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Gronkowski will be in Miami for Super Bowl as party host

Nov. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired from the Patriots and the NFL in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party....

Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury festival

Nov. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has snagged the coveted Saturday night headline slot at Glastonbury next year as the British music festival celebrates its 50th birthday. Festival organizers confirmed Monday that the former Beatle will perform on the main Pyramid Stage on June 27. McCartney last played...

Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Nov. 13, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Plácido Domingo is scheduled to sing two concert performances in Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)" next summer as part of the 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival, which features 221 performances over 44 days and includes seven staged operas. Domingo, who turns 79 in January, was dropped or...

Taylor Swift to perform concert at Final Four in Atlanta

Nov. 7, 2019 11:55 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Taylor Swift will perform at Centennial Olympic Park during the men's Final Four weekend. The 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will headline the Capital One JamFest on April 5, the finale of the three-day March Madness Music Festival. The Final Four is set for nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium...

Concert promoters turn away from facial recognition tech

Oct. 29, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Concert promoters in the U.S. are stepping back from plans to scan festivalgoers with facial recognition technology, after musicians and others gave it some serious side-eye. Although it remains entirely possible that music venues will eventually take a second look at the controversial...

Hotel ousts singer Gretchen Wilson following noise complaint

Oct. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Country music star Gretchen Wilson, whose hit song, "Here for the Party," features the lyrics, "And I ain't leaving till they throw me out," was ousted from a New Mexico hotel over noise complaints. The Grammy Award-winning artist was asked to leave the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces...