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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, singer Carrie Underwood poses with her husband Mike Fisher, and their son Isaiah Michael Fisher as they attend a ceremony honoring Underwood with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles.  Underwood's son provided the adorable vocals on “Little Drummer Boy,” one of the 11 tracks on the country superstar’s new Christmas album, “My Gift,” out Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Q&A: Underwood on holiday album and her little drummer boy

Sep. 25, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Award for cutest collaboration of the year goes to Carrie Underwood and her 5-year-old son Isaiah. He’s the little singing boy providing the adorable vocals on “Little Drummer Boy,” one of the 11 tracks on the country superstar’s new Christmas album,...

FILE - Terence Blanchard poses for a portrait at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history due to the novel coronavirus and intends to start the 2021-22 season with Terence Blanchard's

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22

Sep. 23, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My...

FILE - In this September 1983, file photo, Ann Getty, left, is followed by her husband, Gordon Getty, into Symphony Hall during opening night in San Francisco. Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of Wheatland, California, Ann Getty and her husband Gordon Getty, an oil heir and billionaire philanthropist, were a regular presence of San Francisco's society events. At right are city administrator Roger Boas and his wife Nancy. (AP Photo/Eric Luse, File)

Longtime San Francisco benefactor Ann Getty dies at 79

Sep. 14, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco who married into the storied Getty family, died Monday. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of Wheatland, California, Ann Getty and her husband Gordon Getty, an oil...

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, Bruce Springsteen, center, performs with Nils Lofgren, left, and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band during their concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Springsteen will release a new rock album he recorded live in his New Jersey home studio with the E Street Band. The Boss said Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, the album is called “Letter to You” and he and the band recorded it in just five days. It will be released on Oct. 23. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.

Sep. 10, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen will release a new rock album that he recorded in his New Jersey home studio with the E Street Band. The Boss said Thursday the album is called “Letter To You” and he and the band recorded it in just five days. It will be released on Oct. 23. “Letter...

FILE - In this March 23, 2012 file photo, Metropolitan Opera's Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi appears at the final dress rehearsal of Jules Massenet's

Dallas Symphony among 1st US orchestras to return

Sep. 10, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

Fabio Luisi never expected his first performance as Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director to be in a mostly empty Meyerson Symphony Center. “Who could imagine this planetary thing?” the 61-year-old conductor said. He agreed in June 2018 to a contract with Dallas that starts this season and runs...

Fakisha Fenderson and her son Tyler stand in the front yard of her parent's home in Laurel, Miss., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Fenderson's weekly unemployment allotment is under $100, effectively eliminating her chance at receiving the $300 weekly supplement proposed by President Trump's executive order. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A new $300 federal jobless benefit? Not likely for some

Sep. 3, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Down to a weekly unemployment check of $96, Fakisha Fenderson brushed aside her doctor's advice last month and began looking for a job. In mid-May, Fenderson's employer, a door manufacturer, sent her home after a co-worker tested positive for the coronavirus. But the...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, conductor Seiji Ozawa stops to greet a young child in the audience as he arrives for a reception for himself and the other Kennedy Center Honors honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, among other organizations around the world, is celebrating Ozawa's 85th birthday Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, proclaimed as

Music world to conductor Seiji Ozawa: Happy 85th birthday

Sep. 1, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is asking the music world to help it celebrate former conductor Seiji Ozawa's 85th birthday Tuesday. The orchestra is encouraging fans to honor his birthday on social media with the hashtag #happybirthdayseiji. As part of the celebration, Mayor Marty Walsh has...