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Leslie Jones arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2017 - 8:28 pm
An energetic Bruno Mars kicked off the 2017 BET Awards with a fun and funky performance on a night where he could win his first BET Award. The pop star, whose last album was heavily inspired by '90s R&B, was full of energy Sunday when he sang "Perm" onstage with six of his backup dancers at the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Bruno Mars performs at the 2016 Jingle Ball at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The “B” in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce, or Bruno Mars. Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday’s show, June 25, 2017, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year. Mars, who will open the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, is nominated for five awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 25, 2017 - 10:06 am
The "B'' in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars. Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday's show, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year. Beyonce, who dominated last year's show with multiple wins and a show-stopping performance, is up...
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In this May 10, 2017 photo provided by Fay Fox, actors perform Mozart's Finta Giardiniera as part of The New York Opera Fest 2017 in New York. The festival's goal is to bring this once grandiose art form to ordinary places where people hang out. (Fay Fox/On Site Opera via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 1:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Opera has been popping up recently at the most unlikely New York places: a revamped garage, a dive bar, a basketball court and even an old aircraft carrier. It's part of a festival with an in-your-face goal — to bring this once grandiose art form to ordinary places where people hang...
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Melissa Cochran, who was injured in the March 22 London terror attack, and whose husband Kurt Cohran was killed, attends a memorial concert Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Bountiful, Utah. The life of the Utah man who was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert was being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 24, 2017 - 11:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. Among the attendees was Keith Malda, a police officer in London who was one of...
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Melissa Cochran, who was injured in the March 22 London terror attack, and whose husband Kurt Cohran was killed, attends a memorial concert Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Bountiful, Utah. The life of the Utah man who was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert was being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 24, 2017 - 7:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. Among the attendees was Keith Malda, a police officer in London who was one of...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017 photo, John Legend arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper said the 10-year-old Legend took a no-nonsense approach, not cracking a smile during the competition until his tutor cried out in joy when he correctly spelled the winning word: prejudice. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 24, 2017 - 11:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun ( http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, "Product of home teaching wins bee...
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June 24, 2017 - 9:46 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun ( http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, "Product of home teaching wins bee...
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In this June 20, 2017 photo actress and singer Rita Ora poses for a portrait in New York to promote her new show "Boy Band" which premieres Thursday on ABC. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
June 21, 2017 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For British singer Rita Ora, this week is both emotional and exciting. Ora is one of the 50 artists singing Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," a charity music single to help the victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower that killed at least 79 people last week. The song...
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Demonstrators hold a banner demanding justice for the victims of the recent deadly fire at Grenfell Tower apartment block as they march towards parliament in central London Wednesday June 21, 2017. The mass "Day of Rage" demonstration is timed to coincide with the state opening of parliament Wednesday. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)
June 21, 2017 - 12:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government has acquired newly built apartments that can be used to house some of the residents displaced by the horrific fire last week at a high-rise public housing complex, officials announced Wednesday. The 68 apartments are "all newly built social housing" located in...
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June 21, 2017 - 4:48 am
LONDON (AP) — A charity single produced by Simon Cowell is being released to help victims of the devastating fire that killed at least 79 people in west London. Some 50 artists are included on the recording of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The singers included Rita Ora, Robbie...
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