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Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have both felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they took center stage. Childish Gambino's disturbing look at rac...

He said, she said: AP writers predict 2019 Grammy winners

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Grammys decided to extend the nominees in the top four categories from five to eight, they didn't consider how much harder it would make our lives as credible prediction exper...

Obama says designer's energy informed her fashion choices

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Obama, choosing what designer to wear while she was in the White House involved many factors, from diversity to whether they were a nice person. Obama ta...

Get in the holiday mood with Diana Ross, John Legend, more

Here's a collection of holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press. ______ Diana Ross, "Wonderful Christmas Time" (Ross Records) Are you in th...

Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film finally get in theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after it was filmed, a documentary detailing the making of Aretha Franklin's groundbreaking and best-selling album "Amazing Grace" has been released. ...

AP Exclusive: Roberta Flack ready to sing again

NEW YORK (AP) — Once a week, Roberta Flack gives a musical performance for an exclusive group. The lucky audience consists of a musical director, who works with the legend to keep he...

The man who set up Trump Tower meeting seeks to clear name

NEW YORK (AP) — Before Rob Goldstone sent Donald Trump Jr. the email that would become the focus of perhaps the most pivotal political investigation in history, he recalls saying: "No good could come ...

Cardi B escorted out of fashion party after lunging at Minaj

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have been involved in an altercation that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party. Video circulating on social media shows Cardi B lungi...

Ariana Grande will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral Friday. Grande will be among entertainers Steve Wonder, Jennifer Hud...

Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week. Franklin's ...

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill among all-star lineup for Franklin

NEW YORK (AP) — An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week. ...

When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

NEW YORK (AP) — When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, I'd be talking to THE Queen of ...

Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performances

NEW YORK (AP) — When Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys and other awards shows, worked with the Obama administration on a concert honoring women at the White House, first lady Michelle ...

Joe Jackson turned his children into stars, but at a price

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Jackson once had his own dreams of success. He tried to be a boxer and then played guitar with a group called The Falcons. But he realized early on that there was an overwhelming p...

Time's Up takes aim at R. Kelly over sex misconduct claims

NEW YORK (AP) — The Time's Up campaign is taking aim at R. Kelly over allegations that he has sexually abused women. The organization devoted to helping women in the aftermath of sex...