Rhythm and blues

People watch as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during the 86th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 29, 2018 - 2:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A massive Norway spruce has been lit up in a tradition that ushers in Christmastime in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch Wednesday night to light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree following a televised extravaganza that featured performances by Diana Ross...
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November 28, 2018 - 7:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran are among the stars scheduled to perform at a South African concert on Sunday in honor of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be hosted in Johannesburg by South Africa's...
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Stevie Wonder performs live at the "House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert" press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
November 27, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to also help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires through his 22nd annual...
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Performers take cover from the cold as they move through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
November 22, 2018 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Macy's is apologizing for "technical difficulties" after fans watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade ripped into singer Rita Ora for what they saw as awkward lip-syncing. The British singer appeared out of sync...
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People watch the floats from a balcony during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 22, 2018 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Frigid weather and blustery winds didn't chill the enthusiasm at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, where spectators bundled up in blankets and sleeping bags and the giant character balloons flew lower than usual. SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and other big balloons were...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives around Portland Trail Blazers' Jake Layman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 16, 2018 - 9:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn't the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night. In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference's top teams. Andrew Wiggins scored 23...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, J Balvin appears at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Latin Recording Academy announced Monday that J Balvin, who leads Latin Grammy nominations this year with eight nods, will perform at the awards ceremony on November 15 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
November 15, 2018 - 11:25 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — J Balvin has everything to gain at this year's Latin Grammy Awards. The Colombian reggaeton star leads all nominees ahead of Thursday's ceremony with eight nods, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and another for his hit version of "Mi Gente" with Willy...
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This combination photo shows rappers, from left, Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and T.I., who will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the next big hip-hop star. Netflix announced that “Rhythm + Flow” will debut next fall. (AP Photo)
November 13, 2018 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the next big hip-hop star. Netflix announced that "Rhythm + Flow " will debut next fall. John Legend, who has won Emmy and Tony awards for his producing efforts, is one of the...
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Elton John, left, and David Furnish attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
November 06, 2018 - 12:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John says he stood by the stage and sobbed as Aretha Franklin gave her final public performance at his AIDS foundation gala last year. On the red carpet this time around, John called her show "one of the greatest performances of our lifetime." Franklin died in August at age 76...
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FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in New York. More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace” is finally being released. “Amazing Grace” will premiere Monday at the DOC NYC film festival. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)
November 05, 2018 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film. The late gospel singer's estate and film producers said Monday that "Amazing Grace" will...
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