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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. A tribute fence will be installed at Prince's famed music studio and home in Minnesota as officials prepare for fans returning on the second anniversary of the rock star's death. A three-day celebration of the late musician also will be held next month, including a concert in Minneapolis. The tribute fence will be set up inside the grounds at Paisley Park, where Prince died from an accidental painkiller overdose on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Prince, who died April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy shows he had exceedingly high concentrations of fentanyl throughout his body when he died. Prince was 57 when he was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015 file photo, J Balvin, left, poses in the press room with the award for best urban song for "Ay Vamos" and Nicky Jam with the award for best urban performance at the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Jam and Balvin's latest hit together is "X." (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP, File)
March 26, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicky Jam says there's no need to record albums to make it in the music industry anymore, and with "X'' he proves the theory once more. The Latin Grammy winner's new single with Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin, released early this month, leads the Spotify and Apple Music lists...
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In this March 23, 2018 photo, Brian Firkus, better known as Trixie Mattel, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3,” poses for a portrait in New York to promote her self-released country albums, Two Birds," and "One Stone." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
March 26, 2018 - 12:56 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If you've only heard of Trixie Mattel as the blonde, bee-hive wearing winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3," then you've only scratched the surface of this comedian, television show host and musician. Mattel's look is something like an Andy Warhol version of Barbie with...
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This cover image released by Yep Roc Records shows "Edgeland," by Kim Richey. (Yep Roc Records via AP)
March 26, 2018 - 11:07 am
Kim Richey, "Edgeland" (Yep Roc Records) Kim Richey has been winning over critics for years, but music buyers have been slower to catch on. On her eighth album, "Edgeland," she once again demonstrates the range of her talent. From the delicious opening guitar lick on "The Red Line," a deceptively...
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot performs at El Korah Shrine during Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, Sunday, March 25, 2018. The show began on Saturday. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
March 25, 2018 - 6:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is not the most obvious place to attract members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot. But even in the Republican stronghold that strongly supports President Donald Trump, Pussy Riot members carved out time late Saturday to swing by the largest city in the state,...
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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, Travis Greene performs at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Greene took home artist of the year and three other trophies at the Stellar Awards. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
March 25, 2018 - 3:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — JJ Hairston was the top winner at the Stellar Awards with five, but Travis Greene took home artist of the year and three other trophies at the annual event honoring gospel music. The ceremony Saturday in Las Vegas included mainstream acts Snoop Dogg and Tori Kelly, as well as a...
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March 25, 2018 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of previously unseen photographs of The Beatles' first U.S. concerts have sold for 253,000 pounds ($358,000) at an auction in England. The photographer Mike Mitchell, who was 18 at the time, snapped the photos of the band's performances at the Washington Coliseum and the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela's network of youth orchestras known as 'El Sistema' or The System, attends an event at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas, Venezuela. Abreu died Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was 79. No cause has been given but the government economist turned musical educator had been known to be battling several illnesses ever since he retired from El Sistema a few years ago. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
March 24, 2018 - 7:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jose Antonio Abreu, the Venezuelan government economist turned musical educator who created a network of youth orchestras that has been replicated in dozens of countries around the world, died Saturday. He was 79. His death was announced by the newspaper El Universal,...
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FILE - This March 2, 2014, file photo shows Lorna Luft at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Singer Luft, the daughter of Judy Garland, collapsed backstage after a concert in London, Friday, March 9, 2018, and was rushed to the hospital, where she was undergoing tests, a representative said. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 22, 2018 - 11:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for Lorna Luft says the singer has had successful brain surgery after being diagnosed with a tumor. Victoria Varela told The Associated Press on Thursday that Luft had the surgery to remove the tumor on Tuesday at a hospital in Los Angeles and is expected to be...
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In this combination photo, Robin Thicke performs at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2015, left, and Pharrell Williams attends the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 21, 2016. A federal appeals court has ruled refused to overturn a copyright infringement verdict against Thicke and Williams over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines.” In a split decision from a three-judge panel, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a verdict awarding $5.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye, who said “Blurred Lines” illegally copied from the late soul singer’s “Got to Give it Up.” (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines," agreeing with lower courts that it illegally copied from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up." In a split decision from a...
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