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Rick Astley revisits his career-making song with 'gratitude'

Jun. 23, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How does Rick Astley handle one of his songs being part of the biggest internet meme of all time? He rolls with it, obviously. “Listen, let’s face it, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ has sort of become something else," he says. "The video and the song have drifted...

Festival founded by Dua Lipa's father returns to Kosovo

Jun. 20, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s central government and authorities in the capital joined forces on Monday to bring back home an international music festival founded by the father of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa which had been moved following a dispute with its organizers. A week...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra still making music on the road

Jun. 19, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Forget air guitar. A lot of “air-conducting” was commencing in the seats of the Metropolitan Theatre on a bright spring morning some years ago in downtown Morgantown. It wasn’t hard to spy the smiles among the members of the Wheeling...

Festival founded by Dua Lipa's father decamps from Kosovo

Jun. 15, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An international music festival founded by the father of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa to promote his native Kosovo has led to recriminations for the small European country after it lost the event to neighboring Albania. The Sunny Hill Festival made its debut...

Members of Queen, the Police, Rush to honor Taylor Hawkins

Jun. 15, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The twin concerts for Foo Fighters' late drummer Taylor Hawkins will include Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Mark Ronson, members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Kiss, The Pretenders, Motley Crue, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers,...

Foo Fighters plan 2 tribute concerts for Taylor Hawkins

Jun. 08, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Foo Fighters will honor the rock band's late drummer Taylor Hawkins with a pair of tribute concerts in September — one in London and the other in Los Angeles. The twin shows will take place Sept. 3 at London’s Wembley Stadium and Sept. 27 at The Kia Forum in...

Alker shoots 64, tied for PGA Champions Tour lead in Iowa

Jun. 04, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Steven Alker topped yet another PGA Tour Champions leaderboard Saturday, shooting an 8-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead in the Principal Charity Classic. Coming off a victory last week in Michigan in the major Senior PGA Championship, Alker...

U. of South Carolina gets Hootie & the Blowfish memorabilia

Jun. 03, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hootie & the Blowfish got its start at the University of South Carolina and the school is now home to a boatload of the Grammy Award winning rock band's memorabilia. Longtime fan Rick Noble on Friday donated his collection of all things Hootie & the...

Asian Tour makes first stop in England with new series

May. 31, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — With all the attention on the debut (and the field) for the LIV Golf Invitational outside London next week, the Asian Tour heads to England for its second “International Series” event at Slaley Hall west of Newcastle. That’s part of the $300 million...

New this week: 'Interceptor,' Post Malone and 'Fire Island'

May. 31, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Screenwriter and comedian Joel Kim Booster looked to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” as...