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Passion Pit, "Kindred" (Columbia) America's reigning synthpop king, Passion Pit, is out with a third studio album, "Kindred," a passable offering of tidy little electro ditties. For their heartfelt lyrics, Passion Pit (aka Michael Angelakos and whoever is playing live with him...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical "James and the Giant Peach" have good news for their fans — and even better news. The good news is that they're releasing the cast album of the show with a powerhouse cast including Broadway stars...
NEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September with a lineup that includes Willie Nelson, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case...
MONTREAL (AP) — The world's largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the headliners. Andre Menard, artistic director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, on Tuesday announced...
NEW YORK (AP) — What if you produced a play about soccer players and managed to get Pele to be in it? Or convinced Ruth Bader Ginsburg to star in a show set in a courthouse? That's what the folks at "Living on Love" have pulled off with the madcap comedy about an opera singer,...
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. Rudd faces up to seven years in prison on the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown's lawyer has issued a statement clarifying remarks the singer made over the weekend about his daughter's condition. In the statement, Christopher Brown says 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found...
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to charges of threatening to kill, drugs possession.
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. Judges described Wolfe's work as a "powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century." The other finalists in the category...