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An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration Day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of COVID-19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol turn the ...

From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway'...

Jazmine Sullivan, Eric Church, H.E.R. to sing at Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star Jazmine Sullivan and country singer Eric Church will join forces to sing the national anthem at the next month’s Super Bowl, where Grammy-winning singer H.E.R. will perfor...

Inaugural event to celebrate resiliency of Black Americans

DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event that will celebrate the nation’s diversity on the eve of Pre...

Inaugural event to celebrate resiliency of Black Americans

DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African Diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event Tuesday evening that will celebrate the nation’s diversity a...

Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock ‘n’ roll genius who elevated the genre with his “Wall of Sound” style in ...

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. ...

INAUGURATION EXPLAINER: Biden's event will be very different

WASHINGTON (AP) — Between the still-raging pandemic and suddenly very real threat of violence, the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris next Wednesday promises to be one of the most unusual in ...

Skyler Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’

NEW YORK (AP) — By page two of the pilot script for NBC's “ Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,” Skylar Astin knew he wanted the role of Max Richman. The NBC musical series, now airing se...

British conductor Simon Rattle applies for German citizenship

British conductor Simon Rattle, a staunch critic of Brexit, on Friday made public that he has applied for German citizenship. The 65-year-old lives in Berlin with his wife, the Czech singer Magdalena...

Lady Gaga to sing anthem, J-Lo to perform at inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as...

Romania Holocaust survivor Tucarman dies from COVID-19 at 98

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Iancu Tucarman, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Romania, was buried Monday after dying from COVID-19 last week. He was 98. Dozens gathered...

Conductor Simon Rattle to leave London post for Munich

LONDON (AP) — Simon Rattle is set to leave his job as musical director at the London Symphony Orchestra to lead the Munich-based Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the two organizations said Monday. ...

AP PHOTOS: The faces of Peruvians going through a hard year

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Mesa Redonda is the main wholesale market in Peru’s capital and in 2020 it has been one of the main hotspots of the new coronavirus. At least 300,000 people come d...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2021. There are 360 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 5,...