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Blaze destroys landmark restaurant in Detroit's Midtown

May. 27, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fire destroyed a landmark restaurant and brewpub Friday in Midtown Detroit, but spared the neighboring Third Man Records store owned by musician Jack White as well as Shinola's flagship watch store. No one was inside Traffic Jam & Snug when the blaze happened,...

Stars and royalty watch ABBA's return in digital stage show

May. 27, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — “ABBA Voyage” is certainly a trip. Four decades after the Swedish pop supergroup last performed live, audiences can once again see ABBA onstage in an innovative digital concert where past and future collide. The show opens to the public in London on...

K-pop sensation BTS to launch new show on Apple Music 1

May. 27, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — BTS will reveal their gradual journey to becoming K-pop superstars through a new Apple Music weekly limited series. The streaming service announced Thursday that BTS will launch their new show “BTS Radio: Past & Present” on Apple Music 1. The...

Depeche Mode founding keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies at 60

May. 26, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, the unassuming, bespectacled, red-headed keyboardist who for more than 40 years added his synth sounds to Depeche Mode hits like “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Personal Jesus,” has died at age 60. Depeche Mode announced the...

Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock's Yes, dead at 72

May. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died. He was 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home...

Boston Pops July Fourth show returns for 1st time in 3 years

May. 26, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, a July Fourth holiday tradition in the city, is returning to its full glory after a three-year coronavirus hiatus, the Boston Symphony Orchestra said Thursday. The show at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade...

Country star Blake Shelton named Indy 500 grand marshal

May. 26, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Blake Shelton will lend his voice to the Indianapolis 500 as the grand marshal for Sunday’s race. The country music star and coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” Shelton will give the traditional command for drivers to report to their cars during the official...

Pioneering Camille A. Brown creates a Broadway rainbow

May. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When choreographer Camille A. Brown is asked to describe her kind of movement, she uses an analogy from the kitchen. “It’s everything. It’s modern, it’s hip-hop, it’s tap, it’s jazz, it's ballet, it’s social dance. I call it a jambalaya. You stir it up...

K-pop band BTS and Biden to meet to discuss Asian inclusion

May. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — BTS, the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band, will join President Joe Biden next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians, the White House announced Thursday. The musical group's...

Spanish court dismisses Shakira appeal in tax fraud case

May. 26, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A court in Spain on Thursday dismissed Colombian singer Shakira's appeal in a tax fraud case, paving the way for a trial after a judge previously concluded there was enough evidence to suggest the pop star may have avoided her fiscal obligations to the state. The...