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Rihanna vs. Apple Outshines Warriors vs. Cavs

Rihanna vs. Apple Outshines Warriors vs. Cavs

Rihanna, second from left, cheered for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night in Oakland.
Ariana Grande Brings Message of Defiance to Concert for Manchester Victims

Ariana Grande Brings Message of Defiance to Concert for Manchester Victims

Ariana Grande performed at the “One Love Manchester” tribute concert on Sunday.
Letter 15: From Courtney Barnett to Beer Snake

Letter 15: From Courtney Barnett to Beer Snake

Participants prepare for the Nude Solstice Swim on Tuesday, as part of the Dark Mofo winter festival in Hobart, Tasmania.
Critic's Notebook: At K-Pop Festival, Korean Stars Align With Their Superfans

Critic's Notebook: At K-Pop Festival, Korean Stars Align With Their Superfans

The group NCT 127 was a fan highlight of KCON at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Prince Estate’s $31 Million Distribution Deal Is Rescinded

Prince Estate’s $31 Million Distribution Deal Is Rescinded

Prince performing in Los Angeles in 2009. The deal includes his later albums and unreleased recordings, as well as disputed rights to classic earlier albums.
China Bars Justin Bieber From Performing Over ‘Bad Behavior’

China Bars Justin Bieber From Performing Over ‘Bad Behavior’

Justin Bieber performing in New York in 2016. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture called him “gifted” but also “controversial.”
MTV Mines the Past for Its Future: ‘Total Request Live’

MTV Mines the Past for Its Future: ‘Total Request Live’

Chris McCarthy, the president of MTV, at the site of the new “Total Request Live” studio in Times Square. “If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given,” he said.
MTV Mines the Past for Its Future: ‘Total Request Live’

MTV Mines the Past for Its Future: ‘Total Request Live’

Chris McCarthy, the president of MTV, at the site of the new “Total Request Live” studio in Times Square. “If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given,” he said.

The Breakdown: Older Lawn Bowlers Put Their Hands Up to Save Club, With a Beyoncé Twist

A beloved lawn bowling club may be at risk of losing its Melbourne home, but thanks to a parody video racking up hits, it has gained some beloved dancers.
Kesha, Even With a Liberated New Album, Remains Tied to Dr. Luke

Kesha, Even With a Liberated New Album, Remains Tied to Dr. Luke

Kesha’s “Rainbow” chronicles her years of personal and professional turmoil. But she is still legally tied to her longtime producer, Dr. Luke.
In South Korea, K-Pop Pleads for Peace

In South Korea, K-Pop Pleads for Peace

The South Korean K-Pop band B1A4 performing at the annual DMZ Peace Concert on Saturday night; the concert was organized with the South Korean Ministry of Unification.
Dispatch From Lebanon: Next Door to War, an Indie Arab Band Sings of Defiance and Joy

Dispatch From Lebanon: Next Door to War, an Indie Arab Band Sings of Defiance and Joy

Mashrou’ Leila during an outdoor concert on Saturday in Ehden, Lebanon.

White-Power Rock Bands Find Platform Online to Incite Hatred

Music services face difficulties rooting out so-called hatecore music.
Aryana Saeed, Afghan Pop Star, Won’t Let Mullahs Stop the Show

Aryana Saeed, Afghan Pop Star, Won’t Let Mullahs Stop the Show

Aryana Saeed, an Afghan singer, performing in Kabul on Saturday after her concert at Ghazi Stadium on Friday was canceled.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Begins With a Bang

Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Begins With a Bang

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is the first step of an elaborate marketing campaign for her Nov. 10 album, “Reputation.”
Solange and Other Musicians Join Harvey Relief Efforts

Solange and Other Musicians Join Harvey Relief Efforts

Solange Knowles, a Houston native, has announced a benefit concert for Harvey relief on Sept. 28 at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, with the Sun Ra Arkestra.
In Indonesia, 3 Muslim Girls Fight for Their Right to Play Heavy Metal

In Indonesia, 3 Muslim Girls Fight for Their Right to Play Heavy Metal

Firdda Kurnia, 17, the guitarist and lead singer of the heavy metal band Voice of Baceprot, during a dress rehearsal in Jakarta, Indonesia, last month.
Now on Stage: The Countdown to a New Taylor Swift Album

Now on Stage: The Countdown to a New Taylor Swift Album

Taylor Swift performing in February. Though the release of her new album is two months away, the marketing campaign has begun in force.
Beyoncé, Barbra and Oprah to Lead Harvey Telethon

Beyoncé, Barbra and Oprah to Lead Harvey Telethon

Beyoncé, here at the Grammys in February, will perform at the live telethon for Hurricane Harvey relief on Sept. 12.