Rhythm and blues

Singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 14, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all while raising nearly $6 million for charity. The pop star, fashionista and makeup mogul held the black-tie gala for her Clara Lionel...
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This combination photo shows Bruno Mars in the press room with his awards at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York on Jan. 28, 2018, left, and Prince presenting the award for album of the year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015. A representative for Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is false. British tabloid Daily Mirror published a story Saturday, Sept. 8, that said Mars was “being lined up to play Prince” in a biopic to air on Netflix. (AP Photo)
September 11, 2018 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is "100 percent false." The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, published a story over the weekend saying that Mars was "being lined up to play Prince" in a biopic to air on Netflix. The story...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber, left, John Legend, and Tim Rice winners of the award for outstanding variety special for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" poses in the press room during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2018 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's live version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy — it meant star John Legend, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice joined the elite squad of EGOT winners. The musical's win for best live variety special...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. The controversial eulogy laid bare before the world what some black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 09, 2018 - 10:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. Williams, a fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hopes that those critics can understand his perspective. He told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday, Sept. 2, he felt his sermon was appropriate. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 03, 2018 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor's eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul's funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. Williams, a fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hopes that those critics can understand his perspective. He told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday, Sept. 2, he felt his sermon was appropriate. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 02, 2018 - 2:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Aretha Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he...
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Flowers sit atop the casket during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 02, 2018 - 3:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won't have it so simple. Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will. As her four sons and...
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Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, right, speaks with Ariana Grande after she performed during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 01, 2018 - 11:48 am
DETROIT (AP) — The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin's funeral has apologized to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like)...
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Louis Farrakhan, from left, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton attend the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 01, 2018 - 3:56 am
DETROIT (AP) — As Aretha Franklin was remembered at her funeral Friday as a proud black woman who also used her magnificent voice to stand up for the black community she loved, several speakers used the moment to continue to demand respect for black America. Amid the gospel, personal reflections...
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Ariana Grande performs during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 31, 2018 - 8:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin's funeral is apologizing to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's...
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