NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country artists Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO get to attend the ACM Awards in Las Vegas next month knowing they are already winners. The Academy of Country Music posted videos on Twitter on Monday of Carrie Underwood calling to congratulate each artist. Combs won new male artist, McBryde won new female artist and LANCO won new group of the year and all will be performing on the awards show airing on April 7 on CBS.
LENOX, Mass. (AP) - Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge and Richard Thompson have been added to Tanglewood's 2019 Popular Artist summer series. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will join the summer lineup. Previously announced acts include Brian Wilson, Earth Wind & Fire, Josh Groban, Squeeze and James Taylor.
NEW YORK (AP) - A debut poet from Greensboro, North Carolina, has received a prize named for one of the country's greatest writers. Leah Naomi Green won the Walt Whitman Award, the Academy of American Poets announced Monday. The award is given to emerging poets and comes with a $5,000 cash prize and a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy.
NEW YORK (AP) - A media narrative declaring President Donald Trump the clear victor of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian electoral tampering investigation settled in Sunday before more than a handful of Mueller's actual words has become public.
NEW YORK (AP) - Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died. He was 77. Cohen's friend and spokesman, the actor Shade Rupe, said Cohen passed away Saturday in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. Cohen's films were schlocky, low-budget films that developed cult followings, spawned sequels and gained esteem for their genre reflections of contemporary social issues.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, "Us," debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) - A university in Vermont has announced singer, songwriter and activist Cyndi Lauper will return to the school to give its commencement address. Northern Vermont University-Johnson said Lauper will deliver the address May 18.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bar patrons in New York's Greenwich Village were in the right place at the right time when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence showed up. The Daily News reports Grammy-winning singer Adele and her Oscar-winning actress pal hit the gay bar Pieces on Friday night, to the delight of the crowd. They drank and danced and schmoozed, hugging shirtless men and taking selfies while the crowd applauded. They danced to Kylie Minogue and played a drinking game.