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Japanese comedian Pikotaro, right, and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pose to raise awareness about the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ministry in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Pikotaro, who has gained global fame with his "pen-pineapple-apple-pen" song, will debut at the United Nations with a new version of PPAP to promote sustainable development. Pikotaro, appointed by the Foreign Ministry to promote U.N. sustainable development goals, recently created a SDGs version of the PPAP song. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 12, 2017 - 2:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" and the U.N. are rhyming. Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was his favorite video. Pikotaro, in...
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Japanese comedian Pikotaro, right, and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pose to raise awareness about the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ministry in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Pikotaro, who has gained global fame with his "pen-pineapple-apple-pen" song, will debut at the United Nations with a new version of PPAP to promote sustainable development. Pikotaro, appointed by the Foreign Ministry to promote U.N. sustainable development goals, recently created a SDGs version of the PPAP song. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 12, 2017 - 12:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" and the U.N. are rhyming. Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was his favorite video. Pikotaro was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in Houston. Lady Gaga is postponing the first stop of her 2017 Dive Bar Tour originally scheduled for Thursday in Las Vegas. A statement released Tuesday, July 11, said the singer is “deep in rehearsals for her world tour and is working to reschedule a date as soon as possible.” (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 11, 2017 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is postponing the first stop of her 2017 Dive Bar Tour originally scheduled for Thursday in Las Vegas. A statement released Tuesday said the singer is "deep in rehearsals for her world tour and is working to reschedule a date as soon as possible." Her world tour, which...
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July 10, 2017 - 3:22 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Costa Rica say they have arrested a 22-year-old Colombian man suspected of threatening to stage an attack at a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande. The threat comes on the heels of a May 22 bombing at a Grande performance in Manchester, England, that killed 22...
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This image taken with a fisheye lense shows The Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Atlanta. A former security manager at the arena says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel R. Hayes III filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Atlanta Hawks LLC, which operates the arena. The lawsuit says Hayes was fired because he's black and because he complained about security measures that he says were selectively enforced based on race. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 06, 2017 - 5:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former security manager at the arena where the Atlanta Hawks play says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel R. Hayes III filed a federal lawsuit...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Bishop T.D. Jakes speaks during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Essence Festival Durban on Thursday, July 6, 2017, said the festival’s Durban, South Africa edition will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes, a talk-show host, entrepreneur and best-selling author based in Dallas, Texas, whose ministry is global. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 2:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh off the annual Essence Festival held over the 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans, organizers are now preparing for the festival's return to South Africa. Essence on Thursday said the festival's Durban, South Africa, edition will take place Sept. 26-Oct. 1, featuring...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Bishop T.D. Jakes speaks during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Essence Festival Durban on Thursday, July 6, 2017, said the festival’s Durban, South Africa edition will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes, a talk-show host, entrepreneur and best-selling author based in Dallas, Texas, whose ministry is global. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 1:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh off the annual Essence Festival held over the 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans, organizers are now preparing for the festival's return to South Africa. Essence on Thursday said the festival's Durban, South Africa, edition will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, featuring...
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July 04, 2017 - 8:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One of Prince's drummers, 43-year-old John Blackwell Jr., has died in Florida. Blackwell's wife, Yaritza Blackwell, said in a post Tuesday on his official Instagram account that he died "peacefully" in her company. She thanked God for his life and his fans for their support. The...
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In this undated photo, string instrumentalists perform "Hava Nagila," an Israeli folk song at the Utah State Prison. The director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir helped train at the Utah State Priso in preparation for a recent spring recital. (Hannah McDonald/The Deseret News via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 4:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest students of the director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir have the talent you would expect to be honed under the guidance of an experienced music teacher. But they come from an unlikely source — Utah State Prison. Director Mack Wilberg spent months helping...
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Audience dancing during Bravalla festival in Norrkoping, Sweden, Saturday, July 1, 2017. A large music festival in Sweden that has seen performances by artists such as Kanye West, Robbie Williams and Iron Maiden has called off next year’s event after several reports of sexual abuse. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 10:36 am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Sweden's prime minister says Swedish police must get better at investigating sex crimes after a series of assaults were reported at one of the country's biggest music festivals. Organizers of the Bravalla festival in Norrkoping, which hosted 45,000 people in southern Sweden...
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