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Françoise Hardy, French singing legend and pop icon, dies at 80

Jun. 12, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Françoise Hardy, a French singing legend and pop icon since the 1960s, has died. She was 80. Her son, musician Thomas Dutronc, announced her death on social media, sharing a poignant photo of himself as a child with his mother. Hardy had lymphatic cancer since 2004...

'Hotel Cocaine' on MGM+ gives viewers disco, drama and plenty of blow in Miami in the late '70s

Jun. 12, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lapels are wide, “Disco Inferno” is blasting on the dance floor and lines and lines of nose candy are on offer in the new intriguing Miami-based series “Hotel Cocaine.” The eight-episode romp on MGM+ centers on a real-life hotel at the beginning of the...

American investor Martin Shkreli accused of copying and sharing one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album

Jun. 11, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American investor Martin Shkreli is facing a new lawsuit for allegedly retaining and sharing recordings from a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album that he was forced to sell following his 2017 conviction on securities fraud charges. The lawsuit was brought Monday by a...

Roger Daltrey talks new tour, thoughts on Broadway’s ‘Tommy’ and future of The Who

Jun. 11, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Roger Daltrey hits the road on a short solo tour this June, he’s unsure if fans will ever see another tour from The Who. “I don’t see it. I don’t know whether The Who’ll ever will go out again,” he told The Associated Press over Zoom. ...

Music Review: Paul McCartney and Wings' oft bootlegged 1974 'One Hand Clapping' deserves applause

Jun. 11, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

The sound of Paul McCartney and Wings' “One Hand Clapping” used to only be heard on bootlegs, or in snippets available on archival releases over the years. But it's new (mostly) complete official release deserves two-handed applause. As aging rockers empty their...

Bizarre psychological warfare using K-pop and trash balloons raises tensions between the 2 Koreas

Jun. 11, 2024 06:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mammoth South Korean loudspeakers blaring BTS music. Large North Korean balloons carrying manure, cigarette butts and waste batteries. Small South Korean civilian leaflets slamming North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Day after day, the Cold War-style yet...

Meet Will Butler, the singer-songwriter who makes Broadway's 'Stereophonic' rock

Jun. 10, 2024 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The assignment was daunting: Write a song for an onstage moment of transcendence. Make it kind of funny and exciting and for a five-piece band. Write it so it justifies an audience sitting in their seats for two hours before they hear it. And, oh, it must plausibly be a rock hit...

Today in History: June 10, the Six-Day War ends in the Middle East

Jun. 10, 2024 01:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 10, the 162nd day of 2024. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and...

Today in History: June 7, Supreme Court rejects contraceptive ban in Griswold v. Connecticut

Jun. 07, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 159th day of 2024. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down, 7-2, a Connecticut law used to...

What to stream this weekend: 'Hit Man,' Tems, Dakota Johnson, Charli XCX and Star Wars: Hunters

Jun. 06, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

Idris Elba narrating a National Geographic series about the millions of soldiers erased from World War II history and the action-comedy-romance “Hit Man” landing on Netflix are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the...