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NEW YORK (AP) — It's only five letters — just her first name, unadorned. All in lowercase, with a period at the end. "Frozen" and Broadway star Idina Menzel has a new introspective album out this month after a tumultuous few years and its simple title — "idina." — is as stripped...
Bob Weir, "Blue Mountain" (Columbia/Legacy and ROAR) The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, showing more than a little touch of grey at age 68, delivers a heartfelt and earthy solo record with "Blue Mountain." It's Weir's first solo effort in a decade and the first of entirely original...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year next year days before the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Petty will receive the prestigious honor in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2017. Performers set to pay tribute to Petty...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio rapper who federal authorities say recorded sexually explicit footage of teen girls and edited the footage into music videos has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Eric Chavis pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to produce child pornography. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kashif Saleem, the singer, songwriter and producer who crafted dance-funk hits in the 1980s and also produced Whitney Houston's first big hit, died Sunday from undetermined causes in his California home, his representative said Tuesday. He was 59. No further...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of clips teasing Mary J. Blige's interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show "The 411" isn't winning over social media users. The teaser featuring the R&B singer crooning Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" before...
PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A second woman has died after a car drove into a crowd of dancers last month at a community concert in suburban Cleveland. Parma Heights police say 68-year-old Hinckley resident Nancy Gielas died Monday at a hospital. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh)...
NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Rattle thought back to his first staged performance of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" in Amsterdam in 2001. "I remember wanting to lie down on the rostrum and curl up in a fetal position and sob," he said. "While every bone of my body was asking me to do...
NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Rattle thought back to his first staged performance of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" in Amsterdam in 2001. "I remember wanting to lie down on the rostrum and curl up in a fetal position and sob," he said. "While every bone of my body was asking me to do...