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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards on at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Country music singer Wallen has apologized following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. News outlets report the 27-year-old Wallen was arrested Saturday, May 23, 2020, after he was kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)

Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar

May. 24, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. Wallen, 27, was arrested Saturday night after he was kicked out of Kid Rock's bar in downtown Nashville, news outlets reported. Wallen said on...

Singing the Blues: Music venues crippled by virus rules

May. 24, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — It’s the time of year when Brian Jarvis at Tidball’s and Larry Deaton at The Warehouse at Mt. Victor would normally be welcoming an eclectic mix of musicians to those live-music venues. Americana, country, rock and other genres should be rattling the walls as...

Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

New England Catholics look forward to celebrating Mass again

May. 23, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Major hospitals in Maine's largest city experienced an uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations; Roman Catholics in New Hampshire can begin receiving Holy Communion again in parishes that follow certain safety guidelines; Vermont’s largest annual event has been canceled for the first...

Virtual commencement ceremony planned for the Class of 2020

May. 23, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The state is planning a virtual commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020. Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver an address as part of the celebration for graduating seniors from 668 public and private schools across the state. The event is planned for Tuesday, June 9 and will be broadcast on...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami signs his autograph on his novel

Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

May. 23, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other. The 71-year-old, known for...

In this April 17, 2020, photo, Kirsten Wells plays guitar for residents of Rising Mountains Assisted Living in Bigfork, Mont. She played songs like

Music cheers up assisted living residents during pandemic

May. 22, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

BIGFORK, Mont. (AP) — Kirsten Wells approached the open window with a smile. “Can I play some music for you?” she asked, her guitar slug around her neck. Shirley Abraham, a resident of Rising Mountains Assisted Living in Bigfork nodded for her to proceed and sidled up to the screen to hear...

Two women, wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, walk on a sidewalk adjacent to an empty Hampton Beach in Hampton, N.H., Thursday, May 21, 2020. Beaches in New Hampshire have been closed since March by state order due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire beaches to open June 1 with restrictions

May. 22, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire beaches will open for active recreation June 1, youth sports teams can start practicing and hair salons can expand services as the coronavirus pandemic eases. Developments Friday in New Hampshire: ___ ON THE COAST: New Hampshire’s short stretch of coastline will...

FILE - This March 17, 2019 file photo shows Nav performing at the Juno Awards in London, Ontario, in Canada. Nav's latest “Good Intentions” project debuted this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Nav on back-to-back No. 1s and learning from The Weeknd

May. 22, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian-Indian rapper Nav has no problem being signed to one of the biggest artists in the world. In fact, he says The Weeknd doesn’t overshadow him, but pushes him to the forefront. “It’s a real family over here. He has so much success. I don’t think he really...

Guinean singer Mory Kante, 'baobab of culture,' dies at 70

May. 22, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean singer Mory Kante, an influential figure in African and world music, has died, his family said Friday. He was 70. Kante brought Guinean, and Mandingo, culture to the world. He was called an ambassador of Afro-Pop music. His song “Yeke Yeke,” released in the late...

This undated image shows music artist J Cole, left, with incarcerated Swedish music producer David Jassy at San Quentin State Prison in California. Jassy, whose sentence was commuted by California Gov. Gavin Newsom this year, produced an album “San Quentin Mixtape, Vol. 1,

In prison, producer finds new voice for inmates, and himself

May. 22, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Jassy was a successful music producer who had worked with Britney Spears and others when he was sent to prison for killing a man during an altercation. While serving his time, he would hear talented young inmates rapping in the yards at San Quentin State Prison with skill and power....