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Roger Daltrey talks new tour, thoughts on Broadway’s ‘Tommy’ and future of The Who

Jun. 11, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Roger Daltrey hits the road on a short solo tour this June, he’s unsure if fans will ever see another tour from The Who. “I don’t see it. I don’t know whether The Who’ll ever will go out again,” he told The Associated Press over Zoom. ...

Diana Ross, Eminem and Jack White perform for thousands as former Detroit eyesore returns to life

Jun. 07, 2024 12:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A myriad of Detroit’s greatest musical exports, including Diana Ross, Eminem and Jack White, took to the stage in a pulsating sonic spectacle held on the eve of the historic reopening of an 18-story structure that had long symbolized their hometown’s decline. The...

Jaap van Zweden ending tenure as New York Philharmonic music director after 6 seasons

Jun. 06, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jaap van Zweden decided during the pandemic that he wanted to jettison the jet-setting life of a transatlantic conductor, so the less-flying Dutchman cut short his New York Philharmonic tenure, the orchestra’s shortest for a music director since Pierre Boulez from 1971-77. ...

Today in History: June 6, D-Day in Normandy during World War II

Jun. 06, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 6, the 158th day of 2024. There are 208 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 6, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” as they...

Music Review: Charli XCX's 'Brat' swings between hedonism and anxiety, cult classic and pop party

Jun. 05, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

English pop singer-songwriter Charli XCX 's sixth album, “Brat,” oscillates between hedonism and anxiety — the euphoria of a late night on the dancefloor and the creeping disquietude of the morning after — as much as it does her in-between status as pop queen of the underground and...

Director Damiano Michieletto invigorates opera with stagings that astonish some, appall others

Jun. 05, 2024 09:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Damiano Michieletto sat in the last row of the Opéra Bastille's front section alongside his production colleagues, watching opening night of Massenet’s rarely performed “Don Quichotte.” They bolted at the final note to get backstage for curtain calls and were...

Music Review: Willie Nelson takes it back to Texas, with notes of Mexico, on 'The Border'

May. 31, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

Willie Nelson has never in his long life not wanted to be making music. After 2023 saw him celebrate his 90th birthday with an epic two-night concert celebration at the Hollywood Bowl, get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and release two studio albums along with the...

Music Review: British guitarist Richard Thompson’s 'Ship to Shore' is a gem, with dazzling solos

May. 30, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

For more than half a century, British guitarist Richard Thompson has created albums filled with curious characters, love laments, dark chords, dark humor and peerless guitar work. That makes each release a cause for celebration, which is the case with his new album “Ship to Shore."...

Music Review: The María’s 'Submarine' immerses listeners in a blue world of mellow dance beats

May. 30, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

When the indie pop band The Marías emerged in 2017 with their first EP, “Superclean Vol. 1,” they quickly solidified a sound. It wasn't any one sound, really, but a sonic identity. With lead vocalist María Zardoya’s mellow, romantic vocals serving as the unifier, the band's...

Wu-Tang Clan's unreleased 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' is headed to an Australia museum

May. 28, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sole physical copy of Wu-Tang Clan's unreleased “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" is headed to Australia’s Museum of Old and New Art. Only a handful of ears have listened to Wu-Tang Clan’s seventh studio album to date. But next month, lucky MONA visitors may...