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Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody

LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing.


Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds.


Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," a hollow offer in a criminal justice system that doesn't include bail.


Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

LONDON (AP) — The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard.


Brazil leader seeks greater control over cinema industry

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he wants a "filter" on the country's audiovisual production, possibly limiting public funding to projects his administration deems fit.


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Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.


Judge orders R. Kelly moved to New York for court hearing

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered R&B singer R. Kelly to be transferred from Chicago to New York City for an Aug. 2 hearing on federal sex charges.


Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion.


Sweden wants extension of rapper's detention after fight

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish court said Friday.


Labrinth on working with Beyoncé: 'She's a perfectionist'

NEW YORK (AP) — British singer-songwriter-producer Labrinth knew what he was in for when he learned he was about to work with Beyoncé: "She's a perfectionist and she's a Virgo, like my wife. Virgos are serious perfectionists."


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Janet, Chris Brown, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of because of human rights concerns.


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R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle

CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly's life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the R&B singer turned and slowly walked out of court.


Ken Ehrlich returns as executive producer of Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Ehrlich is returning as executive producer of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards for the last time, capping his 40th anniversary with what's called "music's biggest night."


Luke Combs adds Grand Ole Opry member to list of accolades

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Luke Combs was just 6 years old when his mom and grandmother snuck him into his first concert by hiding him in the backseat of their car so he could go see Vince Gill play at a minor league baseball stadium.


Johnny Clegg, anti-apartheid musician in South Africa, dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday. He was 66 and had pancreatic cancer.


Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago federal courtroom on charges that he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses.


Meek Mill lawyers: Case could crumble if new trial granted

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform.


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Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyonce album

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce's new album inspired by "The Lion King" features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter.


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