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Bataclan Announces First Concerts since Paris Attacks in November

The team running the Paris concert hall where 90 people were killed in last year's jihadist attacks announced Wednesday a series of concerts would be held at the venue in November.

British singer Pete Doherty and the Senegalese star Youssou N'Dour and his Super Etoile de Dakar band will play the Bataclan on November 16 and 18 respectively, the managers said in a statement.

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Country Artists Condemn LGBT Laws, but Labels Silent

Several country music artists and songwriters have condemned proposed laws that critics say discriminate against LGBT people, but anyone looking for reaction from the record labels and production companies on Nashville's Music Row has heard only the sound of silence.

New laws in North Carolina and Mississippi have drawn the ire of businesses and celebrities alike, with Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams canceling shows in those states. Legislation dealing with the treatment of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people was vetoed by Georgia's governor, but bills are still being considered in Tennessee and South Carolina.

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Cosby Asks Court to Reseal Testimony about Affairs, Drugs

Lawyers for Bill Cosby are urging a court to reseal the actor's deposition testimony about extramarital affairs, Quaaludes and payments to women.

Cosby doesn't want the decade-old testimony used in the legal battles he's fighting with women who accuse him of sexual assault or defamation.

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Major Rise in Global Music Sales for First Time since 1998

The recorded music industry has enjoyed its first significant growth since the dawn of the Internet age, as streaming led digital to overtake physical sales, a global trade body said Tuesday. 

Recorded music revenue expanded by 3.2 percent in 2015 worldwide to $15 billion, fueled by an extraordinary growth in subscriptions to streaming services, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

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Duchess' 'Marilyn' Moment Causes a Stir in India

One of India's top newspapers faced a social media backlash on Tuesday after it splashed a picture across its front page of Britain's Princess Kate suffering a "Marilyn moment" as her dress rose up in the wind.

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Fire Damages Tokyo's Famous Golden-gai Bar District

Dozens of fire trucks on Tuesday rushed to extinguish a blaze which gutted four buildings in a famed Tokyo bar district.

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Turkey's Favorite Comic on Trial for 'Insulting' Official

Turkey's most popular comedian went on trial Monday accused of insulting a provincial governor, the latest in a string of such court cases seen as clamping down on free speech in the country.

Cem Yilmaz, who is also an award-winning actor, is facing up to two years in jail for a series of tweets criticizing the governor of northwestern Yalova province over the death of a mathematics teacher.

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Panama Papers: Putin's Cellist Friend Says 'Invests in Musicians'

A cellist friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin named in the Panama Papers as owning a $2-billion offshore empire was portrayed as a humble patron of the arts Sunday, in a state TV program in which he said he helps hundreds of musicians.

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'The Force Awakens' Wins Top Honors at MTV Movie Awards

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took the top prize at the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards.

The audience at Warner Bros. Studios waved what looked like red and blue lightsabers as star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams accepted the final golden popcorn trophy at Saturday night's ceremony.

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Motley Crue's Vince Neil Accused of Battery in Las Vegas

Police say Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is accused of grabbing a woman's hair from behind and pulling her to the ground at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Bystander cellphone video provided to the celebrity website TMZ.com shows actor Nicolas Cage physically restraining Neil before police arrived.

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