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December 12, 2017 - 12:14 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Several people who live near the New Hampshire Motor Speedway have gone to court to block a proposed three-day country music festival planned for next year. The neighbors cite a 1989 agreement that prohibits the Loudon track from hosting concerts that aren't tied to racing...
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Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs at the 2017 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
December 11, 2017 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme has apologized for second time after a photographer said he kicked her camera while she photographed the band's concert. Homme says in a video posted to his band's Facebook page early Monday that he doesn't have any excuse or reason to...
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, file photo shows the Apple logo above a store location entrance in Dallas. Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
December 11, 2017 - 2:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. The companies didn't disclose the price of the acquisition announced Monday. Technology news site...
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December 11, 2017 - 5:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — In a story Dec. 9, The Associated Press reported, based on an article written in German, that U2 frontman Bono told Munich newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview he would be at least as angry as fans "should anything fishy have happened" in relation to his offshore investments...
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Ed Sheeran attends Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
December 09, 2017 - 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, easily the most cheered performer of the night, returned to the Jingle Ball stage to sing well-known hits for her feverish fans. Swift closed the nearly five-hour concert at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, strutting from left to right as she sang "Shake It Off...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox., Mass. Longtime Metropolitan Opera conductor Levine has denied allegations of sexual misconduct and says he wants to resume his work "with full concentration and inspiration." "As understandably troubling as the accusations noted in recent press accounts are, they are unfounded," Levine said in a statement issued Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to The New York Times . "As anyone who truly knows me will attest, I have not lived my life as an oppressor or an aggressor." The opera suspended Levine on Sunday after the Times published accounts from three of the accusers who say that Levine sexually abused them when they were teenagers. A fourth accuser later came forward. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
December 08, 2017 - 6:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors investigating alleged sexual abuse dating back to the 1980s against James Levine said Friday they won't pursue charges against the longtime Metropolitan Opera conductor, citing state law at the time, challenges in compiling evidence and other factors. A statement...
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December 08, 2017 - 6:27 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Medical investigators in southern Arizona have determined that a toxic combination of prescription drugs resulted in the death of rapper Lil Peep. The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner on Friday released details from a toxicology report. The budding star, whose real...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, Kevin Jonas, of the group The Jonas Brothers, attends the AOL NewFront 2015 in New York. Jonas turned up in the courtroom for a trial of three South American soccer officials, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to bolster testimony that one of the defendants had been bribed with tickets to a Paul McCartney concert in Argentina in 2010. Jonas didn’t have personal knowledge of the bribes but confirmed the ex-Beatle's concert had taken place as prosecutors said. The soccer officials have pleaded not guilty to bribery charges stemming from an investigation of FIFA, soccer’s governing body. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA corruption scandal took another odd twist Thursday with surprise testimony by pop star Kevin Jonas about attending a Paul McCartney show in Argentina. Prosecutors called the former member of the Jonas...
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Lilian Lissalde, a fan of Johnny Hallyday poses with a promotion poster of Halliday in Anglet, southwestern France, Wednesday, Dec.6, 2017. Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his high-energy concerts at the foot of the Paris landmark, died early Wednesday. He was 74. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 06, 2017 - 12:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — When French TV crews descended on a Los Angeles hospital in 2009, American reporters didn't get it. Johnny Hallyday was hospitalized. Who's he? Only a rock music idol and legend, a man France's president would eulogize Wednesday as "a French hero." Hallyday, known simply as Johnny,...
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FILE - In this 1970 file photo, musician Jimi Hendrix performs on the Isle of Wight in England. Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, that they will release Hendrix’s “Both Sides of the Sky” on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never been released. (AP Photo/File)
December 06, 2017 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year. Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix's "Both Sides of the Sky" on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never...
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