Maggy Donaldson
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Nas, Run-DMC, Snoop Dogg helm marathon birthday party for hip-hop
by Maggy Donaldson - August 13, 2023 - 3:08pm
Thousands of people partied deep into the night Friday as part of an all-star Bronx bash celebrating 50 years of hip-hop, featuring trailblazers including Run-DMC, Nas, Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg.
Tony Bennett, last of classic American crooners, dead at 96
by Maggy Donaldson - July 22, 2023 - 9:37am
Tony Bennett, the last in a generation of classic American crooners whose ceaselessly cheery spirit bridged generations to make him a hitmaker across seven decades, died Friday in New York. He was 96.
Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin dies at 89
by Maggy Donaldson - July 1, 2023 - 10:18am
Alan Arkin, the Oscar-winning "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Argo" actor known for his wry wit and improvisation skills, has died at the age of 89.
US literary icon Cormac McCarthy, chronicler of a dark America, dies at 89
by Maggy Donaldson - June 14, 2023 - 7:48am
Cormac McCarthy, whose unflinching depictions of America's bleak frontiers and grim underbelly earned him global acclaim, died on Tuesday aged 89.
Bad Bunny makes history with sweeping Coachella set
by Maggy Donaldson - April 16, 2023 - 9:58am
The megastar was the first Spanish-language and first Latin American act to headline the major festival, which takes place over two three-day weekends and traditionally kicks off the summer touring circuit.
Bad Bunny, Blackpink, Frank Ocean headlining historic Coachella
by Maggy Donaldson - April 15, 2023 - 9:32am
Hundreds of thousands of revelers descended on California's Coachella Valley for the premier desert arts festival that kicked off Friday, which for the first time won't feature a white headliner.
Defiant Trump pleads not guilty to 34 criminal charges
by Maggy Donaldson - April 5, 2023 - 7:48am
Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts inside a packed New York courtroom Tuesday, in a dramatic hearing that transfixed the nation and began the countdown to the first ever criminal trial of an American...
Beyonce breaks record for lifetime Grammy wins
by Maggy Donaldson - February 6, 2023 - 12:00pm
Pop queen Beyonce on Sunday reigned supreme at the Grammys, breaking the all-time record for wins with her 32nd prize and fourth of the night to resounding applause.
Can Beyonce finally take home the top Grammy?
by Maggy Donaldson - February 5, 2023 - 2:00pm
The 41-year-old has the most chances at Grammy gold with nine nominations, following the release of "Renaissance," her rich, layered ode to club music.
Who are the best new artists? Check TikTok
by Maggy Donaldson - February 4, 2023 - 10:05am
TikTok has been a powerful force in music for years now — a jump-off point for artists looking to make it and a means of promotion for those already established in the industry.
Justin Bieber sells music rights for $200 million
by Maggy Donaldson - January 25, 2023 - 8:59am
Pop juggernaut Justin Bieber has sold his music publishing and recording catalog shares to the Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital for $200 million, the company said Tuesday -- marking the industry's latest...
Deadly blizzard leaves US in Christmas weekend deep freeze
by Maggy Donaldson - December 25, 2022 - 11:15am
A fearsome winter storm continued to pummel parts of the United States with blizzard conditions Saturday evening after its powerful Arctic winds left over a million customers without power earlier in the day and...
Beyonce-Adele rematch set to dominate 2023 Grammys
by Maggy Donaldson - November 16, 2022 - 2:25pm
Beyonce's "Renaissance," a pulsating club track collection, will face off with Adele's introspective, ugly-cry ode "30" in the most prestigious categories — six years after the British artist shut...
Grammy Awards 2023 nominations: snubs, surprises, twists
by Maggy Donaldson - November 16, 2022 - 9:18am
The following is a list of hot takes about the nominations: the open questions, amusing oddities -- and questionable choices.
Trump, children sued for 'incredible' fraud in New York
by Maggy Donaldson - September 22, 2022 - 8:44am
Donald Trump and family members lied to tax collectors, lenders and insurers for years in a scheme that routinely misstated the value of his properties to enrich themselves, according to a suit filed by New York's...
Trump declines to answer questions in New York civil probe
by Maggy Donaldson - August 11, 2022 - 7:37am
Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to answer questions under oath about alleged fraud at his family business, as legal pressures pile up for the former president whose house was raided by the FBI just two days ...
Prosecution rests case in Ghislaine Maxwell sex crimes trial
by Maggy Donaldson - December 11, 2021 - 5:19pm
US prosecutors on Friday rested their case in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, with the defense now preparing to argue the British socialite did not recruit and sexually abuse girls with the late...
R. Kelly conviction offers measure of justice for long-silenced Black women
by Maggy Donaldson - September 29, 2021 - 10:05am
For decades women and girls, most of them Black, sounded the alarm over R. Kelly's web of abuse, only to hear their voices silenced.
WATCH: Stars arrive at Met Gala 2021 red carpet
by Maggy Donaldson - September 14, 2021 - 2:48pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute relies on the Met Gala to fund its work, including exhibitions and acquisitions, and the cancellation of last year's event badly damaged its finances.
In Photos: What stars wore at 'surreal' Met Gala 2021
by Maggy Donaldson - September 14, 2021 - 11:41am
"It's so surreal," US rapper Megan Thee Stallion, attending the Gala for the first time and dressed by designer Coach to evoke old Hollywood glamor, told AFP.
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