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Prince's 'Purple Rain,' The Band's 'The Last Waltz' Added to National Film Registry

Two legendary music-based films are taking their place alongside the all-time greats in cinema. Prince ’s “Purple Rain” and The Band ’s “The Last Waltz” have been added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The movies were among the 25 that were selected this year for their...
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Chaka Khan arrives at Variety's Power of Women on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jennifer Aniston, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey Honored at Variety 'Power of Women' Event

The 11th annual Variety Power of Women luncheon honoring Aniston, Awkwafina, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Brie Larson and Disney Television Studios chairman Dana Walden boasted a roster of A-list guests and presenters from DeGeneres, to Natalie Portman and Ryan Murphy who charmed and inspired the well...
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This combination photo shows Cynthia Erivo performing at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019, left, and Aretha Franklin performing at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall in New York

Award-winner Cynthia Erivo Cast as Aretha Franklin In Third Season of ‘Genius’

Erivo will play Franklin in a third installment of the National Geographic anthology series "Genius." Production on “Genius: Aretha” will begin next month and the series is expected to debut next spring.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 04: Angela Lansbury attends the 2018 AFI Awards Luncheon presented by Audi at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Audi)

Angela Lansbury Listens To Reggae Dancehall Hit "Murder She Wrote" For The First Time

While being interviewed by CBC's Radio Q, a Canadian arts magazine show, renowned actress Angela Lansbury was played the classic reggae dancehall hit "Murder She Wrote" by Chaka Demus & Pliers for the first time…
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Tupac Shakur and Hip Hop Among FX’s Expansion Into Docuseries

Tupac Shakur and his mother Afeni are the subjects of a five-part docuseries planned by FX in the cable channel's ongoing expansion into non-fiction shows.
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Tamron Hall and Prince (Photo credit: Paras Griffin/Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Tamron Hall Talks Prince at TV Critics Meeting

A few months before Prince died, he asked his friend Tamron Hall where he would go if he wanted to discuss his life…
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This Sept. 20, 2005 file photo shows singer Art Neville performing during the "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" benefit concert in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

Art Neville, Member of Neville Brothers, Meters, Dies at 81

Art Neville, a member of one of New Orleans' storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, has died at age 81. Neville's manager, Kent Sorrell, confirmed that Neville died Monday, July 22, 2019.
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This image taken from video shows the Nike handmade Moon Shoe, designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman in 1972, on display in New York on Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Collectable Sneakers On Auction at Sotheby's In New York

Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman designed the shoe's sole using his wife's waffle iron. The shoes were made for runners at the 1972 Olympic trials. Sotheby's expects the shoes to auction online for between $110,000 to $160,000.
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In this June 28, 2015 file photo, singer Patti LaBelle poses in the press room at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Singer Patti Labelle To Be Honored With Street Naming

LaBelle is being honored in her hometown of Philadelphia with her very own street. A stretch of Broad Street will be renamed for the legendary soul singer during a ceremony on Tuesday.
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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Images of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. are shown during a performance by recording artist Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Ne

Brooklyn Street To Be Renamed In Notorious B.I.G.'s Honor

An intersection in Brooklyn will be renamed Christopher Wallace Way during a public ceremony in June.
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