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Willie Nelson not deathly ill, publicist says
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:37:04 -0700
LOS ANGELES — Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe. A March 13 Radar Online report quoted an anonymous source saying Nelson was “deathly ill,” weak as a baby […]
Sitting in on rehearsals for More Music @ The Moore
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:47:57 -0700
The 14 participants, between the ages of 14 and 21, chosen for the annual More Music @ The Moore workshop in Seattle are spending a week in training and rehearsal with jazz star Robert Glasper. They’ll perform in concert March 24.
She’s 100! Britain marks singer Vera Lynn’s landmark day
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:21:06 -0700
LONDON (AP) — Britain has taken a nostalgic trip into the past to celebrate the 100th birthday of patriotic songstress Vera Lynn by projecting her image onto the white cliffs of Dover. The unusual tribute Monday is a reference to her World War II classic “(There’ll be Bluebirds Over) the White Cliffs of Dover.” Lynn […]
How the internet is saving culture, not killing it
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0700
In just about every cultural medium, digital technology is letting in new voices. And now the business side of culture is changing: People have started paying for online content.
15 Essential Chuck Berry Songs
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:11:52 -0700
In the decade from 1955 to 1965, Chuck Berry created a body of work filled with dozens of perfectly crafted masterpieces. Here are just some of them.
Rock ’n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:40:09 -0700
NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ”Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. Emergency responders summoned to Berry’s residence by his […]
Trump tweets dig at Snoop Dogg over mock shooting in video
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:16:09 -0700
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is firing back at Snoop Dogg days after the release of a music video in which the rapper points a toy gun at a clown dressed like Trump and pulls the trigger. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning: “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and […]
Composer Alan Menken on new film’s cuts, adds and intimidating Emma Watson
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:40:25 -0700
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Composer Alan Menken really wanted to include the song “If I Can’t Love Her” in the new live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The soaring ballad, sung by the Beast, was written for the Broadway musical as the closing number before intermission. “It’s a monumentally good song. But it is unique […]
Ed Sheeran to guest star on ‘Game of Thrones’
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:44:04 -0700
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ed Sheeran will guest star in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” The show’s producers made the announcement Sunday night during a panel discussion at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. Producer David Benioff told the audience that they’ve been trying to get the 26-year-old British singer a spot […]