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Stars join Cyndi Lauper's benefit concert for homeless youth

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift, Cher, Billie Eilish, LL Cool J and Dolly Parton are adding their voices to Cyndi Lauper's annual concert to combat youth homelessness, an issue the “True Colors” singer says has only gotten worse during the pandemic.

National Museum of African American Music to open next month

NASHVILLE — A new museum in Tennessee that focuses on African American music will open next month in Nashville. The National Museum of African American Music will host a socially distanced ribbon cutting on Jan.

Obama, Patti Smith among PEN America honorees

NEW YORK — Artists, activists and a former president gathered online for PEN America's annual gala, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

NEW YORK — Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building.
Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'

Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'

LOS ANGELES — Maybe Olivia Jade Giannulli had hoped for kid-glove treatment in choosing the family vibe of “Red Table Talk” for her first public comments about the college admissions scandal involving her famous parents.
AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo

AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo

NEW YORK — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the albums can be found here ): 1. Toni Braxton, “Spell My Name": I can breathe again, thanks in part to the living legend Toni Braxton.
Toronto International Film Festival releases Top Ten lists for 2020

Toronto International Film Festival releases Top Ten lists for 2020

TORONTO — Features from Deepa Mehta, Tracey Deer, and Michelle Latimer are among those on the Toronto International Film Festival's best-of-the-year list.

Pornhub calls halt to unverified users posting on its site

NEW YORK — Pornhub said Tuesday it was halting unverified users from uploading video material after a report alleged that the pornographic website was showing videos of rape and underage sex.
Massey Hall joins music venue complex under deal with Allied Properties

Massey Hall joins music venue complex under deal with Allied Properties

TORONTO — Massey Hall’s multi-year facelift is becoming the anchor of a major Toronto music complex, under a new investment from a local developer.
Steven Soderbergh among producers of upcoming Academy Awards

Steven Soderbergh among producers of upcoming Academy Awards

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is going behind the scenes for the next Academy Awards.