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Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Sep. 20, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year...

Met season promises vocal treats and retooled Ring

Sep. 19, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas is back, if only briefly. Anna is here, in full diva mode. The seemingly unstoppable Placido marks his 50th anniversary. And the "Ring" contraption returns — maybe for the last time — with a promise of greater reliability and fewer "clunks and clicks." These attractions...

'Show must go on:' Stranded in Europe, orchestra improvises

Sep. 18, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album "Songs in the Key of A" — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when it got stuck in Paris en route to the...

New dates being added for Bob Seger's final concert tour

Sep. 18, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — New dates are being added as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band prepare for what they say is their final tour. Promoters announced Tuesday that tickets will go on sale Sept. 28 for shows in Dallas; Houston; Cleveland; Buffalo, New York; New York City; Louisville, Kentucky; Peoria,...

Another rebel yell: Billy Idol returning for Vegas residency

Sep. 18, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rebel yell will be heard again in Las Vegas. Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation on Tuesday have announced Billy Idol is returning for his second residency at the Pearl Concert Theater. The 62-year-old, known for such hits as "Rebel Yell," ''Dancing with Myself" and "Mony Mony," will be...

Vulnerability key to country singer Brett Young's breakout

Sep. 14, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "In Case You Didn't Know," a love ballad by country singer Brett Young, has been added to a lot of wedding playlists since it came out in 2017, but it has put Young in an awkward position for his own upcoming nuptials. Young, who is engaged to longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills, said...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Sep. 13, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of September 12, 2018: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Ed...

X Japan hopes new album will lead to elusive success in West

Sep. 13, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan is hoping its new album will find success in the U.S. now that there is more interest in the West in music from Asia. X Japan leader Yoshiki said Thursday that America wasn't ready for Asian rock music when he moved there 25 years ago, but now people there...

Luke Bryan's free show to mark eatery opening draws 30,000

Sep. 12, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer and songwriter Luke Bryan has hosted a free street concert to mark the opening of his new Tennessee restaurant that drew nearly 30,000 people to downtown Nashville. The Tennessean reports Monday's concert marked the grand opening earlier that afternoon of Luke's 32...

Settlement reached over Lil Wayne's metal detector refusal

Sep. 8, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Concert promoters say they've reached a settlement with rapper Lil Wayne, who refused to go through a metal detector for a scheduled concert last year in South Carolina. Attorney Joe McCulloch tells the Post and Courier of Charleston that settlement terms won't be released. Promoter...