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FILE - In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Jay-Z and Beyonce watch Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans in Oakland, Calif. Several top record labels organized Black Out Tuesday on June 2, 2020 as riots erupted around the world sparked by Floyd’s death as well as the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Musicians including Rihanna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Demi Lovato, Post Malone and Harry Styles have spoken out following Floyd’s death and the worldwide riots. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

Jun. 1, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people. Several top record labels organized Black Out Tuesday as violent protests erupted around the world sparked by...

This combination of photos released by The CW shows magicians Penn Jillette, left, and Raymond Teller during their upcoming special “Penn & Teller: Try This at Home,” created and filmed entirely by the homebound magicians and their friends. The special airs on The CW on Monday. (The CW via AP)

A homebound Penn & Teller make magic for us during lockdown

May. 18, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The magicians Penn & Teller hope to pull off a heck of a trick on Monday — make fears of the coronavirus disappear, at least for an hour. The duo star in the CW's special “Penn & Teller: Try This at Home,” created and filmed entirely by the homebound magicians...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 24-30

May. 18, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 24-30: May 24: Jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp is 83. Comedian Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong is 82. Musician Bob Dylan is 79. Actor Gary Burghoff (“MASH”) is 77. Singer Patti LaBelle is 76. Actress Priscilla Presley is 75. Country singer-songwriter Mike Reid...

Austrian culture minister quits amid criticism in crisis

May. 15, 2020 6:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s culture minister resigned on Friday amid mounting criticism and disappointment with her performance in the coronavirus crisis. Ulrike Lunacek, a member of the Green party — the junior member of the governing coalition — is the first senior figure to leave...

Indiana University's `Doctor Rock' retires after 38 years

May. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Glenn Gass thinks it’s time to step aside. There was a point, long ago, when he had to prove teaching a class about rock ‘n’ roll was worthwhile. Some of the old guard at what was then just the Indiana University School of Music turned up their noses at the...

FILE - This 1966 file photo shows Little Richard.  Tthe self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday, May 9, 2020.(AP Photo, File)

Jagger, Dylan, Quincy Jones react to death of Little Richard

May. 9, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, who died Saturday at 87. — “I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of Little Richard, he was the biggest inspiration of my early teens and his music still has the same raw electric energy when you play it now as...

In this August 2014 photo provided by WXPN, Gene Shay performs during the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Shay, a folk DJ who spent a half-century on the Philadelphia airwaves and helped promote the careers of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and countless others, has died of complications of the coronavirus. Shay, 85, who had been hospitalized in recent weeks, died Friday, April 17, 2020, according to WXPN-FM station manager Roger LaMay. (John Vettese/WXPN via AP)

Folk DJ, Gene Shay, dies of the coronavirus at 85

Apr. 18, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gene Shay, a folk DJ who spent a half-century on the Philadelphia airwaves and helped promote the careers of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and countless others, has died of complications of the coronavirus. Shay, 85, who had been hospitalized in recent weeks, died Friday, according to...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Tom Hanks arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. For the first time in its lengthy history, ‘Saturday Night Live’ held an all-quarantine version, which aired Saturday, April 11 with stars delivering taped material primarily from their homes. Coronavirus pioneer Hanks was the guest host, with Chris Martin the musical guest and cameos from Larry David portraying Bernie Sanders and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'SNL' returns for work-at-home version with host Tom Hanks

Apr. 12, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” tried its first “quarantine version" of the comedy show, with Tom Hanks, one of the first celebrities to disclose he had the coronavirus, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and the comedy show's entire cast phoning in with jokes from home. After being...

FILE - This June 15, 2019 file photo shows John Prine performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.  Prine died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from complications of the coronavirus. He was 73.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Apr. 8, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73. Prine died of...

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Review: Eliza Gilkyson issues a call to action on '2020'

Apr. 8, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

Eliza Gilkyson, “2020” (Red House) We can still congregate in song, as Eliza Gilkyson shows on “2020.” The Austin, Texas-based folk singer recorded the politically charged 10-tune set as an election-year call for solidarity against forces of division and hatred. As it happens, the...