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After slamming COVID-19 rules, Tritt sings anthem at NLCS

Oct. 23, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Country musician Travis Tritt, who canceled shows at venues that required a COVID-19 vaccine or mask-wearing, sang the national anthem before Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night. Wearing a Braves jersey, Tritt received a smattering of...

Rod Stewart's plea deal on battery charge falls through

Oct. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A plea deal between British rock icon Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday, meaning he and his adult son are again scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year's Eve bash nearly two years ago. ...

Bernard Haitink, renowned Dutch conductor, dies at 92

Oct. 22, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London on Thursday, his management agency announced. He was 92. Haitink was...

Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit

Oct. 22, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners, now back at the helm of the country, may regularly rail against the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to the contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic soup...

DJ trio Swedish House Mafia reunite with new music, tour

Oct. 22, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia, known for bringing house music to the masses with their arena shows, are ready to turn the crowd up with a new collaboration with The Weeknd and a global tour on the horizon. The trio dropped a new song and...

Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

Oct. 21, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Canadian winner of what is arguably the piano world’s most important competition says the coronavirus pandemic lockdown helped him concentrate on music, and now he'll have to try to retain the sense of inner peace he gained. Bruce Xiaoyu Liu...

Beal has 23, Wizards top Raptors 98-83, spoil Toronto return

Oct. 20, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Washington Wizards have a new coach and a new supporting cast around Bradley Beal, the superstar they are hoping will lead the franchise out of its enduring doldrums. For one night, it all came together for the Wizards, even in the charged atmosphere...

Canadian wins 18th Chopin international piano competition

Oct. 20, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada was named early Thursday as the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the 18th Frederic Chopin international piano competition, a prestigious event that launches pianists’ world careers. The announcement...

Climate Pledge Arena ready to get Kraken for hockey debut

Oct. 20, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The first event ever inside Climate Pledge Arena — whether it will be considered the official first event or not — was far from a soft opening. “Dave Grohl said he was going to tear the building down,” joked Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke on...

Review: ‘Harder They Fall’ updates the Western, with style

Oct. 20, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

These. People. Existed. Those three words — and that very emphatic punctuation — appear onscreen at the beginning of “The Harder They Fall,” setting a definitive tone for this stylish and bold new Western by Jeymes Samuel. Yes, Samuel is...