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Bastille invites listeners to escape in 'Give Me The Future'

Jan. 24, 2022 20:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2020, Bastille found themselves in a unique position. Coming out of their last album and into the pandemic, the English pop rock band not only had one album’s worth of songs, but two or three. So they enlisted the help of producer and OneRepublic front man Ryan...

Mugler, French fashion icon known for sculpted designs, dies

Jan. 24, 2022 15:34 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73. He died Sunday, his official Instagram account said. “May his soul Rest In Peace,” it said in a post that was...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Jan. 24, 2022 09:28 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5: Jan. 30: Actor Gene Hackman is 92. Actor Vanessa Redgrave is 85. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 85. Country singer Norma Jean is 84. Horn player William King of The Commodores is 73. Musician Phil Collins is 71. Actor Charles S....

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

Jan. 21, 2022 19:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),”...

Singer Fred Parris of the Five Satins dead at age 85

Jan. 19, 2022 15:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Parris, the lead singer of the 1950s harmony group the Five Satins and composer of the classic doo-wop ballad “In the Still of the Night,” has died at age 85. Parris died Jan. 13 after a brief illness, according to his music manager, Pat Marafiote. Parris...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29

Jan. 18, 2022 09:18 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29: Jan. 23: Actor Chita Rivera is 89. Actor-director Lou Antonio (“Cool Hand Luke”) is 88. Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton is 79. Actor Gil Gerard is 79. Singer Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 74. Bassist-keyboardist Bill...

South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jan. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul’s surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper cooperation with the Gulf Arab federation. ...

Final valuation of Prince's estate pegged at $156.4 million

Jan. 15, 2022 17:15 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The six-year legal battle over pop superstar Prince’s estate has ended, meaning the process of distributing the artist's wealth could begin next month. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Internal Revenue Service and the estate’s administrator,...

Elvis Costello rocks out from the back porch

Jan. 13, 2022 16:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello's 32nd album rings with the sound of a tight rock ‘n’ roll combo sweating together on a tiny stage, feeding off each other to produce a joyful noise. Yet that's all a mirage. Costello and his three-piece band, the Imposters, were...

Lionel Richie to receive Gershwin Prize for pop music

Jan. 13, 2022 08:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionel Richie will be honored all night long for his musical achievements. The Library of Congress said Thursday that Richie will receive the national library's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He will be bestowed the prize at an all-star tribute in Washington,...