September 12, 2018 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds that fiction reading is down, poetry is up and adult Americans are renewing their interest in museums, arts festivals and the performing arts. On Wednesday, the National Endowment for the Arts published "U.S. Trends in Arts Attendance and Literary...
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July 29, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Music experts in Poland say jazz trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stanko has died at the age of 76. Tomasz Tluczkiewicz, deputy head of Poland's Jazz Association, said Stanko died early Sunday at a Warsaw hospital. Stanko was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. In...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, singer and actress Cher stops to talk to media as she leaves a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum in Provincetown, Mass. Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter have been announced as this year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors awards. The recipients will be honored in a special ceremony at Washington’s Kennedy Center on Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 25, 2018 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will be honored for lifetime achievements in the arts at this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The national arts center also announced Wednesday a special award for the genre-bending musical...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:26 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the festival for supporting "SLAV," a theatrical...
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David Shaw, lead man for The Revivalists, engages the crowd as he performs with the band at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 06, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aerosmith drew a huge crowd and smaller but still packed crowds boogied to Cage the Elephant, Delbert McClinton and Anita Baker and a rousing mix of other musical acts as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wound up its next-to-last day. Once a relatively small affair, the...
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A jazz funeral to honor Fats Domino makes its way through the crowd at Jazz Fest 2018 in New Orleans on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Brett Duke/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 10:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered Saturday for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, listening to an eclectic medley of music from big-name headliners like Rod Stewart to boot-stomping south Louisiana bands. It was also a day of remembrance for some...
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Sturgill Simpson, background left with guitar, performs with the 610 Stompers at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, April 27, 2018, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 49th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opened Friday — a sun-drenched affair where the joy was tempered only by news of the death of a New Orleans music idol. Charles Neville, a saxophone player since the 1950s and a stalwart for three decades with the Neville...
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April 24, 2018 - 9:04 am
MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. (AP) — A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's "Schoolhouse Rock" has died. His son, Chris, says 94-year-old Bob Dorough died of natural causes Monday at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. According to his biography, the jazz musician "set the multiplication...
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Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) reacts after being fouled as he shot a three-point basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 22, 2018 - 2:10 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ricky Rubio waited seven years for a night like this. Rubio, who never reached the playoffs in his first six seasons with Minnesota, had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years to help lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada.On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album "Damn." (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment for hip-hop and American music, according to two of the music jurors who picked the album "DAMN." as a finalist. "It's big for hip-hop. I think it's big for our country. It's big...
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