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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires. Isbell won artist, album and song of the year during the 13th annual awards show...
NEW YORK (AP) — Keisha St. John has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five decades. She was paid $50 a night when she sang in "Three Guys and a Doll" in 1958. Now, at age 75 and nearing retirement, she has no pension to fall back on...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either. The country singer included a song, "Portland, Maine," on his latest album, "Sundown Heaven Town," which came out Tuesday. It's a breakup song in which McGraw...
NEW YORK (AP) — Liza Minnelli is said to be resting comfortably in a California hospital after undergoing back surgery earlier this week and she's thanking fans for their well wishes. "I am overwhelmed with the amount of love and caring that has been sent my way from all over...
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females. "Everyone we asked was ... busy," Streisand said. The performer almost scored one major diva: Beyonce. "She had her people try to do a track of...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence, according to police. Authorities said in a statement that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera was detained early Wednesday at a...
alt-J, "This Is All Yours" (Atlantic) The new album from alt-J isn't supposed to exist. Nobody, we're told, wants to hear this kind of stuff anymore. The album — and especially this artsy kind of album — is dead. Yet here is "This Is All Yours": weird, complex, goofy, sublime,...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Police say in a statement that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera was arrested early Wednesday at a house in the northern coastal town of Vega Alta...
NEW YORK (AP) — Soft-spoken A.C. Newman doesn't seem like a braggart. Yet he feels so strongly that his rock band, the New Pornographers, has just made its best work that a simple good review won't do. "I haven't seen any negative reviews," Newman said. "But I find myself...