ShowBiz Minute: amfAR, Phish, BTS

Glenn Close and Dr Anthony Fauci honored by amfAR’s Award of Courage; Phish guitarist to found substance abuse treatment center; BTS named 2020 Recording Artist of the year. (March 5)

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HILARY FOX: AP ShowBiz Minute.

Julia Roberts and Bette Midler presented amfAR's Award of Courage to Glenn Close and Dr. Anthony Fauci during a virtual gala on YouTube. They were recognized on Thursday for their work to end AIDS, while the event also benefited amfAR's fund to fight COVID-19.

Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio plans to start a substance abuse treatment center in Vermont, where the band formed in 1983. Anastasio is now 14 years sober and announced his Divided Sky Foundation wants to open a center in Ludlow by the end of the year.

BTS have beaten Taylor Swift and Drake to be named 2020's Global Recording Artist of the Year. Awarded by IFPI, who represent the music industry worldwide, it's based on the band's performance in physical formats, digital, and streaming last year.

This is Hilary Fox with AP ShowBiz Minute.