Jay-Z

Jay Z, also known as Shawn Carter, left and Mayor Eric Garcetti clasp hands as they announce the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries. Jay Z and […]

04/16/2014

Recording artist Jay-Z. (AP Photo/Gary He, File)

Grand Park’s music festival with Jay Z

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Rapper Jay-Z is scheduled to join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina today to announce details of a two-day music festival to be held at downtown’s […]

04/16/2014

Recording artist Jay-Z. (AP Photo/Gary He, File)

LA City Council to stop Jay-Z music festival

LOS ANGELES (CNS) –  Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar wants his colleagues to put the brakes on rapper Jay-Z’s planned two-day music festival planned for  Grand Park in late August. Huizar says his office, […]

04/02/2014

In this March 14, 2013 file photo, a band is on the move on the corner of Sixth Street and I-35 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

South By Southwest overstuffed with music goodies

South By Southwest and the surrounding unaffiliated hoopla have slipped into hyperdrive as the music portion of the annual conference and festival opens this week. Kanye West and Jay Z have announced they’re headed to […]

03/11/2014

Beyonce, left, and Jay-Z perform "Drunk in Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Grammy overview in snippets

ROCKED OUT BY THE END, RIGHT OUT THE DOOR By the time Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Lindsey Buckingham hit the stage to close out the Grammys show, many celebs in […]

01/27/2014

Recording artist Jay-Z. (AP Photo/Gary He, File)

Celebrity-store partnerships run risks

NEW YORK (AP) — When big-name celebrities pair up with big businesses, customers often believe the adage: You are the company you keep. Rap artist Jay-Z is learning that firsthand. He has complained this week […]

10/30/2013

Luke Steele from the band Empire of the Sun performs on Day 1 of the 2013 Budweiser Made in America Festival, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Beyonce closes 1st day of Jay-Z’s Philly festival

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Beyonce closed the first day of her husband Jay-Z’s second annual music festival with a 90-minute set that featured hits like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and “Crazy In Love.” […]

09/01/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez stands on first base after drawing a walk during the first inning of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

A-Rod says he’s ready to rejoin Yanks, play Monday

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez brushed aside any worries about a pending suspension, saying he’s headed to Chicago and plans to play for the New York Yankees on Monday night. “I’m excited to play […]

08/03/2013

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Top stars square off for summer tour dollars

(AP) – All anyone’s been talking about are those aged wonders The Rolling Stones and their 50th-anniversary tour, but there’s so much more happening on the road this summer. It’s a crowded tour market and […]

05/23/2013

Financial info on celebs, officials leaked online

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say they are aware of a website that has posted what it claims are credit reports and other identifying information on celebrities and government officials.

03/11/2013

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Grammy Awards voters spread the love all around

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year for “Babel.” It was an event that even shocked them.

02/10/2013