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Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief

Jennifer Lopez

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. A spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday that the two singers and the retired baseball superstar raised the money in donations, pledges and their own contributions. About $9 million was raised via the …

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Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez raise $26M for Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have raised $26 million for Puerto Rico disaster relief, with another $9 million raised by a benefit show. The two hosted “One Voice: Somos Live!” on Saturday with Marc Anthony. Lopez says that amid “swirling negativity dividing our country,” the outpouring of support for Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricane was …

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Solange, Bruno Mars lead Soul Train Awards nominations

Solange Knowles, Solange

NEW YORK (AP) — Solange is the most nominated artist for this year’s edition of BET’s Soul Train Awards. The younger sister of Beyonce has seven nominations, including best R&B/soul female artist and video and song of the year for her single “Cranes in the Sky.” Bruno Mars has six nods, including song of the year for “That’s What I …

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Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free services

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Jay Pleggenkuhle (PLAY-ghen-kool) of Stonerose Landscapes said he thought the people of Las Vegas …

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County duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Event organizers say the American country duo Big & Rich is returning to the Las Vegas stage this week for a concert to benefit people affected by the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Beasley Media Group, the owner of numerous local radio stations, announced Monday it will join Boyd Gaming on Thursday in hosting …

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Elton John ending Las Vegas residency in 2018

Elton John

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elton John will be pushing back from his piano at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the last time next year. John’s last performance of his show “The Million Dollar Piano” will be on May 19, 2018, after more than 200 shows. It is John’s second residency at Caesars Palace. His “The Red Piano” shows ran …

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Bychkov becomes new chief director of Czech Philharmonic

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Philharmonic says Semyon Bychkov has been appointed as its new chief conductor and music director. The orchestra said Monday that Bychkov assumes his full duties at the beginning of the 2018-’19 season. Bychkov has been working occasionally with the top Czech orchestra since 2013 and replaces Jiri Belohlavek, who died earlier this year. Born in …

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UK singer Ed Sheeran tells fans of bike accident, arm injury

LONDON (AP) — British singer Ed Sheeran has told fans via Instagram that he’s had a bicycle injury and may have to change some concert dates. The popular singer said Monday he’s had “a bit of a bicycle accident” and is “currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows.” Sheeran is scheduled to perform …

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Music icon’s daughter opens California’s Johnny Cash Trail

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — The California city of Folsom has completed the second section of its “Johnny Cash Trail” that pays tribute to the country music icon and his 1968 album “At Folsom Prison.” Cash’s daughter Cindy Cash gave an emotional speech as she cut the ribbon at Saturday’s event, which included a festival, fun runs and a community bike …

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Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas’ tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. Analysts who closely track the finances of the city’s casino companies say Las Vegas will see a short-term dip in visitors in response to the shooting. Casinos and police may have to impose …

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