Music

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, singer Kelly Clarkson performs at a fan event celebrating the release of her new album in New York. Clarkson says she cried a lot while making "Meaning of Life," her eighth studio album. It's her first release outside her 'American Idol' record contract. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 1:47 pm
BURBANK, California (AP) — Returning to the recording studio after having her second child, Kelly Clarkson said she "cried a lot." Clarkson has two young children with husband Brandon Blackstock — 1 year-old Remington Alexander and 3-year-old River Rose. She says she intentionally got back to music...
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In this Nov. 2, 2017 photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his latest album, "The Thrill of It All." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith thought he had cracked it — it being "fame." He released the first single from his new album, the groovy burner "Too Good at Goodbyes," and didn't put his face on the single artwork or do much TV promotion for the song. He felt like he had re-entered the celebrity world...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Linkin Park is releasing a new live album that the band is dedicating to late member Chester Bennington. The group says their last live shows before Bennington died in July were "extraordinary." The "One More Light Live" album will be released on Dec. 15. The songs were performed on...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2017 file photo, Pharrell Williams performs at To the Rescue! Los Angeles Human Society Benefit in Los Angeles. Williams is using music to sound the warning about climate change. The Grammy-winning musician appeared in Shanghai to debut a song titled “100 Years." (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:41 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Pharrell Williams is using music to sound the warning about climate change. The Grammy-winning musician appeared in Shanghai this week to debut a song titled "100 Years," which he described as "a postcard, a sarcastic one, to the people who should be ashamed to call themselves...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 photo singer Milo Kanefaty performs during an 'Arab Song Jam' concert in Berlin, Germany. Arab musicians are holding a monthly "jam session" in Berlin. At the event, musicians start playing famous Arab songs before asking other musicians to join them on stage to jam. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 15, 2017 - 6:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Arab musicians in Berlin are bringing their musical roots to Germans — with a little help from American jazz. At the monthly Arab Song Jam in the German capital, musicians use famous Arab songs as a starting point before inviting other musicians onto the stage for a jam session in a...
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Rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. A Philadelphia judge has sentenced rapper Mill to two to four years in state prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 14, 2017 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for Meek Mill is asking a Philadelphia judge to recuse herself before he appeals the rapper's sentence of two to four years in prison. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill last week for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. On...
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In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rican rapper Residente, founder of the group Calle 13, poses for a portrait in New York. Residente, who released his first solo album this year, is the leading contender at Thursday's Latin Grammys with nine nominations. His group Calle 13 and Juanes hold the record for most Latin Grammy wins of all-time. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
November 14, 2017 - 2:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever happens Thursday at the Latin Grammys, Residente can relax. The Puerto Rican rapper, who leads nominations with nine nods for his first solo album post Calle 13 — including album, record and song of the year — admits that he felt pressured to do "something huge and great"...
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This cover image released by Pearl Records shows "Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 The First Five Years," by Garth Brooks. (Pearl Records via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 2:15 pm
"Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 The First Five Years" (Pearl Records), by Garth Brooks With tons of behind-the-scenes photographs of writing sessions and his early music gigs, Garth Brooks has written a book that details the chronology of the first five years of his booming career. As a recent...
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This image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows a performance of "The Exterminating Angel," will be shown in selected theaters on Saturday. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, that really is a stratospheric A above high C that Audrey Luna sings the first time we hear her in "The Exterminating Angel." The American coloratura soprano, one of many stars in the cast of Thomas Ades' new opera, recalled her reaction when the composer first broke the news...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, country star Jason Aldean makes a return to the stage in Tulsa, Okla. Aldean says he hopes that healing can start for those affected by a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in his first interview since the October shooting. Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show, Aldean, who was on stage when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, said that he initially thought a speaker had blown when he heard a sound like a crackling over his in-ear monitors. After the shooting continued, his band and security started telling him to run. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 14, 2017 - 9:51 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean says he hopes that healing can start for those affected by a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in his first interview since the October shooting. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, Aldean, who was on stage when a gunman opened fire on the...
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