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  • Adele holds tour warm-up in LA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adele is warming up for her upcoming concert tour with a special show for fans in Los Angeles on Friday. The singer announced Wednesday that she’ll give a concert at The…

  • Bartoli, Max Martin win Polar Music Prize

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Italian opera singer Cecilia Bartoli who brought back “long-lost music” to listeners and Swedish hit songwriter Max Martin have won the 2016 Polar Music Prize, the prize committee said Wednesday. They will…

  • Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year

    PARIS (AP) — The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year. The Bataclan…

  • Eagles band members to honor Glenn Frey at Grammys

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne will join members of the Eagles in a tribute to the band’s founding member Glenn Frey during Monday’s 58th annual Grammy Awards. Frey died Jan. 18…

  • Will Kendrick Lamar make history at the Grammys?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar has a chance to be the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.” He could also be…

  • Sarasota Opera caps unique Verdi project

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the curtain rises on Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Battaglia di Legnano” (“The Battle of Legnano”) in Sarasota, Florida., later this month, it will cap an achievement as historic in its way…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Jan. 29, to Thursday, Feb. 4,…

  • Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School…

  • Martin Shkreli sued by artist over Wu-Tang Clan album

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island artist sued ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli and others Tuesday over the use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album, saying he never expected portraits he posted on…

  • Stage version of ‘Frozen’ to be directed by Broadway veteran

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has tapped one of Broadway’s freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, “Frozen.” According to a Disney Theatrical Productions announcement Tuesday on Twitter, Alex Timbers will helm…

  • The Latest: Broncos fans stream out of downtown after parade

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory parade (all times local): 2 p.m. Tens of thousands of fans are streaming out of downtown Denver after a parade and rally celebrating…

  • LL Cool J learns family secret in ‘Finding Your Roots’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J’s childhood was scarred by his parents’ separation and violence, with his maternal grandparents stepping in to give him a loving home and appreciation of music. But the couple…

  • Kelly Clarkson has deal for picture book

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Clarkson has written a new song and a bedtime story for kids — her own included. Clarkson’s first picture book, “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby,” will be released in…

  • Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio Award nominations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by The Weeknd with seven. The nominations were announced Tuesday by iHeartMedia and Turner. The event will be televised…

  • Sam Hunt: Hard to wrap head around 2 Grammy nominations

    Singer Sam Hunt says he started in music as a hobby. “Then all of a sudden I was … playing shows and they got bigger and bigger.”