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Cardi B’s pledge to seek Nigerian citizenship sparks rivalry

Rapper Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles’ to be released

Wrestler Ric Flair ‘so happy, so proud’ about daughter Charlotte Flair’s engagement

  Charlotte rapper DaBaby released from jail after arrest in Miami, posts on Instagram

Jimmy Buffett is returning to Charlotte in April. Hopefully, the weather will be nice.

Mariah Carey becomes first artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in four different decades

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Legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa to headline Famously Hot New Year concert

  Expect crowds ‘tripled’ in size, road closures in uptown on New Year’s Eve

  CMPD launches internal affairs investigation after rapper DaBaby cited for marijuana

Justin Bieber to bring tour to Columbia in 2020

  DaBaby gives gifts to 200 kids in Charlotte before Christmas

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and more bringing ‘The Stadium Tour’ to Charlotte in 2020

BofA Stadium adds second concert to spring 2020 schedule and it’s a country megastar

The Carolina Panthers and Bank of America Stadium are delivering on a promise they made two months ago: to start bringing more major concerts to uptown Charlotte’s biggest venue.

Harrison Ford tapped to play Durham’s Mike Peterson in new ‘Staircase’ series

The Staircase,” available on Netflix, tells the story of Michael Peterson’s murder trial in the death of his wife Kathleen, who was found in a pool of blood at the bottom of the back staircase in the couple’s Durham home in December 2001.

  Oprah Winfrey bringing star-studded wellness tour to Charlotte

Oprah Winfrey will be joined by a rock-star line up on her wellness arena tour, which is coming to Charlotte.

Charlotte rapper DaBaby gets music industry respect with his first Grammy nominations

The rising star of Charlotte-based rapper DaBaby has officially gone legit with news that he earned two Grammy nominations.

‘Baby Shark Live!’ is coming to the Carolinas

‘The Price is Right Live’ coming to NC

Dream Job Alert: Get paid $1,000 to watch Hallmark Christmas movies

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Disney+ puts warning for “outdated cultural depictions” in some of its classic movies

Parking reservations launched around Spectrum Center

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars

The company is reportedly spending $6 billion on content to get you to sign up for the $4.99 a month service.

It’s a Halloween miracle: My Chemical Romance announces reunion show

The band’s first concert in seven years will be Dec. 20 in Los Angeles.

‘Don’t stop believing!’ Journey announces Charlotte stop on 2020 tour

You read the headline correctly - legendary rock band Journey is coming to Charlotte next year!

Casting call: New movie starring Russell Crowe needs extras

Cameras will start rolling in November on a new Russell Crowe film.

  Jeers for Harvey Weinstein at NYC actors showcase

Harvey Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase this week.

Netflix announces it will crack down on password sharing in the future

Netflix is looking to crack down on sharing account passwords in the future.

Guy at Tool concert asks Eddie Van Halen to take his picture; he has no idea who it is

To be fair, at 64, the elder Van Halen is less recognizable than he was at the height of his career in the 1980s.

Cooper signs executive order forming ‘Governor’s Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming’

Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order for a newly formed “Governor’s Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming” during his stop in Wilmington Tuesday.

Quiet Riot drummer reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis

Frankie Banali made the announcement on the Facebook page of radio personality and podcaster Mitch Lafon.

  Vinyl records expected to outsell CDs in 2019 for the first time since 1980s

The co-owner of Roundabout Music Company said many people from various generations visit her store to buy old records.

S.C. native Darius Rucker to headline 2020 CCMF

South Carolina native Darius Rucker will headline the 2020 Carolina Country Music Fest, according to an online posting from festival organizers.

  Jamie Lee Curtis announces arrival in Wilmington for ‘Halloween Kills’

Jamie Lee Curtis is in Wilmington to film the latest installment of the "Halloween" movie. The actress posted a picture on Twitter from the set.

Alex Trebek says he’s not afraid to die as he faces stage 4 cancer

Trebek, who’s hosted "Jeopardy!" for 35 years and more than 8,000 episodes, is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

.38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Larry Junstrom dies at 70

Larry Junstrom helped found Lynyrd Skynyrd before joining .38 Special.

  Charlotte moviegoers sound off on theater safety as Joker film debuts nationwide

Moviegoers in Charlotte are sounding off on theater safety as the Joker film debuts nationwide.

  CMPD increasing patrols around theaters ahead of ‘Joker’ movie release

CMPD said Thursday morning that the department understands there is concern about safety at theaters when the moving is screened.

  Elementary school student from Wilmington lands role on new Netflix show

Gavin Munn, a fifth grade student in Wilmington, can be seen on HBO’s "The Righteous Gemstones" and on Netflix’s "Raising Dion"

Phil Collins falls down, gets up, continues giving Charlotte the best show of 2019

It could be a long, long time before Charlotte sees a performance as gutsy, as gritty and as great as this one.

