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Review: Tedeschi Trucks Band's 'Signs' is inspirational

Feb. 15, 2019 3:14 PM EST

Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Signs" (Fantasy Records/Concord) You can't avoid being mesmerized by Susan Tedeschi's singing on "Signs." The Tedeschi Trucks Band has a dozen members, including three other vocalists, a pair of drummers, a horn section, keyboards, bass and guitarist Derek Trucks — Tedeschi's husband...

Review: Robert Ellis switches to keys on 'Texas Piano Man'

Feb. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Robert Ellis, "Texas Piano Man" (New West) Texans play guitar. Stevie Ray Vaughan? Willie Nelson? Buddy Holly? Johnny "Guitar" Watson? Guitarists. Elton John is not a Texan, but when he recorded "Texas Love Song" (a deep-cut gem), the tune featured not piano, but guitar. Now here's Houston native Robert Ellis, an...

The Latest: Collaborators: No word from Glover on Grammys

Feb. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but the...

Grandmaster Flash, Mutter win 2019 Polar Music Prize

Feb. 13, 2019 5:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly heralded as...

Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards

Feb. 11, 2019 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves'...

List of top winners at the Grammy Awards

Feb. 10, 2019 11:43 PM EST

A list of top winners at the 61th annual Grammy Awards. Album of the year: "Golden Hour" by Kacey Musgraves Record of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino Song of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson Best rap/sung performance: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino Best...

Chris Cornell's kids accept posthumous 'bittersweet' Grammy

Feb. 10, 2019 9:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Chris Cornell's daughter called her father's posthumous Grammy Award on Sunday a "bittersweet" moment for the family. Cornell's daughter, Toni, and son, Christopher, accepted their father's trophy for best rock performance for his song "When Bad Does Good." The song was released...

Grammy weekend kicks off with honor for Dolly Parton

Feb. 9, 2019 5:37 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nobody pokes more fun at Dolly Parton — all hair, sequins, nine-inch nails and five-inch stilettos — than the country superstar herself. Parton was celebrated for her musical achievements and philanthropic work as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday night. She's the...

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist undergoes open heart surgery

Feb. 8, 2019 8:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsey Buckingham underwent open heart surgery that left the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist with damaged vocal cords. Buckingham's publicist said in a statement Friday that he experienced chest pains last week and was taken to the hospital where he had the life-saving procedure....

The Eagles tells tribute show it doesn't have music rights

Feb. 8, 2019 6:33 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A manager for the band The Eagles says a Canadian company bringing an Eagles "Hotel California" tribute show to Tucson didn't have a license to use the band's music. The Arizona Daily Star reports the band sent a cease and desist letter this week to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra before...