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Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell will try playing in a train station again, though this time he hopes it's more conducive to making music.

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Review: Blake Shelton the adult shines on new LP

Review: Blake Shelton the adult shines on new LP

Blake Shelton, "Bringing Back The Sunshine" (Warner Nashville)

September 29, 2014 3:06 pm

Review: Lady Antebellum regains altitude on '747'

Review: Lady Antebellum regains altitude on '747'

Lady Antebellum, "747" (Capitol Nashville)

September 29, 2014 2:52 pm

Music Review: Robin Gibb shines on final album

Music Review: Robin Gibb shines on final album

Robin Gibb, "50 St. Catherine's Drive" (Rhino/Warner)

September 29, 2014 2:24 pm

Music Review: Pianist Lang Lang tackles Mozart

Music Review: Pianist Lang Lang tackles Mozart

Lang Lang, "The Mozart Album" (Sony Masterworks)

September 29, 2014 1:02 pm

Review: Imelda May's 'Tribal' is a blast of energy

Review: Imelda May's 'Tribal' is a blast of energy

Imelda May, "Tribal" (Verve)

September 29, 2014 12:46 pm

Music Review: As usual, Lucinda Williams digs deep

Music Review: As usual, Lucinda Williams digs deep

Lucinda Williams, "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone" (Highway 20)

September 29, 2014 12:04 pm

AP Exclusive: Prince exalts in his 'heaven'

AP Exclusive: Prince exalts in his 'heaven'

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park.

September 29, 2014 11:26 am Photos

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Review: Prince seeks relevance in double release

Review: Prince seeks relevance in double release

Prince, "Art Official Age" (Warner Bros.)

September 29, 2014 9:02 am

Snoop Dogg to visit Alaska if voters legalize pot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rapper Snoop Dogg says he'll do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

September 28, 2014 6:23 pm

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene.

September 28, 2014 3:45 pm

'Downton Abbey' star heads on US tour with band

'Downton Abbey' star heads on US tour with band

NEW YORK (AP) — "Downton Abbey" won't be the only place fans can see Elizabeth McGovern this winter: The show's star is heading on a tour with her folk-rock band in December.

September 28, 2014 12:47 pm

Aretha Franklin CD of diva classics due Oct. 21

Aretha Franklin CD of diva classics due Oct. 21

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers.

September 28, 2014 6:10 am

Jay Z, Beyonce take stage at Global Citizen fest

Jay Z, Beyonce take stage at Global Citizen fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z is in a global state of mind: The rap star performed Saturday for thousands in New York's Central Park and encouraged the crowd to help end world poverty.

September 28, 2014 12:55 am Photos

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Wynton Marsalis to christen St. Louis jazz center

Wynton Marsalis to christen St. Louis jazz center

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will help christen a new St. Louis jazz center that organizers hope will serve as a venue worthy of the genre's top acts while inspiring the next generation of jazz greats from an area that has produ…

September 27, 2014 12:41 pm Photos

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With rap star, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

With rap star, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 5:57 pm Photos

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Swift, Metallica set for Rock in Rio fest in Vegas

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift and Metallica are among the performers set for the U.S. debut of the Rock in Rio music festival next year.

September 26, 2014 5:37 pm

Tina Turner exhibit opens at old Tennessee school

Tina Turner exhibit opens at old Tennessee school

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A restored one-room schoolhouse where Tina Turner attended classes opened Friday as a museum honoring the singer's career and recalling her childhood in this small West Tennessee town.

September 26, 2014 4:11 pm Photos

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Tina Turner museum opens at old Tennessee school

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A restored one-room schoolhouse that Tina Turner attended while growing up in West Tennessee has been turned into a museum about the singer.

September 26, 2014 2:31 pm

New conductor begins tenure at Boston Symphony

BOSTON (AP) — Andris Nelsons makes his highly anticipated debut this weekend as the youngest conductor in more than 100 years to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

September 26, 2014 2:24 pm

Lee Ann Womack chasing happiness over hits

Lee Ann Womack chasing happiness over hits

After 15 years of channeling commercial country music, Lee Ann Womack is channeling something new: The music she's always wanted to make

September 26, 2014 2:18 pm Photos

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Thom Yorke to distribute album through BitTorrent

Thom Yorke to distribute album through BitTorrent

NEW YORK (AP) — Thom Yorke is making an end run around "the self elected gate-keepers" and putting out a new solo album using BitTorrent instead of traditional distribution methods.

September 26, 2014 1:02 pm Photos

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Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publi…

September 26, 2014 8:56 am

Correction: Music-Latin Grammys story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 24 about the Latin Grammys, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the awards show will air on Telemundo. The 15th annual Latin Grammys will air on Univision.

September 25, 2014 11:27 am

Diana Krall cancels fall tour due to illness

Diana Krall cancels fall tour due to illness

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall is canceling her U.S. fall tour to give herself time to recuperate from a severe case of pneumonia.

