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Minnesota judge denies claims of 29 would-be heirs to Prince estate


A Minnesota judge has excluded nearly 30 would-be heirs from the estate of the late pop star Prince, bolstering the inheritance claims of the performer's sister and surviving half-siblings, probate court records released on Friday showed. | Video

Beyonce dominates MTV video nominations, Taylor Swift shut out

NEW YORK Beyonce's critically-praised visual album "Lemonade" on Tuesday earned the R&B singer a career-best 11 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, in a list that included multiple nods for Adele and rapper Kanye West but nothing for Taylor Swift. | Video

Jul 26 2016

Pandora Media details plans to enter ticketing business

Online radio giant Pandora Media Inc on Wednesday detailed its plans to market concert tickets to listeners, broadening the company's business as it strives to become profitable.

Jul 27 2016

Verdict over Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' is appealed

The plaintiff who failed to convince a Los Angeles jury that Led Zeppelin plagiarized the opening guitar passage for its 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" plans to appeal the verdict, court papers show. | Video

Jul 26 2016

Streaming activity helps keep Drake's 'Views' atop Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES Strong streaming activity helped keep Canadian R&B artist Drake at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday for an 11th non-consecutive week. | Video

Jul 25 2016

Indian composer A.R. Rahman aims to get closer to audience in new tour

LONDON Indian musician A.R. Rahman says his new British tour will be departure from the usual big-set production and instead aim to create a more intimate experience with the audience. | Video

Jul 27 2016

Pakistani singer Khan unites Bollywood and Qawwali in UK shows

Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, known for both Bollywood hits and Qawwali, Sufi devotional music that dates back more than 700 years, is taking the two genres to Britain in August for three concerts.

Jul 21 2016

Drake's 'Views' takes tenth week atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES Canadian R&B singer Drake reclaimed the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart on Monday for a 10th week, joining a small group of artists to have achieved the same feat in recent years. | Video

Jul 19 2016

Singer Elton John gives boost to groups fighting AIDS

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Groups working to battle AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean are the first winners of grants established by singer Elton John to end discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, the singer said.

Health, Jul 21 2016

No shaking off Taylor Swift-Kanye West 'Famous' feud

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People Jul 18 2016

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video

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