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  • 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…

  • ‘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…

  • 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…