Music

December 07, 2017 - 12:19 pm
MILAN (AP) — To prepare for the gala season opener of La Scala Thursday, music director Riccardo Chailly said he had to start nearly from scratch with the orchestra to bring to the stage Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chernier." The season premiere, held each year on the Milan feast day St...
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FILe - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, John Mayer performs in concert during his "The Search for Everything Tour" in Philadelphia. Mayer has been hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. The Grammy-winning musician was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 5, according to a rep. The singer-guitarist was due to perform later that night at a concert with the Dead & Company, but that date has now been postponed. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
December 06, 2017 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rep for John Mayer says the musician is in "good spirits" after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist underwent surgery on Tuesday. A publicist for the 40-yeaar-old said in a statement Wednesday that Mayer is recovering and "is...
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This cover image released by Capitol Nashville shows "What Makes You Country," the latest release by Luke Bryan. (Capitol Nashville via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 4:01 pm
Luke Bryan, "What Makes You Country" (Capitol Records Nashville ) If Luke Bryan has faced criticism from some country purists that his anthems aren't true to the music form's roots, he's got an answer — a polite one, mind you — for them. The opening title song on his 15-track CD "What Makes You...
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In this Nov. 14, 2017 photo, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons poses for a portrait in New York to promote his book, "On Power." (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
December 06, 2017 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Simmons wants you to be rich and powerful, but it's not going to be easy. You're going to have to learn English, wake up early, turn off the TV and study. "I want to shake you up and tell, you a real harsh truth: The world doesn't need you," he says. "The only way you're going...
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This 2017 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera shows Nadine Sierra as Ilia in Mozart's "Idomeneo" in New York. She made history of sorts at age 20 by becoming the youngest singer ever to win the Metropolitan Opera's vocal competition. Now, at the ripe old age of 29, Sierra is on the brink of stardom. (Metropolitan Opera via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — She made history of sorts at age 20 by becoming the youngest singer ever to win the Metropolitan Opera's vocal competition. Now, at the age of 29, Nadine Sierra is on the brink of stardom. It's been a dizzying rise for the Florida-born soprano, who started voice lessons at age 6,...
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FILE - In this 1970 file photo, musician Jimi Hendrix performs on the Isle of Wight in England. Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, that they will release Hendrix’s “Both Sides of the Sky” on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never been released. (AP Photo/File)
December 06, 2017 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year. Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix's "Both Sides of the Sky" on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 file picture, French singer Johnny Hallyday gestures as he receives the best chanson album award during the 31st Victoires de la Musique, French music awards annual ceremony, in Paris, France. The French president's office says Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums for decades, has died at age 74. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
December 06, 2017 - 8:13 am
PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his high-energy concerts at the foot of the Paris landmark, died early Wednesday. He was 74. President Emmanuel Macron, who knew the...
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Johnny Hallyday's fan Yves Buisson shows his tattoos outside Hallyday's house in Marnes-la-Coquette, outside Paris, Wednesday, Dec.6, 2017. Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 06, 2017 - 6:50 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of rock icon Johnny Hallyday (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A senior European Union official has lauded Johnny Hallyday as a cultural bridge between European and American culture, and says the French rocker beguiled young and old alike. European Commission...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 file picture, French singer Johnny Hallyday gestures as he receives the best chanson album award during the 31st Victoires de la Musique, French music awards annual ceremony, in Paris, France. The French president's office says Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums for decades, has died at age 74. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:50 pm
PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74. President Emmanuel Macron announced his death in a statement early...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 05, 2017 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah...
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