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ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd at Atlanta's Fox Theater was on its feet screaming. Prince had already taken an encore, but he'd only played for just over an hour and he hadn't even played "Purple Rain." This show could not be over. He walked back onstage toward his purple grand piano...
Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist. "Albums still...
Beyonce doesn't simply release albums anymore, she unleashes events. And so it was this weekend, amid deep mourning for a lost icon, music's queen dropped "Lemonade," an arresting display of what technically qualifies as videos and singles, but is better described as a work of...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is wrapping up. The high-profile performances Sunday include the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nick Jonas who will close their respective stages. The festival is seven days of rock, R&B, jazz,...
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Papa Wemba, known around the world as "the king of Congolese rumba," has died following a collapse on stage during a concert. He was 66. Congolese Culture Minister Baudouin Banza Mukalay confirmed the musician's death Sunday, calling it a "great loss for...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's opera house has apologized after a third show this week was canceled at short notice and warned the public to expect more turmoil as it is rocked by a bitter dispute. The National Opera of Bucharest expressed its regret Sunday that a ballet...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island artist who illustrated Prince every day for a year says the project will now serve as a tribute to the music icon. Rebekah Major told The Associated Press on Saturday she began "365 Days of Prince" in March of last year to improve as an...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the death of music superstar Prince (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A state senator in Minnesota is pushing to make the official state color purple in honor of music superstar Prince. Sen. Karin Housley tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that she...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Clapton is sharing his grief over Prince's death, calling him "a true genius." In a Facebook post Saturday, Clapton also tells how the artist inspired him to write the song "Holy Mother." Clapton recalled a period in the 1980s when he was on the road and...