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Artist Kesha sings "I Shall Be Released" at the Dylan Fest at Ryman Auditorium on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)

Dylan Fest honors a still living legend

In a year when the musical world is still mourning icons Prince, David Bowie and Merle Haggard, musicians of all genres and generations have been celebrating a still active legend — Bob Dylan — in an annual all-star concert series for 15 years. This year's two-day Dylan Fest, held in ...

Prince estate claimants object to undergoing genetic testing

Two people claiming to be heirs of Prince's estate are objecting to having to take blood and genetic tests to prove their relationship to the musician. Brianna Nelson and Jeannine Halloran, on behalf of her minor daughter, have filed estate claims in Carver County District Court. Late Monday, they filed ...

Madonna cierra la ceremonia de los Premios Billboard de la Música con un número musical en honor a Prince, el domingo 22 de mayo del 2016 en Las Vegas. (Foto por Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Madonna responds to critics of her Prince tribute

Madonna is dismissing critics of her tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards with style. A day after her performance of "Nothing Compares 2 U" and duet with Stevie Wonder on "Purple Rain," the pop singer took to social media Monday and posted a picture of herself in a ...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2015 file photo, Journalist Dan Rather attends The Independent Filmmaker Project's 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York. Rather will host an hour-long television special in two weeks on five musicians who have died within the past 13 months, featuring his own interview with the late Merle Haggard. The special also focuses on Prince, David Bowie, Natalie Cole and B.B. King and is scheduled for June 7 on AXS-TV. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Dan Rather to host program on fallen musicians

Dan Rather will host an hour-long television special in two weeks on five musicians who have died within the past 13 months, featuring his own interview with the late Merle Haggard. The special also focuses on Prince, David Bowie, Natalie Cole and B.B. King and is scheduled for June 7 ...

Madonna performs a tribute to Prince, pictured onscreen, at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Madonna honors Prince, Dion inspires at Billboard Awards

This year's Billboard Music Awards promised to be heavy on emotion during its biggest performances by iconic artists such as Celine Dion and Madonna. And they certainly delivered on Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a political statement about transgender rights, a tender Prince tribute and ...

FILE - In this April 16, 2015 file photo, Kesha performs at the 2015 Delete Blood Cancer Gala in New York. Kesha will perform at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22, 2016, airing on ABC. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard

Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon — Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic "Purple Rain" at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. Sitting atop a purple throne, Madonna kicked off the tribute with a version of "Nothing Compares 2 U," which Prince ...

FILE - In a Thursday, May 19, 2016, file photo, Tamar Braxton attends the 12th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert held at The Novo by Microsoft on  in Los Angeles. In a statement Sunday, May 22, 2016, "THE REAL"/Tamar Braxton said they and Braxton "have mutually decided that Tamar will not be continuing with the show for its upcoming third season. She will be leaving in order to concentrate on her solo career." (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Tamar Braxton suddenly exits 'The Real' after 2 seasons

Tamar Braxton is no longer part of "The Real." The singer and television personality has exited the syndicated talk show after serving as a co-host for two seasons, according to a joint statement from Braxton and the show's producers Sunday. The statement says that the decision was mutual and that ...

Sean Combs performs during the Bad Boy Family Reunion Show at the Barclay's Center on Friday, May 20, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Bad Boy concert rocks hard with Puff Daddy, Jay Z, Lil Kim

Hours before Puff Daddy hit the stage for an all-star concert featuring his Bad Boy family, Jay Z and Mary J. Blige, he could not contain his excitement. He kissed Lil Kim on the cheek and embraced her warmly. He jumped up and down as he described their upcoming tour, ...

FILE - In this March 26, 1999 file photo, Whitney Houston performs "It's Not Right, But It's Okay" at the 13th annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. A much-anticipated performance by Whitney Houston in hologram form won’t air on NBC’s “The Voice” next week. The performance, which would have paired the late singer with Christina Aguilera, a “Voice” celebrity coach, was expected to air on Tuesday’s season finale. But this high-tech duet has been canceled for technical reasons. Houston died in 2012 at age 48. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

A hologram Whitney Houston axed from 'The Voice' next week

A much-anticipated performance by Whitney Houston in hologram form won't air on NBC's "The Voice" next week after all. The performance, which would have paired the late singer with Christina Aguilera, a "Voice" celebrity coach, had been expected to air on Tuesday's season finale. But the high-tech duet has been ...

Drake leads BET Awards with 9 nods; Beyonce, Rihanna 5 each

Drake is walking into the BET Awards with nine nominations, nearly doubling Beyonce and Rihanna, who are up for five awards each. BET told The Associated Press on Thursday that Drake is nominated twice for video of the year with "Hotline Bling" and "Work" with Rihanna. Other nominees for the ...

Prince confidant says he's heartbroken, wants privacy

A Prince confidant who was among three people to find the singer's body says he was heartbroken by his friend's death but that he won't be discussing it publicly and would like privacy. Kirk Johnson, Prince's longtime friend, sometime drummer and best man at his first wedding, had refused to ...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2016 file photo, Madonna performs during the Rebel Heart World Tour in Macau.  The executive producer of Sunday's Billboard Music Awards is defending the decision to have Madonna pay homage to Prince, which has been met with some criticism online and sparked a Change.org petition. “Listen, I think everybody is entitled to their opinion and everyone can have their own opinion, but I will say that we are honored and could not be more excited for Madonna to be on the show and to pay tribute to someone that was her friend and her peer and her colleague,” Mark Bracco said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. “I think it’s going to be fantastic.” (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Billboard producer defends choosing Madonna to honor Prince

The executive producer of Sunday's Billboard Music Awards is defending the decision to have Madonna pay homage to Prince, which has been met with some criticism online and sparked a Change.org petition. "Listen, I think everybody is entitled to their opinion and everyone can have their own opinion, but I ...

FILE- In this April 16, 2015 file photo, Kesha attends the 2015 Delete Blood Cancer Gala in New York. Kesha, who was readying a live performance at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, is no longer performing at the show. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Kesha won't sing at Billboard after Dr. Luke rescinds OK

Kesha, who was readying a live performance at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards , is no longer performing at the show. Dick clark productions said in a statement Tuesday that Kesha initially accepted its invitation to perform at the May 22 show and "received written approval from Dr. Luke's record label, ...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Jimmy Fallon attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Fallon donned a period costume Monday, May 16, 2016, for a "Hamilton" takeoff at NBC's annual presentation of next season's schedule. The "Tonight" show host walked down the aisle at Radio City Music Hall for a comic spoof on the business of television. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Jimmy Fallon does his take on 'Hamilton'

Jimmy Fallon donned a period costume Monday for a "Hamilton" takeoff at NBC's annual presentation of next season's schedule. The "Tonight" show host walked down the aisle at Radio City Music Hall for a comic spoof on the business of television. He told the advertisers that "we're selling you commercials ...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2015, file photo, Puff Daddy, left, performs with Lil Kim at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Puff Daddy is reuniting with Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans and more for a Bad Boy Records reunion tour kicking off Aug. 25, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)

Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Mase reunite for Bad Boy reunion tour

Puff Daddy is reuniting with Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans and more for a Bad Boy Records reunion tour this summer. The Lox, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, Mario Winans and French Montana will also perform on the tour, which will kick off Aug. 25 in Columbus, Ohio. The "Bad Boy ...

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