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Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack siteA popular French Muslim rapper says he's canceling sold-out October concerts at the Bataclan music hall, a target of the 2015 Paris attacks, due to pressure from far-right groups who claim he promotes a radical ideology
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, from left, Chris Cornell, Toni Cornell, and Vicky Karayiannis attend the special screening of "The Promise" at The Paris Theater in New York. New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death. Cornell's widow Vicky is behind the new album "Chris Cornell," as well as a four-disc box set. Both will be released Nov. 16, 2018. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in NovemberA new Chris Cornell album and boxed set will include unreleased music from the late rocker
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Felton Pruett dies; played steel guitar with Hank WilliamsA musician who played steel guitar with Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show has died
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, Black Eyed Peas, from left, Taboo, will.i.am and apl.de.ap, appear at the premiere of the film "Black Panther" in London. The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio released the videos Friday and proceeds from the song will benefit the student-led March for Our Lives organization. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videosThe Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song "Big Love"
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Tomasz Ritter, Polish pianist who won the world's 1st Frederic Chopin competition on pianos from the romantic era composer's time talks to The Associated Press about the different technique of playing and the different sound that historic pianos have, taking the listeners back in time, at the National Frederic Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianosAP Interview: The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists better understand the composer's intentions
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, contemporary Christian singer and songwriter Lauren Daigle poses in Franklin, Tenn., to promote her latest release “Look Up Child,” which debuted this month at No. 3 on Billboard’s all-genre album chart. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Lauren Daigle wants to break down walls to Christian musicSince her debut in 2015, Lauren Daigle has more than risen to the challenge of being an ambassador for contemporary Christian music
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Sunday, March 4, 2018 file photo,  Elton John, left, and David Furnish arrive at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party, in West Hollywood, Calif. Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date.  (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgmentSinger Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play day
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Dr. Osama Eltayeb, a cardiovascular surgeon who operated on heart transplant patient Sofia Sanchez at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, holds an X-ray of Sofia's new heart at a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Chicago. Sanchez captured the nation's attention in August when her two birthday wishes came true within a week of each other, a visit from rap star Drake and a life-saving heart transplant. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Drake fan: New heart 'feels different, but in a good way'An 11-year-old patient whose dance video led to a meeting with the rapper Drake says she's feeling a lot better with a new heart
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, file photo, Venisha Brown, right, listens as her sister Deanna Brown Thomas, left, speaks to the media after justices of the South Carolina Supreme Court listened to arguments by lawyers for family and trustees of the estate of their father, James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, in Columbia, S.C. According to a news release from the James Brown Family Foundation, Venisha Brown died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at AU Health Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., due to complications from pneumonia. She was 53. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick, File)
Daughter of legendary soul singer James Brown diesA daughter of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown has died
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in fatal 2015 confrontationFormer rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in fatal 2015 confrontation
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Review: Billy F. Gibbons feels right at home on blues albumMusic Review: Billy F. Gibbons feels right at home on "The Big Bad Blues," his second solo album which includes covers of songs from the Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley catalogs, his own tunes and even a highlight penned by his wife, Gilly Stillwater.
The Associated Press1 day ago
CORRECTS NOMINATIONS AMOUNT TO FIVE - FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, Rosalia performs "Cuando Nadie Me Ve" at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute honoring Alejandro Sanz in Las Vegas. Rosalia received five nominations Thursday, Sept. 20, for the Latin Grammy Awards. The 19th Latin Grammys will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 15. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with BeyonceReggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Awards nominations Thursday, including one with Beyonce for their hit "Mi gente" with Willy William.
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Jorma Kaukonen, 77, poses for a photo as his Hot Tuna bandmates do a sound check before a gig at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Long before he wrote and recorded the Jefferson Airplane classic "Embryonic Journey," Kaukonen was on a decades-long journey of his own discovery. It began as a globe-circling embassy brat in the 1950s, continued as a psychedelic rock star in the '60s and shows no signs of slowing as the youthful co-founder Hot Tuna guitarist is still recording and touring. He stops long enough to recount much of it in his recent memoir "Been So Long: My Life & Music." (AP Photo/John Rogers)
Jefferson Airplane's Kaukonen is still on embryonic journeyJefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen, still on the road and recording with Hot Tuna, takes time to explain a journey that has taken him from Pakistan to the Philippines to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This May 8, 2018 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing during her "Reputation Stadium Tour" opener in Glendale, Ariz.  Eric Swarbrick, 26, of Austin, Texas, has been arrested on federal charges for sending threatening letters to Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tenn. Federal prosecutors in Nashville said in a press release Thursday, Sept. 20, that Swarbrick has been charged with interstate stalking and sending interstate communications with the intent to threaten. He is currently in custody in Texas and will be brought to Tennessee at a later date. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
Texas man allegedly sent threatening letters to Taylor SwiftA 26-year-old Austin, Texas man has been arrested on federal charges for sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee
The Associated Press1 day ago
Review: Macy Gray is enthusiastic, infectious on fun 'Ruby'Music Review: Macy Gray sounds mainly joyful and enthusiastic on "Ruby" and the zest evident across her 10th album, even when the theme is misfortune or heartbreak, is infectious.
The Associated Press1 day ago
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