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  • Pulitzer-winning music a tribute to Pennsylvania coal miners

    Julia Wolfe descended hundreds of feet underground, into a dank, dark cavern with gleaming black walls: a Pennsylvania coal mine. “You can’t believe people spent all day there,” Wolfe recalled Tuesday. “It was spooky, a…

  • 10 originals to look for in Hollywood’s summer sequel season

    NEW YORK (AP) — The summer movie season isn’t just sequels and reboots. OK, well, it mostly is. But there are originals trying to squeak through, too. Here are 10 to look for this summer:…

  • Country awards help CBS dominate ratings

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift leading the way, country music helped CBS to a dominant week in the television ratings. The Academy of Country Music Awards was seen…

  • Singer Sledge remembered at funeral for talent, kindness

    BAKER, La. (AP) — Percy Sledge was remembered for phenomenal talent and extraordinary kindness during a Tuesday funeral service marked by warm reminiscences from fellow musicians, family members and friends he made during a five-decade…

  • 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 Monday April 13, to Sunday, April 12,…

  • 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 April 13 to Sunday, April 19…

  • Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from singer Chris Martin

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially uncoupling after the actress filed for divorce after more than 11 years of marriage. Paltrow cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup of her marriage…

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending April 20, 2015: Top Songs 1. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth), Wiz Khalifa 2. Shut Up and Dance, WALK THE MOON 3. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson 4.…

  • Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley, George Coleman receive jazz honor

    NEW YORK (AP) — The newly minted 2015 Jazz Masters — Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd — let their music do most of the talking as they accepted the nation’s highest jazz honor…

  • Shorter, Di Meola, Cullum to headline Montreal Jazz Festival

    MONTREAL (AP) — The world’s largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the headliners. Andre Menard, artistic director of the Festival…

  • Heather Headley to play the Witch in ‘Into the Woods’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley has been lured back onstage to play a vengeful witch in a fairy tale musical in St. Louis. Mike Isaacson, the artistic director and executive…

  • New music festival launched outside Nashville

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September with a…

  • Music Review: Passion Pit feeling the ‘Kindred’ spirit

    Passion Pit, “Kindred” (Columbia) America’s reigning synthpop king, Passion Pit, is out with a third studio album, “Kindred,” a passable offering of tidy little electro ditties. For their heartfelt lyrics, Passion Pit (aka Michael Angelakos…

  • ‘James and the Giant Peach’ album to be released for free

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical “James and the Giant Peach” have good news for their fans — and even better news. The good news is that they’re releasing…

  • New music festival launched outside Nashville

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September with a…