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BOSTON (AP) — Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society. America's oldest continuously operating arts organization — which introduced the nation to composers like Chopin...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Barry Manilow is giving a piano to a New York school district and he's urging others to donate musical instruments for schoolchildren to play. Newsday reports ( http://nwsdy.li/1MY0mgl ) that the 71-year-old Manilow is donating a piano to the Uniondale...
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Police say Slipknot guitarist Mickael Thomson has been charged in Iowa after a fight with his brother earlier this month in which Thomson was stabbed. Clive Police Department Chief Michael Venema said Friday an investigation found both 41-year-old Thomson and...
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey will have the world premiere of a musical based on the 1998 movie "Ever After." Paper Mill Playhouse said Friday that performances of the new twist on the Cinderella story will begin May 21. It will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony...
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey will have the world premiere of a musical based on the 1998 movie "Ever After." Paper Mill Playhouse said Friday that performances of the new twist on the Cinderella story will begin May 21. It will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Snoop Dogg has cleaned up his image from gangster rapper to multi-format entertainer, but he's looking to the past in a new series he's developing for HBO. Snoop announced Friday — when he was giving the keynote address at South by Southwest — that he's...
A.J. Pero, the drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister, died Friday. He was 55. The band said Anthony Jude Pero died of an apparent heart attack while touring with Adrenaline Mob, a group with which he played in between engagements with Twisted Sister. Twisted Sister...
NEW YORK (AP) — Songwriter and keyboardist Michael Brown has died at his home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 65. Brown died of heart failure Thursday, according to Marge Finn, a family friend. Born Michael Lookofsky, Brown grew up in Brooklyn. A keyboardist and songwriter for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight is scheduled to be back in court Friday morning after a Los Angeles prosecutor asked a judge to set bail at $25 million in the former rap music mogul's murder case, alleging he has been shaking down rappers. The bail motion filed Thursday...