Music

July 07, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Charnin, who made his Broadway debut playing a Jet in the original "West Side Story" and went on to become a Broadway director and a lyricist who won a Tony Award for the score of the eternal hit "Annie," has died. He was 84. He died Saturday at a White Plains, New York,...
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Tens of thousands of choir singers gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Estonia marked the 150th anniversary of a tradition crucial to the national awakening movement and that inspired the defiant "Singing Revolution" in the late 1980s that helped the nation to break free from nearly fifty years of Soviet occupation. The four-day event held every five years unites the small Baltic nation of 1.3 million people in the celebration of their language and culture. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
July 07, 2019 - 3:03 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia has reveled in the 150th anniversary staging of a choral music festival that has been recognized by the U.N.'s cultural agency. The four-day Estonian Song and Dance Celebration attracted 35,000 singers, more than 1,000 choirs and 700 dance groups. The event is held...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, LL Cool J, second from front left, and Ice Cube watch the action as The Power plays the Ghost Ballers during the first half of a BIG3 basketball game in Philadelphia, Pa. Whether sitting courtside in Philly or filming in Hollywood, Ice Cube remains the famous face of his 3-on-3 halfcourt Big3 basketball league. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
July 05, 2019 - 11:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ice Cube and Dakota Johnson were snapped this week in Los Angeles rehearsing for a new movie. Johnson was dressed in a white top, black leather jacket and distressed jeans. Cube? He kept it sports chic: a Raiders hat, dark shades and a Killer 3s T-shirt straight out of the Big3...
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In this Wednesday, July 3, 2019 photo, Iranian musicians play while performing 19th century Russian composers in Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Unity Hall, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
July 05, 2019 - 5:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. And perhaps surprisingly, musicians in their 20s and 30s perform for...
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Fireworks seen from the Lincoln Memorial explode over the Potomac River for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 04, 2019 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The national holiday to mark America's birth as a country has been filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and, of course, fireworks. Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, New York and other places around the country are holding massive celebrations with big name artists like...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, Musician R. Kelly departs from the Leighton Criminal Court building after a status hearing in his criminal sexual abuse trial in Chicago. Lawyers for Kelly are asking a judge in Chicago to fine and jail his ex-wife for breaking a confidentiality clause in their divorce agreement. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg said in a Tuesday, July 2, 2019, filing that Andrea Kelly appeared "on countless media outlets disparaging Robert Kelly and making accusations and charges." (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
July 03, 2019 - 9:19 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for R&B singer R. Kelly are asking a judge in Chicago to fine and jail his ex-wife for breaking a confidentiality clause in their divorce agreement. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg said in a Tuesday filing that Andrea Kelly appeared "on...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2015 file photo, singer Patti LaBelle poses in the press room at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. LaBelle is being honored in her hometown of Philadelphia with her very own street. A stretch of Broad Street will be renamed for the legendary soul singer during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The thoroughfare between Locust and Spruce Streets will be called “Patti LaBelle Way.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 6:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patti LaBelle is being honored in her hometown of Philadelphia with her very own street. A stretch of Broad Street will be renamed for the legendary soul singer during a ceremony Tuesday. The thoroughfare between Locust and Spruce Streets will be called "Patti LaBelle Way."...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, pose for a photo during a visit to the tea house on the grounds of the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Trump is making a quick trip to Seoul after attending the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 29, 2019 - 11:52 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to stage an historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone that separates the North and South, insisting that much...
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President Donald Trump, left, stands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, as they prepare to pose for a photo during a visit to the tea house on the grounds of the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Trump is making a quick trip to Seoul after attending the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 29, 2019 - 6:51 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia. (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is being welcomed to South Korea by its president — and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands. Trump's met with President Moon Jae-in (jah-YIHN') at the Blue House, where the...
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This combination photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, on June 20, 2019, left, and singer Elton John at a ceremony presenting him with the Legion of Honor at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris. John is calling out Putin for saying that liberalism is "obsolete" and conflicts with the "overwhelming majority" in many countries. Putin made the comments in a story published by the Financial Times newspaper. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, left, Lewis Joly, Pool)
June 28, 2019 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John on Friday called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for saying that liberalism is "obsolete" and conflicts with the "overwhelming majority" in many countries. In a story published by the Financial Times newspaper , Putin said "the liberal idea has become obsolete. It...
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