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  • Smashing Pumpkins frontman brings awareness to vets

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Smashing Pumpkins takes the stage this summer, part of the band’s mission will be to raise awareness of the plight of U.S. military veterans. For its “The End Times” tour,…

  • Prince announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert Sunday in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Prince has announced plans to perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. A statement…

  • Aretha Franklin promises rockin’, sockin’ Strathmore

    WASHINGTON — Each time she comes to the nation’s capital, world leaders stop in her wake, bowing before her unrivaled talent and immeasurable influence. Over the years, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” has performed at the…

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1965, after a Rolling Stones concert in Clearwater, Florida, was…

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1965, after a Rolling Stones concert in Clearwater, Florida, was…

  • Prince announces special ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert in Baltimore

    WASHINGTON — Musical artist Prince has announced a “Rally 4 Peace” concert to be held this weekend in Baltimore. According to a Live Nation news release, the concert will be held at the Royal Farms…

  • Music Review: Mumford & Sons go digital; songs go thud

    Mumford & Sons, “Wilder Mind” (Glassnote) This is the sound of music pulled up by its roots. Faux folkies Mumford & Sons were amusing at first, a string band on steroids with sufficient pluck to…

  • Bono and U2 set as sole guests on Friday’s ‘Tonight Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers have been running into Bono and his band, U2, all over town the past few days. The group has been taping music and comedy bits to include in their…

  • Singer Chris Brown’s battery case in Las Vegas dropped

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are dropping the Las Vegas battery case against singer Chris Brown. Las Vegas police said Tuesday that the man who claimed the star had punched him during a weekend basketball…

  • Ellen Albertini Dow, ‘Wedding Singer’ rapper, dies at 101

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen Albertini Dow, a feisty character actress best known for her salty rendition of “Rapper’s Delight” in “The Wedding Singer,” has died. She was 101. Her agent, Juliet Green, confirmed to…

  • 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 27, to Sunday, May 3,…

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending May 4, 2015: Top Songs 1. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth), Wiz Khalifa 2. Shut Up and Dance, WALK THE MOON 3. Want to Want Me, Jason…

  • 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 28 to Sunday, May 3…

  • Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn’t able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The singer-songwriter said in a…

  • Black, Fallon take on Extreme’s 1991 ballad ‘More Than Words’

    WASHINGTON — This is more comedy than words can say. Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon, both music connoisseurs and musicians in their own right, took on  90’s prom staple, Extreme’s “More Than Words,” on Monday’s Tonight…