Rhythm and blues

January 15, 2018 - 5:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74. Hawkins died at his home in Pleasanton, California. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist Bill Carpenter...
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January 14, 2018 - 2:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is being celebrated in New York's capital. A free public program is being held Monday morning in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, near the state Capitol, featuring a performance by Grammy and Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday. Speakers...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2016 file photo, John Fogerty performs at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. Fogerty said in a statement released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
January 12, 2018 - 12:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. Fogerty does not own the rights to his classic song. In a statement released Thursday, he says "it irks me when people seek to capitalize on...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2016 file photo, John Fogerty performs at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. Fogerty said in a statement released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
January 12, 2018 - 11:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. Fogerty does not own the rights to his classic song. In a statement released Thursday, he says "it irks me when people seek to capitalize on...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. Fogerty does not own the rights to his infamous song. In a statement released Thursday, he says "it irks me when people seek to capitalize on...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. the artists are the leading nominees at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday, Jan. 10, that Fonsi and Yankee scored seven nominations each, including song of the year for the tune’s version with Justin Bieber. The fifth annual awards show will take place March 11 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 10, 2018 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Despacito" dominated 2017, but it's still bringing success to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee: The artists are the leading nominees at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Fonsi and Yankee scored seven nominations each, including song of the year for the...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. the artists are the leading nominees at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday, Jan. 10, that Fonsi and Yankee scored seven nominations each, including song of the year for the tune’s version with Justin Bieber. The fifth annual awards show will take place March 11 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 10, 2018 - 8:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Despacito" dominated 2017, but it's still bringing success to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee: The artists are the leading nominees at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Fonsi and Yankee scored seven nominations each, including song of the year for the...
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FILE - This Feb. 18, 2009 file photo shows R&B singer Denise LaSalle, a native of Leflore County, Miss., speaking with some lawmakers after being honored by the Senate at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. LaSalle, whose hit “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” topped the R&B charts in 1971, has died. She was 78. Musician and producer Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, a close family friend of LaSalle’s, said Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 that the singer died in Jackson, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, file)
January 09, 2018 - 7:28 pm
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Singer and songwriter Denise LaSalle, whose hit "Trapped by a Thing Called Love" topped the R&B charts in 1971, has died. She was 78. Musician and producer Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, owner of Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, and a close family friend of LaSalle's, said...
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Media and crew prepare on the red carpet at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2018 - 9:24 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The newly minted Golden Globes winners had a good reason to stop by the official show after-party this year, and...
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Media and crew prepare on the red carpet at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2018 - 8:55 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The newly minted Golden Globes winners had a good reason to stop by the official show after-party this year, and...
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