Rhythm and blues

R. Kelly, front, leaves the Leighton Criminal Court after a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
April 01, 2019 - 3:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer defending R. Kelly said Monday that the prosecution's sex-abuse case against the R&B singer had been tainted by the involvement of attorney Michael Avenatti, who faces extortion charges in New York and embezzlement charges in California. The singer's lead attorney, Steve...
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In this Feb. 28, 2019, photo a worker adjusts a banner celebrating Alabama's bicentennial outside the Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama is the latest state trying to balance a painful past with other parts of its history as it recognizes its 200th birthday as a state. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
March 31, 2019 - 9:38 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In 1961, Alabama marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War with white women dressed in hoop skirts parading through a coliseum and a re-enactment of the inauguration of the Confederate president at the state Capitol. The state's 2019 bicentennial...
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FILE - This Jan. 15, 2018 file photo shows Anthony Anderson hosting the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The 50th NAACP Image Awards ceremony will be held on March 30. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 30, 2019 - 11:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce...
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Ryan Coogler, right, and the cast of "Black Panther," accept the award for outstanding motion picture at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 30, 2019 - 11:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce accepted the award Saturday night, the superstar paid homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her...
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Rod Argent, from left, Hugh Grundy, Chris White and Colin Blunstone, of The Zombies, arrive at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
March 29, 2019 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): ___ 11:25 p.m. The Zombies were first eligible for induction into the Rock Hall about 30 years ago. They didn't make it then, and were passed over again in 2017 and 2018. With their fourth nod,...
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Janelle Monae, right, presents a trophy to inductee Janet Jackson at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
March 29, 2019 - 8:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Janet Jackson both accepted their honors on Friday by calling for other women to join them. "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Jackson said. "In 2020, induct more women." They joined a...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B, left, accepting the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset kisses her hand at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The rapper has come under fire this week for what she says is a three-year-old video in which she claims she drugged men and robbed them. In the clip posted to Instagram Live, an emotional Cardi B explains in order to make it in the music industry _ and in life _ she had to do some things she is not proud of. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers bragging about crimes from their pasts — or warning about those they may commit in the future — are part of the genre's lore. From Jay Z to Snoop Dogg to Future, street cred for rappers has often been solidified by detailing their grimy acts in everything from raps to...
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March 28, 2019 - 8:57 am
DETROIT (AP) — Clothing worn by singer Marvin Gaye will go on display at the Motown Museum in Detroit as part of the music label's 60th anniversary celebration. The museum said Thursday that the items include a knit cap and military-style jacket and pants. Pictures of them will be posted on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Michael Avenatti speaks to the media outside the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division after posting bail for a felony domestic violence charge. U.S. prosecutors announced Monday, March 25, 2019 they have charged Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
March 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year ago, Michael Avenatti's star was rising as the combative, media-savvy lawyer representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump. He hammered the president as a regular fixture on cable news and baited and bashed critics on Twitter...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Michael Avenatti speaks to the media outside the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division after posting bail for a felony domestic violence charge. U.S. prosecutors announced Monday, March 25, 2019 they have charged Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
March 25, 2019 - 8:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad...
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