• Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Helen Morgan wrote to the celebrity composer-conductor-pianist in hopes he could share the theme that guided his compositions — something she could pass along to her...

  • Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to doctor's orders

    Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is canceling two upcoming concerts on doctor's orders. The Queen of Soul's management team says in a statement Friday that Franklin will not perform March 25 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. That show would have taken...

  • Ed Sheeran, Gaga, more to cover Elton John across 2 albums

    Updated: Thu, Mar 15, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John's songs will be reworked by top artists including Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton. John announced on Thursday the April 6 release of two albums. "Revamp" will include covers by pop and rock stars from Mary J. Blige to Miley Cyrus....

  • Do Oscars and Grammys indicate awards shows losing appeal?

    Updated: Tue, Mar 13, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — After Nielsen's brutal morning-after report cards for the Oscars and Grammys this winter, it's worth asking whether television viewers are losing interest in watching the entertainment industry's most prominent people celebrate themselves. The Academy Awards reached...

  • Ventures bassist-guitarist Nokie Edwards dead at 82

    Updated: Tue, Mar 13, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nokie Edwards, the influential lead guitarist for the "surf rock" pioneers the Ventures, has died at age 82. Ryan Greenblatt, who works on booking for the Ventures in North America and Europe, confirmed his death Tuesday but didn't immediately have further details....

  • Rapper Big Boi takes aim at more TV, film projects

    Updated: Tue, Mar 13, 2018

    ATLANTA (AP) — Big Boi never took an acting class, but he's still finding ways to land roles. The rapper has starred in several films including "ATL" and "Who's Your Caddy," and he's looking to put more attention on television and film projects. The Atlanta-based rapper has already...

  • Met Opera fires music director emeritus James Levine, finding "credible evidence" of "sexually abusive" conduct

    Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Met Opera fires music director emeritus James Levine, finding "credible evidence" of "sexually abusive" conduct .

  • Jay-Z and Beyonce to tour this summer and fall

    Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z and Beyonce have announced they'll hit the road together this summer and fall for a stadium tour. The hip-hop super couple will kick off their "On the Run II" tour June 6 in Cardiff, Wales. The tour will hit 15 cities across the United Kingdom and Europe and 21...

  • Comic Ken Dodd, whose fame rivaled The Beatles, dies at 90

    Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018

    LONDON (AP) — Ken Dodd, a titan of a vanishing age of British comedy whose U.K. fame at its peak rivaled that of The Beatles, has died, his publicist said Monday. He was 90. Publicist Robert Holmes said Dodd died Sunday at his Liverpool home — the same house where he was born in 1927....

  • AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic maestro leads youth symphony at arts fundraiser

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -by LINDA NAVARRO The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 11, 2018

    The ultimate substitute picked up the baton. Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Music Director and Conductor Gary Nicholson was away Feb. 28, the morning of the Celebrate Youth in the Arts fundraising breakfast performances. Filling in, to the delight of 400 guests and the young symphony...

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