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Colombia mad over Wiz Khalifa's visit to Pablo Escobar tomb

American rapper Wiz Khalifa is stirring controversy in the South American nation of Colombia, where he laid flowers and smoked what looks like a joint at the tomb of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.

The rapper is an avid marijuana smoker and used his Instagram account to post several photos of him smoking at Escobar's tomb in Medellin. He played a concert in the city last week.

Colombians took to social media to express outrage.

Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez called the rapper a "scoundrel." He suggested that instead of paying homage to Escobar, the performer should've brought flowers to Escobar's thousands of victims killed during the height of Colombia's drug violence in the late 1980s.

Review: The Mavericks ' new CD is a spinning wheel of styles

The Mavericks' "Brand New Day" is skillfully paced for the dancefloor, straddling the southern American borders and shores with a spinning wheel of styles and rhythms.

Led by rhapsodic vocalist Raul Malo, the band displays its usual high standards on tunes brimming with Tex-Mex accordions, Cuban rhythms, sophisticated 1960s pop, sensitive ballads and swirling bossa nova.

Opener "Rolling Along" contains the leitmotif of the band's first album on their own independent label — "Don't fix what ain't broken" — and suggests a distraction from some of life's many difficulties that, as of press time, is legal only in a handful of states.

The title track sounds like a long-lost Motown classic produced by Phil Spector in the 1970s and if "Easy As It Seems" doesn't inspire your inner Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, check if you still have a pulse.

"Ride With Me" combines a brochure for Tourism U.S.A. with Eddie Perez's Chuck Berryesque guitar, horn accents and Jerry Dale McFadden's swirling organ — road music customized for a cabriolet.

The Mavericks have a distinctive talent for mixing and matching, and Malo's Latino/Miami roots are a big part of his songwriting. "Wish You Well" and "Goodnight Waltz" offer a chance for intimacy on the dance parquet and Malo really lets it rip on "I Will Be Yours," a deeply romantic shuffle.

Closer "For The Ages" returns to Doug Sahm territory deep in the heart of Tex-Mex, ending with a brief singalong perfectly suited to close out the party. But don't despair, another Saturday night is just a week away again.

Punk legend Johnny Rotten supports Trump, Brexit vote

Count punk pioneer Johnny Rotten among President Donald Trump's supporters.

The former Sex Pistols front man, whose real name is John Lydon, tells ITV's "Good Morning Britain" that "there's many, many problems" with Trump as a person, but he's not racist. Lydon says Trump "terrifies politicians and this is joy to behold." He says he looks at Trump as "a possible friend."

Lydon is a U.S. citizen, but also weighed in on the politics of his native Britain, saying he's in favor of the UK's vote to leave the European Union last year. He says, "the working class have spoke and I'm one of them and I'm with them."

Review: Aimee Mann offers delicate takes on 'Mental Illness'

Aimee Mann plays to an illusory type on "Mental Illness," a serene album of delicate, mournful songs with characters walking off cliffs, stuck in holes and escaping to amusement parks.

Aiming to write the "saddest, slowest, most acoustic" songs as tongue-in-cheek confirmation of her image as a peddler of gloominess, Mann succeeds — maybe too well.

Pulling the plug on the electric charge of her recent projects, Mann's classy melodies soothe the heavy emotional themes but, as in a Philip Marlowe film or novel, the darkness rarely dissipates. The consistency in her depiction of frustrating or failed relationships may well be a plus but, if you happen to be slightly off-center yourself, it could tip you over.

Mercifully, the songs feature mostly acoustic guitar and piano — as well as some billowing string arrangements — but few of the instrumental ornaments which characterized her early solo albums with Jon Brion. Here they would have only amplified the psychosis and neurosis.

On "Rollercoasters," such rides and Ferris wheels are tools of escapism, while "Patient Zero" quickly knocks down any illusions of fitting in and succeeding in a new environment.

Mann dresses up "Philly Sinks" in a McCartneyesque tune that tugs you under as "animatronic bloodhounds bark/the wind-up mockingbirds sing" and before you can help it, you're joined at the hip with tragedy.

And so it goes. You may feel compelled to abandon all hope in the "Mental Illness" inferno. But, oh, those melodies are heavenly.

Adele: 'I don't know if I will ever tour again'

Adele fans who didn't catch her on her world tour that's winding down may be out of luck in the future.

