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HELSINKI (AP) — Einojuhani Rautavaara, arguably Finland's most famous classical composer since the era of Jean Sibelius, has died at the age of 87. Rautavaara produced eight symphonies, seven operas, 14 concertos and dozens of other orchestral and vocal compositions. He achieved...
HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish classical composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, widely considered a successor to Jean Sibelius, has died at the age of 87. Rautavaara, who reached international fame with his seventh symphony "Angel of Light" in 1994, died in hospital on Wednesday from post-...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Camden, one of the country's most impoverished cities, will get some time in the Democratic convention spotlight Thursday with some help from Lady Gaga. But while thousands of delegates have been invited across the Delaware River for an afternoon concert with...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Earls of Leicester are nominated for eight awards individually and as a group, including entertainers of the year, at this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards. The Grammy-winning musical group is the reigning entertainer of the year and leads...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The families of four members of Jenni Rivera's entourage who were killed along with the Mexican-American superstar in a 2012 plane crash are entitled to $70 million, a judge has ruled. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig entered a default judgment on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers have appealed a jury decision that cleared Led Zeppelin of accusations it lifted a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven." At attorney for the trust of the late Randy Wolfe filed a notice...
NEW YORK (AP) — The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical "School of Rock" got a surprise guest during rehearsal — Guns N' Roses star Slash. The guitarist made a surprise appearance Friday while the pre-teen band was practicing the Guns N' Roses song "Sweet Child O' Mine...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas haven't played together in five years, but they will be playing separate concerts in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. The Black Eyed Peas are listed as headliners for a Rock The Vote concert...
LONDON (AP) — British recording artist Michael Kiwanuka has connections in high places. At 24, without a hit record to his name, Kiwanuka was invited to tour with Adele. He also worked on music with Kanye West, and although the collaboration didn't see the light of day, Kiwanuka...