Music

2018 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row form left, Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, back row from left, the co-creators of "Hamilton," Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire pose for the group photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 02, 2018 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year's event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief. Sunday night's ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured...
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2018 Kennedy Center honoree Philip Glass attends the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
December 02, 2018 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors program (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Legendary composer Philip Glass received his Kennedy Center Honors tribute from a fellow Honors recipient: iconic singer/songwriter Paul Simon. "He can rightfully be described as one of our greatest...
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December 02, 2018 - 6:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bono will speak in Chicago about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting. He'll participate in a discussion with Ariel Investments President Mellody...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators said Thursday that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities. The Securities and Exchange...
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This Nov. 7, 2018, photo provided by the University of Michigan shows Professor Patricia Hall and graduate student Joshua Devries reviewing the music manuscript for "The Most Beautiful Time of Life" at the Duderstadt Center recording studio on campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Contemporary Directions Ensemble in October 2018 recorded the music, as it's translated from German to English. It will perform the piece Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, during a free on-campus concert. The music has not been heard since it was arranged and performed by prisoners in a World War II death camp. (Christopher Boyes/University of Michigan via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 2:10 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan plans to livestream the performance of a musical arrangement not heard in concert since prisoners performed it at Auschwitz during World War II. University officials said numerous livestream requests came from around the world after The Associated...
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November 29, 2018 - 9:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. The multi-talented entertainer announced his "The Man. The Music. The Show." tour on Thursday, which will feature Jackman singing songs from "The Greatest...
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A woman walks past a mural depicting reggae music icon Bob Marley painted on the rolling shutter of a Tobacconist shop in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 29, 2018 - 9:06 am
PARIS (AP) — Reggae music has been inscribed on the prized intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO, the U.N.'s cultural agency. UNESCO said Thursday the Jamaican music is unique because it represents "a vehicle of social commentary" and "continues to provide a voice for all" since it was first...
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November 28, 2018 - 9:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran are among the stars scheduled to perform at a South African concert on Sunday in honor of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be hosted in Johannesburg by South Africa's...
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The Kroell Family Singers, Gerlinde, left, Elisabeth, center, and Christiane, sing Christmas Carols during a celebration of the song "Silent Night," at Trinity Church, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in New York. "Silent Night," one of the most famous songs of the Christmas season, is being celebrated as it approaches its 200th anniversary. Written and sung in Austria in December 1818, the song was first performed in the U.S. in 1839 at the Hamilton Memorial on the church's grounds by an Austrian family of traveling singers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
November 27, 2018 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most famous songs of Christmas was celebrated Tuesday as it approaches its 200th anniversary, with a concert at the New York City church where "Silent Night" is believed to have been sung in the United States for the first time and where a priest was the first to publish...
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November 27, 2018 - 8:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through a benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires at the 22nd annual House Full of...
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