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Swedish Academy has received Bob Dylan's Nobel lecture
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HELSINKI (AP) — The Swedish Academy says it has received the required lecture from the 2016 Nobel Literature winner Bob Dylan, enabling the American singer to collect 8 million Swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money.Spokeswoman Sara Danius described Dylan's speech in a news release Monday as "extraordinary" and "eloquent" but did not provide details on where, when or to whom it was delivered.A

Ariana Grande critic Piers Morgan apologizes to singer
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Ariana Grande's all-star benefit concert for victims of last month's attack following her show in Manchester, England, has won over a critic in Piers Morgan.The outspoken former CNN personality and current host of ITV's "Good Morning Britain" had criticized Grande on Twitter following the attack for returning home to the U.S.

The Latest: Grande, Katy, Liam Gallagher sing for Manchester
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the "One Love Manchester" benefit concert (all times local):2:40 p.m.British singer Marcus Mumford held a moment of silence before performing at the Manchester benefit concert Sunday.The leader of rock band Mumford & Sons sang "Timshel" while strumming his guitar at the "One Love Manchester" concert, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground.

Rep: Brandy released from hospital after collapse
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brandy has been released from a hospital after passing out at a Los Angeles airport.Publicist Courtney Barnes says in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday that Brandy's rigorous schedule, including concert dates and recording new music, took their toll on the singer.The statement says that in recent days the pop star has taken more than 10 long haul flights and that the

Roger Waters on veterans, touring and his new, solo album
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NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Waters isn't sure how much longer he will tour, or if his current one will be his last. But there's one thing the former Pink Floyd co-founder is sure of — if you're a veteran, there's a place for you at his shows.Waters, whose father was killed in World War II, holds a special place in his heart for those who served.

Black Eyed Peas are still Fergalicious: Fergie didn't leave
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NEW YORK (AP) — Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am says in a recent interview that Fergie is no longer in the group, but later adds the songstress "will always be a Pea."Will.i.am's interview with Ahlan!

Liverpool fetes 'Sgt. Pepper' with help from its friends
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — It was 50 years ago, almost to the day, that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.The band is long gone, but the music of The Beatles still reverberates — and nowhere more loudly than in Liverpool, where the 50th birthday of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is the spark for a celebratory citywide festival.The album, released in the U.S.

7 reasons to love Chance the Rapper
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Not that the hottest young indie rapper in the land needs any validation from a middle-aged mainstream rock star, but what Eddie Vedder said about Chance the Rapper this spring spoke volumes about the far-reaching good vibes the Chicago star is giving off.“If somehow Chance the Rapper ever sees or hears this, I just want to tell him my daughter, Olivia, loves you,” Vedder said at the podium as

Ron Howard to direct documentary on tenor Luciano Pavarotti
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following his successful Beatles documentary, Ron Howard is sticking with music. The Oscar-winner is directing a documentary about Luciano Pavarotti, the Italian tenor who rose to superstar status.Howard's Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Pictures announced the untitled project Thursday.Pavarotti transcended opera to become a leading tenor.

The night Gregg Allman's dad died in Norfolk
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Gregg Allman lived the ultimate rock star life, elements of which have become cliché – early fame and the extravagance it brings, a high-profile marriage, a well-publicized drug habit, and a redemptive return. He died a celebrated legend from complications of liver cancer last week.

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