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Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:52:12 GMT2017-10-18T18:52:12Z

TORONTO (AP) -- Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer....



New country traditionalist Jon Pardi dances to his own beat

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:29:57 GMT2017-10-18T18:29:57Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- When Jon Pardi was a kid growing up in Northern California, he was so obsessed with country music that when he was asked his name in preschool, he'd list off the genre's biggest stars....



Grammy museum pays homage to New Jersey musical legacy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:15:47 GMT2017-10-18T18:15:47Z

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Newark is joining Los Angeles, Nashville and Cleveland, Mississippi, as a host of a museum celebrating the Grammy music awards, a tip of the hat to the state's rich musical legacy....



Prophets of Rage hope to be 'soundtrack for the resistance'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:46:35 GMT2017-10-18T16:46:35Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to protest music, there's the subtle stuff and the really angry stuff. The all-star band Prophets of Rage takes the latter to a whole new grab-you-by-the-throat level....



Diana Ross to perform, be honored at American Music Awards

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:49:44 GMT2017-10-18T14:49:44Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Diana Ross will receive a lifetime achievement honor at next month's American Music Awards and will celebrate with a performance on the broadcast next month....