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What to stream this week: Ice Spice, Ghostbusters, Bob Marley, Wayne Brady and new 'Futurama'

Jul. 23, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

The long-awaited debut album from Ice Spice and the movie “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” with new and old franchise stars are some of the new television, films, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The...

Dan Aykroyd revisits the Blues Brothers' remarkable legacy in new Audible Original

Jul. 23, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shades are on, the skinny tie is knotted and the fedora is perched just so — Dan Aykroyd is ready to look back. The actor-comedian is revving up the Bluesmobile to reminisce about the years he teamed up with John Belushi as the Blues Brothers, taking Hollywood...

As doctors leave Puerto Rico in droves, a rapper tries to fill the gaps

Jul. 23, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — On a recent morning in an Afro-Caribbean community in northeast Puerto Rico, Dr. Pedro Juan Vázquez went door-to-door as part of his medical rounds. He greeted the elderly residents the town with a cheerful “Good afternoon!” and a smile and casually asked if...

Bernice Johnson Reagon, whose powerful voice helped propel the Civil Rights Movement, has died

Jul. 22, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bernice Johnson Reagon, a musician and scholar who used her rich, powerful contralto voice in the service of the American Civil Rights Movement and human rights struggles around the world, died on July 16, according to her daughter's social media post. She was 81. ...

Music Review: Canadian trio Wild Rivers' elegant harmonies soar on new album, 'Never Better'

Jul. 22, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Canadian folk-pop trio Wild Rivers takes the name of its new album from the opening cut, “Never Better," but the implied assertion is at least debatable. The band's last full album, “Sidelines," landed in 2022 as a no-skip masterpiece, combining memorable, original...

Weird Al on new music, Sabrina Carpenter, a decade of 'Mandatory Fun' and 40 years of 'Eat It'

Jul. 19, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

Ten years ago, “Weird Al” Yankovic made history, as he is wont to do. “Mandatory Fun,” his 14th and final studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It was not only unprecedented for Yankovic, but unprecedented for his genre as a whole: Never before had a comedy album debuted at...

Music Review: Jimin's 'Muse' is charming, not necessarily innovative

Jul. 19, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Flying solo from the nest of a mega successful band is difficult, but BTS member Jimin did it with last year’s “FACE,” his first studio album under his own name. Finding that magic with a sophomore outing is always a much harder proposition. And doing so while serving South Korea's mandatory...

The Grateful Dead and Francis Ford Coppola are among the newest Kennedy Center Honors recipients

Jul. 18, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An iconoclastic filmmaking legend and one of the world's most enduring musical acts headline this year's crop of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Director Francis Ford Coppola and the Grateful Dead will be honored for lifetime achievement in the arts, along with...

Singer Ingrid Andress says she was drunk during panned MLB anthem performance, will get treatment

Jul. 16, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

After a widely panned performance of the U.S. national anthem at the MLB Home Run Derby, country singer Ingrid Andress apologized Tuesday and said she was drunk. “I'm checking myself into a facility today to get the help I need,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “That was not me...

Global music streams are up in 2024. Latin music dominates and multiple releases of same album sell

Jul. 16, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

Halfway through the year, a few music trends have become apparent: Global music streams are up, Latin music has become the fastest growing streaming genre in the United States, and physical album variants — multiple releases of the same — are on the rise. Going Global ...