MET OPERA TO CELEBRATE JESSYE NORMAN NOV. 24th
NEW YORK (AP) _ The Metropolitan Opera will hold a tribute to Jessye Norman on Nov. 24 that celebrates the life and career of the late soprano.
Latonia Moore, Eric Owens, Lise Davidsen, J’Nai Bridges and Leah Hawkins are scheduled to perform along with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, pianist Mark Markham, composer/pianist Damien Sneed and the Met chorus.
Speakers will include Anna Deavere Smith, Gloria Steinem and former French Culture Minister Jack Lang. Norman died Sept. 30 at age 74.
CHRIS BROWN HOSTS YARD SALE
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Neighbors were probably wondering why a long line of people started showing up at Chris Brown’s Tuesday night.
Brown held a high-end yard sale at his Los Angeles home, with hundreds of fans, gawkers and bargain-seekers waiting for hours Wednesday to try to get a piece of the singer’s stuff.
Brown posted a flyer on his social media accounts that included the address of his suburban mansion in the Tarzana neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. Some people told TV stations they had driven from as far away as Arizona and didn’t care what they walked away with as long as it belonged to Brown.
The 30-year-old singer, who has had a string of run-ins with police, did not say why he had the sale.
The house is the site of one of Brown’s many run-ins with the law, including a 2016 police standoff that ended with his arrest.
RAPPER ACCUSED OF BITING, CHOKING WOMAN IN ATLANTA
ATLANTA (AP) _ Rapper Osiris Williams, known as YK Osiris, is accused of choking and biting his girlfriend in Atlanta.
News outlets report that Williams was arrested Monday on a felony charge of aggravated assault by strangulation.
Fulton County police say Williams is accused of attacking the woman at his 21st birthday party in September.
Police say the woman confronted Williams about a photo of a towel-clad woman on his phone and he threatened her. She told police she ran, but he caught and attacked her.
BILLIE EILISH, LIZZO, DUA LIPA, CABELLO TO PERFORM AT AMAs
NEW YORK (AP) _ The two biggest breakthrough acts in music this year, Billie Eilish and Lizzo, will perform at the American Music Awards later this month.
Dick Clark productions announced Wednesday that other performers at the November 24 event include Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa.
Eilish, whose song “Bad Guy” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is up for six AMAs. She’s competing for six AMAs, including favorite female pop/rock artist and favorite pop/rock album. Eilish’s debut — “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — is one of the top-selling albums of the year. It launched multiple Top 40 hits including “Bad Guy,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Lizzo, nominated for three AMAs, released her debut in 2013 but she achieved major success this year with “Truth Hurts” and “Good As Hell.”
Previously announced AMA performers include Selena Gomez, whose new song “Lose You to Love Me” hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart this week, and Taylor Swift, who is nominated for five honors and will receive the artist of the decade award at the show.
NEIL YOUNG: OBAMA AND TRUMP ‘BOTH LOSERS’ IN BATTLING CLIMATE CHANGE
UNDATED (AP) _ Neil Young says President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama are “both losers” in battling climate change. Young says, the time to do something has been now for the last 50 years and no one’s doing anything.
The 73-year-old singer-rocker-songwriter reunited with his Crazy Horse band for the new album “Colorado,” about the urgency of climate change and the poison of divisive politics. He says he’s been disappointed with how top political leaders have responded to the problem.
Young, a longtime environmental activist, says young people of all races should unite to save the planet.
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TRIBUTE TO LATE SINGER DAVID CASSIDY PLANNED
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Two years after the death of former teen idol David Cassidy, the new owners of his Fort Lauderdale home plan to post a plaque honoring him.
Thomas L. White, who co-owns the home known as Casa de Mayan, says the tribute is meant to recognize Cassidy’s achievements as a singer, actor and horse racing enthusiast.
White tells the South Florida SunSentinel he knows Cassidy still has millions of fans because he hears from them all the time.
The plaque will be unveiled Nov. 21, the anniversary of Cassidy’s death from liver and kidney failure. It will be placed on the exterior wall and open to public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. Cassidy rose to fame as the star of “The Partridge Family” in the 1970s.