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NEW YORK (AP) — It seems like a contradiction in terms, but the SiriusXM satellite radio network is launching a talk channel devoted to music. Volume, a mix of talk shows, interviews and even a quiz show, will debut Oct. 17. Lady Gaga, Robert Plant, David Crosby and T.I. will be...
NEW YORK (AP) — With Woody Allen's "Crisis in Six Scenes," the screenwriter has let down his director — who coincidentally also falls short. And then there's the leading man, who phones in his performance. "Crisis" is right. It was a major coup when Amazon announced in January...
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN says that analyst Corey Lewandowski, the former Donald Trump campaign manager, is no longer being paid by the Trump campaign. The network made the announcement on Thursday, after the Trump campaign had earlier said Lewandowski was supposed to be paid...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige said she decided to sing Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" to Hillary Clinton during her recent interview because she was trying to get the Democratic presidential nominee to feel and understand the widening frustration among blacks in...
NEW YORK (AP) — A company that controls CBS and Viacom wants the two New York media companies to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways. National Amusements, which owns most of the voting shares of the two companies, sent a letter to CBS and Viacom...
Van Morrison, "Keep Me Singing" (Caroline Records) When Van Morrison's fiercest critic likes his work it's easy to tell. There's an audible murmur of approval, and it comes from the man himself. It's the sound Morrison makes when he's into the music. He does it a few bars into "...
Drive-By Truckers, "American Band" (Caroline Records) The Drive-By Truckers are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year in a grave mood. The cover art of an American flag at half-staff is a tip-off. The liberal-leaning Southern rockers who have long struggled to both...
John Prine, "For Better, or Worse" (Oh Boy) Listening to one of this era's greatest songwriters perform material written by others is like watching Peyton Manning in a TV commercial. It's not what he does best, but it's still entertaining. "For Better, or Worse" pairs John Prine...
Luke Winslow-King, "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always" (Bloodshot) Luke Winslow-King's electric guitar cries on the song "No More Crying Today," and that contradiction sums up the blues. Winslow-King has a firm grasp on the charms of the simple but complex genre, and explores...