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Picture of Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall

Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall

FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Friday, June 14, 2019. She released her new tune Thursday called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community.

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Picture of Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album

Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album

Taylor Swift performs at Wango Tango on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

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Picture of Radiohead to release stolen music for climate campaigners

Radiohead to release stolen music for climate campaigners

FILE - In this April 14, 2012 file photo, Thom Yorke, left, and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead perform during the band's headlining set at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen and is being used for ransom, but instead of paying up, the band announced Tuesday June 11, 2019, they will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion.

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Picture of Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys dies at 52

Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys dies at 52

FILE - In this March 18, 2016, photo Bushwick Bill, right, joins Deftones' Chino Moreno onstage at the SPIN Party at Stubb's during the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. A publicist for rapper Bushwick Bill says the founder of the iconic Houston rap group the Geto Boys has died. Bill’s publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at a Colorado hospital.

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Picture of Broadway readies for biggest audience of the year at Tonys

Broadway readies for biggest audience of the year at Tonys

File- This June 10, 2019, file photo shows a view of the stage at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Exposure at the Tony Awards, last year’s telecast was seen by 6.32 million people, can provide a key boost to a show’s box-office receipts.

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Picture of ‘Dr. John,’ funky New Orleans ‘night-tripper’ musician, dies

‘Dr. John,’ funky New Orleans ‘night-tripper’ musician, dies

FILE - In this April 26, 2008 file photo, Dr. John performs during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The family of the Louisiana-born musician known as Dr. John says the celebrated singer and piano player who blended black and white musical influence with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, has died. He was 77. A family statement released by his publicist says Dr. John, who was born Mac Rebennack, died early Thursday of a heart attack.

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Picture of Remembering when Prince wrote that song for you

Remembering when Prince wrote that song for you

In this photo combination, singers Apollonia Kotero, left, and Susannah Melvoin pose in front of a photo of Prince at Warner Music Group in Los Angeles on Friday, May 31, 2019. Kotero and Melvoin are among several artists who spoke with The Associated Press about their experience working with Prince in advance of the release of his posthumous album, "Originals," due out this month.

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Picture of Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan to perform at CMT Music Awards

Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan to perform at CMT Music Awards

FILE - In this April 7, 2019 file photo Carrie Underwood poses at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Underwood is the queen of the CMT Music Awards: the singer has the most wins in the show’s history with 18 and could take home more trophies Wednesday night, June 5. Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” is nominated for the top prize - video of the year - while her clip for “Love Wins” is up for female video of the year. She will also perform at the fan-voted show, which honors the year’s best country music videos.

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Picture of Singer missing as China cracks down on Tiananmen anniversary

Singer missing as China cracks down on Tiananmen anniversary

In this May 30, 2019, photo, a computer screen shows web content from outside China including a clip of Chinese singer Li Zhi singing his song "The Square" with the lyrics "Now this square is my grave" and his social media site in Beijing on. Li is an outspoken artist who performs "folk-rock." He sang pensive ballads about social ills, and unlike most entertainers in China, he dared to broach the taboo subject of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended in bloodshed on June 4, 1989.

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Picture of Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic

Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic

FILE - In this April 24, 1996 file photo, conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic enjoy the applause after the performance at New York's Carnegie Hall. When Mehta joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, Lahav Shani wasn’t even alive. Now, at the age of 30, the Israeli wunderkind is poised to succeed his mentor at the helm of the acclaimed symphony. Mehta, 83, is set to step down late this year after leading the orchestra for half a century and serving as its “music director for life” since 1981.

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