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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, country singer Kane Brown poses in Nashville, Tenn. Brown and producer Polow Da Don are suing each other over a contract dispute that has both sides claiming they are owed money. The producer claimed Brown breached his initial contract and asked for damages in a Feb. 2019 lawsuit. Brown's attorneys filed a countersuit Monday, March 18, 2019, claiming that Brown was misled about the agreement and that the contract is fraudulent. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Country star Kane Brown countersues producer over contractCountry star Kane Brown countersues producer who he says has cost him millions with a lopsided contract
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Andre Williams, who co-wrote 'Shake A Tail Feather,' diesAndre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, has died at 82
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FILE - This April 2, 2017 file photo shows Tim McGraw at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26, 2019, and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans to perform during NFL DraftThe stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April
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A survivor of sexual assault meditates in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The young woman seeks peace through meditation. She said that she was assaulted by someone she knew but never reported it because she feared she wouldn’t be believed. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeTooThe arrest of R&B singer R. Kelly on charges of sexually abusing girls as young as 13 has focused the lens of the #MeToo movement on underage victims and girls of color
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La Scala theater general manager Alexander Pereira attends a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 11, 2019. Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi Arabia's culture minister with the promise of 15 million euros ($16.8 million) in new funding. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacleItaly's famed La Scala opera house will immediately return 3 million euros ($3.4 million) sent to an escrow account by Saudi Arabia in what Milan's mayor on Monday termed a badly handled fundraising deal.
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Ray Stevens speaks during the annual announcement of inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame Monday, March 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Stevens will be inducted along with the duo Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Bradley. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of FameHit-making duo Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Bradley will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year
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FILE - This March 24, 2011 file photo shows musician Lou Reed at the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of "Le Comte Ory" in New York. The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to the pioneering alternative rock musician. The library acquired the archive after performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson, who was married to Reed, decided to share it with an institution that could preserve and showcase the archive. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou ReedThe New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed
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FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday night, March 16, 2019. No other details were available. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is deadThe man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81
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FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday night, March 16, 2019. No other details were available. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is deadThe man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81
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Indianapolis Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson itemsThe Children's Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late singer and Gary native
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In a photo from Wednesday, March, 13, 2019, Paul Riser Sr., a Motown Records alumnus, is seen in Detroit. The dilemma of separating the sides of R. Kelly, who faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, now confronts millions who listen to or perform his music. It's perhaps most acute when it comes to "I Believe I Can Fly." Riser wrote the orchestral parts for Kelly's hit song and directed the backing musicians in Detroit in the mid-1990s. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
R. Kelly case poses challenge: Separating artist from anthemThe dilemma of separating the sides of R. Kelly, who faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, now confronts millions who listen to or perform his music
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Black Sox opera 'The Fix' premieres Saturday in Minnesota"The Fix" premieres this weekend at the Minnesota Opera to mark the 100th anniversary of the Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Chicago Black Sox agreeing to throw the 1919 World Series against Cincinnati
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Review: Karen O & Danger Mouse bring out best in each otherMusic Review: Karen O & Danger Mouse bring out the best in each other on "Lux Prima," a balanced collaboration with enriching variations like O's diverse vocals and Burton's cinematic soundscapes
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that have been integral to the criminal cases against R. Kelly have been circulating across the nation for years. Some of the tapes leaked out of the singer's collection in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
The Latest: Judge allows courtroom cameras in R. Kelly caseA judge says cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during R. Kelly's sexual abuse trial and pretrial hearings
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R. Kelly's defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, speaks with reporters at the Leighton Criminal Court after a hearing regarding cameras in the courtroom for his client's upcoming case on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. KellyA judge says cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during R. Kelly's sexual abuse trial and pretrial hearings
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