The New Zealand Herald reports Adele told the audience during Sunday night's show in Auckland that "touring isn't something I'm good at" and she doesn't know if she "will ever tour again." The concert was Adele's last one before she formally finishes the tour in her hometown of London with four sold-out dates at Wembley Stadium this summer.

Adele sang through heavy rain at the outdoor show in Auckland on Sunday. Photos show her in a drenched dress for part of the concert and also donning a plastic poncho.

She joked that she "just spent two hours in hair and makeup for nothing."

Library of Congress to host Gloria Gaynor disco party

Historical texts and a disco ball?  They’re two items that you wouldn’t think to put together, but The Library of Congress will be the site of a disco in a few weeks.

Gloria Gaynor, whose disco hit “I Will Survive” was added to the National Recording Registry last year, will headline the library’s “Bibliodiscotheque,” The Washington Post reported.

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The “Bibliodiscotheque” will feature lectures, films and events that will culminate with a disco party in the Great Hall in the Jefferson Building on May 6.

All of the events are free but tickets are needed. They will be available starting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

For more information, including a schedule of events, click here.

Arrest after shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap

A hip-hop promoter was charged on Monday with pistol-whipping someone during an altercation that included a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his hometown that left three people wounded, authorities said.

The shooting happened outside a 24-hour deli in Paterson early Sunday. The names of the victims weren't released, but police said Fetty Wap wasn't injured in the shooting.

Authorities charged Raheem Thomas with assault and weapons offenses after investigators said he struck a victim in the head and face with a gun he was not legally allowed to carry. He was not charged in the shooting.

The Paterson resident is CEO and owner of Muscle Team Entertainment, a company that promotes hip-hop. It was unclear whether he had an attorney to comment on his behalf. An email seeking comment wasn't immediately returned.

A photo posted this weekend to Thomas' Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap's signature "1738" pendant.

"Just to set the record straight, I personally didn't take (Fetty Wap's) chain," Thomas posted.

Fetty Wap's crew in New Jersey is known as the Remy Boyz 1738, named for the Remy Martin 1738 brand of cognac.

Thomas in January also posted a rap song and video on YouTube that was disrespectful of Fetty Wap.

There was no word on what led to the altercation, but police said Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and several friends became involved in a heated altercation with another group inside the deli.

The argument spilled outside, where shots were fired. Three victims were taken to a hospital, but their conditions weren't immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.

Man charged in theft of Legend's bag, $25K cufflinks at JFK

Authorities have cuffed a man charged with stealing Grammy winner John Legend's Louis Vuitton bag containing $25,000 Cartier cufflinks from an airport luggage cart in New York.

District Attorney Richard Brown says 63-year-old Agustin Hilario swiped the bag Thursday when it was momentarily left unattended on a luggage cart at Kennedy Airport.

Brown says Hilario was identified through surveillance camera footage. He was arrested on charges including grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

Hilario was awaiting arraignment in Queens criminal court Friday. It's not known if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.

Legend is a singer, songwriter, musician and actor who co-starred in the film "La La Land."

The prosecutor says Legend's possessions, including the $25,000 panther-head cufflinks, were returned to him.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Top Songs

1. Shape of You, Ed Sheeran

2. That's What I Like, Bruno Mars

3. Body Like a Back Road, Sam Hunt

4. Something Just Like This, The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

5. Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & An..., Clean Bandit

6. I Feel It Coming (feat. Daft P..., The Weeknd

7. I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fi..., ZAYN & Taylor Swift

8. Stay, Zedd & Alessia Cara

9. Say You Won't Let Go, James Arthur

10. Issues, Julia Michaels

Top Albums

1. More Life, Drake

2. Beauty and the Beast, Various Artists

3. Rather You Than Me, Rick Ross

4. ÷, Ed Sheeran

5. Moana, Various Artists

6. There Is a Cloud, Elevation Worship

7. 24K Magic, Bruno Mars

8. WildHorse, RaeLynn

9. Trolls (Original Motion Pictur..., Various Artists

10. Spirit, Depeche Mode


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John Mayer's new single is ode to ex-girlfriend Katy Perry

John Mayer's new single, "Still Feel Like Your Man," is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry.

Lyrics for the upbeat, but wistful single include, "I still keep your shampoo in my shower in case you want to wash your hair." In an interview with The New York Times, Mayer rhetorically asks "who else would I be thinking about" but Perry.

Mayer adds that "it's a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years."

Mayer has had other high-profile girlfriends over the years, including Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift.

The singer tells the Times he uses an exclusive dating app these days.

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