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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)
February 17, 2018 - 12:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Gill defended the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year's Grammy Awards. Gill said it is "impossible" to not leave someone off the list in a given year. "I look at it kind of trying to see the whole field, you know. And I...
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February 17, 2018 - 2:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night. The Grammy-winning rapper was alone on an outdoor stage across from Staples Center for a 45-minute set packed with hits from his albums, collaborations and mixtapes...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:57 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American heavy metal band Metallica and Afghanistan's National Institute of Music have won the 2018 Polar Music Prizes, a Swedish award. It is the first time a heavy metal band gets an award given each year for significant achievements in music. The award panel said...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2014 file photo, Robert Plant performs on the Pyramid main stage at Glastonbury music festival, in England. Plant and his backing band, Sensational Space Shifters, made their way to Garland, N.C., after kicking off their U.S. tour in Raleigh on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. One top North Carolina eatery kitchen was closed but reassured Led Zeppelin’s famished frontman they were going to feed him. Before their arrival, the owners, James Beard Award-nominated chef Cheetie Kumar and her husband, Paul Siler, who also have a band together, were happy to show the group a whole lotta love.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 11:47 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Robert Plant was famished after kicking off his U.S. tour with the Sensational Space Shifters in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the kitchen was closed when the Led Zeppelin frontman took his backing band to Garland, a top eatery in town. The restaurant's owners showed them a...
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Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France perform in the pair skating short program team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 13, 2018 - 5:06 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic "The Sound of Silence" seemed like it would be a natural choice. The folk tune is light and airy and fits neatly within the confines of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014, file photo, Betty Buckley performs at "Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch" in New York. Buckley, the Tony Award-winning actress who belted out "Memories" in "Cats" on Broadway and starred in "Eight Is Enough" on TV, has been tapped to lead the national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley has been tapped to lead the national tour of the latest exuberant Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!" a gig she calls "such a gift." "I'm just so happy to take such a happy show all around America. It's like 'Make America Happy Again,'"...
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This photo provided by Alameda County, shows Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan presenting a Cliff Burton Day proclamation to Robert Souza, who led a petition drive that led to the board's declaration. Supervisors in Alameda County named Feb. 10 Cliff Burton Day, in honor of the late bassist of Metallica who was born in Castro Valley south of Oakland. Burton was 24 when he was killed in a bus accident in 1986. He would've turned 56 on Saturday. (Courtesy of Alameda County)
February 11, 2018 - 4:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A heavy metal hero is being celebrated in the San Francisco Bay Area community where he grew up. Supervisors in Alameda County named Feb. 10 Cliff Burton Day, in honor of the late bassist of Metallica who was born in Castro Valley south of Oakland. Burton was 24 when he was...
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February 11, 2018 - 12:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir about her life from her childhood in the South to how she became a late bloomer success in the music industry. Henry Holt and Company says Sunday that the untitled book is scheduled to hit shelves in 2020. Williams says...
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February 10, 2018 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The bass got an extra tasty role at the Metropolitan Opera. Instead of a prop, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo was served fresh pasta cooked by celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. Bastianich prepared the course on stage during a performance of Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love...
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February 10, 2018 - 3:07 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Javier Reyes, a singer of ballads lionizing drug gang bosses, was shot dead in the Mexican capital, authorities and local media reported. Mexico City prosecutors said in a statement that the 33-year-old man was found with multiple bullet wounds in an SUV on Friday in the southern...
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