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Singer Fergie walks off the court following the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowbackFergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This Jan.10 2017 file photo shows French musician Didier Lockwood during a photocall prior to the 22nd Lumieres awards ceremony in Paris. Renowned French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, whose eclectic career spanned more than four decades with thousands of concerts in the most prestigious festivals and concert halls around the world, died Sunday Feb.18, 2018. He was 62. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood dies suddenly at 62French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, whose eclectic career spanned more than four decades and the world's most prestigious festivals and concert halls, has died
The Associated Press14 hours ago
7 women at Austin Opera come forward after director's firingSeven women at the Austin Opera have come forward to describe a culture of permissiveness that allowed the opera's artistic director and conductor to inappropriately touch women and make crass comments without consequence
The Associated Press1 day ago
A child holding Kosovo national flag is carried down the main pedestrian zone in Pristina, Kosovo on Saturday Feb. 17, 2018, on the 10th anniversary of the country's independence. Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two-day festivities around the country on Saturday. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Kosovo celebrates decade of independence, challenges aheadKosovo celebrates 10 years of independence from Serbia, acknowledges obstacles to acceptance
The Associated Press2 days ago
Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, tooDrake is challenging fans to do something nice for one another in a promotion connected to his new single, "God's Plan"
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Vince Gill performs during a memorial service for country music singer Troy Gentry at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.  Gill is defending the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year’s Grammy Awards. Gill says it’s impossible not to leave someone off the list each year and that some group always feels slighted.  The country music star made the comments earlier this week of Feb. 12, 2018,  before a benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame in New York where he shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, and Kesha. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Vince Gill defends Grammys on female representationVince Gill defends the Recording Academy on claims that women were underrepresented at this year's Grammys, says it's impossible not to leave someone off the list, and each year, a group feels slighted
The Associated Press2 days ago
Kendrick Lamar performs at L.A. LIVE's Microsoft Square during NBA All Star Weekend 2018 on Friday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star gameKendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing 45-minute set Friday night
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017 file photo, workers finalize details at a memorial in West Warwick, R.I., at the site of The Station nightclub fire that killed 100 and injured more than 200 people in 2003. A ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of a deadly nightclub fire that killed 100 people has been postponed due to an expected snowstorm. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation announced the postponement on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
Ceremony to mark deadly nightclub fire postponed due to snowCeremony to mark 15th anniversary of nightclub fire that killed 100 people postponed because expected snowstorm
The Associated Press3 days ago
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes StoreThis week's top selling songs and albums on Apple iTunes.
The Associated Press3 days ago
Man accused of falsely claiming to represent famous artistsFederal prosecutors in Atlanta say an Illinois man falsely claimed to be a booking agent for famous musicians and defrauded colleges, universities and others
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, Morris Robinson, who plays Porgy, and Talise Trevigne, who plays the role of Bess, rehearse "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. A restored edition of the pioneering, enduring American opera gets a test-drive Saturday, Feb. 17 in Michigan en route to a planned, official debut in 2020 by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Karoub)
Restored 'Porgy and Bess' gets key test on road to Met OperaA restored edition of an enduring American opera emerges at a time when its racial and social themes are as relevant as the era in which it premiered
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo,  Solange Knowles attends the Stuart Weitzman FW 2018 Cocktail Party at The Pool in New York.  Knowles is getting another honor, this one from the Harvard Foundation. The singer, songwriter and artist has been named as the foundation’s artist of the year, and is set to accept the accolade on March 3. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
Solange Knowles named Harvard Foundation artist of the yearThe Harvard Foundation has named Solange Knowles as its artist of the year
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Janelle Monae arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Annihilation" at the Regency Village Theatre.  Monae’s trailer for her new album and film will get a boost when it airs in theaters ahead of “Black Panther” on Friday, Feb. 16. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Janelle Monae's album trailer to air before 'Black Panther'Janelle Monae's trailer for her new album and film will get a boost when it airs in theaters ahead of 'Black Panther' on Friday
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the music director for The Philadelphia Orchestra, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Nezet-Seguin will become the Metropolitan Opera's music director next season, two years earlier than planned. His appointment was announced in June 2016, two months after Parkinson's disease caused the end of James Levine’s 40 year-run. The company announced Nezet-Seguin would start a five-year contract in 2020-21 after three seasons as music director designate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Nezet-Seguin becomes Met Opera's music director next seasonYannick Nezet-Seguin will become the Metropolitan Opera's music director next season, two years earlier than planned, providing a leader to an orchestra fighting drift and defections for more than a decade
The Associated Press4 days ago
This Dec. 10, 2014 image released by the San Diego Symphony shows conductor Rafael Payare in New York. The San Diego Symphony today announced that acclaimed conductor Rafael Payare will become their next music director. Payare will begin a four-year contract immediately, serving as music director designate for the first year, and begin the role of music director on July 1, 2019. (J Henry Fair/San Diego Symphony via AP)
Even in crisis, Venezuela a factory for classical maestrosEven in the throes of crisis, Venezuela keeps churning out one export prized the world over: classical music maestros
The Associated Press4 days ago
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