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Review: Tedeschi Trucks Band's 'Signs' is inspirational

Feb. 15, 2019 3:14 PM EST

Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Signs" (Fantasy Records/Concord) You can't avoid being mesmerized by Susan Tedeschi's singing on "Signs." The Tedeschi Trucks Band has a dozen members, including three other vocalists, a pair of drummers, a horn section, keyboards, bass and guitarist Derek Trucks — Tedeschi's husband...

Review: Robert Ellis switches to keys on 'Texas Piano Man'

Feb. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Robert Ellis, "Texas Piano Man" (New West) Texans play guitar. Stevie Ray Vaughan? Willie Nelson? Buddy Holly? Johnny "Guitar" Watson? Guitarists. Elton John is not a Texan, but when he recorded "Texas Love Song" (a deep-cut gem), the tune featured not piano, but guitar. Now here's Houston native Robert Ellis, an...

Key West bar brawl leads to criminal charges

Feb. 15, 2019 12:24 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — It might sound like something out of a Jimmy Buffett song, but a woman was arrested for smashing a beer bottle over the head of another woman who she believed had grabbed her boyfriend in a Key West, Florida bar. Monroe County Sheriff's deputies said Friday that 42-year-old Sally...

Cardi B headlining Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis

Feb. 14, 2019 5:23 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Cardi B, blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., and rock mainstays The Killers and the Dave Matthews Band are among the acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Tennessee. The eclectic musical festival is set for May 3 through May 5 in Memphis. Located along the...

The Latest: Collaborators: No word from Glover on Grammys

Feb. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but the...

Grandmaster Flash, Mutter win 2019 Polar Music Prize

Feb. 13, 2019 5:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly heralded as...

Worker dies while working on metal-cutting machine

Feb. 11, 2019 9:43 PM EST

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a worker performing maintenance on a metal-cutting machine in Gardena has died after the machine was switched in with him inside. The Daily Breeze of Torrance says the man was dead when emergency crews arrived Monday at the business south of Los Angeles. The man was...

Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards

Feb. 11, 2019 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves'...

List of top winners at the Grammy Awards

Feb. 10, 2019 11:43 PM EST

A list of top winners at the 61th annual Grammy Awards. Album of the year: "Golden Hour" by Kacey Musgraves Record of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino Song of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson Best rap/sung performance: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino Best...

Chris Cornell's kids accept posthumous 'bittersweet' Grammy

Feb. 10, 2019 9:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Chris Cornell's daughter called her father's posthumous Grammy Award on Sunday a "bittersweet" moment for the family. Cornell's daughter, Toni, and son, Christopher, accepted their father's trophy for best rock performance for his song "When Bad Does Good." The song was released...