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NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Nadine Sierra has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, dubbed the Heisman Trophy of opera. The 28-year-old Florida native is "an American singer at the threshold of a major international career," according to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. That's the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican fashion retailer says superstar singer Thalia (Tah-LEE'-ah) failed to promote her branded products while demanding diva-like perks including a $65,000 plane ride and a $10,000 stylist. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan by EDF Brands charges that Thalia...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One visit to the sprawling Minnesota recording complex that Prince called home may not be enough. Paisley Park, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, opened as a museum in October, just six months after the "Purple Rain" megastar died there of a painkiller...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One visit to the sprawling Minnesota recording complex that Prince called home may not be enough. Paisley Park, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, opened as a museum in October, just six months after the "Purple Rain" megastar died there of a painkiller...
Angaleena Presley, "Wrangled" (Mining Light/Thirty Tigers) Angaleena Presley has earned her place in the resistance to the formulaic vibe that rules Nashville these days. On her new album, "Wrangled," she cements it with muscular fury. Presley established her credentials with "...
Ron Sexsmith, "The Last Rider" (Compass Records) Ron Sexsmith maintains his melodic consistency on "The Last Rider," 15 pop songs absorbed by the threat of loneliness and ways to avoid it. The Canadian recorded his 13th solo album with his touring band, adding to its ease and...
John Mayer, "The Search for Everything" (Columbia) Earth's reigning guitar god, John Mayer, is out with his seventh studio album, "The Search for Everything." It reveals a calmer artist taking a measured approach to accessible funk-laced songs. This is a confident album that...
Brad Paisley, "Love and War" (Arista Nashville) When you can namecheck the UFC and Zebco fishing reels in the lead track to your 11th studio album, "Love And War," you are probably Grammy Award-winning country music machine Brad Paisley and you can do no wrong. Paisley is the...
Before his death, Prince abused opioid pain pills, suffered withdrawal symptoms and received at least one opioid prescription under his bodyguard's name, according to search warrants and affidavits unsealed Monday. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an...