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Global Citizen Live generates $1.1 billion to fight poverty

Sep. 27, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour concert that featured performances from Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, BTS and Elton John and dozens of other stars, raised more than $1.1 billion in commitments and pledges over the weekend to fight extreme poverty. ...

Johnny Ramone's guitar sells for more than $900,000

Sep. 27, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The guitar played by Johnny Ramone on all 15 Ramones albums and at nearly 2,000 live performances by the rock band sold at auction over the weekend for more than $900,000, the auctioneer said Monday. The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was bought...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 3-9

Sep. 27, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 3-9: Oct. 3: Composer Steve Reich is 85. Singer Chubby Checker is 80. Actor Alan Rachins (“Dharma and Greg”) is 79. Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 72. Jazz saxophonist Ronnie Laws is 71. Blues singer...

Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards

Sep. 22, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile added another trophy to her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show, while country singer Sturgill Simpson took home the album of the year award. The annual...

Sarah Dash who sang on 'Lady Marmalade' with Labelle, dies

Sep. 21, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Sarah Dash, who co-founded the all-female group Labelle — best known for the raucous 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade" — has died. She was 76. Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx completed the trio. They announced Dash's death Monday on social media. No...

Global Citizen's Hugh Evans hoping music can mobilize world

Sep. 21, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

Hugh Evans started his fight against extreme poverty by mobilizing his friends when he was growing up in Australia. On Saturday, Evans will try to mobilize the world to tackle poverty and COVID-19 with Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour live concert featuring The Weekend,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Sep. 20, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Sept. 26: Country singer David Frizzell is 80. Actor Kent McCord (“Adam 12”) is 79. “The Weakest Link” host Anne Robinson is 77. Singer Bryan Ferry is 76. Actor Mary Beth Hurt is 75. Singer-actor Olivia...

Q&A: Jeff Ament feels alive again with Pearl Jam's return

Sep. 17, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament came out of the band’s pandemic sabbatical — which he spent recording a solo album, painting and he dabbled in Olympics analysis with his friend Kenny Mayne — to catch some live music this summer. He saw Guns N’ Roses and Brandi Carlile rocking the stage...

Darius Rucker to sing national anthem at Bills-Dolphins

Sep. 17, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

When Darius Rucker sings the national anthem, which he will do Sunday when his favorite NFL team, the Miami Dolphins, host Buffalo, he always is struck by the significance of the song. The country star who also was the front man for Hootie & the Blowfish doesn't...

Elton John postpones European shows after hip injury

Sep. 16, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip. The 74-year-old singer-songwriter had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year as part of the Farewell Yellow...