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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The new season of the Spoleto Festival USA resonates with the spirit of Charleston, which the festival has called home for four decades. The festival includes Spoleto's first production of the iconic opera "Porgy and Bess" set in Charleston as well as...
BOSTON (AP) — The custom-made guitar punk rocker Johnny Ramone traded to a friend more than three decades ago is back in the loving arms of his family. Boston-based RR Auction says the Hamer guitar used extensively for three years during live performances and designed for Ramone...
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — John Berry, a founding member of the Beastie Boys who left the group before it found major label success, has died. He was 52. Berry died Thursday morning at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts, following a long battle with frontotemporal dementia,...
PARIS (AP) — Two French music festivals have cancelled Eagles of Death Metal's concerts this summer in reaction to comments by the band's frontman over the Paris attacks. The Rock en Seine concert in Paris and the Cabaret Vert festival in northern France said in a statement...
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at the age of 52. His stepmother, Louise Berry, tells The Associated Press that Berry died Thursday morning at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts. She says Berry suffered from frontal lobe dementia and had...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Beyonce dropped a country tune inside her new visual album "Lemonade," it was the biggest crossover news in country music since Justin Timberlake brought down the house at the Country Music Association Awards last year alongside Chris Stapleton. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is walking into the BET Awards with nine nominations, nearly doubling Beyonce and Rihanna, who are up for five awards each. BET told The Associated Press on Thursday that Drake is nominated twice for video of the year with "Hotline Bling" and "Work" with...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's top tourism official pleaded not guilty Thursday to pressuring a production company into hiring union workers by withholding required city permits and approvals for a music festival. Kenneth Brissette, 52, director of the Office of Tourism, Sports, and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Luke and his record label say they are giving Kesha the OK to perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. In a statement to the Associated Press on Thursday, Kemosabe Records said it had reversed an earlier decision after Kesha reassured them she was not...