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Review: Deerhunter balances bleak with upbeat on new album

Jan. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Deerhunter, "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (4AD) Leveled, steady, Bradford Cox coaxes, "Come on down from that cloud/And cast your fears aside." That perfect line leads Deerhunter's "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" — cradling listeners in choruses that describe imminent oblivion....

Review: Franti shares the love on 'Stay Human Vol. II'

Jan. 18, 2019 1:40 PM EST

Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Stay Human Vol. II" (Thirty Tigers) Michael Franti has plenty of love to share on "Stay Human Vol. II." There are love songs for his wife, love songs for his fans and love songs for humanity — all woven around Franti's signature reggae-infused pop beat. "This is for...

Correction: Cruise Ship Jump story

Jan. 18, 2019 10:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about a man who jumped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the man's hometown. He is from Vancouver, Washington. A corrected version of the story is below: Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship Royal Caribbean...

James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

Jan. 18, 2019 10:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones. He's had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce's delicious "Lemonade" and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winner "Damn." He worked on another impactful and culturally relevant album,...

Ronnie Milsap returned to his iconic studio for duets album

Jan. 18, 2019 8:35 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology and recording equipment. So it makes sense that he spent a long time getting 13 other singers and bands into the studio to record duets with him for a new album, "Ronnie Milsap: The...

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jan. 17, 2019 3:44 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of January 16, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....

Vuitton's Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

Jan. 17, 2019 1:58 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson. Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, used his unique platform Thursday to celebrate...

Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

Jan. 17, 2019 1:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell. Cornell's wife, Vicky, stepped onstage struggling to speak at first. But after gathering herself, she eventually thanked...

Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

Jan. 17, 2019 1:41 PM EST

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield, have been purchased in an estate sale in Michigan. Items sold in the American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company online auction this...