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Today in History: February 29, Hattie McDaniel becomes first Black actor to win an Oscar

Feb. 29, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2024. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award when she took best...

Ryan Gosling, Billie Eilish, Jon Batiste set to perform at the Oscars

Feb. 28, 2024 12:59 PM EST

The Oscars just got an infusion of Kenergy. Ryan Gosling will sing the pop power ballad “ I’m Just Ken ” at the show on March 10, the show's producers announced Wednesday. Others set to perform their nominated original songs include Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, Jon...

Apple Music – Top Music

Feb. 27, 2024 11:58 AM EST

Top New Shows (US): 1. Three, Wavland 2. Letters from an American, Heather Cox Richardson 3. Raising Heights with Zach & Tori, Zach & Tori Roloff 4. History on Trial, iHeartPodcasts 5. The Gatekeepers, BBC Podcasts ...

Today in History: February 27, American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee

Feb. 27, 2024 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2024. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the...

Don Henley tells court he never gave away drafts of 'Hotel California' lyrics

Feb. 26, 2024 19:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Henley never gave away handwritten pages of draft lyrics to “Hotel California” and other Eagles hits, he said Monday, calling them “very personal" in testimony that also delved into an unrelated piece of his past: his 1980 arrest. Henley, the...

From gold records to gold coins. George Michael is now honored with a commemorative minting

Feb. 26, 2024 10:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — You gotta have more than “Faith” to pocket the new George Michael coin. A commemorative minting of coins that rolled out on Monday ranged in price from a couple of banknotes to a small fortune as the late musician continues to rack up posthumous honors years after...

Music Review: Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is back with another great solo album

Feb. 26, 2024 05:03 AM EST

No shock here: Ace Frehley has still got the power. The former Kiss guitarist whose vocal debut came on 1977's “Shock Me” is back with “10,000 Volts,” a new solo album that's crackling with energy and personality. The title track is another electricity-themed...

At 79, Rod Stewart shows no signs of slowing down, with a new swing album with Jools Holland

Feb. 23, 2024 10:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Rod Stewart will not be slowed. At 79, he continues full-throttle with a busy year. Highlights in 2024 include his 200th show at his Las Vegas residency, an ongoing world tour and a new swing album. “Swing Fever” is a collaboration with Jools...

Music Review: MGMT's 'Loss of Life' is a nostalgic return full of hope and heart

Feb. 23, 2024 08:21 AM EST

They say trends make a cyclical comeback every 20 years. We saw it recently in the revival of Y2K style that emerged with Gen-Zers returning to parties post-pandemic wearing claw clips, mini skirts and baby tees. Now, as we barrel into the mid-2020s, it's about time for an aesthetic that...

Prominent K-pop composer, known as 'Shinsadong Tiger,' found dead, South Korean police say

Feb. 23, 2024 06:41 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Ho-yang, a prominent K-pop composer and producer better known by his professional name of “Shinsadong Tiger,” was found dead on Friday, South Korean police said. The Seoul Metropolitan Police said Lee, 40, was discovered dead at his Seoul studio....