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Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81

Jul. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, died Monday. The artist nicknamed "Poppa Funk" was 81. Neville's manager, Kent Sorrell, said Neville died at...

Review: 'Elvis in Vegas' is a gem of pop culture history

Jul. 22, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

"Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Zoglin For the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the 1960s was a slow-moving abdication. Elvis Presley spent the better part of that decade appearing in one silly movie after another instead of performing live, a career strategy...

Site records religious sounds, such as bells, birds and U2

Jul. 21, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jaunty sound of a puja bell rings during an offering at the Jain Center of Central Ohio in southern Delaware County. Birds chirp in the background of a Druid ritual at ComFest in downtown Columbus. And the rhythmic harmony made by musicians at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church...

Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

Jul. 19, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed to take place in Jerome on Saturday. Event organizers with...

David Crosby opens up in new documentary 'Remember My Name'

Jul. 19, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Crosby has turned down no fewer than four biopics about his life. None of them captured the scope of his turbulent life. But he said yes when director A.J. Eaton proposed a documentary. At 77, in relatively poor health yet creating some of the best music of his career, Crosby was...

Sally Field, 'Sesame Street' to receive Kennedy Center award

Jul. 18, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical...

Hollywood stars open wallets to Buttigieg's 2020 campaign

Jul. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military...

Paul McCartney writing 'It's a Wonderful Life' stage musical

Jul. 17, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The ex-Beatle is collaborating with "Billy Elliot" playwright Lee Hall and West End producer Bill Kenwright. McCartney said he'd never considered writing a musical, but after meeting...

Review: The Flaming Lips' concept album will blow your mind

Jul. 17, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

The Flaming Lips, "King's Mouth: Music and Songs" (Warner Bros.) The new album by The Flaming Lips is a head trip — literally. The ever-evolving, mind-blowing alt-rockers have somehow upped their game with a concept album and accompanying art project that takes us into a giant head. Weird? Yes. Thrilling?...

Review: New David Crosby documentary is loving, too loving

Jul. 16, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

The final image of David Crosby in a new documentary about the singer-songwriter shows him in his hippie glory, spotting a video camera filming him. He roguishly sticks out his tongue. Then he inexplicably goes further and gives viewers the middle finger. It's sort of an apt gesture to sum up "David Crosby:...