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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

Lawsuit: Ultra refuses refunds for canceled music festival

May. 27, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two men are suing organizers of Ultra Music Festival, claiming they were denied refunds after the the three-day electronic dance music festival in Miami was canceled in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Samuel Hernandez, of Miami, and Richard Montoure, of Washington state, filed the...

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Review: John Prine sideman steps out as reflective balladeer

May. 27, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

Jason Wilber, "Time Traveler” (WilberTone) Lucky man, Jason Wilber. For 24 years he traveled the world with a stage pass to every John Prine concert. Wilber was Prine's lead guitarist, and a terrific one at that. “Time Traveler” features the sideman doing his side gig as a singer-songwriter...

Singing the Blues: Music venues crippled by virus rules

May. 24, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — It’s the time of year when Brian Jarvis at Tidball’s and Larry Deaton at The Warehouse at Mt. Victor would normally be welcoming an eclectic mix of musicians to those live-music venues. Americana, country, rock and other genres should be rattling the walls as...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria. Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival next month in what organizers billed Friday May 22, 2020, as Italy’s first live classical music performance since its strict lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

Muti to conduct classical music's return to Italian stage

May. 22, 2020 5:51 AM EDT

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival next month in what organizers billed Friday as Italy’s first live classical music performance since its strict lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. The Italian...

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Review: Victor Wainwright starts a party on 'Memphis Loud'

May. 20, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

Victor Wainwright and the Train, “Memphis Loud” (Ruf) Here’s an hour-long set to help fill the void created by all of those canceled summer music festivals. “Memphis Loud” was tracked live in the studio by Victor Wainwright and the Train, creating a vibe suitable for a crowd...

FILE - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo shows The Eli Young Band performing during halftime of an NFL football game in Houston. The band will perform as part of the Concert in Your Car series at the new Texas Rangers stadium ,Globe Life Field, in Arlington, Texas starting June 4. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider, File)

Socially distant concerts signal a reopening for live music

May. 19, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The last time bassist Jon Jones played a concert with his country group Eli Young Band was March 8. He hopes to hit the stage again in June to launch a new drive-in concert series in his first return to live music with fans since the devastating coronavirus. “This is going to...

This image released by Guitar Monkey Entertainment shows Keith Urban, center, performing for first responders at the Stardust Drive In Theatre in Watertown, Tenn. on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The private show was set up exclusively for more than 200 doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and staff from Vanderbilt Health, part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (Andy Snyder/Guitar Monkey Entertainment via AP)

Keith Urban hosts drive-in concert for medical workers

May. 15, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Keith Urban is used to playing massive stages full of lights, speakers and screens in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans, but his latest gig was mostly just him and two other musicians playing on a flatbed truck in front of about 125 cars. Urban played the...

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. ABC will air the one-hour concert special “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” at 10 p.m. EDT. It was filmed last September at L’Olympia Theater in Paris.  (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

New this week: Taylor Swift, 'Maleficent,' Marshall special

May. 11, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

This week comes an encouragement to go way back to watch a great movie — all the way to 1926. Buster Keaton’s “The General” is considered ahead-of-its-time and it counts Quentin Tarantino as a fan. There's also a five-episode PBS series on Asian Americans airing between Monday and...

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Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit

May. 5, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and fees from the Michael Jackson estate over the use of Jones-produced Jackson hits in the concert film “This Is It” and two Cirque du Soleil shows....