Singer Phil Collins announces comeback gigs for next summer
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Singer Phil Collins announces comeback gigs for next summer

LONDON (AP) — There’ll be no early retirement for star singer Phil Collins. The 65-year-old former Genesis frontman Monday announced plans for gigs next summer in London, Paris and Cologne. The tour will be called: “Not Dead Yet, Live.” He officially retired in 2002, but that didn’t last. He last toured in 2007. Collins told … Continue reading

Drake nabs 12 Soul Train Awards nominations; Beyoncé gets 8
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Drake nabs 12 Soul Train Awards nominations; Beyoncé gets 8

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake has nabbed 12 nominations for the 2016 Soul Train Awards. Nominations for the rapper-singer, who canceled three shows this week due to an ankle injury, include video, album/mixtape and song of the year. Beyoncé follows Drake with eight nominations, while Rihanna, Kanye West, Adele, Chance the Rapper, Bryson Tiller and … Continue reading

Drake shatters American Music Awards nominations record
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Drake shatters American Music Awards nominations record

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake earned a record-breaking 13 American Music Awards nominations on Monday thanks to his latest album, “Views,” shattering Michael’s Jackson’s mark of 11 nominations in a single year from 1984 when the King of Pop had “Thriller.” Rihanna got seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber tied with five each. Beyonce … Continue reading

Toni Braxton back on tour following lupus hospitalization
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Toni Braxton back on tour following lupus hospitalization

CLEVELAND (AP) — Toni Braxton says she has been released from a Cleveland hospital after being admitted for complications with her battle against lupus for the second time in a month. The hospitalization forced her scheduled Saturday show in Cleveland to be cancelled. In announcing the hospitalization, a message on the singer’s Twitter account said, … Continue reading

Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule online
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Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule online

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of clips teasing Mary J. Blige’s interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show “The 411” isn’t winning over social media users. The teaser featuring the R&B singer crooning Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)” before clasping hands with Clinton was instantly mocked online after it was released … Continue reading

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum
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Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America’s story.  With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors Saturday to help this nation understand, reconcile and celebrate African-Americans’ often-ignored contributions toward making this country what it … Continue reading

New Orleans’ Big Freedia introduces Beyoncé at Superdome
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New Orleans’ Big Freedia introduces Beyoncé at Superdome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In royal fashion, New Orleans’ own Queen of Bounce brought out Houston’s own Queen Bey at the Superdome.  Big Freedia tells NOLA.com ‘ The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2d1jeSo ) that she was asked to go onstage shortly before the start of Saturday’s night’s concert.  In her words, “Well, they’re very secretive about everything … Continue reading