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

Jessye Norman died Monday morning from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she had sustained in 2015.

Metallica’s James Hetfield enters rehab; tour dates canceled

Three of the heavy metal band's members posted a statement on Twitter Friday announcing the decision and apologizing to fans.

Did Guns N’ Roses’ show really have ‘more bugs than a mattress in a Times Square hotel’?

There they were, surrounded by 17,000 screaming fans inside Spectrum Center on Wednesday night, just a few songs into one of the most-anticipated concerts of the year for Charlotte.

Third man charged with drug counts in Mac Miller’s death

Court documents show Stephen Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died last September.

  Attention gaming nerds, world’s largest-known collection of games & toys being sold in Wilmington

The best part? It’s being sold off, and you can take home some of the rarest video and board games, if the price is right.

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

WBTV staff picks: book edition

National read a book day is September 6 - WBTV staff gives you some of their recommendations!

Kurt Cobain royalty check from 28 years ago found in record store

Record store owner Matt Vaughan said the check was tucked into a box of Nirvana tour itineraries he bought back in 1993.

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

Kylie Rae Harris was on her way to Taos when the crash happened Wednesday night along State Road 522. She was scheduled to take the stage Thursday afternoon at the annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival.

Maker of one of Prince’s most-iconic guitars fights to keep his design

The estate of Prince's record label is fighting for the trademark of one of Prince's most famous guitars.

Actor McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor who this fall will teach in the university’s Department of Radio-Television-Film.

Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

The theme park is undergoing "the biggest transformation of any park we've ever accomplished," said Bob Chapek, Disney's chairman of parks, experiences and products.

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former U.S. attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former "Empire" actor.

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

When the InSight Mars lander touched down back in November, its landing thrusters blew the rock about 3 feet - the farthest a stone has ever rolled during a landing on another planet.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

Women: Opera’s Domingo abused power to sexually harass them

Eight singers and a dancer have told the AP that they were sexually harassed by the long-married, Spanish-born superstar in encounters that took place over three decades beginning in the late 1980s, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

Dee Gallant was out hiking late last month when she “felt a funny feeling.” She turned around to find a big cat stalking her and her dog Murphy.

Rare, 1st edition Harry Potter book sells for $34,000

The rare book had just been sitting - half-forgotten - in a closet until its owner realized she might be able to sell it to pay for a new bathroom.

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill crossed galaxies, but these NC exit signs baffled him

Hamill, who has 3.2 million Twitter followers, did not say where he’d been or where he was headed - and if he was in the Charlotte area and Western North Carolina.

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd." He won 21 Tony Awards,

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

The artist is nearly 30 years sober. He posted a picture of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to social media.

Lil Nas X sets new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1

Lil Nas X sets a record this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

Rutger Hauer, known for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Ladyhawke,' dead at 75

The Dutch actor died at his home in the Netherlands.

  Watch: Billy Joel invites blind, 14-year-old pianist to join him on Madison Square Garden stage

Ahead of his July 11 concert at The Garden, the pop star invited Logan on stage to play his piano.

  Twitter helps Charlotte music producer gain the attention of rapper Meek Mill and other artists

It’s very possible the next radio hit you hear in the car will be produced by a man right here in Charlotte. Jimmy Jones, whose stage name DJ Trizzy, says his dreams are now becoming a reality.

Founding member of The Meters, Art Neville, passes away at age 81

Art Neville, founding member of The Meters and The Neville Brothers, has passed away according to family.

  Shrek: In Uptown this weekend

Friday and Saturday night they’re putting on “Shrek: The Musical” at Booth Playhouse in Founders Hall.

Upcoming ‘Halloween’ horror movie sequels set to film in Wilmington

'Halloween Kills' and 'Halloween Ends,' upcoming to sequels to 2018's 'Halloween,' will be filmed in Wilmington.

New Drive-In movie theater up and running

Stateline Movie Time is the newest drive-in move theater in the country, according to a Facebook post by Driveinmovie.com.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

  Terry Crews looking to be cast as King Triton in live action “Little Mermaid”

Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter to campaign himself for the role of King Triton in the remake of "The Little Mermaid" after African-American singer Halle Bailey was announced to star as Ariel.

Garth Brooks announces ‘Dive Bar’ tour. Anyone surprised?

Garth Brooks announced a surprise, seven-city “Dive Bar” tour this week. It’s inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton of the same name.

Amazon’s inside look at Cam Newton and Panthers’ 2018 season coming in July

The series — similar to NFL Network’s “Hard Knocks” — will detail everything from last season, from the team’s 6-2 start to its seven-game losing streak, and even through Cam Newton’s shoulder struggles and David Tepper’s first season as owner.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.