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  • David Geffen donates $100 million to Lincoln Center

    NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts building — long known as Avery Fisher Hall — will…

  • Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. They join Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, comedian Kevin Hart, Common and…

  • Laura Benanti stars in ‘a love letter to New York City’

    NEW YORK (AP) — People recognize Laura Benanti on the street these days. They just don’t know why. “They’ll be like, ‘You’re the girl from the thing!’ And then I just go, ‘Yeah!'” the actress…

  • Man charged in deadly stabbing of Nicki Minaj crew member

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man already facing an attempted murder charge in the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj’s tour has been charged with murder. Homicide Capt. James Clark says 31-year-old Pierce Boykin…

  • Apollo Theater to honor Billie Holiday for 100th birthday

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday. The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia and died…

  • Officials: Grateful Dead fans can’t camp during concerts

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials in Chicago say Grateful Dead fans won’t be allowed to camp out during three 50th anniversary concerts over the summer. Fans had asked for overnight permits for parking lots around Soldier…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 2…

  • Carrie Underwood becomes a mom, gives birth to a boy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she’s showing him off in a photo. The multiplatinum country singer gave birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday, and…

  • Chrissie Hynde memoir coming in September

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissie Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that the Pretenders singer was working on an “an incredibly frank”…

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending March 2, 2015: Top Songs 1. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson 2. Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran 3. Sugar,Maroon 5 4. Love Me Like You…

  • Chilina Kennedy on finding the ‘joy’ of Carole King on B’way

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Broadway theatergoers got to see Chilina Kennedy, she was portraying Mary Magdalene. Now she’s returned to play someone much more contemporary — songwriter Carole King. Kennedy replaces Jessie…

  • Playboy Jazz Festival to pay tribute to Gerald Wilson

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Playboy Jazz Festival will pay tribute to one of Los Angeles’ own jazz greats, Gerald Wilson, with son Anthony Wilson leading his late father’s big band. Los Angeles Philharmonic presenter…

  • Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

    LONDON (AP) — Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led…

  • NYC’s last classical sheet music store to close

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a sad day for classical music lovers. New York City’s last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday. Frank Music Company says poor sales due to scores…

  • Wolf Trap announces summer lineup

    The Wolf Trap summer schedule is officially out, and some really big names are on the slate. We’ve compiled a list of highlights. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.