Music

May 05, 2017 - 5:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton's Dollywood Foundation has given $10,000 each to nearly 900 families displaced by deadly wildfires in Tennessee last year. The singer said in a statement that the final distribution of checks was made this week to families in Sevier County to help them rebuild...
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FILE- IN this Nov. 4, 2016, file photo, Jay Z performs during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Austin City Limits organizers announced Thursday, May 4, 2017, that Jay Z will perform at the festival in October. Jay Z will also perform during his Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 04, 2017 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z is in a festival state of mind. Austin City Limits organizers announced Thursday that the rapper will perform at the festival in October. Jay Z will also perform during his Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend. The performances could mean the icon...
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May 04, 2017 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z is in a festival state of mind. Austin City Limits organizers announced Thursday that the rapper will perform at the festival in October. Jay Z will also perform during his Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend. The performances could mean the icon...
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A couple dances in shrimp boots as Yvette Landry performs at the Fais Do-Do stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 04, 2017 - 4:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The second weekend of the seven-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is kicking off with performances by Widespread Panic, Darius Rucker and Corinne Bailey Rae. Thursday is often less crowded than the weekends and is a popular day for New Orleans-area residents to attend...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2013 file photo, members of the Eagles, from left, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh of The Eagles pose with an autographed guitar after a news conference at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. The band sued the owners a Mexican hotel on May 1, 2017, claiming it’s capitalizing off the band’s hit, “Hotel California,” even though it has nothing to do with the song. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 04, 2017 - 3:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Eagles are suing the owners of a Mexican hotel named Hotel California, claiming it's capitalizing off the band's hit song of the same name. The band filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit Monday against the U.S.-based owners of Hotel California in Todos Santos, a town...
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May 04, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel is speaking out against the Venezuelan government he has long performed for over its bloody crackdown on protesters. Dudamel's statement follows the death of 17-year-old Armando Canizales during a demonstration Wednesday. Canizales was...
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A man walks past the former Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The glorious old opera house that takes up a full city block in Philadelphia will reopen as a live music venue. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that developer Eric Blumenfeld has entered an agreement with Live Nation to revive the Metropolitan Opera House for $45 million. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 04, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A glorious old opera house that takes up a full city block in Philadelphia will reopen as a live music venue. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/2pJFiHa ) that developer Eric Blumenfeld has entered an agreement with Live Nation to revive the Metropolitan Opera...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Miley Cyrus talks with students while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Cyrus told Billboard magazine for a story published online on May 3, 2017, that she’s “completely clean” after giving up marijuana. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
May 04, 2017 - 11:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus says she's "completely clean" after giving up marijuana. Cyrus told Billboard magazine in an April interview published online Wednesday that she hadn't smoked marijuana in three weeks. She says that's the longest she's ever gone without it. Cyrus also opened up about...
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This undated image released by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame shows the original logo, top, and the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine, part of an anniversary exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame via AP)
May 04, 2017 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after he launched an underground newspaper that changed music journalism and a great deal more, Jann S. Wenner finds Rolling Stone being showcased in a once-unthinkable forum: a museum. "At least it's a museum I own," Wenner said with a laugh during a recent telephone...
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Music composer Jeff Bass leaves a courtroom on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. Bass, who composed the opening guitar riff for Eminem's song "Lose Yourself," was testifying in a copyright case. Eminem's music publishers Eight Mile Style have sued the governing National Party over its use of a soundtrack during its 2014 election campaign. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
May 03, 2017 - 5:28 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The campaign manager for New Zealand's National Party said Wednesday she raised concerns during the 2014 election about using a song that sounded similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" but was told by industry experts it would be fine. Jo de Joux told the High Court in...
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