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Kris Kristofferson gives surprise performance at Fargo bar

Nov. 12, 2019 7:18 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kris Kristofferson surprised customers when he performed with an acoustic guitar at a North Dakota bar after a band taped a request to the singer-songwriter's tour bus. Kristofferson stopped at Dempsey's Public House in downtown Fargo on Saturday night and asked to sing with the band 32...

New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys

Nov. 12, 2019 6:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin hasn't gotten much sleep lately. But it's all good. The Puerto Rican star is excited to perform his latest song "Cántalo" with Residente and Bad Bunny at...

New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys

Nov. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin hasn't gotten much sleep lately. But it's all good. The Puerto Rican star is excited to perform his latest song "Cántalo" with Residente and Bad Bunny at...

Rapper Eric B, jailed on 17-year-old warrant, released

Nov. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. has been released from a New Jersey jail after spending two weeks behind bars on a 17-year-old warrant. NJ.com reports that Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier, was released from Bergen County Jail on Tuesday where he had been held since Oct. 28....

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...

Review: Celine Dion moves past loss on excellent new album

Nov. 12, 2019 3:27 PM EST

Celine Dion, "Courage" (Columbia Records) The search is officially over: If you've been wondering what the saddest song of 2019 is, we've found it. It's on Celine Dion's new album, "Courage." Track No. 11, "For the Lover That I Lost," will have you weeping for two good reasons — one of the songwriters is...

Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot, in critical condition

Nov. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EST

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Hospital officials say Chicago rapper Lil Reese is in critical condition after being shot at a suburban Chicago intersection. Advocate Christ Medical Center officials identified the wounded man as Tavares Taylor, who's known as Lil Reese, and said he's in critical condition....

Singer Andrea Bocelli: 'Absurd' to shun opera legend Domingo

Nov. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is staunchly defending opera legend Placido Domingo, calling it "absurd" that opera houses have canceled the star's performances over sexual harassment allegations before they are fully investigated. "I am still appalled at what happened to this incredible artist,"...

Pete Doherty fined in Paris over double set of arrests

Nov. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says British singer Pete Doherty has been handed a three-month suspended sentence and a fine of 10,000 euros ($11,000) after being arrested in Paris twice in one week. The prosecutor's office said Tuesday that the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles...

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...