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Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot, in critical condition

Nov. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EST

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Hospital officials say Chicago rapper Lil Reese is in critical condition after being shot at a suburban Chicago intersection. Advocate Christ Medical Center officials identified the wounded man as Tavares Taylor, who's known as Lil Reese, and said he's in critical condition....

Singer Andrea Bocelli: 'Absurd' to shun opera legend Domingo

Nov. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is staunchly defending opera legend Placido Domingo, calling it "absurd" that opera houses have canceled the star's performances over sexual harassment allegations before they are fully investigated. "I am still appalled at what happened to this incredible artist,"...

Pete Doherty fined in Paris over double set of arrests

Nov. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says British singer Pete Doherty has been handed a three-month suspended sentence and a fine of 10,000 euros ($11,000) after being arrested in Paris twice in one week. The prosecutor's office said Tuesday that the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles...

Something old, something new for Michael Stipe

Nov. 11, 2019 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After Michael Stipe opens a gate to the abandoned Manhattan storefront that serves as his studio, you find a man easily traversing his past, present and future creative lives. He's promoting a 25th anniversary package of the R.E.M. album "Monster" while excited by the response to the first...

He said, she said: Will female acts win big at CMA Awards?

Nov. 11, 2019 1:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The lack of women on country radio is as tired as a bad country song cliche, but the Country Music Association Awards is trying to set the stage for them to reign, both as the hosts, as performers and perhaps the night's biggest winners. All eyes are on the top prize, entertainer of...

Pete Doherty arrested again in Paris, for violent behavior

Nov. 11, 2019 9:47 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities say British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested for the second time in the space of a week. The Paris prosecutor's office said Monday the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was placed in custody Sunday for "violence by a person in a manifest state of...

From music therapy to heavy metal: A boy's drumming journey

Nov. 9, 2019 9:01 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — With blazing red hair, sticks firmly in hand, and a focused look on his face, Cade Suddith took the stage at the Great Pumpkin Patch festival at Old National Pike Park in early October. Cade, 10, and his band, Electric Rainbow, were the first group scheduled to perform at the festival...

Beatles album cover photographer Robert Freeman dies at 82

Nov. 9, 2019 8:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers, has died aged 82. A statement on The Beatles' official website announced Freeman's death Friday but didn't give a cause. Born in 1936, Freeman began his career as a...

John Legend lends support as Florida felons get vote rights

Nov. 8, 2019 5:15 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Singer John Legend was on hand to lend support Friday as 18 former felons were granted the right to vote in what Miami officials called a simple and streamlined process. The ceremony in a Miami-Dade County courtroom was meant to show that ex-felons can regain their voting rights, even if the...

Review: Simply Red back to '70s basics on 'Blue Eyed Soul'

Nov. 8, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Simply Red, "Blue Eyed Soul" (BMG) "Blue Eyed Soul," Simply Red's 12th album, is not innovative, groundbreaking, cutting-edge, topical or extensive. But it's a lot of fun and its title is comfortingly accurate. Mick Hucknall's band, together in its current incarnation for over 15 years, has been closely...