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Arts Aug 27Missy Elliott honored at MTV awards
Taylor Swift also took center stage with her gay pride anthem, "You Need to Calm Down."…
Arts Jul 31Organizers cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival
The three-day festival was originally scheduled for Aug. 16-18, but holdups included permit denials and the loss of a financial partner and a production company.
Arts Apr 15Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win
Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930.
Nation Apr 01Grammy-nominated rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut. He…
Arts Dec 07Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy noms; female artists make gains
Women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.
Arts Aug 16Aretha Franklin, queen of soul, dies at 76
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin died Thursday.
Nation Jun 27Jackson family patriarch dies at 89
NEW YORK — Joseph Jackson, the strong, fearsome patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died, according to a person close to the family.
Arts Apr 20Avicii, Swedish DJ and producer of electronic dance music, dies at 28
Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday.