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NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

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Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Ed Sheeran 'bruised and broken' after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON Singer Ed Sheeran said he was "a bit bruised and broken" on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour. | Video

19 Oct 2017

Canada's Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies, PM weeps

TORONTO The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada on Wednesday.

19 Oct 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart. | Video

19 Oct 2017

Bruno Mars leads music's AMA nominations as female artists edged out

LOS ANGELES The men of pop and hip hop led the nominations for the American Music Awards (AMA) on Thursday, while female artists were left out of most categories. | Video

13 Oct 2017

Eminem rebukes 'racist' Donald Trump in awards show rap

Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards. | Video

12 Oct 2017

Brexit drives EU youth orchestra from London to Italy

LONDON The European Union Youth Orchestra is moving to Italy from London, its home for more than 40 years, in an early example of the cultural fallout from Brexit.

11 Oct 2017

Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

LOS ANGELES Shania Twain's first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

09 Oct 2017

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said. | Video

08 Oct 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Latin stars sing for Puerto Rico relief

LOS ANGELES "Hamilton" musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday released a new song for hurricane relief charity efforts in Puerto Rico featuring many of the music industry's biggest Latin stars.

06 Oct 2017
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Exclusive: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

SITTWE, Myanmar Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.