Music

Janelle Monae, right, presents a trophy to inductee Janet Jackson at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
March 29, 2019 - 11:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Janet Jackson both accepted their honors on Friday by calling for other women to join them. "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Jackson said. "In 2020, induct more women." They joined a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Jon Thor Birgisson, center, from the Icelandic rock group Sigur Ros, performs at the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City. Members of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion, three years after local authorities launched a probe into the avant-garde rock band’s finances. The indictment, issued by the District Prosecutor on Thursday, March 28, 2019 accuses the Nordic nation’s prominent musicians of submitting incorrect tax returns from 2011 to 2014, evading a total of 151 million Icelandic Krona ($1.2 million). (AP Photo/Christian Palma, file)
March 28, 2019 - 9:19 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group's finances. An indictment issued by the district prosecutor Thursday accused the prominent musicians of submitting...
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March 28, 2019 - 11:57 am
DETROIT (AP) — Clothing worn by singer Marvin Gaye will go on display at the Motown Museum in Detroit as part of the music label's 60th anniversary celebration. The museum said Thursday that the items include a knit cap and military-style jacket and pants. Pictures of them will be posted on...
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March 28, 2019 - 5:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — German hard rock group Rammstein is being criticized for a video promoting the release of its new single "Deutschland" that features band members dressed as concentration camp inmates standing on a gallows. Jewish groups and others called the video tasteless and unacceptable, while...
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March 27, 2019 - 10:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Musician "Ranking Roger" Charlery, singer with ska band The English Beat, has died at the age of 56. The band says Charlery died Tuesday "peacefully at his home surrounded by family." He suffered a stroke last year and had recently been diagnosed with two brain tumors and lung cancer...
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March 27, 2019 - 10:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The academy of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala, has agreed to start a conservatory for both girls and boys in Saudi Arabia. The decision Tuesday by the academy's board follows the opera house's refusal to accept 15 million euros ($16.8 billion) in funding from the...
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Colombian singers Shakira, right, and Carlos Vives, background, arrive at court in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Shakira and Vives have previously rejected allegations made by a Cuban-born singer and producer that they had plagiarized his work in their award-winning music hit "La Bicicleta". (AP Photo)
March 27, 2019 - 6:33 am
MADRID (AP) — Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives have appeared in a Madrid court to answer allegations by a Cuban-born singer and producer that they plagiarized his work in their award-winning hit "La Bicicleta". Shakira smiled as she entered the court in downtown Madrid on Wednesday. She...
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March 25, 2019 - 11:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday. The company said he died Friday afternoon in London...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois. Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
March 24, 2019 - 1:46 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement,...
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R. Kelly, right, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court for a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
March 22, 2019 - 1:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking...
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