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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014 file photo, singer Vanilla Ice performs during the skills competition at the NBA All Star basketball game, in New Orleans. Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that had drawn fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1990s rapper with the hit single “Ice Ice Baby” had been scheduled to play a lakeside concert just outside Austin on Friday, July 3, 2020, but he decided to postpone until a later date, the owner of the restaurant hosting the show said Thursday, July 2. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice showVanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that was drawing fierce criticism because of the coronavirus pandemic
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Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healingJoe Ely's new album, titled “Love In the Midst of Mayhem,” is his response to the coronavirus
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter smiles in between interviews, after a news conference at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the rap mogul’s Roc Nation company said they plan to produce the popular festival in 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemicJay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surgesAustin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals that have been canceled because of the coronavirus
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, 21 Savage attends the Tom Ford show during NYFW Fall/Winter in Los Angeles. The rapper will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy winner announced his new Bank Account At Home nationwide initiative on Wednesday. His efforts will include a partnership with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free Wi-Fi and tablets for underserved inner-city students. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
21 Savage launches free online financial program for youthRapper 21 Savage says he will launch a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - Johnny Mandel appears at the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony and Concert  in New York on Jan. 11, 2011. Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, arranger and musician, died Monday, June 29, 2020, of a cardiac ailment at his home in Ojai, Calif. He was 94. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, diesJohnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, arranger and musician, has died at 94
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Review: Revolutionary 'Hamilton' arrives at an uneasy time This weekend, consider celebrating America's independence with a Broadway musical featuring some Founding Fathers
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FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Dr. Dre, left, and Nicole Young arrive at the City of Hope Gala, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years Nicole Young has filed for divorce. Young filed documents Monday, June 29, 2020 seeking to end her marriage with the producer, rapper and music mogul whose real name is Andre Young in Los Angeles Superior Court.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, files for divorceNicole Young, Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years, has filed for divorce
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A how-to: BET pulls off artistic, virtual, political successYou’d think trying to produce the BET Awards during the coronavirus pandemic would be filled with restrictions, but instead, show producers took another approach
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New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton' This week’s new entertainment releases includes a four-year-old capture on film of the original cast of the musical theater sensation “Hamilton” and Congressman John Lewis in the spotlight of a new documentary
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FILE - This Aug. 26, 2019 file photo shows a view of the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. An MTV spokesperson said Monday that the show will take place Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in BrooklynThe 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019 file photo, Chris Janson performs at "Luke Combs Joins the Grand Ole Opry Family" at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. Musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists like Janson who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large crowds without masks. Janson performed at an outdoor festival in Idaho.  (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowdsMusicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large crowds without masks
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FILE - In this March 7, 2014 file photo, Suzanne Vega poses for a portrait in New York. Vega turns 61 on July 11. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11Celebrities having birthdays the week of July 5-11 include rapper RZA, comedian Kevin Hart and drummer Ringo Starr
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Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET AwardsBeyoncé said voting in the upcoming election could help end a “racist and unequal system" in America while accepting the humanitarian award at the BET Awards
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FILE - In this March 24, 2016 file photo, members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ron Wood pose for photos from their plane at Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba.  The Rolling Stones are threatening U.S. President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his reelection campaign rallies despite cease-and-desist directives, according to a statement issued by the band  Sunday June 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa File)
Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songsThe Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives
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