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  • Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says “my friends died…

  • Rihanna hits the runway _ this time, as designer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines. But at New York Fashion Week on Friday,…

  • NY Fashion Week: Rihanna does Puma, Wu on fast fashion

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights: __ SPORTY STREETWEAR BY RIHANNA FOR PUMA…

  • Alabama Shakes ready to rock at Grammy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013. “It was all (like), ‘Well, what’s going to happen. What? Ahhh, it was…

  • Jidenna talks snagging a Grammy nod and finishing his album

    NEW YORK (AP) — If ever you’ve laid eyes on Jidenna — the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem “Classic Man” — then certainly you remember him: He’s straight out of a…

  • Concert postponements for Barry Manilow after surgery

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Manilow has been forced to postpone two concerts following a rough week of oral surgery. Manilow had surgery twice earlier this week, and still managed to make a concert in…

  • O’Farrill’s Grammy-nominated CD expands US-Cuba dialogue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Arturo O’Farrill’s Grammy-nominated “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” just happened to be made in Havana by American and Cuban musicians at a dramatic turning point in relations between the two countries. The…

  • The volume cranked, Kanye West drops album, Yeezy collection

    NEW YORK (AP) — The volume high and anticipation higher, Kanye West spent more than an hour Thursday at Madison Square Garden blasting his new album to a cheering crowd of about 20,000 as models…

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Feb. 11, 2016: Top Songs 1. My House, Flo Rida 2. Work (feat. Drake), Rihanna 3. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber 4. Stressed Out, twenty one pilots 5.…

  • Carnegie Hall brings more than musical harmony to SC prison

    BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina’s most dangerous prisons is also home to beautiful music, occasions when gate alarms and tower sirens are replaced by guitar riffs, beat box rhythms and the strains…

  • Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum becomes dad to baby boy

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Charles Kelley of the country group Lady Antebellum and his wife, Cassie, announced the birth of their first child, Ward Charles Kelley. The birth announcement was posted Thursday on Womanista.com,…

  • Mick Jagger on Grammy nod for James Brown doc, Amy Winehouse

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Jagger is getting Grammy love this year, but it’s not for his music — it’s for his film producing. The icon is nominated for best music film for producing the…

  • Shkreli campaign for boss music collection rolls on

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli’s campaign to build up an impressive music portfolio rolls on. After spending $2 million for the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in…

  • Kanye’s lyrics about Taylor Swift ignite new controversy

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Kanye West’s new album, “The Life Of Pablo,” has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and pop superstar Taylor Swift. West debuted his album at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion…

  • Vince Gill detours from country on romantic new album

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Vince Gill is a standard bearer for traditional country music, thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge of the genre and his masterful guitar skills, but he only included one true country…