Latest Music festivals News

New this week: Lena Dunham, Mila Kunis and Charlie Puth

Oct. 03, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

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 — Lena Dunham adapts Karen Cushman’s young-adult novel in “Catherine Called Birdy,” a...

Cher appears at Balmain finale at Paris Fashion Week

Sep. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear Wednesday with atmospherics and excitement over Balmain’s evening fashion-music festival spectacular — a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and performances. That included a finale walk from...

`Otello,' Rossini's not Verdi's, staged in Philadelphia

Sep. 26, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rossini’s “Otello” premiered in 1816, and the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play was a hit for seven decades. Then Verdi’s version debuted in 1887 and was acclaimed as a pinnacle of the art form, causing Rossini’s version to recede into a rarity. ...

Singer Jason Isbell back to Alabama roots with 'ShoalsFest'

Sep. 17, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Isbell recalls his teenage self standing on the stage of the Spirit of Freedom Festival at McFarland Park. Even back then, Isbell was dreaming big. Today, the Greenhill native is a multi-hit, four-time Grammy winner singer-songwriter who performs...

Booker T. Jones performs at Stax, ahead of milestone

Sep. 15, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Wearing a blue suit, black hat and multi-colored socks, master keyboardist Booker T. Jones leaned away from the Hammond B3 organ, tilted his head back and worked the keys and foot pedals as he played the funky and familiar hit “Green Onions” for a head-bobbing,...

Tennessee park readies for annual 'Super Bowl of Marbles'

Sep. 02, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

HILHAM, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will play host to the 39th annual National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship on Sept. 17. Rolley hole is a game that involves shooting marbles into small holes in the ground while keeping other teams from making the holes. Players say it involves skill...

Finland's leader apologizes for party photo at summer home

Aug. 24, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland’s prime minister apologized after the publication of a photo that showed two women kissing and posing topless at the official summer residence of the country's leader. The photo came out after a video that showed Prime Minister Sanna Marin...

Block Island resort temporarily loses licenses after fights

Aug. 23, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Authorities on the Rhode Island tourist hotspot of Block Island have voted to suspend the liquor and entertainment licenses of a beachfront resort that was the site of a brawl during a crowded music festival earlier this month that was later followed by a fight on a...

Huntsville music festival shutting down after 13-year run

Aug. 11, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama music festival that put the spotlight on chamber music has shut down after 13 years and nearly 100 performances by classical musicians from around the world. Twickenham Fest founders Susanna Phillips, a soprano, and Matthew McDonald, a...

Joni Mitchell, 78, graces stage after nearly 2 decades away

Jul. 26, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

NEWPORT, RI (AP) — Surprise! Joni Mitchell is back onstage. The folk legend performed her first full-length concert on Sunday at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, The Boston Globe reported. Mitchell has contended with health complications since suffering an aneurysm in...