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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Franklin is canceling a concert that would have taken place on her 76th birthday due to doctor’s orders. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to doctor's ordersAretha Franklin is canceling upcoming concerts, including a headlining spot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, due to doctor's orders
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St. Louis high school band gets surprise visit from the popeA group of 45 band students from a Jesuit high school in St. Louis didn't know they'd get a surprise visit from Pope Francis when they recently performed at the Vatican
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes StoreThis week's top selling songs and albums on Apple iTunes.
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Former Suge Knight lawyers deny witness-tampering chargesTwo former lawyers for Marion "Suge" Knight have pleaded not guilty to charges that they conspired to pay off witnesses for false testimony in the rap mogul's murder trial
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FILE- In this June 11, 2005 file photo, popular Indian folk singer Daler Mehndi arrives at the Amsterdam Arena stadium to attend the 2005 International Indian Film Academy Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands. An Indian court has sentenced Mehndi to two years in prison after convicting him of charges of cheating and human trafficking. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Indian singer convicted of trafficking jobseekers to AmericaA popular Indian pop singer has been convicted of human trafficking after a court found he pretended people were in his performance troupe so they could get jobs in North America
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The iHeart Media headquarters is shown Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Phoenix. IHeartMedia, one of the world's largest radio companies, is seeking bankruptcy protection as part of an agreement with its lenders to reduce debt it took on to become a privately held company. The company formerly known as Clear Channel Communications said Thursday that it will operate its businesses as usual while it restructures its finances under Chapter 11 protection to reduce debt by more than $10 billion.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Radio giant iHeartMedia files bankruptcy plan to reduce debtIHeartMedia, one of the world's largest radio and billboard companies, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, singer Rihanna poses for photographers at the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna fashion range launch during London Fashion Week. An ad on Snapchat asking users if they’d rather “Slap Rihanna” or “Punch Chris Brown” has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer herself. Rihanna, who Brown was convicted of assaulting when she was his girlfriend in 2009, posted a statement on her Snapchat and Instagram accounts saying the ad intentionally brings shame to domestic violence victims. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
'Slap Rihanna' ad on Snapchat brings outrage, apologiesAn ad on Snapchat asking users if they'd rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown" has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer herself
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli talks with reporters after leaving federal court in New York. Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud last week. He owns two collectible rap albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Lil Wayne albums that could be auctioned by the government since he has to forfeit more than $7.3 million in a brokerage account and personal assets. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
After Shkreli conviction, what will happen to Wu-Tang album?Two prized and rare rap albums that once seemed unreachable to fans may now be up for auction following the criminal conviction of the albums' owner, pharmaceutical company investor Martin Shkreli
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This image released by Netflix shows Neil Young in a scene from "Paradox," available on Netflix on March 23. (Netflix via AP)
Neil Young feels urgency to release archival materialAt 72, Neil Young feels a sense of urgency and is putting out more archival material to see what people think of it while he's still alive
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This combination photo shows album covers "Restoration," left, and "Revamp," featuring songs by Elton John that are re-worked and performed by top artists, which will be released on April 6. (Universal Music via AP)
Ed Sheeran, Gaga, more to cover Elton John across 2 albumsElton John's songs will be reworked by a number of top artists, including Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. The mother of jailed rapper Meek Mill is calling on Philadelphia's district attorney to "step in" and help her son. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the plea by Kathy Williams came during a brief news conference Tuesday before the start of a criminal justice panel at the University of Pennsylvania. Williams strongly criticized the judge who sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison last fall for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Prosecutors unopposed to release of rapper Meek MillProsecutors in Philadelphia say they aren't opposed to the release of rapper Meek Mill while he appeals a probation violation sentence, although a judge ultimately will decide whether the rapper is freed
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Authorities say Juelz Santana turned himself into Port Authority Police early Monday  after a gun was found in a carry-on bag containing his identification at a New York City area airport last week. He is due to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark later in the day. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Rapper Juelz Santana pleads not guilty to weapons chargesRapper Juelz Santana has pleaded not guilty to state charges stemming from an incident at Newark Liberty International Airport last week
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Supergroup August Greene serve up artisan-level soundsMusic Review: August Greene, the supergroup featuring Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, serve up artisan-level sounds on smooth self-titled debut
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This cover image released by Capitol Records shows "I'll Be Your Girl," a release by The Decemberists. (Capitol via AP)
Review: The Decemberists get topical on 'I'll Be Your Girl'Music Review: Vocabulary lessons and more on The Decemberists' topical 'I'll Be Your Girl'
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This cover image released by OKeh/Sony Music Masterworks shows "Music IS," a release by Bill Frisell. (OKeh/Sony Music Masterworks via AP)
Review: Bleeps, blorps and lots more from Bill FrisellMusic Review: Guitarist Bill Frisell is beyond category on 1st solo album in 18 years
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