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Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who'll win on Sunday

Feb. 01, 2023 14:11 PM EST

The Beyhive is all abuzz over the possibility that Beyoncé will have a chance to make Grammy history this year, which should make for an exciting awards show as she's up against heavy hitters Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles. She'll need just four more trophies to ascend to...

Grammys to honor Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, McVie

Feb. 01, 2023 13:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will pay homage to lives of Loretta Lynn, Migos rapper Takeoff and Christine McVie with star-studded performances during Sunday's ceremony. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the ceremony will honor the three musicians who died last year...

Missy, Willie and George Michael among Rock Hall nominees

Feb. 01, 2023 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Cyndi Lauper, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow and the late George Michael are the 2023 nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, reflecting a mix of country, soul, hip-hop, metal, pop, rap-rock and grunge. ...

Boston Symphony announces lineup for 2023 Tanglewood season

Feb. 01, 2023 12:01 PM EST

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — There will be something for everyone at Tanglewood this summer, from traditional performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops to shows featuring dozens of new performers, conductors, and composers as well as the crowd-pleasing popular artist series, the...

Dr. Dre celebrates 'Chronic' anniversary with re-release

Feb. 01, 2023 11:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Chronic” with a re-release of his highly acclaimed debut studio album. The multi-Grammy winner’s iconic first solo album will make a return to streaming services on Wednesday. His 1992 release became a...

Beyoncé announces much anticipated 'Renaissance' world tour

Feb. 01, 2023 10:48 AM EST

Beyoncé is taking her “Renaissance” global — the superstar will start a world tour in Sweden in May with stops throughout Europe and the United States. The highly anticipated tour announcement she made on Instagram and her website Wednesday comes days before the Grammy Awards...

Welsh choir won't sing 'Delilah' amid rugby sexism claims

Feb. 01, 2023 09:43 AM EST

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A popular song by Tom Jones that has been a regular feature at Welsh sporting events will not be performed at the Six Nations tournament amid allegations of sexism, bullying and racism at the Welsh Rugby Union. “Delilah,” which was first released in 1968,...

Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2023 European tour dates, cites injury

Feb. 01, 2023 08:58 AM EST

Hard rock legend Ozzy Osbourne announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the U.K. and continental Europe. Osbourne issued a statement early Wednesday saying damage to his spine suffered in an accident four years ago will prevent him from touring. “I am...

French Quarter Festival unveils lineup for 40th anniversary

Jan. 31, 2023 21:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers on Tuesday announced a lineup of more than 270 acts for New Orleans' 40th annual French Quarter Festival, billed as Louisiana's largest free showcase of music, food and culture. Artists scheduled to perform at the April 13-16 event include Irma...

Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness

Jan. 30, 2023 14:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Noah feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with big-time acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles looking on. “The...