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Review: Joe Henry faces down illness with creative gush

Nov. 15, 2019 2:47 PM EST

Joe Henry, “The Gospel According to Water” (earMUSIC) Given a few months to live released a creative gush in Joe Henry and the result is “The Gospel According to Water,” one of the best albums of his fruitful career. Fortunately, Henry’s cancer is in remission while he continues...

The Latest: RosalĂ­a wins album of the year at Latin Grammys

Nov. 14, 2019 11:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Latin Grammys, which are being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Rosalía has won album of the year at the Latin Grammys for her breakout album “El Mal Querer.” Thursday’s ceremony was a big night for...

In DC, face scans peg a lawmaker - and a long-dead singer

Nov. 14, 2019 7:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy advocates who strapped cameras to their heads and walked around Capitol Hill Thursday say Amazon’s facial recognition technology successfully recognized a congressman - but also claimed to spot singer Roy Orbison, who died in 1988. The activists scanned thousands of faces...

Deep cuts rule Juliana Hatfield's Police covers album

Nov. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EST

Juliana Hatfield, "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police" (American Laundromat Records) One way to assess a covers record is whether its appeal stretches beyond fans of the re-interpreter to fans of the original performers. In the case of "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police," both camps should be pleased. Part of the...

Something old, something new for Michael Stipe

Nov. 11, 2019 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After Michael Stipe opens a gate to the abandoned Manhattan storefront that serves as his studio, you find a man easily traversing his past, present and future creative lives. He's promoting a 25th anniversary package of the R.E.M. album "Monster" while excited by the response to the first...

From music therapy to heavy metal: A boy's drumming journey

Nov. 9, 2019 9:01 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — With blazing red hair, sticks firmly in hand, and a focused look on his face, Cade Suddith took the stage at the Great Pumpkin Patch festival at Old National Pike Park in early October. Cade, 10, and his band, Electric Rainbow, were the first group scheduled to perform at the festival...

Beatles album cover photographer Robert Freeman dies at 82

Nov. 9, 2019 8:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers, has died aged 82. A statement on The Beatles' official website announced Freeman's death Friday but didn't give a cause. Born in 1936, Freeman began his career as a...

Robbie Robertson looks backward and forward with film, music

Nov. 7, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a mournful track on Robbie Robertson's latest album that clearly stands out. Called "Once Were Brothers," it's as sad as an obituary. In a way it is. The former songwriter and guitarist for The Band wrote it in honor of his four Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ex-bandmates, three of...

Review: Joanna Connor takes her blues guitar down new paths

Nov. 6, 2019 4:46 PM EST

Joanna Connor, "Rise" (M.C. Records) Joanna Connor takes her powerful guitar down new paths on "Rise," an album featuring some jazzier hues, her considerable acoustic skills and even a guest rapper while also doubling down on her reputation as a blues stalwart. Connor, based in Chicago, released 2016's "Six...

APNewsBreak: Neptunes, Outkast, REM up for Songwriters Hall

Nov. 6, 2019 11:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Neptunes, the creative, innovative production-songwriting duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who shaped pop and urban radio from the '90s well into the 2000s thanks to crafting hits for Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyoncé, are nominated for the...