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This cover image released by Elektra shows "Encore," a release by Anderson East. (Elektra via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Anderson East, "Encore" (Elektra) As a sign that Anderson East is an artist on the rise, he's been handed a tune for his new album by some pretty special songwriters — no less than two guys behind a little ditty called "Shape of You." "All on My Mind" was co-written by Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol's...
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January 11, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" has been sentenced to three years in prison for doing just that. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Michael Persaud, of Johnston, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Providence for trafficking heroin and fentanyl...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, photo, musician Stevie Wonder plays a so-called "smart" piano, an internet-connected device designed to teach people how to play, while piano teacher Gabie Perry stands next to him at The One Music Group’s CES booth in Las Vegas. Wonder spent about 15 minutes playing tunes as a crowd gathered at the booth. Wonder says he likes to visit the conference to see new things and meet people. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)
January 11, 2018 - 12:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit. Especially when your product is a "smart" piano designed to teach people how to play. Piano teacher Gabie Perry was...
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January 11, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A son of rocker John Mellencamp has been ordered to serve about six months of probation and perform 25 hours of community service after pleading guilty to public intoxication following his July arrest in Indiana. Police say 22-year-old Speck Mellencamp was arrested after he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Nelson has cancelled shows in Nevada and California after leaving a concert in San Diego after performing one song. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Nelson left his show at a San Diego casino on Saturday after the first song, “Whiskey River.” Fans told the newspaper that he was coughing and apparently having difficulty breathing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 10, 2018 - 12:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson has canceled shows in Nevada and California after leaving a concert in San Diego after performing one song. A publicist for Nelson says shows scheduled this week in Rohnert Park, California; Las Vegas; and Laughlin, Nevada, have been...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2016 file photo, Morgan Heritage singer, Roy Morgan performs at Reggae on the Rocks in Denver, Colo. The band's latest album, “Avrakedabra,” is nominated for a Grammy for best reggae album. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
January 10, 2018 - 11:23 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alongside Nashville's famous row of honky tonk bars and nightclubs, a new island-inspired sound is emerging in Music City thanks to a Grammy-winning ambassador for reggae music. Morgan Heritage started in the early '90s as a sibling band whose father is Jamaican reggae...
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January 10, 2018 - 10:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Charles Dutoit has stepped down early from his role as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic following allegations of sexual misconduct. The philharmonic said in a statement on Wednesday that the renowned conductor's planned departure, originally...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017 file photo, Cardi B performs at at Power 105.1's Powerhouse at Barclays Center in Brooklyn borough of New York. Cardi B and Bruno Mars, who recently collaborated on the upbeat song “Finesse,” will perform together at the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday, Jan. 10 2018, that “Despacito” hitmakers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, SZA and Kesha will also take the stage at the Jan. 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York.(Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
January 10, 2018 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars and Cardi B, who recently collaborated on the upbeat song "Finesse," will perform together at the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that "Despacito" hit makers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, SZA and Kesha will also take the stage at the Jan. 28 show...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. the artists are the leading nominees at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday, Jan. 10, that Fonsi and Yankee scored seven nominations each, including song of the year for the tune’s version with Justin Bieber. The fifth annual awards show will take place March 11 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 10, 2018 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Despacito" dominated 2017, but it's still bringing success to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee: The artists are the leading nominees at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Fonsi and Yankee scored seven nominations each, including song of the year for the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Taj Mahal performs "Hometown Blues" at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Tom Petty at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All-Stars are among the nominees for the Blues Music Awards on May 10, 2018, in Tennessee. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 10, 2018 - 7:13 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All-Stars are among the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards in Tennessee. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wee Willie Walker and Rick Estrin also are nominated for Blues Music Awards announced Monday. The Blues Foundation will...
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