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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In royal fashion, New Orleans' own Queen of Bounce brought out Houston's own Queen Bey at the Superdome. Big Freedia tells NOLA.com ' The Times-Picayune ( http://bit.ly/2d1jeSo ) that she was asked to go onstage shortly before the start of Saturday's night's...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82. Spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said in a news release that Shepard...
ATLANTA (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for rapper Shawty Lo who was killed in a fiery car crash on a freeway near southwest Atlanta. Lo's manager Johnnie Cabbell tells local news media that the rapper's funeral will be held Oct. 1 at Jackson Memorial Baptist...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82. Spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt says in a news release that Shepard had entered hospice care last week and died Sunday in Nashville. Shepard joined...
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. Metallica, Ellie Goulding, Usher and Yandel also...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted Fox told The Associated Press...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted Fox told The Associated Press that Dural died early Saturday morning. He had...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sting got to see his defunct Broadway musical "The Last Ship" set sail once more in Utah. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter popped up Thursday night at a Salt Lake City theater which began staging the show earlier this month. The Deseret News reports...
BOSTON (AP) — A classical music superstar from China is helping the Boston Symphony Orchestra kick off its new season this weekend. Piano virtuoso Lang Lang will perform Prokofiev's "Piano Concerto No. 3" as the orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons opens its 2016-17 run at...