• Banjo player makes stringed instruments from repurposed junk

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Hand the banjo man a stringed instrument, and he'll pick you a tune fine enough to make Bill Monroe, the so-called father of bluegrass, perk up his ears. Hand him a cigar box, a car tag and a guitar neck, and he'll do you one better. He'll build the instrument itself. On any given...

  • Things to do around Colorado Springs this weekend: Silent disco, 'Top Girls,' Jedi costumes, holiday shows

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017

    THURSDAY Comic Michael Jr. will be "Bringin' the Funny" to Springs First Church, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., 7 p.m., $22-50,, tinyurl.com/yclm23fs THURSDAY Three country-music fellows named Chris - Young, Janson and Lane - headline KYGO's Christmas Jam at 1st Bank Center in...

  • Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65

    Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. He was 65. Simon's publicist, Elizabeth Freund, confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday. Freund said Nguini died on Dec. 8 with his wife,...

  • Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus to perform Elton John tribute show

    Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay's Chris Martin are set to honor Elton John at a tribute concert next month. The Recording Academy announced Friday that it will tape "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute" at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New...

  • The Associated Press names SZA's 'Ctrl' album of the year

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. SZA, "Ctrl": As the beat of the opening track of SZA's debut album played at a concert this week in New York City, the entire venue passionately sang the first two minutes of the song...

  • Rock Hall 2018 class led by Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues and Nina Simone

    MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    NEW YORK — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part...

  • List of nominees for 75th Golden Globe Awards

    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: MOTION PICTURE —Picture, Drama: "Call Me By Your Name," ''Dunkirk," ''The Post," The Shape of Water" and "Three...

  • Tina Turner writing sequel to memoir 'I, Tina'

    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Turner is not done telling her story. The rock superstar is working on a sequel to her 1986 memoir "I, Tina," Atria Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The new book is called "Tina Turner: My Love Story" and will come out next October, timed to the singer's...

  • Illinois prosecutors say no criminal charges in sexual abuse allegation against conductor James Levine from 1980s

    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors say no criminal charges in sexual abuse allegation against conductor James Levine from 1980s.

  • New Jimi Hendrix album with unreleased songs coming in March

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year. Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix's "Both Sides of the Sky" on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that...

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