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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, file photo, Bootsy Collins performs at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. Bass pioneer Bootsy Collins’ “World Wide Funk” features a long list of guests, from Music Soulchild to Eric Gales, all at the service of a collection of funky grooves meant to pack the dance floor. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
November 01, 2017 - 9:16 am
Bootsy Collins, "World Wide Funk" (Mascot Records) The word "funk" is said or sung over 200 times on the new Bootsy Collins album. What were you expecting? Banjo duets, Viking metal or Gregorian chants? Didn't think so. "World Wide Funk" is a self-contained party record. Think of something witty —...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, file photo, Chris Brown performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Brown released a 45-song album "Heartbreak on a Full Moon" on Tuesday, Oct. 31. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
November 01, 2017 - 9:02 am
Chris Brown, "Heartbreak on a Full Moon" (RCA) Chris Brown sure has some nerve, releasing a 45-song album when audience attention spans are notoriously short, while most artists agonize over trimming their set into a carefully curated bundle that precisely captures the latest evolution of their...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2009, file photo, Michael Jackson appears at an event to announce a series of concerts in London. Forbes announced on Oct. 30, 2017, that Jackson topped its list of highest-earning dead celebrities. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
October 30, 2017 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson died eight years ago, but he's still generating millions of dollars. Jackson is atop the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, with $75 million. Forbes says Jackson's earnings are boosted by a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas...
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In this Oct. 23, 2017 photo, Carl Lentz, a pastor who ministers to thousands at his Hillsong Church in New York, appears during an interview, in New York. His followers include NBA stars Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and popstar Justin Bieber. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 30, 2017 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Lentz speaks openly about his friendship with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and other star athletes. He happily tells the story of how he baptized Justin Bieber — in NBA player Tyson Chandler's bathtub. The preacher knows that A-list stars draw attention to Hillsong, the...
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In this Oct. 22, 2017 photo, people pray during a service at Hillsong Church in New York. Hillsong is known for its Christian rock style of music and tattooed leaders like pastor Carl Lentz, who counts singer Justin Bieber and NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant among his followers. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
October 30, 2017 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pastor who pals around with Justin Bieber and a bevy of A-list athletes while ministering to thousands of lesser-knowns at his megachurch says he's ready to speak truth to all those tabloid headlines. Like reports, for instance, about that time Pastor Carl Lentz of HillsongNYC...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2016 file photo, Christina Aguilera performs during a concert at the annual Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat, Morocco. Aguilera will perform a medley of Whitney Houston songs at the American Music Awards on Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo /Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)
October 30, 2017 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Christiana Aguilera will perform a medley of the late Whitney Houston's hits at the American Music Awards next month to mark the 25th anniversary of Houston's film, "The Bodyguard." Aguilera will perform songs from the film's soundtrack, which included one of Houston's signature...
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In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 photo, Janet Jackson, center, and brother Randy, left, are followed by a video crew as they leave their childhood home in Gary, Ind. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the Jacksons made the visit Friday, a day after Janet Jackson's concert in the Chicago area. The 51-year-old said she was 8-years-old the last time she was in Gary. (John J. Watkins/The Times via AP)
October 28, 2017 - 9:56 pm
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Singer Janet Jackson and her brother Randy Jackson have visited their childhood home in Gary, Indiana, and talked with local high school students. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the Jacksons made the visit Friday, a day after Janet Jackson's concert in the Chicago area...
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October 28, 2017 - 4:13 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man faces aggravated assault charges after a shooting following a Jason Aldean concert in Tupelo. Tupelo police say 22-year-old Steven Michael Hulbert, of Walls, allegedly fired multiple shots at a man in the west parking lot of the BancorpSouth Arena about 11:13...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017 file photo, recording artist Cardi B performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse at Barclays Center in New York. Cardi B and Offset from Migos are officially engaged. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper was onstage with Offset at a Power 99 Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia when Offset dropped to one knee and pulled out a diamond ring. Cardi B excitedly waved her hands and jumped around before Offset put the diamond on her hand. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
October 28, 2017 - 2:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here's some real life love and hip-hop: Cardi B and Offset from Migos are officially engaged. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper was onstage with Offset at a Power 99 Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia when Offset dropped to one knee and pulled out a diamond ring. Cardi B excitedly waved...
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FILE--This photo from Oct. 7, 1986 shows Run-D.M.C.'s Jason Mizell, known as Jam-Master Jay, as he pose during an anti-drug rally at New York's Madison Square Garden. Fifteen years after he was killed in a New York City recording studio, police seem no closer to solving the crime. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett, File)
October 28, 2017 - 11:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A mural of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay, his arms crossed in defiance, looms over the hallway of the Queens recording studio where he was shot to death 15 years ago. The memorial gives no hint of a disturbing footnote to the DJ's tale of fame and misfortune: The killer, so far, has...
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