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Willie Nelson to celebrate 90th birthday at all-star concert

Jan. 24, 2023 13:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas troubadour Willie Nelson will celebrate his 90th birthday with his friends and family at an all-star two-day concert at the Hollywood Bowl this April. The Grammy-winning country icon's milestone birthday party will take place on April 29-30 and...

Reports: David Crosby, rock star and CSNY co-founder, dies

Jan. 19, 2023 19:38 PM EST

David Crosby, the brash rock musician who evolved from a baby-faced harmony singer with the Byrds to a mustachioed hippie superstar and an ongoing troubadour in Crosby, Stills, Nash & (sometimes) Young, has died at 81, several media outlets reported Thursday. The New York Times...

Ian Tyson, half of Ian & Sylvia folk duo, dies at age 89

Dec. 29, 2022 18:36 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Ian Tyson, the Canadian folk singer who wrote the modern standard “Four Strong Winds” as one half of Ian & Sylvia and helped influence such future superstars as Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, died Thursday at age 89. The native of Victoria, British Columbia,...

New this week: 'Spirited,' Pokémon, 'Nope' and 'Slumberland'

Nov. 14, 2022 10:13 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — In “Nope,” Jordan Peele has once again made a rarity in Hollywood: a wholly...

Review: Neil Young reflects on environment on 'World Record'

Nov. 14, 2022 09:47 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — “World Record,” Neil Young (Reprise) Neil Young and his longtime band Crazy Horse return to a favorite topic with “World Record,” a double entendre title for an album that not-so-subtlety focuses squarely on the fate of the environment. ...

Well noted: A selection of some music-themed gifts this year

Nov. 14, 2022 08:31 AM EST

Music is never out of fashion as a gift idea. Here are some outstanding vinyl box sets for lovers of Neil Young, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Iron Maiden and a certain ex-Beatle, a book about the beginning of rock at Sun Records and another about The Byrds, some tough-looking boots made in...

Today in History: November 12, Stalin takes control

Nov. 12, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2022. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1927, Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from...

John Mellencamp revisits 'Scarecrow,' his game-changing disc

Nov. 03, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An urgency in the ringing guitar and thunderous drums that opened the 1985 album “Scarecrow” was the first hint that this was something different for the artist then billed as John “Cougar” Mellencamp. The disc, which is getting the deluxe reissue treatment...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 6-12

Oct. 31, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 6-12: Nov. 6: Actor June Squibb (“Nebraska”) is 93. Singer P.J. Proby is 84. Actor Sally Field is 76. Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is 73. TV host Catherine Crier is 68. Former news correspondent Maria Shriver is 67. Actor Lori Singer...