Music

May 07, 2020 - 9:48 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A second member of a left-wing popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died of a hunger strike in protest of the government’s crackdown on the band, the group said Thursday on its Twitter account. Grup Yorum said bass guitarist Ibrahim Gokcek, 41, died in a...
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In this Sunday, April 26, 2020, photo, Mandopop superstar Jay Chou talks about his latest Netflix show "J-Style Trip" and life with his children during an interview with The Associated Press in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
May 07, 2020 - 1:41 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Mandopop superstar Jay Chou is bringing a little magic into viewers’ lives with his Netflix show “J-Style Trip.” Part travelogue, part magic performance, the show has Chou diving into adventures around the world with his A-lister friends. “Magic is actually like music. It is a...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2004 file photo, the German band "Kraftwerk" perform in Berne, Switzerland, with Florian Schneider-Esleben at right. Florian Schneider-Esleben, a co-founder of German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, has died, record label Sony said Wednesday May 6, 2020. He was 73. (Juerg Mueller/Keystone via AP, File)
May 06, 2020 - 5:39 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Florian Schneider-Esleben, who helped pioneer electronic music as the co-founder of Kraftwerk and influenced genres ranging from disco to synth pop, has died at age 73. Citing fellow group founder Ralf Huetter, Sony announced that Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer,...
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This publicity image released by Capitol Records Nashville shows members of Hot Country Knights, from left, Lead guitarist Marty Ray (“Rayro”) Roburn, steel guitarist Barry Van Ricky, lead bass player Trevor Travis, band leader Douglas (“Doug”) Douglason, percussionist Monte Montgomery, and keytar/fiddle player Terotej (“Terry”) Dvoraczekynski. The band is fronted by Douglason, the onstage alter ego for real life country star Dierks Bentley. The Hot Country Knights have been a staple of Bentley’s touring show for years, but during a break in recording and touring, Bentley produced a full album of parody songs called “The K Is Silent.” (Jim Wright/Capitol Records Nashville via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 3:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With their acid-washed jeans and mullets, the Hot Country Knights aren’t just nostalgic for the ’90s era of country music. They are stuck in a bygone period. The band, which is fronted by Doug Douglason, the onstage alter ego for real life country star Dierks Bentley, brings...
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This image released by Netflix shows Amandla Stenberg, left, and Andre Holland in a scene from "The Eddy." The musical drama series is a collaboration between "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard. (Lou Faulon/Netflix via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 12:44 pm
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis wandered along the Seine and felt free. Louis Armstrong sought refuge from the Jim Crow American South at the Hôtel Alba Opéra. Dancer Josephine Baker wowed audiences at the Folies Bergère before joining the French Resistance during World War II...
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This combination photo shows Quincy Jones at the world premiere of "Black Godfather" in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019, left, and Michael Jackson at a press conference in London on March 5, 2009. On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, a California appeals court overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Jones $9.4 million from the Michael Jackson estate. A jury had granted Jones the sum for the use of Jackson hits he produced that appeared in the concert film “This Is It” and Cirque du Soleil shows. But California's 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that the jury misinterpreted a contract and took away some $6.9 million that jurors had said Jones was owed. (AP Photo)
May 05, 2020 - 7:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and fees from the Michael Jackson estate over the use of Jones-produced Jackson hits in the concert film “This Is It” and two Cirque du Soleil shows. The...
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This combination photo shows Quincy Jones at the world premiere of "Black Godfather" in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019, left, and Michael Jackson at a press conference in London on March 5, 2009. On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, a California appeals court overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Jones $9.4 million from the Michael Jackson estate. A jury had granted Jones the sum for the use of Jackson hits he produced that appeared in the concert film “This Is It” and Cirque du Soleil shows. But California's 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that the jury misinterpreted a contract and took away some $6.9 million that jurors had said Jones was owed. (AP Photo)
May 05, 2020 - 4:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and fees from the Michael Jackson estate over the use of Jones-produced Jackson hits in the concert film “This Is It” and two Cirque du Soleil shows. The...
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FILE - This Oct. 26, 1959 file photo shows American mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias arriving at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to attend a performance of Verdi's "Il Trovatore." Elias, who created roles in a pair of Samuel Barber world premieres and made her Broadway debut at age 81, died Sunday May 3, 2020. She was 90. (AP Photo/Ray Howard, File)
May 05, 2020 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rosalind Elias, an American mezzo-soprano who created roles in a pair of Samuel Barber world premieres and made her Broadway debut at 81, has died. She was 90. Elias had been slowed by congestive heart failure for the past six months, according to her manager, Robert Lombardo, but...
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This combination photo shows the cover of "The Nickel Boys," left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his work on Monday, May 4, 2020. (Doubleday, left, and Madeline Whitehead/Doubleday via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday. Three years ago, he won for his Civil War era novel “The...
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This combination photo of images released by Julien's Auctions shows a 1984 blue “cloud” guitar custom-made for Prince that he played in his prime period just after “Purple Rain.” The item is one of many up for auction by Julien’s Auctions taking place June 19 and 20 in Beverly Hills and online. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 9:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A guitar from Prince's prime and some legendary Beatles lyrics sketched out by Paul McCartney are among the items going up for auction at a major music artifacts sale. Julien's Auctions announced Monday that the auction taking place June 19 and 20 in Beverly Hills and online will...
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