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Taylor Swift will release surprise album 'Folklore' Friday

NEW YORK (AP) - While in isolation, Taylor Swift has created a new album and is releasing it Friday. The pop star made the surprise announcement Thursday on Instagram. "Folklore," her eighth record, comes less than a year after she dropped "Lover." "...

 

Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. An MTV spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the show will take place Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New...

 

Oprah Winfrey to launch live virtual experience on wellness

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, who visited arenas earlier this year on a wellness tour, is bringing the idea to living rooms while people are homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic. The media mogul on Tuesday announced "Oprah's Your Life in...

 

Reflecting the times, acts pen songs about quarantine life

NEW YORK (AP) — With masks over their mouths and gloves on their hands, country superstar Luke Combs and his band went to a music studio — in separate rooms — and recorded a new song reflecting the mood of a world dramatically altered by the...

 

Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus. Gaga said on...

 

Waiting for tonight: J. Lo, Shakira discuss Super Bowl gig

MIAMI (AP) — Less than 24 hours before stage time, Jennifer Lopez was readying her big performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, summing it up with seven words: "Yeah, we're in the thick of it." "You know, everything happens when it's supposed...

 

Despite female push, Garth Brooks bests Underwood at CMAs

The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the...

 

The 'bizarre trip' that was almost Woodstock 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Shortly after Woodstock organizers announced the shambolic 50th anniversary concerts were off after months of setbacks and holdups, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang summed up the drama in six words: "It's been a really bizarre... Full story

 

Organizers finally cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won't take place next month. The three-day festival was originally scheduled for Au...

 
 By Mesfin Fekadu    Regional    June 6, 2019

Carrie Underwood wins at CMT Awards, Tanya Tucker performs

Carrie Underwood extended her run as the most decorated act in the history of the CMT Music Awards with her 20th win Wednesday night. Underwood won two prizes at the fan-voted show, including video of the year for "Cry Pretty" and female video of...

 

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and...

 

Grammys defends itself about women representation

NEW YORK (AP) — After a few missteps, The Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to female representation. In a letter sent to voting and non-voting members Thursday, which was...

 

Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a "way to go out with a bang." "I've had a good run, I think you'd admit that," John sai...

 

Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody...

 

CMA Awards highlighted by political, emotional moments

The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments focused on unifying as a country during a year dominated by gun violence, divisive politics and natural...

 

Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora. The pop star's representative confirmed her full catalog will return to all streaming platforms Friday. Her official Instagram fan...

 
 By MESFIN FEKADU    Local    August 7, 2016

Hit maker Timbaland producing music for fitness brand Zumba

NEW YORK (AP) — Hit-making producer Timbaland is used to people dancing to his beats at nightclubs, and now fans will get a chance to move to music he specifically designed for working out through a new partnership with Zumba. The man behind hits...

 

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