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Sergio Mendes, "Magic" (Okeh) Sergio Mendes continues his mission of spreading the joy of Brazilian music to a global audience on new album "Magic." That mission began nearly 50 years ago when he helped merge bossa nova with jazz and enjoyed commercial success with Brasil '66's...
NEW YORK (AP) — A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance — and her last one in 2012 — will be released Nov. 11. "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" is the pop singer's first live album. Her mentor, Clive Davis, said the album will showcase her...
VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks. Bertrand de Billy says he refuses to work under opera director Dominique Meyer, mentioning "dishonesty" and "lack of loyalty." The French maestro was quoted in Tuesday's Kurier...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The music publishers for American rapper Eminem are suing New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial. Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated both claim the National Party breached copyright laws by using...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died. Lynn died at age 71 on Friday, Common said in an interview Monday in Los Angeles. He gave no further details. Lynn was a star high school basketball...
NEW YORK (AP) — New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced Monday that he will make a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the U.S. since 1976. His conversion to Islam...
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2's free album. The company issued a statement Monday from Senior Vice President Eddy Cue with the first usage numbers for the surprise "Songs of Freedom" release by the company. Apple gave the...
NEW YORK (AP) — New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced Monday that he will make a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the U.S. since 1976. His conversion to Islam...
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The band Kiss shed the makeup and pulled out acoustic guitars to raise money for the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum. The Oregonian reports ( http://bit.ly/1q7Ricb ) the $2,500-a-ticket gala Sunday night in Lake Oswego raised more than $1...