• Blige, Day, Lafourcade, Common among Oscars music performers

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original singers of the year's five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live on the Oscar stage. Academy Awards producers said Friday that supporting actress nominee Mary J. Blige, Common, Andra Day, Gael Garcia Bernal, Miguel, Natalia...

  • Brit Awards give top honors to Dua Lipa, Stormzy

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about the Brit Awards, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Dua Lipa song. It is "New Rules," not "No Rules." The AP also misspelled the last name of musician Kendrick Lamar. It's not Lemar. A corrected version of the story is below:...

  • Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback

    Updated: Mon, Feb 19, 2018

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. "I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," the Grammy-winning singer said...

  • Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

    Updated: Sat, Feb 17, 2018

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night. The Grammy-winning rapper was alone on an outdoor stage across from Staples Center for a 45-minute set packed with hits from his albums, collaborations...

  • Janelle Monae's album trailer to air before 'Black Panther'

    Updated: Fri, Feb 16, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae's trailer for her new album and film will get a boost when it airs in theaters ahead of "Black Panther" on Friday. The teaser for "Dirty Computer," the Grammy-nominated singer's third solo album, will play in select theaters nationwide moments before the...

  • Grammys defends itself about women representation

    Updated: Thu, Feb 15, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a few missteps, The Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to female representation. In a letter sent to voting and non-voting members Thursday, which was obtained by The Associated Press, the...

  • With an emphasis on big, Marc Jacobs closes out Fashion Week

    Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some highlights of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday: MARC JACOBS IS THINKING BIG "Huge flourishes, gestures, broad strokes," Marc Jacobs wrote in the brief printed notes waiting on the seats at his runway show. He sure meant it. The designer, again proving himself...

  • Portugal. The Man tour bus catches fire before Iowa show

    Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a parked tour bus for alternative rock band Portugal. The Man caught fire before a show in eastern Iowa. Iowa City Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Tinnes says no one was on the bus when the blaze broke out a little before 4:45 p.m. Tuesday....

  • Olympic figure skating unveils new, modern soundtrack

    Updated: Tue, Feb 13, 2018

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic "The Sound of Silence" seemed like it would be a natural choice. The folk tune is light and airy and fits neatly within the confines...

  • Retired grandmother fronts metal, punk band making stop in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 13, 2018

    That first scream felt pretty good. The Grindmother knew there was more where that came from. When the 67-year-old retired social worker guest-screamed on a track for her son's grindcore band, she had no idea what she was doing. That sweet ineptitude at the mic was captured on video...

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