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Review: Charting country music paths in 'Her Country'

May. 11, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be,” by Marissa R. Moss (Henry Holt & Co.) Women have always played a major part of country music, from the Carter Family to Dolly Parton, but in recent years you’d...

Dick Kelsey, beloved AP broadcast editor, dies at age 76

Apr. 04, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dick Kelsey, a retired Associated Press broadcast editor who was revered as much for his humor as his hardworking nature, has died after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 76. Kelsey died Thursday surrounded by loved ones at his Phoenix home. ...

New radio station helps Ukrainian refugees adapt in Prague

Apr. 02, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — This is Radio Ukraine calling. A new Prague-based internet radio station has started to broadcast news, information and music tailored to the day-to-day concerns of some 300,000 Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the Czech Republic since Russia launched its...

Robert Glasper talks 'Black Radio III,' reclaiming jazz

Apr. 01, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Acclaimed musician Robert Glasper’s magic-infused fingers have touched everything from jazz to hip-hop to R&B, and now he’s included TV series music on his resume by co-scoring the new shows “Bel-Air” and “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.” The...

Murakami plays antiwar songs on radio to protest Ukraine war

Mar. 18, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Playing James Taylor’s “Never Die Young” and going back to songs that marked the antiwar movement in the 1960s, author Haruki Murakami added his voice to protests against the war in Ukraine with a special edition of his Japanese radio show. “Does music have...

Famed Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville up for sale

Mar. 11, 2022 14:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The downtown Nashville, Tennessee record store that was opened by Opry legend Ernest Tubb in 1947 and has been a landmark in country music for decades will close as the building is being put up for sale. The owners of the Ernest Tubb Record Shop said in a...

Colorado prison radio begins airing from behind bars

Mar. 06, 2022 10:12 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Clad in a forest green jumpsuit and large headphones over his ears, Anthony Quintana leans into the microphone and welcomes listeners to Colorado’s first statewide prison internet radio station. He’s been behind bars for 33 years, isolated from family and the...

Theatre production takes on vital issues in Latino community

Feb. 26, 2022 01:04 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tackling issues such as immigration or children being separated from their parents at the border and put into cages can be a challenge. But Teatro del Pueblo’s “Coco’s Barrio” does just that. Coco’s Barrio began as a live performance...