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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018 file photo, Dan Reynolds, from left, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Daniel Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons arrives at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York. Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 are the initial performers announced for the NCAA March Madness Festival in San Antonio, where the men’s Final Four is being held. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 08, 2018 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of March Madness will feature more than just basketball: Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 are the initial performers announced for the NCAA March Madness Festival. The festival, from March 30 to April 1, will take place at Hemisfair in San Antonio, where the men's Final Four is...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2017 file photo, Jason Aldean arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and pop singer Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line will be performing at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 07, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and pop singer Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line will be performing at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April. The ACMs announced the first round of performers Wednesday, which also included Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley...
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Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, leaves federal court after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in New York. He faces a sentence of 8 to 10 years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 06, 2018 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas — once billed as the "cultural experience of the decade" — pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges Tuesday, agreeing to serve up to a decade in prison for lying to investors and sending false documents. Billy McFarland, 26,...
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In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rican rapper Residente, founder of the group Calle 13, poses for a portrait in New York. Residente will receive the BMI Champion Award at the BMI Latin Awards this month. The performing rights organization said Tuesday that Residente will be the first act to receive the honor in the 25-year history of its Latin Awards. The event will take place March 20 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
March 06, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning Latin rapper Residente will receive the BMI Champion Award at the BMI Latin Awards this month. The performing rights organization says in a statement Tuesday that Residente will be the first act to receive the honor in the 25-year history of its Latin Awards. The...
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March 06, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of a failed Bahamas music festival is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges. Billy McFarland was due in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday afternoon. McFarland was charged last year with using fake documents to trick investors of the Fyre Festival. The festival...
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March 06, 2018 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief of staff for former First Lady Michelle Obama will head The Recording Academy's new task force focused on inclusion and diversity. The academy announced Tuesday that Tina Tchen (chen), a veteran lawyer who is also working on the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, will...
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March 05, 2018 - 11:43 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 injured last summer. Ricky Hampton entered a plea Monday in Little Rock federal court. Under terms of a plea...
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March 03, 2018 - 10:38 am
LONDON (AP) — A 17-year-old Welsh teen has been sentenced to at least 11 years in prison after being convicted of plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack on various targets including a Justin Bieber concert. Judge Mark Wall on Friday sentenced Lloyd Gunton to an indeterminate sentence after...
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This Oct. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Kennedy Center, shows Q-Tip performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Long considered a bastion of upper-class white elitism, the Kennedy Center is making an overt play to embrace hip hop music and culture. America’s pre-eminent performing arts institution has gradually introduced rap music into its programming. (Jati Lindsay/Kennedy Center via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 12:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington's Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing Letterman's praises, and several couldn't resist taking good-...
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March 03, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington's Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing Letterman's praises, and several couldn't resist taking good-...
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