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DaBaby offers 2nd apology after recent homophobic comments

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: DaBaby attends the world premiere of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, July 15, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Rapper DaBaby offered another apology Monday while facing heavy backlash after he made crude and homophobic remarks at a recent Miami-area…

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Hearing exposes TV viewers to blunt language, racial slurs

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn listens to testimony from other officers during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Andrew Harnik, Pool) By David Bauder ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — People who watched the first day of a…

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Laughter, tears, cheers at funeral for Biz Markie

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People attend the funeral services for the late Marcel Theo Hall, aka “Biz Markie” at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 in Patchogue, NY. (Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS PATCHOGUE, N.Y.  — With laughter and tears, songs and stories, friends and family of Biz Markie…

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Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

August 1, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Cynthia Erivo and Joaquina Kalukango in The Color Purple on Broadway. (Photo by Matthew Murphy) By MARK KENNEDY NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday. Audience members will have to…

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New this week: ‘Jungle Cruise’ and music from Prince, Eilish

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: From left, Edgar Ramirez, Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, cast members in “Jungle Cruise,” pose together at the world premiere of the film, Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) ASSOCIATED PRESS Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming…

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Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

July 30, 2021

James Brown performs on stage during the Live 8 concert at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2005. The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over late singer’s estate. David Black, an attorney representing Brown’s estate, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, July 23, 2021 that the…

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Leon Bridges shares his evolution to ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Grammy-winning artist Leon Bridges discusses his musical and personal evolution as he releases his third studio album, the R&B-forward “Gold-Diggers Sound.” in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero) By Ragan Clark ASSOCIATED PRESS “Gold-Diggers Sound” is an apropos name for the third studio album of an artist who struck…

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‘Space Jam’ dunks on ‘Black Widow’ to take box office No. 1

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Lebron James in a scene from “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS “Black Widow” ceded its No. 1 spot to an unlikely foe in its second week in theaters: The Tune Squad. LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the stars of Warner…

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NYC Chinatown museum reopens with anti-Asian racism exhibit

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nancy Yao Maasbach, President of the Museum of Chinese in America, speaks during the press preview of “Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism” at the Museum of Chinese in America, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Deepti Hajela ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A New…

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Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ dies

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Biz Markie attends the premiere of Netflix’s “Roxanne Roxanne” at SVA Theatre on March 19, 2018, in New York. The hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57. Markie’s representative, Jenni Izumi, said in a statement that the rapper-DJ died…

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