Latest Elton John News

New this week: 'Dune,' 'Invasion' and an Elton John album

Oct. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

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 — Denis Villeneuve’s somberly majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965...

Review: Elton John taps some talented friends for new album

Oct. 18, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

“The Lockdown Sessions,” Elton John (Interscope Records) It's been more than 35 years since Elton John recorded with Stevie Wonder and that's clearly way, way too long. But the wait is over: The legends join on the new gospel-flavored song “Finish Line,” enlivened...

Colts owner Irsay talking up pop culture collection museum

Oct. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is talking with officials in several cities about the possibility of creating a museum to display the pop culture memorabilia that he’s spent millions of dollars collecting over the past 20 years. That collection...

Global Citizen Live generates $1.1 billion to fight poverty

Sep. 27, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour concert that featured performances from Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, BTS and Elton John and dozens of other stars, raised more than $1.1 billion in commitments and pledges over the weekend to fight extreme poverty. ...

New this week: 'Sopranos' prequel, Jon Stewart and Carlile

Sep. 27, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

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 — Jake Gyllenhaal teams up with director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Nic...

Space Coast tourism on way to record year, despite pandemic

Sep. 26, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — When the year began, Brevard County’s tourism chief was cautiously optimistic about a comeback for his industry locally. But he never expected to see how strong the recovery has become. Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter...

Elton John postpones European shows after hip injury

Sep. 16, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip. The 74-year-old singer-songwriter had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year as part of the Farewell Yellow...

Dionne Warwick, star of a new documentary, keeps smiling

Sep. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

The first standing ovation Dionne Warwick ever received was as a 6-year-old, when her reverend grandfather brought her up to the pulpit of the St. Luke’s AME Church in Newark, New Jersey, where she sang “Jesus Loves Me” for a rapt congregation. Warwick's most...

EXCERPT: 20 years on, 'The Falling Man' is still you and me

Sep. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

The following account from Associated Press photographer Richard Drew is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. On that day, Drew made one of the most indelible — and...

Stevie Wonder to headline Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles

Sep. 09, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder will headline Global Citizen Live’s star-studded 24-hour event in Los Angeles this month to help raise awareness around poverty, climate change and the need for more access to COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide. Global Citizen officials...