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John Mellencamp plumbs mortality and regret in his new album

Jan. 21, 2022 10:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a brutal calculus that goes on in John Mellencamp's mind these days. Time is not on his side, and he knows it. “I am 70. I’ve been smoking since I was 14. If I make it to 80, I only have 10 summers left,” he says. “I have 10 empty pages to fill in if...

Review: Mellencamp album reflects on life and wasted time

Jan. 19, 2022 13:38 PM EST

“Strictly a One-Eyed Jack," John Mellencamp (Republic Records) John Mellencamp‘s latest studio album, “Strictly a One-Eyed Jack,” is a work of deep reflection. Over the course of 12 new tunes, Mellencamp sings in a raspy sing-song voice mixing blues, folk, and...

New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'

Jan. 18, 2022 08:24 AM EST

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 — Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi latest masterpiece, “A Hero,” comes to Amazon Prime Video on...

Indiana man who died at 19 lives on through his music

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — On a breezy Monday, Ed Schwartzman plops a bag next to him at the center table of his Bloomington restaurant. It doesn’t look like much: laminated photo collages, loose papers, weathered pictures of mid-90s youth soccer teams — all featuring the same smiling boy...