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Hip-hop pioneers Biz Markie, Doug E Fresh hit DC

Groundbreaking beatboxers Biz Markie & Doug E Fresh play the Renaissance Hotel on Sunday.

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  • USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston’s soured bid and marking a comeback for LA’s dream of becoming a three-time…

  • Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County…

  • 3.4 million saw Travers Stakes finish; American Pharoah 2nd

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC. The network announced the numbers Tuesday. American Pharoah was beaten…

  • Television and movie producers announced for Oscars telecast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. Hill is a 25-year Fox veteran and former chairman and CEO…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug 21, to Thursday, Aug. 27,…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug. 21 to Thursday, Aug. 27…

  • Former TV judge Joe Brown released from jail

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court. The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1NVcQco) Brown was released from the Shelby…

  • From ‘Everest’ to Depp, highlights of the Venice Film fest

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — It’s a sure sign that summer’s over and the awards season is around the corner – the feast of fall film festivals. The 72nd Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, followed later…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for Aug. 24-30

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 24-30. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.34 million. 2. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.53 million. 3. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday),…

  • Fall Movie Preview: Highlights from September-December

    NEW YORK (AP) — Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles. Alongside the seasonal biopics, true-life tales and period dramas that…

  • Fall Movie Preview: Abrams on keeping ‘Star Wars’ grounded

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do. Such was the case for J.J. Abrams, who — despite his own…

  • MTV spreads out its awards show to get more viewers

    NEW YORK (AP) — MTV boosted the viewership of its annual Video Music Awards, this year hosted by Miley Cyrus, with a little help from its friends. The Nielsen company said just over 5 million…

  • Graffiti artist Fairey will stand trial for property damage

    DETROIT (AP) — Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges of illegally tagging buildings while in Detroit to complete a commissioned project. Fairey, 45, did not testify at the preliminary…

  • Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba ‘too street’ for 007

    LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street” to play 007. In an interview with the Daily Mail…

  • Prosecutor: Ex-Jared Foundation head admits child sex counts

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the ex-director of a foundation created by former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to 12 counts of child exploitation and one count of distributing and…

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