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Rolling Stones to release star-stuffed 2012 live recording

Nov. 30, 2022 08:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones plan to release what they're calling their “ultimate live greatest hits album,” with appearances by Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Gary Clark Jr. and The Black Keys, early next year. “GRRR Live!” contains songs recorded live on Dec. 15,...

Apple Music reveals top music in 2022 and listener charts

Nov. 29, 2022 10:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Stay,” the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber topped Apple Music's global song chart in 2022 as the giant music streamer released its end-of-year lists and provided listeners with data on their own most listened-to tunes. “Stay,” which stayed atop...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10

Nov. 28, 2022 09:16 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10: Dec. 4: Game show host Wink Martindale is 89. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 86. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Junior (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 85. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 80. Singer-bassist Chris Hillman...

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Nov. 27, 2022 18:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance ... What a Feeling” from 1983's “Flashdance,” has died. She was 63. ...

Music superstar Dua Lipa granted Albanian citizenship

Nov. 27, 2022 11:54 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president on Sunday granted citizenship to British pop star of Albanian origin Dua Lipa for what he said was the artist's role in spreading Albanians' fame internationally through her music. President Bajram Begaj said Lipa was granted citizenship...

Publicist: Irene Cara, star of the movie 'Fame' and winner of an Oscar for the title song for 'Flashdance,' has died

Nov. 26, 2022 10:47 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Publicist: Irene Cara, star of the movie 'Fame' and winner of an Oscar for the title song for 'Flashdance,' has died.

China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 years

Nov. 25, 2022 06:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape. Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court said Wu was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 year and 10 months for the “crime of...

New musical brings high-energy world of K-pop to Broadway

Nov. 23, 2022 18:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some familiar storylines in a new musical opening on Broadway — a singer and her relationship with the mentor who guided her; a newcomer trying to find his place; young women chasing their dreams. But they've never sounded quite like this. ...

Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

Nov. 22, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Some of Taylor Swift’s fans want you to know three things: They’re not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they’re angry. That’s a powerful political motivator, researchers say. Look what Ticketmaster made them do. It started Nov. 15, when...

Fill your stocking with Alicia Keys, Louis Armstrong, more

Nov. 22, 2022 09:14 AM EST

Holiday music might not be everyone's cup of tea, but with new records from Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys and Debbie Gibson, there's something that might appeal to everyone at the table. So pull out the record player, light some candles and get festive — and thankful for new music. ...