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January 24, 2018 - 4:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mark E. Smith, lead singer and driving force of British post-punk band The Fall, died Wednesday. He was 60. The Fall manager and Smith's partner Pam Vander — also known as Pam Van Damned — said Smith died at his home. The cause of death wasn't immediately available. The band had...
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Singer Elton John performs before announcing final world tour at Gotham Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 24, 2018 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a "way to go out with a bang." "I've had a good run, I think you'd admit that," John said Wednesday, adding that he wanted to "leave people...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, Elton John arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Elton John announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 that his upcoming tour will be his last. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 24, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a "way to go out with a bang." "I've had a good run, I think you'd admit that," John said Wednesday, adding that he wanted to "leave people...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, Elton John arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Elton John announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 that his upcoming tour will be his last. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. The 70-year-old singer, pianist and composer said Wednesday he wanted to spend time with his family. His children will be 10 and 8 years old when he...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Roger Daltrey of The Who performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, that Daltrey and the Boston Pops will open the season June 15 with a performance of The Who’s iconic rock opera “Tommy.” It will be Daltrey’s first performance at the venue since 1970. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 24, 2018 - 11:05 am
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, the Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton and Andy Grammer are among the artists added to Tanglewood's Popular Artists series this summer. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that Daltrey and the Boston Pops will open...
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January 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Grammy, Emmy and Tony-award winning artist Cyndi Lauper has sold her Connecticut home of more three decades. The nearly 3,900-square-foot home in Stamford sold for a little more than $800,000, well below the $1.25 million asking price it was originally listed for in May. Real...
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January 24, 2018 - 10:29 am
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, the Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton and Andy Grammer are among the artists added to Tanglewood's Popular Artists series this summer. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that Daltrey and the Boston Pops will open...
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The Fit Radio application icon is displayed on an iPhone, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in New York. In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta, Sony Music Entertainment and more than a dozen other record companies say Fit Radio, a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts, illegally infringes on their copyrighted recordings "on a massive scale." A representative of the Atlanta firm said in a statement Tuesday that it looks forward to "being vindicated by the court system." (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
January 23, 2018 - 7:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the nation's largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars. In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta, Sony Music Entertainment and...
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FILE - In an April 29, 2006 file photo, Hugh Masekela performs during the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. A family statement issued on Twitter Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018, says South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela, 78, passed away in Johannesburg after a lengthy battle against prostate cancer. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
January 23, 2018 - 2:03 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78. Often called the "Father of South African jazz," Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said Tuesday was a "protracted...
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January 21, 2018 - 2:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Former Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died after a fall. He was 76. The Zombies, the group Rodford had played with since 1999, confirmed the death of the British musician on their Facebook page Saturday. Zombies co-founder Rod Argent says his cousin and longtime bandmate was a "...
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