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Sun, fun and Sting _ Jazz Fest opens in New OrleansSting is the opening day headliner for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
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FILE - In a May 4, 2008 file photo, Charles Neville arrives with The Neville Brothers on stage to perform during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack in New Orleans. New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville has died at age 79. A publicist for Aaron Neville’s management agency confirmed the death in an email.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville dead at 79New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who gained fame with the Grammy-winning Neville Brothers band, dies at age 79
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A Pittsburgh Public work crew removes the Stephen Foster statue in Schenley Plaza on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The 118-year-old statue of the “Oh! Susanna” songwriter was removed after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted unanimously last October to relocate the statue. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticismA 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter has been removed from a Pittsburgh park after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a black man sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This cover image released by Appleseed Recordings shows "Voices," released by Tom Rush. (Appleseed Recordings via AP)
Review: Tom Rush writes his own songs on eloquent 'Voices'Music Review: Tom Rush favors his own songs over cover versions on 'Voices,' his simple but eloquent return to the recording studio after another long sojourn
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump is tweeting his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” in response to the tweets from West, who called the president “my brother.” West tweeted a number of times Wednesday expressing his admiration for Trump, saying they both share “dragon energy.” The rap star also posted a photo of himself wearing Trump’s campaign “Make America Great Again” hat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Trump says rapper Kanye West has 'good taste' for liking himPresident Donald Trump is praising Kanye West, saying the rapper has "good taste" because he supports Trump
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Queen Latifah to perform for first time at 2018 Essence FestPerformance by rapper-singer-actress Queen Latifah added to this year's Essence Festival scheduled July 5-8 in New Orleans
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Queen Latifah to perform for first time at 2018 Essence FestPerformance by rapper-singer-actress Queen Latifah added to this year's Essence Festival scheduled July 5-8 in New Orleans
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Swedish DJ, remixer and producer Avicii poses for a portrait in New York. Avicii’s family says the late performer “could not go on any longer” in a second statement released this week. The Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ, born Tim Bergling, was found dead on April 20, 2018, in Muscat, Oman. Details about his death were not revealed. His family says Thursday, April 26, that “our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.” (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
Avicii's family releases 2nd statement about late DJAvicii's family says the late performer "could not go on any longer" in a second statement released this week
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A member of Japanese pop group Tokio, Tatsuya Yamaguchi attends a press conference Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Tokyo.  Yamaguchi acknowledged Thursday that he is facing a criminal investigation related to an allegedly indecent act with a teenage girl. (Muneyuki Tomari/Kyodo News via AP )
Member of Japan pop group Tokio apologizes for kissing girlA member of the popular Japanese male pop group Tokio has apologized for forcibly kissing a teenage girl at his home
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FILE - In this July 16, 2016 file photo, Russell Simmons attends the 2016 Art For Life Benefit, presented by Russell Simmons' RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation in Water Mill, N.Y.  A lawsuit from Jennifer Jarosik alleging music mogul Russell Simmons raped her is being dropped. A federal court filing Wednesday, April 25, 2018, says the two sides have agreed that the suit, filed in January, should be dismissed. Jarosik alleged Simmons tried to have sex with her at his Los Angeles home in 2016 then raped her when she refused. Simmons called the allegation “absolutely untrue,” (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell SimmonsA lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her is being dropped
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James Shaw Jr., waves to the crowd and legislators inside the Tennessee House chambers as he is honored for disarming a shooter inside a Nashville-area Waffle House at the Tennessee State House Tuesday April 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP)
Musicians to raise funds for Waffle House shooting victimsBrantley Gilbert and Dashboard Confessional are teaming up to raise money for victims of a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House
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Jazz Museum director says she will step down by mid-MayThe director of a financially troubled jazz museum in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine district says she's stepping down
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This cover image released by Spinnerette Records shows "Old Fashioned Gal" by Kat Edmonson. (Spinnerette Records via AP)
Review: Kat Edmonson truly sings like an 'Old Fashioned Gal'Music Review: Kat Edmonson's 'Old Fashioned Gal' sounds like an alternate soundtrack to an Audrey Hepburn film, 11 self-penned songs of gentle romance and vulnerability in a decades-old style sparkling with modern sensibilities
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FILE - In this Monday Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. A dramatic ball gown, or a classic, simple silhouette? Sleeves, or bare shoulders? With less than a month to go until she marries Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19, Meghan Markle most likely has already chosen her wedding dress - though what it looks like is expected to remain a top secret until the last minute. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
Royal wedding recording to be available on streaming sitesThe entire Royal Wedding will be available on streaming services hours after the event takes place next month
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FILE - In this May 2, 2015 aerial file photo, crowds are seen as Elton John performs at the Acura Stage, left, Ed Sheeran performs at the Gentilly Stage, right, and T.I. performs simultaneously at the Congo Square Stage, top center, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.  Music lovers are converging this week on the Crescent City for the festival, which takes place over two weekends starting on Friday, April 27, 2018, featuring out-of-town artists such as Rod Stewart and Sting, as well as performers from across New Orleans and Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Fats, food and fun: 1st weekend of Jazz Fest kicks offMusic lovers are converging this week on the Crescent City for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
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