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Lil Nas X, Chase Rice to perform at Stanley Cup Final

“Old Town Road” is coming to the Stanley Cup Final. Lil Nas X will perform the top song in the world Monday in Boston as part of the pregame festivities before the series between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues gets underway. The NHL announced Friday Lil Nas X and country singer Chase Rice as the artists who will play …

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AmfAR gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

Charli XCX

ANTIBES, France (AP) — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction. The event, which raises money for AIDS research, is a fixture during the Cannes Film Festival …

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World-renowned Spoleto arts festival opens in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA returns. The 43rd season of the arts festival kicks off Friday at noon with the opening ceremony from Charleston City Hall. It will run through June 9. The spotlighted performance is the opera “Salome.” Spoleto plans a …

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Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

Kendall Jenner

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research.  Mariah Carey gave a special performance for the dinner guests along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during Thursday’s event at the famed Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Charli XCX provided …

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Michael Jackson’s estate and former manager settle lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A years-long lawsuit between Michael Jackson’s estate and one of the superstar’s former managers has been settled, ending one of the final legal fights over the King of Pop’s assets. The confidential settlement announced Thursday with Tohme R. Tohme, Jackson’s manager in the last year of his life, was reached after a trial had been underway …

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Britain’s losing Eurovision song now lower-scoring than ever

Michael Rice

PARIS (AP) — Britain’s Eurovision song “Bigger Than Us” is an even bigger flop than previously thought after its last-place entry was stripped of five points to correct a math error. The song performed by Michael Rice in Israel and watched by millions on Saturday had received just 16 points. But the show’s organizers added insult to injury in a …

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Rihanna feels the pressure as she makes fashion history

PARIS (AP) — Rihanna may have looked cool and collected next to the debut collection for her new fashion label, Fenty, donning a brilliant white tuxedo dress and a 1,000-watt smile. But on the inside it was another story. “It’s all a facade,” said the Barbados-born star who has become the first black woman to launch a major Parisian fashion …

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Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday to guests visiting the Presley-themed tourist attraction in Memphis. The …

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District attorney says Meek Mill should get new trial, judge

Meek Mill

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor called for a new trial and judge for rapper Meek Mill on Wednesday, saying the former judge who sentenced him “abused its discretion” and has been biased against him. District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office filed a brief questioning Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley’s “impartiality,” citing her decision to check in on Mill at …

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Jake Black, of Alabama 3 and ‘Sopranos’ theme fame, dies

LONDON (AP) — Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened “The Sopranos” and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, has died. The band announced Black’s death Tuesday on Facebook and says it is “heartbroken.” His age and the cause of death were not available. The group wrote that Black, who performed as The Very Reverend D. Wayne …

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