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  • Earl Sweatshirt returns with self-assessing new album

    WASHINGTON — Back in 2010, the Odd Future crew made waves with its offbeat humor and rhymes. Some critics likened them to a modern day Wu-Tang Clan: They didn’t care what people thought of them,…

  • Mystery of California hilltop piano solved

    CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of — mystery. Hikers venturing to Topanga Lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains found a…

  • Zayn Malik says he worries he’s let fans down by leaving 1D

    LONDON (AP) — Zayn Malik says he worries that he’s let One Direction fans down by leaving the world-conquering boy band, but couldn’t carry on in a role that made him unhappy. Malik quit the…

  • Billie Joe Armstrong musical comes to Atlantic Theater Co.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day front man and “American Idiot” co-creator Billie Joe Armstrong’s new musical, the final installment of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit trilogy and the world premiere of a David Yazbek musical will…

  • Comedy group accountant named employee of month stole $240K

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An accountant for a famous Princeton University musical-comedy group who was once named by Esquire magazine as an “employee of the month” has admitted embezzling $240,000. Thomas Muza of Hightstown pleaded…

  • Pentangle guitarist John Renbourn dies at 70

    LONDON (AP) — The masterful acoustic guitarist John Renbourn, a founding member of the Pentangle in the 1960s, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 70. His manager, Dave Smith, called Renbourn “a…

  • Review: Eubanks, Jordan display special chemistry on new CD

    Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan, “Duets” (Mack Avenue) Kevin Eubanks has gotten his jazz groove back since stepping down as “Tonight Show” band leader in 2010. On “Duets,” he teams with fellow guitar virtuoso Stanley…

  • Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

    The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication…

  • Denver, LA musicians find universal stories behind headlines

    DENVER (AP) — The trials of young people brought to the U.S. before they are old enough to know what it means to be illegal are the themes of an album being released Thursday featuring…

  • ‘American Idol’-like talent competition app launches

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being on “American Idol” or “The Voice” as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true. The talent competition…

  • Which way will One Direction go after Malik’s departure?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. Malik said Wednesday he is leaving the chart-topping British boy band “to be a…

  • The (former) Fab Five: A look at One Direction as they were

    Zayn Malik delivered a shocker to his fans when he announced he was quitting the chart-topping band One Direction. The British singer announced Wednesday he was quitting the band “to be a normal 22-year-old.” His…

  • Probation for man who crashed into Jennifer Lopez’s car

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who crashed into Jennifer Lopez’s Rolls Royce last year has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving. The Los Angeles County District…

  • Celine Dion returns to Caesars Palace stage in August

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion is returning to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting Aug. 27 after a year-long hiatus to care for her husband, allow her inflamed throat muscles…

  • New direction: 1D says Zayn Malik has left the group

    LONDON (AP) — And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction “to be a normal 22-year-old.” In an announcement that broke teenage hearts and sent social…