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The Cranberries, still in mourning, return for the last time

Apr. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not there would be a final Cranberries' album hinged on what was on a hard drive on the other side of the world. Last spring the surviving members of the Irish band began combing through unfinished vocals that singer Dolores O'Riordan sent to Ireland before her death a few months...

Sting on Las Vegas residency, new album and Juice WRLD

Apr. 24, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sin City? More like Sting City. Grammy-winning superstar Sting is heading to Las Vegas to launch a residency next year. Sixteen performances of "Sting: My Songs" will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning May 22, 2020. Shows are also planned for June, August and...

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine detained in his house

Apr. 24, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A lawyer for Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine says the singer has been detained in his house on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala. Medard Sseggona said Wednesday that Wine, a lawmaker who opposes Uganda's longtime President Yoweri Museveni, is unable to leave his...

'You call this jazz?' Jazz Fest celebrates 50 eclectic years

Apr. 24, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If your tastes are eclectic, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poses a problem: Which of a dozen acts do you want to hear? Earth, Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, or Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band? Van Morrison, Al Green, Johnny Rivers, or all five Marsalis jazzmen...

Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

Apr. 24, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band. With turnout expected for each day to...

Diddy opens up about the death of soul mate Kim Porter

Apr. 23, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs has opened up about life after the sudden death of his soul mate, former girlfriend Kim Porter. The music mogul posed with his six children on the cover of Essence magazine's 49th anniversary May issue. In excerpts posted online, Combs offered his gratitude for the...

Town keeps playing Smith recording amid racist allegations

Apr. 23, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they keep playing Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer. Wildwood has traditionally started each day by playing the song. "It's an Irving Berlin patriotic song that has...

Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs

Apr. 23, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations. Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Outside Lands Festival will...

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for rapper YNW Melly

Apr. 23, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida are seeking the death penalty against rapper YNW Melly in the deaths of his two friends, who were aspiring rappers. The SunSentinel reports Broward State Attorney's Office filed intent to seek the death penalty last Thursday in a notice that also accuses...

Sheryl Crow records 'Redemption Day' with Johnny Cash vocals

Apr. 23, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sheryl Crow has released a political and spiritual song about war featuring vocals from the late Johnny Cash that will be featured on what she says is her last full-length album. Crow's "Redemption Day" was originally included on her Grammy-winning 1996 self-titled album and...