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Bastille invites listeners to escape in 'Give Me The Future'

Jan. 24, 2022 20:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2020, Bastille found themselves in a unique position. Coming out of their last album and into the pandemic, the English pop rock band not only had one album’s worth of songs, but two or three. So they enlisted the help of producer and OneRepublic front man Ryan...

At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

Jan. 24, 2022 19:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a music scene still develop the way grunge did in 1990's Seattle or hip-hop did in the Bronx in the 1970s? Or has the digital makeover of music made such geographical-based explosions obsolete? It's a question that hovers over the Sundance Film Festival...

Cruise ship wanted in US lawsuit remains in the Bahamas

Jan. 24, 2022 17:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Bahamian authorities say a cruise ship that was set to dock in Miami this weekend remained in the Bahamas on Monday, avoiding a U.S. judge’s order to seize the vessel. Crystal Cruises had announced last week that it was suspending operations through late April,...

Mugler, French fashion icon known for sculpted designs, dies

Jan. 24, 2022 15:34 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73. He died Sunday, his official Instagram account said. “May his soul Rest In Peace,” it said in a post that was...

New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'

Jan. 24, 2022 11:46 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Ice Age” hasn't quite lasted eons, but the animated franchise is now a decade old. And it's...

Ulvaeus seeks source of ABBA magic with Apple radio show

Jan. 24, 2022 10:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus is launching a radio show on Apple Music, with hopes of figuring out why his songs like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” have stayed stuck in the heads of so much of the world for so many decades. The guitarist, singer and...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Jan. 24, 2022 09:28 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5: Jan. 30: Actor Gene Hackman is 92. Actor Vanessa Redgrave is 85. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 85. Country singer Norma Jean is 84. Horn player William King of The Commodores is 73. Musician Phil Collins is 71. Actor Charles S....

Cruise ship changes course after US judge orders seizure

Jan. 23, 2022 22:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A cruise ship that was supposed to dock in Miami has instead sailed to the Bahamas, after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over $4 million in unpaid fuel. Cruise trackers show Crystal Symphony currently docked in the Bahamian...

Orchestra fighting stigma of mental illness marks 10 years

Jan. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A classical music organization started in Vermont for musicians with mental illnesses and the people who support them is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free performance in Boston on Sunday. Me2/ is a non-auditioned orchestra of musicians, half of...

Gloria and Emilio Estefan mural unveiled in Miami

Jan. 23, 2022 15:01 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A new mural honoring Gloria and Emilio Estefan has been unveiled in Miami’s Little Havana. Local artist Disem305 painted the giant mural depicting the power couple of Latin pop in the 1980s when they came out with smash hits such as “Conga” and “Rhythm is...