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Springfield museum exhibit features artists from Illinois

Jan. 16, 2022 09:23 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A museum exhibit in Springfield is featuring a range of work from Illinois artists including Muddy Waters, Earth Wind and Fire and Chance the Rapper. It’s called the “State of Sound” and runs through Jan. 23 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential...

Delaware indie rock group Dutchman flying high with new EP

Jan. 16, 2022 09:06 AM EST

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Recently relocated to Harrington from New Jersey, when Connor Johnson answered Jake Dutcher’s online ad for a musician back in 2017, he knew there was a musical match. But he could never dream that five years later, it would result in four EPs and a band that is starting...

Newspaper photo leads man to donate drums to young musician

Jan. 16, 2022 08:11 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Clancy Gaworski never heard the sound of 13-year-old Finn Johnson’s pounding drums echoing through the streets of Livingston. It was a photograph in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle of Finn busking for money to buy a new drum set last summer that caught...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

Nude baby on Nirvana's 'Nevermind' refiles dismissed lawsuit

Jan. 13, 2022 17:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who as a 4-month-old appeared nude on the 1991 cover of Nirvana's album “Nevermind” on Thursday filed a new version of his lawsuit alleging the image is child pornography. Federal Judge Fernando M. Olguin had dismissed Spencer Elden's lawsuit on Jan....

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...

Ronnie Spector, '60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78

Jan. 12, 2022 19:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ronettes, has died. She was 78. Spector died Wednesday after a brief...

Musicians, friends react to the death of Ronnie Spector

Jan. 12, 2022 19:34 PM EST

Ronnie Spector, who as leader of the girl group The Ronettes sang 1960s hits including “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain,” died Wednesday at age 78 after a brief battle with cancer. Her death drew tributes and expressions of grief from music industry colleagues. ...

Ronnie Spector, leader of the Ronettes and soaring voice behind hits like 'Be My Baby,' dies at 78

Jan. 12, 2022 16:46 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Ronnie Spector, leader of the Ronettes and soaring voice behind hits like 'Be My Baby,' dies at 78.

Tool, J. Cole, Stevie Nicks to headline Bonnaroo music fest

Jan. 11, 2022 19:28 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — J. Cole, Tool and Stevie Nicks will headline this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which is set to return after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic and weather. The lineup for the June 16-19 festival in Manchester, Tennessee, was released...