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NEW YORK (AP) — More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey's says Ellington's suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. They're consigned by one of his...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The inaugural Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa, will be held in November. Essence President Michelle Ebanks says the dates are Nov. 8-13, which falls during South Africa's summer season. The new weeklong event will present international performers and...
NEW YORK (AP) — A preteen prodigy and a master celebrating his 75th birthday will be among the headliners at the world's largest jazz festival. Pianist Chick Corea will be marking his milestone birthday at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in a trio with bassist Christian...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Beach Boys will be the headliners for this year's Memorial Day concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Producers announced plans Wednesday for the concert, which honors America's service members and veterans. For the 11th consecutive year, actors Joe...
MIAMI (AP) — Whether scorned woman or confident seductress, Beyonce moved seamlessly between the two on the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami, offering no insight into the rumors of marital infidelity fueled by her latest album. Queen B came out swinging...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story April 25 about Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato canceling their shows in North Carolina in protest of the state's new law addressing LGBT rights, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mumford and Sons had also canceled their performance. The...
Graham Nash, "This Path Tonight" (Blue Castle Label/ADA) In the cover photo for "This Path Tonight," his first new solo album in 14 years, Graham Nash stands at the beginning of a wooded trail receding into the distance. It would have been more fitting if he had been further...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Music created by inmates at one of South Carolina's most dangerous prisons was making its way to the White House on Wednesday, thanks to a group of musicians affiliated with Carnegie Hall. Three musicians from Decoda, a nonprofit organization that promotes...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Toby Keith said it was always a thrill to perform with Merle Haggard, whether it was playing together for fun or helping Haggard finish one of his last shows before his death at age 79. The "Beer for My Horses" singer-songwriter will perform...