Music

April 23, 2019 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations. Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Outside Lands Festival...
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April 23, 2019 - 9:14 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they will continue to play Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer. Wildwood has traditionally started each day by playing the song. Mayor Ernie Troiano says it's...
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FILE - This March 29, 2019 file photo shows Sheryl Crow attending the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Crow has released “Redemption Day,” a political and spiritual song about war featuring vocals from the late Johnny Cash that will be featured on what she says is her last album. The song is from her upcoming album for Valory Music Co., which will also include duets with Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks and Eagles members Don Henley and Joe Walsh among others. No release date for the album has been announced. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 23, 2019 - 7:27 am
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sheryl Crow has released a political and spiritual song about war featuring vocals from the late Johnny Cash that will be featured on what she says is her last album. Crow's "Redemption Day" was originally released on her Grammy-winning 1996 self-titled album and later...
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CORRECTS TO THE SECOND DAY OF THE NFL DRAFT, ON APRIL 26 - In this April 18, 2019, photo, country music star Tim McGraw, left, poses with Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel in Nashville, Tenn. After the second day of the of the NFL Draft in Nashville on Friday, April 26, McGraw will cap off the evening performing on the draft stage across the Cumberland River from Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 22, 2019 - 10:57 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better: Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch. "My first thought was, '...
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The covered Kate Smith statue sits outside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 19, 2019. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” from their library. They say several songs performed by Smith “contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization.” (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 21, 2019 - 7:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." "The NHL principle 'Hockey is for Everyone' is at the...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, a Los Angeles Police officer walks under a yellow tape by the Marathon Clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles. Authorities say a man arrested on a parole violation after being wounded at this location in the Los Angeles shooting that killed Nipsey Hussle has been released from jail. Kerry Lathan had been in custody since being shot March 31 along with the rapper. KABC-TV reports Lathan walked out of LA's Men's Central Jail on Saturday, April 20. Lathan's lawyer says, her client just happened to be in the area when Hussle was gunned down. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
April 21, 2019 - 1:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested on a parole violation after being wounded in the Los Angeles shooting that killed Nipsey Hussle has been released from jail. Kerry Lathan had been in custody since being shot March 31 along with the rapper. KABC-TV reports Lathan walked out of LA's...
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This combination photo shows, from left, rapper-comedian Lil Dicky, singers Justin Bieber, Ariana grande and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who participate on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song “Earth” on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a zebra. The video, featuring 32 artists, also stars Ed Sheeran (koala), Miley Cyrus (elephant), Shawn Mendes (rhino), Katy Perry (pony) and Kevin Hart dressed as Kanye West. (AP Photo)
April 19, 2019 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song "Earth" on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon...
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A partially covered statue of singer Kate Smith is seen near the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” from their library. They say several songs performed by Smith “contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization.” (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 19, 2019 - 12:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they...
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Choreographer Melanie Hamrick poses with dancers at the gala of Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition, on Thursday, April 18, after the U.S. premiere of her new ballet, “Porte Rouge” (Red Door), based on classic Rolling Stones tunes arranged by her partner, Mick Jagger. The Stones frontman, recovering from medical treatment, watched from backstage and addressed the audience briefly via microphone before the show. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)
April 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about your "Moves Like Jagger." The recovering rocker made a stealth appearance at the ballet, slipping backstage Thursday evening to support his partner, Melanie Hamrick, as she presented her new dance based on Rolling Stones songs. It was Hamrick's first work as choreographer...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, Madonna performs on stage during the Women's March rally in Washington. Madonna and Colombian singer Maluma will bring their new collaboration to life when they perform at next month’s Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced Friday, April 19, 2019 that the duo will sing “Medellin” at the May 1 event in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 19, 2019 - 8:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna and Colombian singer Maluma will bring their new collaboration to life when they perform at next month's Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced Friday the duo will sing "Medellin" at the May 1 event in Las Vegas. The song, released on Wednesday, is...
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