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Review: Album of exploration from jazz guitarist Julian Lage

Jun. 17, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

Julian Lage, "Squint” (Blue Note Records) In the right hands, 12 notes multiplied by six strings can produce endless variety. Here's proof. Jazz guitarist Julian Lage's Blue Note Records debut is an exuberant, engaging, endlessly inventive...

New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tragedies of Brian Wilson's life is a rock ‘n’ roll story well told. The postscript — that he's a survivor nearing age 80 who appears to be supported personally and professionally in a way he never really had before — is less familiar. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 20-26

Jun. 14, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 20-26: June 20: Actor Bonnie Bartlett (“St. Elsewhere,” ″Once and Again”) is 92. Actor James Tolkan (“Back to the Future” films) is 90. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 79. Actor John McCook (“The Bold and...

Singer Brett Young added to Illinois State Fair lineup

Jun. 13, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country singer Brett Young will perform this summer's Illinois State Fair. Young will take the grandstand stage on Aug. 20, with opening act Russell Dickerson, Agriculture Department officials said. Young is an Academy of...

Christie's sale highlights L'Wren Scott creations for Jagger

Jun. 11, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

Designing concert clothes for a rock star is not a simple task, especially if that rock star is as specific as Mick Jagger about the message he wants to send. So back in 2013 when designer L’Wren Scott, Jagger’s then-partner, was creating designs for the Rolling...

Copeland, Ingram among winners of Blues Music Awards

Jun. 07, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Shemekia Copeland and guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram are among this year's top winners at the Blues Music Awards. Veteran musicians Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop also won multiple awards for their album “100 Years of...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19

Jun. 07, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19 June 13: Actor Bob McGrath (“Sesame Street”) is 89. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 78. Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 72. Actor Stellan Skarsgard (“Mamma Mia”) is 70. Actor Richard Thomas is...

AP PHOTOS: Return of live music to London inspires artists

Jun. 06, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Step by step — and note by note — London's many musicians are getting back to work and preparing to perform new music under new public guidelines. The return of live music in the city that produced bands from the Rolling Stones to the Spice Girls is...

Finn's Mac experience leads to reconstituted Crowded House

Jun. 04, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Touring as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 2018-19 made Neil Finn appreciate the memorable band in his own history. Two years later, Finn has brought that group, Crowded House, back to life with his sons Liam and Elroy, producer Mitchell Froom and original...

From the Beatles to Elton John: Oldest DJ's storied career

Jun. 04, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Ray Cordeiro considers himself the luckiest radio DJ in the world. In a storied career spanning over 70 years in Hong Kong, Cordeiro has interviewed superstars including the Beatles and Elton John, and even received an MBE — an order of the British...