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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's former protege Sheila E. is coming to his hometown to play a benefit concert. Sheila E. will perform Oct. 23 at Orchestra Hall with her father, percussionist Pete Escovedo, and youth performers from Minnesota. The money will go to the Purple...
Usher, "Harder II Love" (RCA Records) If music stops panning out for him, Usher has bright prospects in fortune telling; by naming his eighth studio album "Hard II Love," he knew exactly what the future held. Or he recognized the slight masochism of a passion project that...
Rachael Yamagata, "Tightrope Walker" (Frankenfish/Thirty Tigers) When tightrope walker Philippe Petit was asked why he did what he did, he replied curtly: "Why — there is no why." Rachael Yamagata was floored by his answer, which led the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter to...
Placido Domingo, Andriana Chuchman, Arturo-Chacon Cruz, "Gianni Schicchi" (Sony Classical) Woody Allen brings his comedic touch and sense of movie history to Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" in this video recorded last fall during live performances by the Los Angeles Opera at Dorothy...
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge has scheduled a closed hearing next week to deal with a dispute between potential heirs and the trust company overseeing the estate of the late rock superstar Prince. The order from Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide says the trust...
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The founder and namesake of The J. Geils (gylz) Band is facing drunken driving charges in Massachusetts. Police say John Warren Geils Jr. was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop at a sign following a crash in Concord at...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer songwriter Jason Isbell won album of the year and song of the year at the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards show, extending his legacy as the star of Americana music. Since launching his solo career after years with the Drive-By Truckers, Isbell has...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell won album of the year and song of the year at the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards show, extending his legacy as the star of Americana music. Country singer Chris Stapleton won artist of the year during the awards show held...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez is lending his voice to support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and potentially drum up Latino voters. In a video released Wednesday and paid for by the Washington-based Latino Victory Project, the...