Music

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France perform in the pair skating short program team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 13, 2018 - 10:58 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic "The Sound of Silence" seemed like it would be a natural choice. The folk tune is light and airy and fits neatly within the confines of...
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This undated image taken from video and provided by Brand USA is from the new IMAX movie called "America's Musical Journey" and shows musician Aloe Blacc in New Orleans looking at a statue of the late Louis Armstrong. The movie premieres Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, and was produced by Brand USA, the agency that markets the U.S. to the rest of the world, along with MacGillivray Freeman Films. The movie follows Blacc as he travels around the U.S., learning about the musical heritage and genres of music associated with various cities. (Brand USA via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Can the appeal of America's music help reverse the downturn in international visitors coming to the U.S.? Brand USA, which markets U.S. tourism around the world, hopes so. The agency is behind a new IMAX movie called "America's Musical Journey" that premieres this week. The 40-...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 26, 2017 file photo, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins performs at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. A Smashing Pumpkins representative said Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, that the band has tried to include ex-bassist D'arcy Wretzky in its upcoming reunion, although she says frontman Corgan invited her to re-join the group but then rescinded the offer. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A spokesperson for The Smashing Pumpkins said the band has tried to include ex-bassist D'arcy Wretzky in its upcoming reunion though she claims she has been excluded. The representative said Monday that band members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin haven't played a show...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2015 file photo, Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest performs at the 2015 Knotfest USA in San Bernardino, Calif. Tipton is stepping down from touring due to Parkinson’s disease, a condition that began to afflict him a decade ago. He will be replaced on the band’s “Firepower” tour by Andy Sneap, a veteran heavy metal producer, and the guitarist for the British band Hell. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 2:59 pm
Parkinson's disease has forced legendary guitarist Glenn Tipton to drop out of the upcoming Judas Priest tour. The British rockers say Tipton is stepping down from touring due to the ailment, which began to afflict him a decade ago. In a statement issued Monday, the band said Tipton can still play...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 1997 file photo, singer Vic Damone poses after becoming a member of Lafayette High School's midyear graduating class, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Damone died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at a Miami Beach hospital from complications of a respiratory illness. He was 89. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)
February 12, 2018 - 12:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Vic Damone, whose mellow baritone once earned praise from Frank Sinatra as "the best pipes in the business," has died in Florida at the age of 89, his daughter said. Victoria Damone told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday that her father died Sunday at a Miami Beach...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2013 file photo, Daryle Singletary performs at a tribute to George Jones in Nashville, Tenn. Singletary, who sang songs like "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun," died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at his home in Lebanon, Tenn. He was 46. The cause of death is pending. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 11:55 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Daryle Singletary, who sang songs like "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun," has died. A publicist says Singletary died at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee on Monday at 46. The cause of death is pending. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Some of his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014, file photo, Betty Buckley performs at "Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch" in New York. Buckley, the Tony Award-winning actress who belted out "Memories" in "Cats" on Broadway and starred in "Eight Is Enough" on TV, has been tapped to lead the national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley has been tapped to lead the national tour of the latest exuberant Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!" a gig she calls "such a gift." "I'm just so happy to take such a happy show all around America. It's like 'Make America Happy Again,'"...
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This photo provided by Alameda County, shows Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan presenting a Cliff Burton Day proclamation to Robert Souza, who led a petition drive that led to the board's declaration. Supervisors in Alameda County named Feb. 10 Cliff Burton Day, in honor of the late bassist of Metallica who was born in Castro Valley south of Oakland. Burton was 24 when he was killed in a bus accident in 1986. He would've turned 56 on Saturday. (Courtesy of Alameda County)
February 11, 2018 - 5:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A heavy metal hero is being celebrated in the San Francisco Bay Area community where he grew up. Supervisors in Alameda County named Feb. 10 Cliff Burton Day, in honor of the late bassist of Metallica who was born in Castro Valley south of Oakland. Burton was 24 when he was...
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February 11, 2018 - 1:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir about her life from her childhood in the South to how she became a late bloomer success in the music industry. Henry Holt and Company says Sunday that the untitled book is scheduled to hit shelves in 2020. Williams says...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2009 file photo, members of the Yale University Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest collegiate a-cappella singing group, perform at the First Congregational church in Old Lyme, Conn. Yale's world famous glee club, formed in 1909, is ending its more than century-old tradition of being a male-only a cappella group. The Whiffs, as they are known, and Yale's senior women's a cappella group, Whim 'n Rhythm, issued a joint announcement on Feb. 1, 2018, that auditions for both groups will be open to all rising seniors, including transgender students. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)
February 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of the Whiffenpoofs, Yale University's world-famous glee club, say their sound isn't changing, but they are ending their more than century-old tradition of being a male only a cappella ensemble. The Whiffs, as they are known, and Yale's senior women's a cappella group...
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