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Kanye, Miley and the death of the diva

Leontyne Price (Jack Mitchell Photo) by LZ Granderson (CNN) — In the third act of the opera “Aida,” there is an aria, “O Patria Mia,” that begins, “Oh, my country, I shall never see you again.” On January 3, 1985, after Leontyne Price sang those words, the audience at the Metropolitan Opera House stopped her with a four-minute ovation. Price first performed at the Met 24 years earlier, and this night, this performance would be her last on an opera stage.

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Beyonce holds moment of silence for Trayvon Martin

This publicity image released by Parkwood Entertainment shows singer Beyonce performing during her world tour on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Parkwood Entertainment, Robin Harper)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beyonce called in a concert for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, rapper Young Jeezy released a song in Martin’s memory and Russell Simmons called for peace after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the teenager.

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Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy in NJ

FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY–This Nov. 3, 2012 photo shows singer Dionne Warwick after receiving the lifetime acheivement award at the 2012 MOBO Awards in Liverpool. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Singer Dionne Warwick claims in a recent bankruptcy filing that she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000.