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FILE - This April 23, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York. Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Wednesday, Aug. 7, that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Wednesday that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Swift and Ariana Grande are the most nominated acts, competing for 10 awards each. Swift's...
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August 01, 2019 - 9:46 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing, contractual documents and a signed guitar are among more than 400 items available at an auction of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says online bidding is now open for The Auction at Graceland,...
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FILE - This June 1, 2019 file photo shows Lil Nas X performing at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 in East Rutherford, N.J. The rapper has taken his "Old Town Road" to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
July 29, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's one sweet day for Lil Nas X: The breakthrough rapper's viral "Old Town Road" has broken the Billboard record set by Mariah Carey's "One Sweet Day" for most weeks at No. 1. Lil Nas X accomplishes the feat this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot...
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July 25, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York county fair appearance by the Southern rock group Confederate Railroad has been scratched after objections over its name and the use of the Confederate flag in its logo. A spokesman for Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan says Thursday the band will not be...
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July 23, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana singer-songwriter John Prine is postponing several shows this summer so he can have surgery to insert a stent to prevent a stroke. A statement on Prine's website on Tuesday said Prine's doctors told him he had an elevated risk of stroke and he plans to have the...
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This combination photo shows singers Ariana Grande at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event in New York on Dec. 6, 2018, left, and Taylor Swift at the Time 100 Gala in New York on April 23, 2019. Grande and Swift are the top contenders at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, each scoring 10 nominations. The 2019 VMAs will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26. (AP Photo)
July 23, 2019 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are the top contenders at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, each scoring 10 nominations. MTV announced Tuesday that Grande and Swift will compete in eight of the same categories, including video of the year. Swift's gay pride anthem "You Need to Calm...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, actress Sally Field poses for a portrait in New York. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Other chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire.(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
July 18, 2019 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the...
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Luke Combs speaks at "Luke Combs Joins the Grand Ole Opry Family," at Grand Ole Opry, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
July 16, 2019 - 10:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just two years after releasing his major label debut record, country singer Luke Combs was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry alongside his country music idols like Vince Gill. Combs had the most popular country album in 2018 and is currently the leader in country album...
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Singer Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
July 11, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In her first public appearance since discovering her masters were in the hands of someone she's not a fan of, Taylor Swift didn't directly address the issue, but she did play music from that rich catalog, including songs from her groundbreaking sophomore album to her first full-...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2000 file photo Country music fans are reflected in the glasses of Southern rock group Confederate Railroad lead singer Danny Shirley during a concert in Nashville, Tenn. Confederate Railroad says it has been removed from the DuQuoin State Fair's Grandstand lineup because of its name. Frontman Danny Shirley said in a statement Tuesday, June 9, 2019 that the band is disappointed but thanked fans for their support. The group was scheduled to play Aug. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 10, 2019 - 1:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they're under Chicago liberals' thumb of political correctness. The...
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