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Rapper buys every seat in house, takes strangers to movies

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie.


Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101.


Woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez's email

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer's associates.


Oklahoma town doubles in population for Woody Guthrie fest

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma hometown has doubled in population as thousands gather for a music festival in honor of the "This Land Is Your Land" singer.


The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes charts for week ending July 12, 2018


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Review: Cowboy Junkies' 'All That Reckoning' instantly great

Cowboy Junkies, "All That Reckoning" (Latent Recordings)


Nick Lowe rediscovers roots with Los Straitjackets

PAWLING, N.Y. (AP) — Four men who wear Mexican wrestling masks onstage have reacquainted singer Nick Lowe with his rock 'n' roll roots.


An Emmy from being an EGOT: John Legend, Pasek & Paul nearby

NEW YORK (AP) — Music stars like Bruno Mars, Ricky Martin and Sara Bareilles are nominated for Emmys, but for John Legend — who is up for two awards — winning could land him in the elite club of EGOTs.


Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain

NEW YORK (AP) — The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-bred rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom.


Singer John Mellencamp awarded Woody Guthrie Prize

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rocker John Mellencamp has been awarded the Woody Guthrie Prize.


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Review: Tom Bailey follows the Thompson Twins' blueprint

Tom Bailey, "Science Fiction" (Mikrokosmos/BFD)


2nd suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A second person has been arrested in the June shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion, authorities in Florida announced Wednesday.


Authorities say a second person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of rising rap star XXXTentacion in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of rising rap star XXXTentacion in Florida.


Hundreds treated for heat exposure at Tennessee music fest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 200 people have been treated for heat-related illnesses at a music festival in Tennessee, with at least 20 taken to a hospital.


Charlie Puth charts his own course with album and tour

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Puth is done playing by the rules.


Country singer Luke Combs' unassuming appeal makes him a hit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first week of June was one of Luke Combs' biggest weeks in his still fledgling career. The 28-year-old taped an outdoor performance for the "CMT Crossroads" series with soul singer Leon Bridges, attended the CMT Awards, released a deluxe version of his debut album and sang in front of tens of thousands of fans at the CMA Fest.


Trump says he still has 'Rocket Man' CD for Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't deliver Trump's gift of an autographed Elton John CD to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his trip this week. Pompeo didn't get to meet with Kim.


Spears, Smith to write 'Castor and Patience' for Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Composer Gregory Spears and U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith have been commissioned by the Cincinnati Opera to write "Castor and Patience," a story of black cousins in the American South who disagree about the future of land they inherited.


Justin Bieber confirms engagement to model Hailey Baldwin

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber and 21-year-old model Hailey Baldwin are engaged after a month of dating.


Officials celebrate 'Oklahoma!' as 1st certified gold album

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Music industry and Oklahoma officials are celebrating a benchmark linked to the film version of the famous musical bearing the state's name.


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'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

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'Downton Abbey' movie to shoot this summer

'Downton Abbey' movie to shoot this summer

Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US

Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in US

'The Rock' joining group that champions rights for disabled

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