Posts Tagged Music

Flavor Flav pleads not guilty to charges in NY traffic stop

Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav leaves following his arraignment on traffic charges in Nassau County Court in Mineola, N.Y., on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was arrested in January 2014 on speeding and other charges while driving to his mother's funeral. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Wearing his trademark clock necklace, Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from a traffic stop last year while he was driving to his mother’s funeral.

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James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at benefit for jazz great

REMOVES REFERENCE TO FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL - James Taylor performs at the Nearness of You concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007.

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Pharrell: ‘Live Earth’ concert to press for climate action

Former US Vice President Al Gore, left, and US singer Pharrell Williams, right, enjoy the view on the roof top of the Congress Center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The meeting runs Jan. 21 through 24 under the overarching theme "The New Global Context". (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Pharrell Williams says he’ll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming.

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TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

In this image released by ABS, Anthony Anderson, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross appear in a scene from "Black-ish." The series was created by Kenya Barris, who was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. (AP Photo/ABC, Kelsey McNeal)

Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television.

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What to watch for at the Sundance Film Festival

In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, a sign outside of the Main Street area welcomes people to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Celebrating its 31st year, the festival has steadily outgrown its indie-film roots to showcase emerging and established talent in art, music, television, film and new media. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs Jan. 22 through Feb. 1, 2015. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just as Hollywood’s awards season heats up, half the town takes off for a snowy getaway to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.

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