September 25, 2014 9:20 am

Q&A: Jackie Evancho on new album, school and Gaga

Q&A: Jackie Evancho on new album, school and Gaga

NEW YORK (AP) — America literally said Jackie Evancho had talent.

September 25, 2014 6:39 am Photos

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Harpist's mellow tone soothes apes at St. Paul zoo

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Harpist Terri Tacheny long enjoyed taking her young daughters to Como Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota, except for the Primate House, where she thought the gorillas, orangutans and monkeys seemed a little lethargic.

September 25, 2014 5:53 am

'Wonderful, Wonderful': Johnny Mathis to bring beloved songs to Four Winds Casino

'Wonderful, Wonderful': Johnny Mathis to bring beloved songs to Four Winds Casino

Legendary vocalist Johnny Mathis has been providing the soundtrack for music lovers' lives for nearly six decades.

September 25, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Sheila E. wants to write more, expand book to film

Sheila E. wants to write more, expand book to film

Days before the release of Sheila E.'s autobiography, news spread that she was once engaged to Prince. The bigger bombshell, however, didn't get nearly as much attention.

September 25, 2014 1:00 am

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September 25, 2014 1:00 am

Cat Stevens cancels New York show, blames scalpers

Cat Stevens cancels New York show, blames scalpers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cat Stevens is canceling his New York performance just weeks after announcing a six-city tour.

September 24, 2014 7:35 pm

Jason Orange leaves Take That with band blessing

Jason Orange leaves Take That with band blessing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Orange is leaving the British pop band Take That.

September 24, 2014 6:18 pm

As AC/DC readies new album, Young not returning

As AC/DC readies new album, Young not returning

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young has left AC/DC.

September 24, 2014 5:48 pm

Conductor Christopher Hogwood dies at 73

Conductor Christopher Hogwood dies at 73

Conductor Christopher Hogwood, who pioneered the performance of music by 18th-Century composers such as Bach and Handel on historically authentic instruments, died Wednesday. He was 73.

September 24, 2014 4:15 pm

Wiz Khalifa's wife files to end marriage to rapper

Wiz Khalifa's wife files to end marriage to rapper

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Amber Rose is ending her yearlong marriage to rapper Wiz Khalifa.

September 24, 2014 2:39 pm Photos

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Fan claims injury from Rod Stewart soccer ball

Fan claims injury from Rod Stewart soccer ball

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A soccer ball kicked into the crowd at a Las Vegas concert has bounced back to Rod Stewart in the form of a lawsuit by a Southern California man who says he has lingering injuries after his nose was broken.

September 24, 2014 1:52 pm

Streisand releases No. 1 albums 6 decades in a row

Streisand releases No. 1 albums 6 decades in a row

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand is making history with her new album.

September 24, 2014 12:18 pm

Sheila E. wants to write more, expand book to film

Sheila E. wants to write more, expand book to film

NEW YORK (AP) — Days before the release of Sheila E.'s autobiography, news spread that she was once engaged to Prince. The bigger bombshell, however, didn't get nearly as much attention.

September 24, 2014 9:48 am Photos

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Ex-West Point cadet loses suit vs. LaBelle's staff

HOUSTON (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle's entourage whom he accused of beating him as he waited for a ride outside a Houston airport terminal.

September 23, 2014 10:10 pm

New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

September 23, 2014 8:17 pm Photos

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New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

September 23, 2014 8:17 pm Photos

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Pictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend

Pictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

September 23, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Famed violinist to play again at DC metro station

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Bell wants a do-over in Washington.

September 23, 2014 1:41 pm

Bob Dylan named 2015 MusiCares person of the year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares person of the year.

September 23, 2014 1:33 pm

The band Tennis bats about a classic pop sound

The band Tennis bats about a classic pop sound

NEW YORK (AP) — Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.

September 23, 2014 11:35 am Photos

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NYC photo show looks back at Debbie Harry's career

NYC photo show looks back at Debbie Harry's career

NEW YORK (AP) — Forty-one years after Blondie hit the music scene, frontwoman Debbie Harry is looking back — but not through her music.

September 23, 2014 11:26 am Photos

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Stars to pay tribute to Mavis Staples

Stars to pay tribute to Mavis Staples

CHICAGO (AP) — Mavis Staples is getting the tribute treatment.

September 23, 2014 8:23 am

Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season

Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season

NEW YORK (AP) — After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a sparkling new production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."

September 22, 2014 10:48 pm Photos

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Demonstrators protest Met Opera's 'Klinghoffer'

Demonstrators protest Met Opera's 'Klinghoffer'

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators in New York have marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season by protesting the planned production of "The Death of Klinghoffer."

September 22, 2014 5:50 pm Photos

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Cuban salsa singer split between island and US

Cuban salsa singer split between island and US

MIAMI (AP) — In his most famous song, Cuban salsa singer Manuel Gonzalez croons about creating a bridge between Miami and Havana.

September 22, 2014 2:58 pm Photos

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