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  • Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — “Hamilton.” But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal…

  • Dan Auerbach fronts new band The Arcs for diverse sound

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Black Keys singer-guitarist-producer Dan Auerbach brought together studio musicians with diverse backgrounds in rock, soul, Latin and country for his new band, The Arcs. The result? “We are killing it all…

  • Major Lazer, The Weeknd have Spotify’s top summer songs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Spotify has named EDM act Major Lazer’s “Lean On” as the global song of the summer. The thumping, bass-heavy song featuring MØ and DJ Snake beat out Jamaican native OMI’s “Cheerleader”…

  • Chailly to step down early as Leipzig Gewandhaus conductor

    BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra says that Riccardo Chailly will step down next year as its chief conductor, four years before his contract was due to expire. The orchestra said Thursday that the Italian…

  • Skateboard artists run riot in nation’s capital

    WASHINGTON — No, you’re not imagining things. There are actually jazz musicians skateboarding at the Kennedy Center and film crews shooting skaters in your backyard swimming pool. Both efforts are coming to the surface this week in our nation’s…

  • Director defends Taylor Swift’s music video of whitewashing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The director of Taylor Swift’s new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa. Joseph Kahn said that the video for “Wildest Dreams”…

  • Rapper Kevin Gates accused of kicking woman during show

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Kevin Gates is facing a battery charge in Florida after authorities say he kicked a woman during a performance. Lakeland police on Tuesday filed the charge against Gates — whose…

  • Nicky Jam leads nominees for new Latin American Music Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Latin urban singer Nicky Jam leads the nominees for the first Latin American Music Awards with six nominations. The fan-voted awards show, to air Oct. 8 from Hollywood, California, on Telemundo…

  • Known for her duets, Ruby Amanfu steps into solo spotlight

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ruby Amanfu knows how to share the stage, but during a recent dinner party in Nashville, Tennessee, she was the star of the stage and the kitchen as she prepared a…

  • Romania names conductor Zubin Mehta to head music festival

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prominent conductor Zubin Mehta has been named as the new honorific chairman of the George Enescu International Music Festival. Mehta will take over the post in 2017 from Romanian-born musician Ioan…

  • Best of Frank Sinatra

    WTOP counts down the best Frank Sinatra movies and songs.

  • Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church receive ACM Honors

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Luke Bryan may have one of the most popular albums in the country, but Loretta Lynn made his day when she gave him a kiss. Bryan, Lynn, Eric Church…

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2015. There are 120 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri…

  • Biden to appear on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will be among Stephen Colbert’s inaugural guests on “The Late Show.” CBS announced Tuesday that Biden will join previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country…

  • 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 Aug 21, to Thursday, Aug. 27,…