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U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams faces stormy South African tour


CAPE TOWN - Concerts scheduled by U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro-Palestine protesters over a promotional deal he has with major retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel.

Billy Sherrill, who produced 'Stand By Your Man', dead at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Billy Sherrill, the producer behind country music hits including Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" and George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died on Tuesday after a brief illness at the age of 78.

04 Aug 2015

Joe Jackson, father of Michael and Janet, out of Brazil hospital

SAO PAULO - Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family of musical performers, was discharged on Monday from the Sao Paulo hospital where he had been treated following a stroke.

03 Aug 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown buried alongside mom, Whitney Houston

WESTFIELD, N.J. - Bobbi Kristina Brown was buried alongside her mother, Whitney Houston, on Monday, bringing to a close the brief and tragic life of the only child of the singing legend. | Video

People 03 Aug 2015

Jill Scott scores Billboard No. 1; Apple Music joins chart providers

- R&B singer Jill Scott scored her second No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 with her new entry "Women" topping the chart this week, as streaming data from Apple Music joined the list of providers who make up the chart.

03 Aug 2015

Two shot dead in Toronto after Drake music festival party

TORONTO - Two people died and three others were hospitalized early Tuesday morning in Toronto in shootings that started at a party affiliated with rapper Drake's annual music festival, Toronto police said.

04 Aug 2015

Rapper Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

ROME - Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer.

People, U.S., 01 Aug 2015

British TV personality Cilla Black dies aged 72

LONDON - British television personality and singer Cilla Black, whose instantly recognizable Liverpool 'scouse' accent won over generations of music fans and television viewers, died in Spain aged 72, Spanish police said on Sunday. | Video

Television, 02 Aug 2015

Country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for 'Rose Garden,' dead at 67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1970 Grammy-winning smash hit "Rose Garden," has died of a heart attack at a hospital in Nashville, her publicist said on Friday. She was 67. | Video

People 01 Aug 2015

One Direction releases surprise first single as a foursome

LONDON - Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo artist. | Video

31 Jul 2015

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