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BC-US–Made in America-LA,1st Ld-Writethru

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the first day of downtown Los Angeles’ inaugural outdoor music festival in the books, the city is tuning up for round two. The Budweiser Made in America concert resumes at 2 p.m. Sunday in Grand Park, with Kanye West, John Mayer and Weezer among the many acts set to [...]

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West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A young man on camera names the person who’s challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water — part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola prevention [...]

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Prince to release new album in September

  NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30. The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s, but later battled for the rights to his music. He reached a deal with [...]

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Review: Grande’s ‘My Everything’ is everything

  Ariana Grande, “My Everything” (Republic Records) This is how you follow up an impressive debut: simply step into the recording booth, and be amazing yet again. Maybe it’s easier said than done, but Ariana Grande manages to pull off the feat with her sophomore release “My Everything,” the successor to last year’s near-pop perfection [...]

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Beyonce seizes moment at MTV Video Music Awards

  They don’t call her Queen Bey for nothing. Beyonce not only stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with many of the world’s top female pop stars in attendance hustling for our attention, she used the moment to erase the cynical cloud around her family status with an adorable [...]

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Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande kick off MTV VMAs

  Nicki Minaj helped open the MTV Video Music Awards with a “Bang” on Sunday as she brought her “Anaconda” video to life with a rump-shaking performance and had a wardrobe malfunction when she joined Ariana Grande and Jessie J. on stage. Minaj first wore a green top and shorts, rapping, dancing and exciting the [...]

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MTV Video Music Awards to open with a ‘Bang’

  NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards will open with a “Bang.” Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J will kick off Sunday’s awards show with their new song, “Bang Bang.” It will be the first time the trio performs the Top 10 hit. Grande and Minaj will also perform separately during [...]

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Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

  MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber’s guilty plea to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest puts an end to a legal saga that began seven months ago inside a rented Lamborghini at what police called an illegal drag race. The judge who accepted Bieber’s plea Wednesday said it’s time for the 20-year-old [...]

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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by [...]

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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by [...]

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Medical issues’ hospitalize Boston concertgoers

  BOSTON (AP) — Three dozen people were transported to the hospital and as many as 50 others were treated or evaluated at the scene during a an electronic dance music show in Boston featuring Swedish disc jockey Avicii. No one appeared to have life-threatening injuries, Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Mike Bosse said, blaming alcohol and drug [...]

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