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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, "Girl in a Country Song," and now they are targeting another overused effect in today's country music: electronic drum machines. "Fake drums," said Maddie Marlow,...
OULU, Finland (AP) — Who can play wildest on an instrument no one can see? A record 30 air guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a stage in northern Finland to answer just that question. The 20th Air Guitar World Championships kicked off Thursday with 30 "dark horses...
OULU, Finland (AP) — Who can play wildest on an instrument no one can see? A record 30 air guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a stage in northern Finland to answer just that question. The 20th Air Guitar World Championships kicked off Thursday with 30 "dark horses...
LONDON (AP) — A grand piano that featured on many of ABBA's biggest hits is going up for auction in London. Sotheby's is offering the instrument, owned by the Stockholm recording studio where the Swedish pop group often recorded. The auction house said Thursday the piano by...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy attorney says he'll try again to sell his 50,000-square-foot Connecticut mansion. The Hartford Courant reports ( http://cour.at/1hH14pW ) Pat Neligan spoke at a court hearing Wednesday. 50 Cent didn't attend. The rapper's...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy attorney says he'll try again to sell his 50,000-square-foot Connecticut mansion. The Hartford Courant reports ( http://cour.at/1hH14pW ) Pat Neligan spoke at a court hearing Wednesday. 50 Cent didn't attend. The rapper's...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A team of artists is working on a giant mural featuring a portrait of musician Bob Dylan on a building in downtown Minneapolis. On Wednesday, the artists began painting the 60-foot tall, 150-wide portrait of Dylan, who originally hailed from Duluth and once...
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — There really is a method to the madness that is the MTV Video Music Awards. "I like to say, 'Let's put the crazy in the room, and we throw the match in the middle of the audience and artists, and we see what happens," said Van Toffler, who has been...
NEW YORK (AP) — That familiar feeling of being hunted has returned for Alfie Boe: He's about to be Broadway's latest Jean Valjean. The English tenor takes over the part of Prisoner 24601 from Ramin Karimloo in "Les Miserables" on Tuesday, four years after Karimloo replaced him...