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Fire destroys guitars at house of Avett Brothers' father

Nov. 27, 2021 12:55 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A fire has destroyed 60 guitars and up to 100 paintings at the North Carolina home of Jim Avett. He is the father of Scott and Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers band. The Charlotte Observer reports that the fire occurred Friday in the city of...

Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings

Nov. 27, 2021 10:17 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently America’s master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery. The most comprehensive exhibition...

Indiana man who died at 19 lives on through his music

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — On a breezy Monday, Ed Schwartzman plops a bag next to him at the center table of his Bloomington restaurant. It doesn’t look like much: laminated photo collages, loose papers, weathered pictures of mid-90s youth soccer teams — all featuring the same smiling boy...

U2's Edge leading rock memorabilia sale to help musicians

Nov. 24, 2021 22:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When The Edge saw the Rolling Stones perform recently, his mask allowed him to go unrecognized as he watched guitarist Ron Wood from the front row. “I have to say one of the benefits of mask wearing is it’s like a cloaking device if you’re a famous...

Man charged in slaying of longtime Detroit DJ John O'Leary

Nov. 24, 2021 20:49 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday in the stabbing death of longtime Detroit rock radio personality John O'Leary, authorities said. Sean Lamoureux, who was O'Leary's housemate in Highland Park, was arraigned in 30th District Court and charged with...

'Get Back' series dispels, and confirms, some Beatle myths

Nov. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For 50 years, the fixed narrative had the Beatles' “Let it Be” recording session as a miserable experience with a band where members were sick of each other, sick of their work and in the process of breaking up. The nearly 8-hour, Peter...

Grammy nominees in top categories for 64th annual show

Nov. 23, 2021 13:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of nominees in the top categories at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “We Are,” Jon Batiste; “Love For Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; “Justice (Triple Chucks...

Bring in holiday cheer with Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, more

Nov. 22, 2021 16:18 PM EST

It’s that time of year to grab some hot coco, don your coziest sweater and put on some festive tunes. Whether you’re dealing with holiday heartbreak or reuniting with loved ones after an uncertain two years, there’s music for everyone this season. Associated Press...

New this week: 'Becoming Cousteau,' Gaga and Tony Bennett

Nov. 22, 2021 09:55 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Stephen Karam adapts his Tony-winning play “The Humans,” about three...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Nov. 22, 2021 09:16 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4: Nov. 28: Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 92. Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 81. Singer Randy Newman is 78. Musician Paul Shaffer (“Late Show With David Letterman”) is 72. Actor Ed Harris is 71. Actor S....