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  • Writers withdraw from PEN gala, cite honor for Charlie Hebdo
    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
  • Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.
  • Opera in Kids Tent at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opera is as much a part of New Orleans' African-American heritage as jazz, said Givonna Joseph, whose troupe is bringing opera to the Kids Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the fourth year in a row.

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  • Jay Z Defends Tidal: 'We Are Here for the Long Haul'
    "Stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2…," Jay Z's rarely used Twitter warned before the rapper unloaded a 15-minute, 14-tweet defense of his oft-criticized Tidal, the high-quality audio streaming service the rapper recently acquired and relaunched. Amid the recent departure of the company's CEO, a...
  • Jack White's North Dakota Acoustic Gig to Stream on Tidal
    Jack White will wrap up his five-state acoustic tour Sunday night with a performance at Fargo, North Dakota's Fargo Theatre, and the Lazaretto rocker revealed that the concert will stream live via Tidal. White was among the marquee artists to sign a declaration supporting Jay Z's high-quality...
  • Multiple Gunshots Fired at Lil Wayne's Tour Buses in Atlanta
    Multiple gunshots were fired at a pair of Lil Wayne's tour buses after the rapper performed at an Atlanta nightclub on early Sunday morning. While Lil Wayne and some Young Money associates were reportedly on board during the shooting, no one was injured in the incident. According...

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