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  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn’t dream tennis

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova has played at the Australian Open for 12 years, but she apparently still has some trouble with a strong Aussie accent. After beating Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday to set…

  • The most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows

    The Super Bowl Halftime Show offers music’s biggest stage. Click through the gallery for a countdown of the Most Memorable Performances. The full chronological list appears below.

  • First Look: ‘Dope’ is fresh, funny and music-filled

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Punk rock, Bitcoin, ’90s hip-hop, BMX bikes, street thugs and Harvard come together in “Dope,” a wonderfully fresh, thoughtful and music-filled coming-of-age story. Writer-director Rick Famuyiwa (“The Wood”) introduces audiences…

  • Desert stars: Celebs converge on Phoenix for Super Bowl 49

    PHOENIX (AP) — The desert is great for stargazing, and that will certainly be the case as the Super Bowl takes over Phoenix and its suburbs. Comedians Joel McHale and Kevin Hart will crack jokes…

  • Bentley, DeGraw set to perform during pregame show

    Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The two acts will perform at the tailgate party and part of each…

  • Carnegie to hold 125th-anniversary concert in May 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will celebrate its 125th-anniversary with a gala concert on May 5, 2016, featuring Renee Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Lang Lang and Yo-Yo Ma. The program also will include Martina Arroyo,…

  • Back from Brazil, ex-music promoter faces $300M fraud case

    MIAMI (AP) — A former airline pilot who reached the heights of the music promotion business by producing shows for acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Santana to Coldplay sat shackled in a Florida…

  • Prosecutor: Gregg Allman filmmaker never given immunity

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors never promised immunity from criminal charges to a filmmaker indicted after a crew member was killed by a train while shooting a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman, the district…

  • Rolling Stone’s archive coming to Google Play for free

    NEW YORK (AP) — Selections of Rolling Stone magazine’s near 50-year archive will be available for free on Google Play. Rolling Stone made the announcement Wednesday. Articles from its archive will be available Friday for…

  • Music Review: Ne-Yo’s ‘Non-Fiction’ tells the same story

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ne-Yo, “Non-Fiction” (Motown) Ahh, Ne-Yo. So much talent — the voice, the songwriting. And yet, somehow, such a boring album. It’s a little crazy-making, truth be told. All the ingredients are…

  • Top 10 Ramones Songs

     A countdown of the best Ramones songs, as compiled by WTOP’s Neal Augenstein and Jason Fraley.

  • Drummer shares punk rock memories of The Ramones

      WASHINGTON — Rock bands don’t come any more influential than The Ramones, the edgy punk rockers from Queens, N.Y., who launched a blitzkrieg on the music industry from 1974 to 1996.  Now you can…

  • LA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties. A Los Angeles…

  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox will…

  • Domingo to sing in Woody Allen-directed opera in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Placido Domingo will take on his 146th role when he sings the title character of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” in a Woody Allen production on Sept. 12, the opening night of the…