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Taylor Swift drops 15 new songs on double album, 'The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology'

Apr. 19, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Could there be a Taylor Swift new album rollout without a few additional surprises? No. On Friday, the pop star released her 11th album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” an amalgamation of her previous work and reflecting the artist who — at the...

What to stream this weekend: Conan O’Brien travels, 'Migration' soars and Taylor Swift reigns

Apr. 19, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix and Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...

Music Review: Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' is great sad pop, meditative theater

Apr. 19, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Who knew what Taylor Swift's latest era would bring? Or even what it would sound like? Would it build off the moodiness of “Midnights” or the folk of “evermore”? The country or the '80s pop of her latest re-records? Or its two predecessors in black-and-white covers: the revenge-pop of...

Allman Brothers Band co-founder and legendary guitarist Dickey Betts dies at 80

Apr. 18, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

Dickey Betts, who died Thursday at age 80, really was born a ramblin’ man. He left home at 16 to join the circus and became a renowned guitarist touring the world with the Allman Brothers Band. He wrote the group’s biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man,” and remained on the road until...

After 40 nights of U2 at the Sphere, Phish's Trey Anastasio talks about taking over

Apr. 18, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phish has been performing for decades, but never has the band played the same show twice. Over the 40 years since the band was formed at a Vermont college, Phish has amassed a reputation for its dedicated legion of fans and the dazzling light shows that accompany...

John Adams' Nativity oratorio 'El Nino' gets colorful staging at the Met

Apr. 18, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The children crumple and fall to the stage, victims of King Herod’s assassins. Then the Virgin Mary, in a voice brimming with anguish and outrage, memorializes the student protesters who were massacred by Mexican armed forces in 1968. This is “El Nino,” a...

Musician T Bone Burnett is trading his dystopian sensibilities for some warm-hearted acoustic music

Apr. 18, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At an age when many contemporaries contemplate retirement, musician T Bone Burnett has made big changes in his life and art. Burnett, most celebrated for his production acumen, uprooted from Los Angeles to move to Nashville and recorded a warm-hearted disc of his...

Protests, heightened terror threat mean tight security at Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden

Apr. 17, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Security will be tight during next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in the southern Sweden city of Malmo, police said Wednesday, citing demonstrations that could lead to unrests and a heightened threat of terrorism in the Scandinavian country. “The...

Kate Hudson had a lifetime to make a record. The result is 'Glorious,' out in May

Apr. 17, 2024 08:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades ago, Kate Hudson took on the role of one of the most celebrated music fans to ever hit the silver screen: Penny Lane in “Almost Famous.” It is required viewing for record obsessives — and for Hudson, an extension of a lifelong adoration of music. ...

ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

Apr. 16, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America's audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA 's 1976 album “Arrival,” The Notorious B.I.G. 's 1994 album “Ready to Die," Blondie 's 1978...