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  • Selena’s dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star’s death

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Twenty years after Selena’s murder, the Latin world will remember “The Queen of Tejano” with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. But her father has mixed feelings about the…

  • Music Review: Darius Rucker shines on 4th country album

    Darius Rucker, “Southern Style” (Capitol Nashville) Darius Rucker’s second career as a country singer shows no signs of slowing down on his new album, “Southern Style.” The lead singer of the rock band Hootie &…

  • Review: Ringo Starr’s latest recalls Fab times and vibes

    Ringo Starr, “Postcards from Paradise” (Universal Music Enterprises) “We were sleeping on the floor, eating bread and jam,” Ringo Starr sings, retelling the story of the early days of his band. Right. The band. Yeah,…

  • Ludacris, Chrissy Teigen to host 2015 Billboard Music Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May. Dick Clark Productions announced Monday that the rapper and model will host the show May 17 from the…

  • Def Leppard frontman on maintaining the stamina to play live

    NEW YORK (AP) — Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott understands that the working life of a rock band no longer comes with an expiration date. All that’s required is to make great music and stay…

  • Stevie Wonder surprises Minneapolis Baptist church

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Those attending New Salem Baptist Church in north Minneapolis were surprised by a famous visitor during Sunday’s service. There in the front pew was singer, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder who happened…

  • PlayStation gets Spotify, replacing Sony’s own music service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony’s own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. Spotify hits the…

  • Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards

    The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for “Shake It Off,” and even…

  • 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards

    The stars came out for the awards show Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles.

  • Rockville Rock: O.A.R. comes home for the arts

    WASHINGTON — Growing up in Rockville, Maryland, doesn’t guarantee a rock career any more than a Suitland childhood guarantees a career in men’s formal wear. But that doesn’t stop O.A.R. frontman Marc Roberge from cherishing…

  • ‘Spirit in the Sky’ singer injured in California crash

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit “Spirit in the Sky” was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist. Norman…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Arab leaders unveil joint force, vow strikes in Yemen will continue until rebels withdraw SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen…

  • Destiny’s Child reunites at Stellar Gospel Awards

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A reunited Destiny’s Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, including the night’s top honor. Beyoncé and Kelly…

  • 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…