The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending February 22, 2018:

Malaysian rapper's dog video sparks claim of insulting Islam

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said a popular ethnic Chinese rapper has been detained over complaints that his latest music video featuring dancers wearing dog masks and performing "obscene" moves insulted Islam and could hurt racial harmony.

Man who admitted Hawaii concert scam wants plea change

HONOLULU (AP) — A North Carolina man who admitted defrauding the University of Hawaii of $200,000 by lying about being able to produce a Stevie Wonder fundraiser concert wants to take back his guilty plea, but a prosecutor said Thursday he could risk more jail time if he succeeds and is eventually convicted.

The Latest: Hawaii concert scam sentencing postponed

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a man who wants to take back his guilty plea for a Hawaii concert scam (all times local):

Review: Darlingside sometimes soars on inconsistent album

Darlingside, "Extralife" (Thirty Tigers/More Doug Records)

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Brit Awards give top honors to Dua Lipa, Stormzy

LONDON (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about the Brit Awards, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Dua Lipa song. It is "New Rules," not "No Rules." The AP also misspelled the last name of musician Kendrick Lamar. It's not Lemar.

Saudi Arabia announces it will build its first opera house

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says construction will soon begin on the first opera house in the kingdom, where concerts have been banned for two decades, along with music in restaurants and stores.

The Latest: Brits pays tribute to Manchester bomb victims

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards (all times local):

Songwriter Diane Warren wants an Oscar already

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Songwriter Diane Warren is overdue for an Oscar, and she has no reservations about admitting it.

Man convicted of stealing John Legend's bag at JFK Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — A 64-year-old man has been convicted of stealing Grammy winner John Legend's Louis Vuitton bag containing $25,000 Cartier cufflinks from an airport luggage cart in New York.


Review: Troubadour Vance Joy delivers on 'Nation of Two'

Vance Joy, "Nation of Two" (Atlantic)

Book Review: Lippman's 'Sunburn' is intriguing mystery

"Sunburn" (William Morrow), by Laura Lippman

'Organized chaos' - behind the scenes at 'La Boheme'

NEW YORK (AP) — Mimis come and Rodolfos go, but one thing never changes in "La Boheme" at the Metropolitan Opera: When the curtain goes up on Act 2, the audience always applauds.

R Kelly evicted from 2 Georgia homes over $30K unpaid rent

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Court documents show R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent.

French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood dies suddenly at 62

PARIS (AP) — French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, whose eclectic career spanned more than four decades and the world's most prestigious festivals and concert halls, has died. He was 62.

Fergie's NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering...

7 women at Austin Opera come forward after director's firing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Seven women at the Austin Opera have come forward to describe a culture of permissiveness that allowed the opera's artistic director and conductor to inappropriately touch women and make crass comments without consequence.

Kosovo celebrates decade of independence, challenges ahead

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two-day festivities that started Saturday amid reminders of the obstacles to the country's full acceptance.

Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same.

Vince Gill defends Grammys on female representation

NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Gill defended the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year's Grammy Awards.


Finalists announced for Lukas Book Prize
Blige, Day, Lafourcade, Common among Oscars music performers

Common, Diane Warren

NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

Spanish body apologizes over art exhibit censorship spat
'Fortune Teller' anchors Caravaggio installation in Mexico

'Fortune Teller' anchors Caravaggio installation in Mexico

5 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

Rosamund Pike

The language of 'Black Panther'? It's real. Give it a try.

Chadwick Boseman

Russia's Oscar hopeful gains attention as US ties worsen

Andrei Zvyagintsev

Cramming for the Oscars: Where to see best-picture nominees

Oscar statue

Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers' words

Harvey Weinstein


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