Neil Diamond performs during the 49th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
June 15, 2018 - 2:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond may have retired from touring due to Parkinson's disease, but the singer didn't let that stop him from giving a cheery and memorable performance at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. Diamond, who was officially inducted into the Hall in 1984, earned the Johnny...
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FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2004 file photo, longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana performs at the 50th anniversary celebration concert of Elvis Presley's first performance at the Louisiana Hayride in Sherveport, La. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday, June 14, 2018. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died Wednesday, June 13 in his sleep in Nashville. (Robert Ruiz/The Shreveport Times via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 7:06 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.J. Fontana, a rock 'n' roll pioneer who rose from strip joints in his native Shreveport, Louisiana, to the heights of musical history as Elvis Presley's first and longtime drummer, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, George Strait, left, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wave to the crowd in Rockport, Texas, during a visit with individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. Strait leads a new tourism campaign for Hurricane Harvey-damaged Rockport and Fulton nearly 10 months after the storm devastated the area he sometimes calls home. Officials with the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce say Strait, who's owned a house in the community for years, participated free of charge. Strait is part of the "Find Yourself in Rockport-Fulton" radio and TV campaign to encourage tourists to return to the area hard-hit when Harvey made landfall in August. (Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)
June 14, 2018 - 6:17 pm
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Country star George Strait is leading a new tourism campaign for a South Texas community that was hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey. Officials with the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce say Strait is participating free of charge. The singer has owned a house in the community for...
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Grammy Award-winning artist Jose Feliciano performs the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Smithsonian’ National Museum of American History in Washington, Thursday June 14, 2018. Feliciano also donated objects reflecting his international career to the museum. (AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo)
June 14, 2018 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was 50 years in the making. Jose Feliciano on Thursday donated to the National Museum of American History the same guitar on which he performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the 1968 World Series in Detroit. His Latin jazz-infused rendition, the first one personalized by a...
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This May 24, 2018 photo shows music maker Jermaine Dupri during an interview in New York. Dupri will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 14. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
June 14, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Jermaine Dupri gets inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he will be only the second hip-hop creator honored after Jay-Z. It's not something he takes lightly. "No matter what you want to say about my records that I created, no matter what you want to say about the artists...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Beach Boys musicians Mike Love, left, and Bruce Johnston, right, during an interview with Associated Press at Spiritland in London. The Beach Boys have a new CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that gives a classical twist to their sunny 1960s hits. Classics like ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ mix the band’s vocals with orchestral backing in an approach that’s worked earlier for tunes by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Aretha Franklin. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 14, 2018 - 8:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The raucous teenage classic has been reborn with a classical twist, one of 16 Beach Boys tunes given...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2011 file photo, Drake arrives on the red carpet at the 2011 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards in Toronto. The 31-year-old rapper on Friday, June 29, 2018, released “Scorpion.” In two songs on his fifth album, he addresses rumors that he fathered a son with a former French adult-film star. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 8:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake is having a Degrassi Community School reunion. The rapper played Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian teen drama, and a video released Wednesday night for his single "I'm Upset" features several of his "Degrassi: The Next Generation" cast mates. A party in the halls includes cameos...
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June 13, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — It seems the late King of Pop won't get a street named after him in Motown, at least not at this point. The Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday that a ceremony planned for Friday for Michael Jackson Avenue has been cancelled. The newspaper says Jackson's siblings originally were...
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Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama department react after performing "Seasons of Love" at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 12, 2018 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The drama students from Florida's Parkland school have made another surprise stage appearance in New York. This time it was at a fundraiser in Central Park for The Public Theater. The benefit Monday night included a production of the 1978 Tony-nominated show, "Runaways" by the late...
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