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Rhiannon Giddens' 'Freedom Highway' offers rootsy relevance

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:04:30 GMT2017-02-22T19:04:30Z

Rhiannon Giddens, "Freedom Highway" (Nonesuch)...

Skepta, Beyonce and Bowie up for prizes at Brit Awards

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:00:05 GMT2017-02-22T19:00:05Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's music industry will salute chart-topping talent and departed icons at Wednesday's Brit Awards, where nominees include Drake, Beyonce and David Bowie....

Jay Z to become 1st rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:44:56 GMT2017-02-22T16:44:56Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Z will become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame when he enters the prestigious organization in June....

Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:15:40 GMT2017-02-21T22:15:40Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month, the orchestra said. He was 93....

Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:51:28 GMT2017-02-21T19:51:28Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her....