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Savior of abandoned music contemplates his collection

Jun. 19, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Joe Bussard stood on the driveway of his home here near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and glared at a noisy crow perched atop a nearby pine tree. Tall and gaunt with white hair, he wore black sweatpants held up by suspenders, a blue flannel shirt, brown slippers...

Minnesota Public Radio receives $56M anonymous donation

Jun. 08, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Someone out there has handed Minnesota Public Radio a $56 million cash donation. The Star Tribune reported Wednesday that the anonymous gift is the largest in MPR has ever received in its 55-year history. The money is slated to go toward...

Review: Charting country music paths in 'Her Country'

May. 11, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be,” by Marissa R. Moss (Henry Holt & Co.) Women have always played a major part of country music, from the Carter Family to Dolly Parton, but in recent years you’d...

Dick Kelsey, beloved AP broadcast editor, dies at age 76

Apr. 04, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dick Kelsey, a retired Associated Press broadcast editor who was revered as much for his humor as his hardworking nature, has died after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 76. Kelsey died Thursday surrounded by loved ones at his Phoenix home. ...

New radio station helps Ukrainian refugees adapt in Prague

Apr. 02, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — This is Radio Ukraine calling. A new Prague-based internet radio station has started to broadcast news, information and music tailored to the day-to-day concerns of some 300,000 Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the Czech Republic since Russia launched its...

Robert Glasper talks 'Black Radio III,' reclaiming jazz

Apr. 01, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Acclaimed musician Robert Glasper’s magic-infused fingers have touched everything from jazz to hip-hop to R&B, and now he’s included TV series music on his resume by co-scoring the new shows “Bel-Air” and “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.” The...