 57-month sentence run...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, pianist Cecil Taylor performs in an unannounced second set at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Taylor, who revolutionized jazz by launching the free-jazz movement in the late '50s, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home in New York. He was 89. (AP Photo/Barbara Woike)
April 06, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cecil Taylor, the visionary pianist who revolutionized jazz by launching the free-jazz movement in the late '50s, died Thursday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 89. Taylor's legal guardian, Adam C. Wilner, confirmed the death to The Associated Press by phone Friday. No more details...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2018, file photo, Cardi B performs during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Cardi B isn’t just going to sing during her upcoming appearance on “The Tonight Show”, she’ll also be asking questions. The hip-hop will co-host the April 9 show with Jimmy Fallon, interviewing guests in addition to promoting her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 06, 2018 - 10:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The anticipation around Cardi B's debut album has been scorching hot, so when breakthrough artist finally debuted the full album at a party late Thursday, she told the DJ to make sure the sound level was perfect. "DJ, make it a little loud 'cause I don't feel it in my bones," she...
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In this March 28, 2018 video still, Venezuelan musician Wuilly Arteaga holds his violin during an interview, in New York. The young violinist gained fame after playing somber renditions of Venezuela's national anthem during the 2017 protests. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Wuilly Arteaga takes his violin out of its brown case and starts playing Rihanna's "This Is What You Came For" near the platform of a busy Manhattan subway station, several passersby stop to listen or shoot video with their phones. Then someone recognizes the violinist and runs...
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This cover image released by Mama Bird shows the self-titled debut album by Faustina Masigat. (Mama Bird via AP)
April 05, 2018 - 1:41 pm
Faustina Masigat, "Faustina Masigat" (Mama Bird) Faustina Masigat leans in on her debut album. The Oregon songwriter's breathy alto sometimes drops to a near whisper, and she's so close to the microphone that P's pop; T's too. Forte is not her forte. Listeners will lean in, too, for a concise 11-...
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