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Javier Milei, the hard rocker in Argentina's highest office, turns his book talk into wild show

May. 23, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A book presentation about neoclassical economic theory may not sound like a crowd-pleaser. But on Wednesday in Buenos Aires mobs of star-struck fans packed a giant auditorium to hear Argentina's president, the libertarian economist Javier Milei,...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot and killed

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 23, the 144th day of 2024. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville...

Charlie Colin, founding member of the pop-rock band Train, dies at 58

May. 22, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of the American pop-rock band Train, best known for their early-aughts hits like “Drops of Jupiter" and “Meet Virginia,” has died. He was 58. Colin’s sister Carolyn Stephens confirmed her brother's death to The...

Music Review: Lenny Kravitz leans on the funk with glorious 'Blue Electric Light'

May. 22, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

The bass is banging, the guitars are shrieking and Lenny Kravitz is howling on “Blue Electric Light,” the rocker's best stuff in years, offering a welcome blast of funk in 2024. There's joy and swagger in almost every track, with Kravitz showing his knack for adding cool stuff to...

Lauryn Hill's classic 'Miseducation' album tops Apple Music's list of best albums of all time

May. 22, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Let the debate begin. Who has the best music albums ever? Apple Music certainly has an idea. The music streaming giant announced on Wednesday their 10 greatest albums of all time with Lauryn Hill’s 1998 iconic “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” claiming the...

Sarah Pidgeon finds her voice, her inner rock god and a Tony nomination in Broadway's 'Stereophonic'

May. 22, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Pidgeon is making her Broadway debut this season in a celebrated, thoughtful show about how art is created. And getting her first Tony Award nomination. And in a play that's transformed her into a member of a rock band. And notching her first cast album. ...

Today in History: May 22, Lyndon B. Johnson outlines 'Great Society'

May. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2024. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking at the University of Michigan, outlined the goals of his...

Music Review: Twenty One Pilots' concept album 'Clancy' is an energizing end of an era

May. 21, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

The end of an era has come for Twenty One Pilots, and what an ending it is. The alternative pop-rock duo, made up of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, have long been candid about anxiety and depression, themes often represented in Joseph's lyrics as he sings, raps and...

2024 Essence Festival to honor Frankie Beverly's 'final performance' with tribute

May. 20, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers of the Essence Festival of Culture have revealed that legendary soul group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be recognized during this summer's gathering with “a star-studded tribute” that will “honor their final performance.” Maze, which is...

Kecia Lewis in Broadway's 'Hell's Kitchen' delivers the soul and earns a Tony Award nomination

May. 20, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's fitting that Kecia Lewis has had her most successful theater season while playing a mentor. The Broadway veteran — now celebrating 40 years in the business — portrays the formidable piano teacher Miss Liza Jane in “Hell’s Kitchen” who inspires the...