Rhythm and blues

FILE - In this May 30, 2009 file photo, Little Richard performs at The Domino Effect, a tribute concert to New Orleans rock and roll musician Fats Domino, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans. ESPN is changing their “Monday Night Football” theme song. The season will feature a new version of Little Richard's hit “Rip It Up,” featuring new instrumentals and backup vocals from the Virginia-based band Butcher Brown. Hank Williams Jr. had sung the theme song for years in a version of his hit “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 11, 2020 - 3:32 pm
ESPN is hoping that one of the architects of rock n' roll can bring some new energy to their “Monday Night Football” show with fewer fans in the stands this year. The new season starting Monday will feature a new version of Little Richard's hit “Rip It Up” featuring new instrumentals and backup...
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FILE - Russell Wilson, left, and Ciara arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 24, 2019. Wilson and his pop star wife Ciara are now parents to a baby boy. The couple announced Friday the birth of their son named Win Harrison Wilson on Instagram. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 24, 2020 - 3:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his pop star wife Ciara are now parents to a baby boy. The couple announced Friday the birth of their son named Win Harrison Wilson on Instagram. They both shared from their accounts that their son was born Thursday and weighed 8...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles. Ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and its players is an important step closer after a narrow majority approval by team union representatives, but there's still work to be done to ensure another decade of labor peace. Wilson is one of the players who have spoken out against the current proposal.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 26, 2020 - 10:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year's top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, actress Tina Fey attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Museum Gala in New York. Fey says more than $115 million was raised toward supporting New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19 during a virtual telethon. A tearful Fey said “Thank you, thank you" in reaching the dollar amount as host of the Rise Up New York! event Monday, May 11, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2020 - 11:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey shed tears after announcing that more than $115 million was raised toward supporting New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19 during a virtual telethon. “Thank you, thank you,” said a tearful Fey, the host of the Rise Up New York! event Monday evening. The Emmy-winning actress...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, musician Meek Mill, right, speaks about his incarceration along with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin at the launch of REFORM Alliance in New York. With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need. The “All In Challenge” was started by Rubin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment have answered the call, including Meek Mill. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 15, 2020 - 6:22 pm
With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need. The “All In Challenge” was started by...
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Jennifer Lopez and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 04, 2020 - 12:14 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the Super Bowl halftime show began, Yol-Itzma Aguirre and her relatives watched with anticipation. The El Paso, Texas, family was curious how Colombian-born Shakira and New York-raised Jennifer Lopez, two of the world's most popular Latina artists, would seize the...
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FILE - In a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, singer J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will bring Latin music to the 2020 Super Bowl stage with two stars dominating the genre: J Balvin and Bad Bunny. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme, File)
February 02, 2020 - 8:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Coverage of entertainment and celebrity happenings at Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami: ________ THE SUPER BOWL IS GRAMMYS 2.0 Beyoncé is back at the Super Bowl. The pop icon, dressed in green, attended the game with hubby Jay-Z, who is one of the co-producers of this...
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Lady Gaga attends the AT&T TV Super Saturday Night at Meridian on Island Gardens in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami , Fla. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
February 02, 2020 - 3:47 am
MIAMI (AP) — Descending from the air, Lady Gaga kicked off a pre-Super Bowl concert by mimicking her entrance to her Super Bowl halftime performance three years ago, which earned her raved reviews. Headlining the big sports stage was a recurring theme of her Miami concert Saturday night, and the...
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Recording artist Lizzo performs at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
January 31, 2020 - 2:20 am
MIAMI (AP) — At a pre-Super Bowl concert, Lizzo reflected on her soaring career as she remembered attending the big game as a teenager, watching Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake join forces onstage. “Our high school got selected to be in the crowd on the field during Justin Timberlake and Janet...
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NFL Super Bowl 54 football game halftime performer Jennifer Lopez and Shakira pose for a picture after a news conference Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 30, 2020 - 3:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said their Super Bowl halftime show will pay homage to Latino culture, promising a joint performance that has an empowering message and also one that will remember NBA icon Kobe Bryant. Lopez and Shakira on Thursday held a press conference before Sunday's big...
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