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Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan

Oct. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert. During her Las Vegas show Thursday night, the pop star invited a fan onstage who picked her up and lost balance. Both plunged to the floor as a result. Moments after the fall, Gaga was back onstage...

The Wonderwall: Minnesota United has steep backing behind it

Oct. 18, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota United takes the field for the franchise's first match in the MLS playoffs, the Loons will have a stadium full of fired-up fans behind them. If the home team wins, the scene at Allianz Field will briefly become a 19,400-person karaoke bar with the patrons passionately...

Review: Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman is back with a classic

Oct. 18, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

Homeboy Sandman, "Dusty" (Mello Music Group) Fresh off last year's ace collaboration with emcee and beatsmith Edan, Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman hits us back with "Dusty," a redefinition of Golden Age hip-hop for the now. A classicist who embraces the future, Sandman's blueprint is not calculated: "There aren't...

Adam Lambert: Happy to see more LGBTQ artists find success

Oct. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Lambert, who rose on the music scene as the runner-up on "America Idol" in 2009, says he's happy to see more mainstream LGBTQ artists find major success. "I think it's less taboo to be queer in the music industry now because there's so many cases you can point to like, 'Oh, it worked...

Review: Mark Lanegan draws on 1980s to back singular vision

Oct. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

Mark Lanegan Band, "Somebody's Knocking" (Heavenly Recordings) Can Mark Lanegan lend credibility to the 1980s, that regularly disparaged but nevertheless exciting decade reduced by detractors to plastic keyboards and robotic drums? On "Somebody's Knocking," he makes a valiant and magnetic effort by drawing...

Country radio DJ Bob Kingsley, 80, dies at home in Texas

Oct. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — Bob Kingsley, a radio announcer who since the 1970s led country music fans counting down the weekly hits, has died in Texas. Rob Simbeck, a friend and producer of the "Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40," says Kingsley died Thursday at home in Weatherford. He was 80. Kingsley earlier...

For Springsteen, 'Western Stars' made sense after book, play

Oct. 17, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Western Stars" was just the change of pace that Bruce Springsteen needed after baring his soul over the past few years. First, he shared his darkest secrets in his memoir, "Born to Run." Then he spent more than a year telling his story five nights a week in Springsteen on Broadway. So, an...

Review: Jim James taps orchestral sound on impressive album

Oct. 17, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

Jim James, Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra, "The Order of Nature" (Decca Gold) A piccolo and glockenspiel delicately flutter in as the voice of Jim James echoes out. Slowly, the song builds and the breadth of instrumentation becomes clear. You find yourself in a seat at a theater, an orchestra...

Review: James Arthur is buried in sadness in new weak album

Oct. 17, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

James Arthur, "YOU" (Columbia) James Arthur's third album doesn't come with a warning sticker but it should: Do not attempt to listen to this record in one sitting, especially while operating machinery. Even the happiest among us will swerve into traffic hearing wave after wave of sadness. Arthur, a onetime "The...

Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show

Oct. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss. Country singer Kane Brown, who was one of several artists of the year...