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Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next AprilThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ella Fitzgerald mural comes to singer's Virginia hometownA Virginia town plans to unveil a mobile mural of its native daughter, singer Ella Fitzgerald
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this combination photo, singer Dionne Warwick arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, left, and Aretha Franklin attends the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Franklin is accusing Warwick of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother.  At Houston's funeral, Warwick told funeral-goers that Franklin was present and introduced her, but then realized she wasn’t in attendance.  Warwick said, "“She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.” Franklin said she was suffering from swollen feet and had to skip the funeral. She felt the comment was damaging to her and planned to address it at a later date. (Photo by Jordan Strauss, left, Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire backAretha Franklin is accusing fellow legend Dionne Warwick of a lie, 5 years after the alleged offense
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - This Dec. 9, 2016 file photo shows Madonna at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music honors in New York. On Monday, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Universal had acquired the rights to “Blond Ambition,” a script about the singer. On Tuesday, Madonna expressed her displeasure via an Instagram post. She said that only she was qualified to tell her story and “anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopicMadonna isn't giving her blessing to a planned biopic about her life, writing on Instagram that she is the only one qualified to tell her story
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Miles Mosley speaks during an interview at a sneak preview of "Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald" at The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on Monday, April 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibitElla Fitzgerald would have turned 100 years old on Tuesday
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, The Rolling Stones, from left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts attend the opening night party for "Exhibitionism" at Industria in New York. Watts received the Gold Award for a lifetime of blues, jazz and rock excellence at Jazz FM's gala in London on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Stones also won two awards. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Mick Jagger avoids limelight as Charlie Watts wins awardIt's not often Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger tries to avoid the spotlight and shift attention to drummer Charlie Watts, but that happened at Jazz FM's awards when Watts received the Gold Award for a lifetime of blues, jazz and rock excellence
The Associated Press19 hours ago
KIDZ BOP ready bigger tour with help from Live NationKIDZ BOP, the musical brand for children that's sold millions of CDs over the years, is launching its new tour in a big way with the help of juggernaut promoter Live Nation
The Associated Press21 hours ago
This cover image released by Spring House Press shows "Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music" by Peter Cooper. (Spring House Press via AP)
Book Review: A parade of originals sings a country tuneMusic writer Peter Cooper offers a rare collection of priceless stories about country music's unforgettable characters, the ones who refuse to toe the line, in "Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music."
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2010, file photo, the British band Gorillaz performs at London's O2 Arena. The band is one of many musicians using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smart phone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets. (AP Photo/Mark Allan, File)
Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videosMore musicians are using 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, Drake performs in concert as part of the Summer Sixteen Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York.  Drake was the world's most popular recording artist in 2016, as the growth of music streaming gave global music sales their biggest boost in 20 years. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said Tuesday, April 25, 2017 that Drake had the years' best-selling single, with "One Dance," and the third best-selling album, "Views."  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Drake named world's most popular recording artist in 2016Drake was the world's most popular recording artist in 2016, as the growth of music streaming gave global music sales their biggest boost in 20 years
The Associated Press1 day ago
An actor dressed up as Queen's Guard stands in position near a sign announcing Paul McCartney's concert at Prudential Center, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Newark, N.J. The concert, scheduled for Sept. 11, 2017, will be the first for McCartney at the arena. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Paul McCartney adds tour dates for New York, New JerseyPaul McCartney is bringing his One On One tour to New York City and New Jersey
The Associated Press1 day ago
Review: Feist mines pain and passion on 'Pleasure'Canadian singer-songwriter Feist has, by her own account, gone through some low times since the release of her last album, 2011's "Metals."
The Associated Press1 day ago
This cover image released by Warner Bros. shows "Humanz," the latest release by Gorillaz. (Warner Bros. via AP)
Review: Damon Albarn masterminds chaos on new Gorillaz albumDamon Albarn masterminds a chaotic party on "Humanz," the fifth album by Gorillaz, the virtual band relying on an extensive guest list, from De La Soul and D.R.A.M. to Peven Everett and Grace Jones
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 25, 2017 file photo, Elton John arrives at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin celebration in Los Angeles. Elton John has cancelled more than a month of upcoming shows after contracting an “unusual” bacterial infection during a South America tour that left him in intensive care for two nights. The 70-year-old performer is expected to make a full recovery and hopes to return to a stage in Twickenham, England on June 3. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Bacterial infection forces Elton John to cancel May showsElton John has cancelled more than a month of upcoming shows after contracting an unusual bacterial infection during a South America tour that left him in intensive care for two nights
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Sting performs a medley at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Sting has been added to Tanglewood’s Popular Artists series this summer. He will make his debut at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Aug. 29 in support of his latest album, “57th & 9th”, released last November. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Sting to play summer home of Boston Symphony OrchestraSting will be making his debut at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Associated Press2 days ago
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