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Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer win hailed as ‘big for music’

NEW YORK — The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment for hip-hop and American music,...
Music Pulitzer goes to rapper Lamar; fiction prize to ‘Less’

NEW YORK — Pulitzer judges upended decades of tradition by awarding its music prize Monday to Kendrick Lamar for his rap album "DAMN.," a...
Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

NEW YORK — Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the...
The Latest: Past due, Moody Blues inducted into Rock Hall

CLEVELAND — The Latest on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): ...
Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues make it into Rock Hall

CLEVELAND — Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,...
German Jewish leader slams rap song for Auschwitz reference

BERLIN — A German Jewish leader is criticizing a music awards show for giving a prize to two rappers whose reference to the Nazis'...
For HBCU marching bands, it’s all ‘about the showmanship’

ATLANTA — Five drum majors approach midfield and snap into high-stepping formation, capes swirling as they spin and drop into splits before hopping up...
There’s royalty, and there’s royalty, American style

NEW YORK — Bey and Jay. Michelle and Barack. Kim and Kanye. Throw in some political dynasties — Kennedys and Bushes, for instance —...
Rapper Boosie boycotting music event over store fracas

BILOXI, Miss. — Hip-hop star Boosie BadAzz is calling for people to boycott the Biloxi Black Beach Weekend in Mississippi. ...
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ATLANTA — The Latest on a church service and march in Atlanta marking the 50th anniversary of the funeral of the Rev. Martin Luther...

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