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Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she’s re-recording music

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold.

Around the Remote: Henson hosts American Music Awards

DON’T MISS: 2020 American Music Awards – Taraji P. Henson is the host for the annual trophy bash that celebrates the year’s best chart-topping artists as determined by fan votes. Among the night’s performers at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles are Bad Bunny with Jhay Cortez, Billie Eilish, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma.

Ladies’ night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big

A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by male acts — on Thursday night with “Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1."

Roles aren’t for keeps on ‘The Crown,’ even newcomer Princess Di

LOS ANGELES – For viewers, “The Crown” offers a peek into a modern royal family’s life and times, or at least an engaging dramatization. For the cast, it’s meant the lofty equivalent of gig work as the Netflix series ticks through the decades. Claire Foy played Britain’s young Queen Elizabeth II for the first two seasons. 

Around the Remote: CMAs bring stars together in real life, though still socially distant

The 54th Annual CMA Awards – Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are the hosts for what is touted as “country music’s biggest night.” Organizers say the event at Nashville’s Music City Center marks the first time this year that the genre’s top stars will gather together – safely and socially distanced – in a single venue.

Show goes on for Olivier Awards even with U.K. theaters shut

LONDON — Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theaters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

NEW YORK – The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season.

Spokane Arts Awards: Celebration is online Saturday for the first time

In years past, the Spokane Arts’ annual awards parties celebrating local artists and cultural organizations have often been raucous affairs. Artists and audiences have shown up with loud costumes, strong cocktails and questionable dance moves. (This is what I’ve been told, anyway.)

Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum-selling 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, Dick Clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist.

Do fall’s big film festivals still matter?

Bong Joon Ho’s twisty thriller “Parasite” premiered at Cannes last year, winning the Palme d’Or, before heading to the Telluride Film Festival and then Toronto, where the ticket line snaked around the Ryerson Theatre, the air thick with the smell of pot and the kind of heady anticipation that draws movie lovers to festivals.

Spokane Arts announces 2020 Arts Award nominees, event performers

Spokane Arts announced Thursday the nominees for the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards, as well as the names of those performing during the live virtual event. The award ceremony, planned for Sept. 26, will be livestreamed from Lucky You Lounge and feature a variety of performances and the presentation of the awards.

Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs’ streak continues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Miranda Lambert turns her “Wildcard” into an ace as she’s the leading nominee at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards, including her first entertainer of the year nomination in five years.

Finalists are announced for 2020 Washington State Book Awards

The Washington Center for the Book has announced its list of finalists for the 2020 Washington State Book Awards. A panel of judges, five for adult titles and three for children’s titles, will decide the winners and report their decisions by Sept. 25.

Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Natural’ actor, dies at 85

Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85.