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This undated photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera shows set model by Jan Versweyveld for the new production of Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking." After years of pushing, Joyce DiDonato has been granted a big wish: The Metropolitan Opera is mounting Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking" for the mezzo-soprano next season. (Aram Kim/ Metropolitan Opera via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of pushing, Joyce DiDonato has been granted a big wish: The Metropolitan Opera is mounting Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking" for the mezzo-soprano next season. Twenty seasons after the work's world premiere, it arrives at the Met on April 8, 2021, in a production directed...
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Darius Rucker poses for a photo before taking the stage. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 in Miami. Rucker and his band played the On Location Experiences' pregame tailgate party before Super Bowl LIV. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
February 13, 2020 - 10:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Country singer Darius Rucker couldn’t quite believe it when he was surprised this week with the news that his song “Wagon Wheel” was certified eight times platinum, making it one of the top five most popular country singles ever. On Wednesday, Rucker stopped by the Country...
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The latest fashion creation from Marc Jacobs is modeled during New York's Fashion Week, Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 13, 2020 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, he does it almost every time, and on Tuesday designer Marc Jacobs did it yet again: Upped his game, when it came to closing out New York Fashion Week with a jolt of creative energy, vision and panache. This time, Jacobs' vision included not just models (nealy 90 of them)...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Empire actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing in Chicago. Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to garner publicity, according to media reports Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The charges include disorderly conduct counts, according to the reports that cite unidentified sources. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
February 12, 2020 - 6:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — He's disappeared from Twitter, his last Instagram post was eight months ago, and his acting and singing careers appear to be at a standstill. Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has all but vanished from public view in the year since Chicago detectives accused him of paying two...
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February 12, 2020 - 5:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A publicist for Willie Nelson says Paul English, Nelson's longtime drummer and the inspiration for Nelson's song “Me and Paul,” has died. He was 87. Elaine Schock had no other details on English's death as of Wednesday. English joined Nelson's band, nicknamed the Family, in...
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The Christian Cowan collection is modeled at Spring Studios during NYFW Fall/Winter 2020 on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2020 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan equates showing his fashion collections with continuously living out a childhood dream. "I’m always going to be so ecstatic every time I wake up and know I’ve got a show,” Cowan told The Associated Press before his fall-winter collection rolled out Tuesday night at...
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This image provided by Mercyland Records in February 2020 shows the cover for the album “Open Heart” by Phil Madeira. (Stacie Huckeba/Mercyland Records via AP)
February 11, 2020 - 3:54 pm
Phil Madeira, “Open Heart” (Mercyland Records) The final song on Phil Madeira’s new album is “Monk,” as in Thelonious, and it’s a savory celebration of soul-stirring music rooted in the blues — the sort of sounds that make up “Open Heart.” On his third fine album in less than two years, the...
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February 11, 2020 - 10:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66. Mays had a “long battle with a recurring illness,” according to Pat Metheny’s website. “Lyle was one of the greatest musicians I...
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FILE - In this Sunday Jan. 20, 2008 file photo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo founding member Joseph Shabalala gestures to the audience during the group's performance at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at age 78. Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital Pretoria Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, his family confirmed to local media. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, File)
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February 11, 2020 - 10:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at age 78, the group and the government announced Tuesday. Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital, Pretoria, Tuesday morning, his family told local...
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Chairman of the Polar Music Prize jury, Alfons Karabuda announces the 2020 Polar Music Prize winners are singer Anna Netrebkoze and song writer Dianne Warren, in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020. American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's Polar Music Prize. (Janerik Henriksson / TT via AP)
February 11, 2020 - 6:44 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's Polar Music Prizes, the Swedish award often described as the Nobel Prizes of music. The judging panel for the 2020 prizes announced Tuesday called Warren “a master of writing...
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