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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set to feature about as wide a variety of music as one can compile - from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Volunteers are scrambling to save about 3,000 vinyl records that were soaked when a water pipe burst in the studios of a Portland community radio station. A half dozen volunteers sorted through records by Howlin' Wolf and other classic blues artists at...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A British invasion of sorts is headed to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. The Who, which is amid its 50th anniversary tour, on Saturday performs for the first time and...
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows World Wide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT...
HONOLULU (AP) — A pop star from the 1980s and '90s has been named president of an all-boys Catholic school in Honolulu. Glenn Medeiros will start his new job July 1, the St. Louis School board of trustees announced Wednesday. Medeiros' hit single, "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love...
NEW YORK (AP) — The soulful cries of Charles Lloyd's tenor saxophone filled the cavernous hall housing the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as he performed the North American premiere of his "Wild Man Dance Suite." Lloyd likened the vibe there...
NEW YORK (AP) — When the Metropolitan Opera closes out its HD broadcast season this Saturday, tenor Marcelo Alvarez will be doing double duty. In a relatively rare feat, he'll sing the leads in both halves of opera's favorite twin bill: Pietro Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana"...
MILAN (AP) — The general director of La Scala says he doesn't anticipate labor issues will interfere with the May 1 concert to mark the inauguration of the Expo 2015 world's fair. Some unions had announced they would recommend their workers skip the premiere of Puccini's "...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens and several stages has become San Francisco's hottest venue for classical music. SoundBox is the San Francisco Symphony's latest effort to attract a younger audience as it faces dwindling...