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LONDON (AP) — Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history. Auctioneer Sotheby's is selling a lock of hair from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, resting in a gilt locket. Taking composers' hair as keepsakes was common in the 18th and 19th centuries. After Mozart...
NEW YORK (AP) — Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they're working on is very relevant to what's going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring. The city's flagship theater, Center Stage, debuted a musical about reggae...
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for "inciting debauchery." The clip, a low-budget production entitled "Hands Off," or "Sib Eddi" in Egyptian Arabic,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. He chats with Emmylou Harris as she picks at her grapefruit, revealing his easygoing nature and their comfort with each other. But more than having similar...
NEW YORK (AP) — Faith No More bassist Bill Gould likes to think of the band's new record as an aging actress. "Sure, her body's getting a little older, but she's not afraid to show it; she's still sexy," he said during a recent interview in New York City, where the band played...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the stalwart foursome rocked hit after hit from their 50-year catalog. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards...
DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure,...
DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, has died. He was 78. Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan Belgrave, said the musician...
BOSTON (AP) — Keith Lockhart was just 35 and a musical wunderkind when he took over as conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995. Now in his 20th season, Lockhart has raised his baton 1,700 times to lead the group nicknamed "America's Orchestra." Along the way, he's shared the stage...