Mounting Venezuela exodus sparks fears of rising xenophobia

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Freddy Brito had just finished belting out tunes on a bus in Peru's capital and was crossing a street on his one good leg when the driver of a blue taxi sped up and veered toward the...

2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts'

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a debate about the truth behind Lizzo's "Truth Hurts." Lizzo's No. 1 hit features a signature line which originated from a 2017 tweet by singer Mina Lioness a...

Review: Electric Guest roars back with excellent third album

Electric Guest, "KIN" (Atlantic Records) Maybe the third time will be the charm for Electric Guest, a sunny southern California pop duo who deserves more attention. Their third album...

Review: Foals finish epic journey with a second CD this year

Foals, "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost — Part 2" (Warner Bros.) When the last album from indie-pop art rockers Foals ended, things sounded grim. There were dead foxes and burning ...

MoMA reopens with more space, fresh juxtapositions

NEW YORK (AP) — The Museum of Modern Art's new $450 million, 47,000-square-foot expansion offers visitors more than much-needed elbow room. It emphasizes new juxtapositions of works to encourage broad...

'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The new Lifetime film "Patsy and Loretta" highlights the unexplored friendship between two of country music's most powerful voices. Director Callie Khouri, wh...

Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based group of former A-list session musicians that has toured together since 2012 is receiving an award. The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum i...

Rapper, actor Ludacris now resident artist at Georgia State

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris "Ludacris" Bridges can add artist-in-residence to his resume as he takes on the position at Georgia State University. News outlets...

Q&A: Julie Andrews on new memoir and her 'second career'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Andrews hasn't appeared in front of the camera in a feature film for almost 10 years, but that doesn't mean the 84-year-old screen legend has slowed down. She's just moved on ...

'Grease' spinoff set for new streaming service HBO Max

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spinoff series inspired by the 1978 movie musical "Grease" has been ordered by HBO Max. The streaming service said Tuesday that "Grease: Rydell High" will be set...

AP Exclusive: Julie Andrews reflects on her Hollywood years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone is on their best behavior when Julie Andrews is around. It's early June in Los Angeles and Andrews is coming to film segments for a night of guest program...

Fashion's LaQuan Smith embraces that Champagne lifestyle

NEW YORK (AP) — LaQuan Smith is all about the Champagne lifestyle: bubbly, luxurious and, especially when it comes to the women's clothes he creates, sexy. The designer made his New ...

Taiwan and Belize celebrate decades of friendship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Embassy of Belize in Taiwan is hosting a series of cultural events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Celebrations got underway ...

Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organ...

Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organ...