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Musician and actor Common visits the Renaissance School of the Arts as Ambassador for AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in New York. Common will be fulfilling all the wish lists that teachers and faculty put together for the school's needs for the upcoming year. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates moneyOscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits
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Jordan holds its first outdoor opera, at Roman amphitheaterJordan's first outdoor opera performance, a production of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata," has brought hundreds of spectators to a Roman amphitheater in the capital, Amman
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Malaysia has banned their hit song "Despacito" on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song's record-breaking popularity. The ban applies only to government-run radio and TV outlets, not to music streaming services or global entertainment providers like YouTube. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Malaysia bans 'Despacito' on state radio, TV due to lyricsMalaysia's government has banned "Despacito" on state radio and television based on public complaints that its lyrics are obscene
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This cover image released by Columbia Records shows "Sacred Hearts Club" by Foster the People. (Columbia Records via AP)
On third album, Foster the People finds the right mixMusic Review: On their third album, 'Sacred Hearts Club,' Foster the People pairs joyous melodies with thought-provoking content and lets you pick where your sweet spot is
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, John McVie, from left, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood from the band Fleetwood Mac appear on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Fleetwood Mac will be named the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year, becoming the first group to receive the honor. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the 28th annual benefit gala will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Jan. 26, 2018, two days before the 2018 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Fleetwood Mac to earn MusiCares Person of the YearFleetwood Mac will be named the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year, becoming the first group to receive the honor
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This image released by the Santa Fe Opera shows Edward Parks as Steve Jobs in Santa Fe Opera's world premiere of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell's opera, "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," in Santa Fe, N.M. (Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera via AP)
Apple founder Steve Jobs is the subject of a new operaMixing orchestra and electronics, the new opera "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" tells the story of the founder of Apple
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced Wednesday, July 19, 2017, that "Despacito" has become the most streamed song of all time with more than 4.6 billion plays six months after its release. The song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, and a companion remix featuring Justin Bieber, has surpassed the 4.38 billion plays recorded for the previous record holder, which was Bieber's hit "Sorry." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
'Despacito' sets record for most streamed song of all time"Despacito," from Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has become the most streamed track of all time in six months, with more than 4.6 billion plays across streaming platforms
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FILE- In this Sept. 4, 1996 file photo, Rapper Tupac Shakur arrives at New York's Radio City Music Hall for the 13th Annual MTV Video Music Awards. A New York judge has stopped on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, an impending auction of pop star Madonna's personal items, including a love letter from Shakur, her former boyfriend. (AP Photo/Todd Plitt, File)
Auction of Madonna's panties, love letter from Tupac haltedA New York judge has stopped an impending auction of pop star Madonna's personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur and a pair of worn panties
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FILE- This Sunday, July 2, 2017, file photo provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff shows Ricky Hampton, also known as Finese2Tymes. A bodyguard has been charged with illegally providing a firearm to the rapper and convicted felon, Hampton, who was performing when gunfire broke out at an Arkansas nightclub, while federal officials say one of the guard's guns matched a shell casing found at the scene. No one has been charged in the July 1 shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge, which left more than two dozen people injured. (Jefferson County Sheriff via AP, File)
Bodyguard's gun linked to shooting at rapper's Arkansas showBodyguard charged with illegally providing firearm to rapper who was performing when gunfire broke out at Arkansas nightclub; 28 people were hurt in the incident
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John Mayer poses for a portrait on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in New York, NY. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Mayer on changing his live shows: 'I want to be competitive'John Mayer says watching Drake perform live encouraged him to step up his stage production and take more risks during his own concerts
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In this combination photo, Kenny Rogers, left, performs on March 7, 2013, in Lancaster, Pa. and Dolly Parton performs in Philadelphia on June 15, 2016. The pair, who spawned hit duets like “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love,” announced they will be making their final performance together this year. Rogers, who is retiring from touring, announced on Tuesday that his final performance with Parton will be part of an all-star farewell show to be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25. (Photos by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
Last duet: Kenny, Dolly announce final performance togetherKenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like "Islands in the Stream" and "Real Love," will make their final performance together this year
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Red Bull Culture Clash heads to Atlanta in late AugustProducer Mike WiLL Made-it and Wondagurl will be featured in a music battle event with the winner determined by crowd reaction.
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FILE - In a Tuesday, May 16, 2017 file photo, Zac Brown from the Zac Brown Band performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. Brown on Sunday, July  16, 2017 visited 17-year-old Thomas Schoettle in a hospital, who missed the band’s latest Philadelphia concert after he was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident. Schoettle hit his head and injured his neck after diving into a pool. He missed Brown’s concert on Saturday, July 15,  so Brown flew to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern and visited him Sunday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Singer Zac Brown visits teen in Philadelphia hospitalSinger Zac Brown has visited a teenager in a hospital who missed the band's latest Philadelphia concert after he was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident
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FILE - In this July 8, 2017 file photo, Pink performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. Pink, Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles will perform at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival this fall. IHeartMedia announced Tuesday, July 18, 2017, that Kesha, Chris Stapleton, Lorde and David Guetta will also take the stage Sept. 22-23 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Pink, Coldplay, Harry Styles to perform at iHeartRadio festPink, Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles will perform at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival this fall
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, Speck Mellencamp, center, leaves the Monroe County Jail after being booked in and bonded out of jail in Bloomington, Ind. Police say 22-year-old Mellencamp, a son of rock star John Mellencamp, was arrested early Sunday, July 16, 2017, after he and his 23-year-old brother, Hud, were involved in a fight outside a Bloomington restaurant. (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP, File)
Mellencamp son Speck arrested after fight in IndianaA son of rock star John Mellencamp has been arrested in Indiana on charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement
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