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Simmons says he will ‘defend’ himself following rape claims

NEW YORK — Music mogul Russell Simmons says on Instagram that he will "begin to properly defend" himself a day after a New York...
2017 Breakthrough: ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins

NEW YORK — Some people have breakout years. Director Patty Jenkins had one with "Monster" in 2003, a movie that earned Charlize Theron a...
2017 Breakthrough: Singer SZA is sizzling in music industry

NEW YORK — Yes, SZA is easily in the running for best new act of 2017. But her uber-successful year really puts her in...
Essence magazine to honor Missy Elliott at pre-Grammy event

NEW YORK — Essence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event next year. ...
Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

NEW YORK — Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of...
Review: New N.E.R.D. album both frustrating and intriguing

N.E.R.D., "No_One Ever Really Dies" (Columbia) There's a new N.E.R.D. album...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former conductor of the University of California, Davis, Symphony Orchestra gave up his professor titles amid allegations he sexually assaulted...
The Associated Press names SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ album of the year

NEW YORK — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. ...
All 4 Polish death metal band members released from jail

SPOKANE, Wash. — All four members of a Polish death metal band have been released from jail as they await trial on charges of...
Waterloo Station: ABBA exhibit explores band’s 1970s rise

LONDON — ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus says a new London exhibition about the Swedish pop group took him right back to the 1970s — and...

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