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The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

By ANDREW DALTON and STEFANIE DAZIO | February 20, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned.Investigators were not ruling...

Lewis Capaldi, Dave among front-runners for UK’s Brit Awards

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave lead the nominations for the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, which faced criticism for the lack of female artists nominated for the high-profile prizes.Capaldi, who topped U.K. and U.S....

Jacobs closes Fashion Week with thrilling dance extravaganza

By JOCELYN NOVECK | February 13, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, he does it almost every time, and on Tuesday designer Marc Jacobs did it yet again: Upped his game, when it came to closing out New York Fashion Week with a jolt of creative energy, vision and panache.This time, Jacobs' vision...

Making Oscar history, ‘Parasite’ wins best picture

By JAKE COYLE | February 10, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.“Parasite”...

Adam Levine relieved halftime show stress is behind Maroon 5

By KELLI KENNEDY | February 2, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Super Bowl event in Miami on Saturday, telling the crowd he was relieved the pressures of the halftime show were behind the band.“I’m just happy we can kind of...

Lady Gaga: ‘I better hear no lip-syncing’ at halftime show

By MESFIN FEKADU | February 2, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Descending from the air, Lady Gaga kicked off a pre-Super Bowl concert by mimicking her entrance to her Super Bowl halftime performance three years ago, which earned her rave reviews.Headlining the big sports stage was a recurring theme...

Torrential rains overshadow Post Malone pre-Super Bowl show

By KELLI KENNEDY | February 1, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Torrential rains in Miami overshadowed rapper Post Malone's pre-Super Bowl show, ultimately shutting down the red carpet and delaying his set until the early morning hours of Saturday. Nearby, the weather forced Harry Styles to cancel his...

Shaquille O’Neal on Kobe Bryant: ‘We love you, brother’

By MESFIN FEKADU | February 1, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal paid tribute to his friend and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, with one of their shared favorite hobbies: music.O’Neal, who moonlights as DJ Diesel, brought his carnival-themed event “Shaq’s Fun House” to Miami...

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

By DAVID BAUDER | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world.The 18-year-old made history at the Grammy Awards Sunday. Not...

Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys

By MESFIN FEKADU | January 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom made a big splash at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning 11 honors for the musical family.“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” —...

Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech

By MESFIN FEKADU | January 26, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players.At...