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This undated image released by the Lyric Opera of Chicago shows Enrique Mazzola, who will succeed Andrew Davis as music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago after the 2020-21 season. Mazzola was artistic and music director of the Paris-based Orchestre National d'Ile-de-France from 2012-13 through last season. He made his Lyric Opera debut leading Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" in 2016-17 and returns as music director designate for Verdi's "Luisa Miller," which opens Oct. 12. ( Jean-Baptiste Millot/Lyric Opera of Chicago via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Andrew Davis will retire as music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago after the 2020-21 season and be succeeded by Enrique Mazzola. Mazzola is starting his second season as principal guest conductor at Deutsche Oper Berlin. The 51-year-old was artistic and music director of the Paris-based...
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John Prine, left, and Pat McLaughlin accept the Song of the Year Award for "Summer's End" at the Americana Honors & Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
September 11, 2019 - 11:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Prine's winning streak has continued at the Americana Music Association's annual awards ceremony in Nashville, though his two-year reign as Americana artist of the year has ended. The 72-year-old folk singer-songwriter took home two major honors on Wednesday at...
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This Aug. 22, 2019 photo shows Rapsody posing for a portrait in New York to promote her latest album "Eve." (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
September 11, 2019 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge...
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FILE - This May 4, 2019 file photo shows Phillip Sweet, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, of Little Big Town, at the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin, Texas. The Grammy winners will reveal their self-produced album “Nightfall” at Carnegie Hall on January 16, the night before it is released. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
September 09, 2019 - 7:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country group Little Big Town always wanted to play Carnegie Hall, but it took more than just practice to get them there. The Grammy winners will reveal their self-produced album "Nightfall" at the famed theater on January 16, the night before it is released. The appearance...
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September 08, 2019 - 3:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A crowd stampede injured several people attending a New Orleans festival organized by rapper Lil Wayne. Large portions of an audience estimated to include 15,000 people ran at least twice Saturday night, causing injuries following Meek Mill's performance at the Lil WeezyAna Fest...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, Spanish singer Camilo Sesto poses next to a poster depicting himself during a news conference in Mexico City. Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of heart failure early on Sunday Sept. 8, 2019. He was 72. Sesto, whose real name was Camilo Blanes Cortes, sold more than 100 million records worldwide over his 40-year career. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)
September 08, 2019 - 8:52 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of heart failure. He was 72. Sesto's manager, Eduardo Guervós, confirmed his death to Spanish public broadcaster TVE, saying that he had died early Sunday in a hospital in Madrid after...
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FILE - This April 14, 2015 file photo shows Jimmy Johnson, sound engineer for the Percy Sledge's hit "When a Man Loves a Woman," outside his Tennessee River home in Sheffield, Ala. Johnson, a founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and a guitarist with the famed studio musicians nicknamed "The Swampers" has died. He was 76. His family announced his death in a Facebook post. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
September 05, 2019 - 9:03 pm
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jimmy Johnson, a founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and guitarist with the famed studio musicians "The Swampers," has died. He was 76. His family announced in a Facebook post that he died Thursday. As a studio musician, recording engineer and record producer, Johnson...
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FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” In the tweet, Minaj she took a jab at her critics and asked her fans to “keep reppin me, do it til da death of me.” In July, Minaj announced she was pulling out a show in Saudi Arabia to show support women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She also canceled her appearance at the BET Experience Concert earlier this year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 05, 2019 - 6:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Is Nicki Minaj really hanging up the mic? The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday on Twitter that she "decided to retire & have my family." Her announcement comes as a surprise after she recently made a guest appearance on Megan Thee Stallion's "Hot Girl Summer." In the...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago. Prosecutors say the jailed singer has been moved into the general inmate population despite concern other inmates could try to hurt him because of his celebrity status and because he is accused of sexually assaulting minors. He faces sexual misconduct charges in Illinois, Minnesota and New York. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
September 04, 2019 - 12:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has set an April 27 trial date in R. Kelly's federal case in Chicago that accuses the R&B star of child pornography and obstruction of justice. But the judge said at a Wednesday status hearing the date could be moved since the 52-year-old faces similar cases in three...
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September 03, 2019 - 8:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Country music star Dierks Bentley has been fined $139.50 for fishing without a license after Colorado concertgoers reported him to state officials. The Denver Post reported Monday that Bentley and fellow country star Luke Bryan talked on stage about fishing during a festival in Buena...
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