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Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, more to honor Merle Haggard

Music-Merle Haggard

Photo by Amy Harris

The late country star Merle Haggard will be honored a year after his death with an all-star concert featuring his longtime friend and duet partner Willie Nelson as well as Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp and more. Read more

Chance the Rapper, Rauner to talk Chicago school funding

Illinois Governor Rapper

Ted Schurter

Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plan to meet this week to discuss funding education in Chicago. Read more

Hundreds pack tribute to 'Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield, the legendary "Funky Drummer" in James Brown's band, was remembered this weekend as one of the pillars of Madison's music scene. Read more

Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet

89th Academy Awards - Fan Bleacher Arrivals

Photo by Al Powers

Ruth Negga dripped in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, Nicole Kidman appeared fashion-effortless in Champagne-colored Armani Prive and Janelle Monae made a large statement in a black tulle Elie Saab gown with soup-to-nuts embellishment — bird broaches, feat... Read more

Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes keeping blues alive in Bentonia

On a dreary, gray afternoon with a stinging north wind, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes hunkers down near a glowing gas heater inside the Blue Front Cafe. Read more

Transition in Milan fashion scene as new creatives break out

Italy Fashion Arthur Arbesser

AP Photo

A transition is underway in the Milan fashion scene, with new designers taking over traditional brands and younger creatives breaking out with their own labels. Read more

High school volunteer award is music to teen's ears

Elena Polinski's journey with music began at just 7 years old, after watching the story of Johnny Cash in 2005's "Walk the Line." The next day, her father traveled to C.A. House Music to pick out her first guitar. Read more

New songwriting contest, music fest at Delgado Community Col

Delgado Community College is putting on a new songwriting contest and music festival. Read more

The Latest: 'Moonlight' wins best picture Academy Award

89th Academy Awards - Press Room

Photo by Jordan Strauss

The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local): Read more

Music concert to benefit Sandy Hook victim's foundation

The principal cellist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra is organizing a concert to benefit a foundation set up by the family of a victim of the Connecticut school shooting. Read more

'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

APTOPIX 89th Academy Awards - Press Room

Photo by Jordan Strauss

Oscar winner, take two. Read more

Upscale hotel in Oxford installs high-tech player piano

The luxurious, and soon-to-be-opened, Chancellor's House hotel in Oxford is getting lavish addition to its interior. Read more

Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

California Marijuana Celebrity Brands

AP Photo

Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the... Read more

UNC assistant professor mixes love of singing, staying fit

You know those fitness freaks who say their body is a temple? Derek Chester is one of those people. Only he calls his body an instrument. Read more

Madison mayor proposes task force to encourage hip-hop scene

The mayor of Madison is proposing a task force aimed at making Wisconsin's capital a more welcoming place, especially for hip-hop artists and audiences. Read more

Sweet Briar College class explores creation of sounds

Drums boom across speakers in the new Sound Art Production and Analysis Lab at Sweet Briar College. Rattling that resembles maracas joins in and then is engulfed by a person speaking in Spanish. Read more

Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit

Jack White Vinyl Records

Tanya Moutzalias

Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part of his hometown that long inspired him. Read more

Legend, Miranda, Bareilles make Oscar rehearsals musical

89th Academy Awards - Rehearsals

Photo by Matt Sayles

Lin-Manuel Miranda owned Friday's Oscar rehearsals. He sang a tune from "La La Land," posed like John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever," invoked a 1990s Billy Crystal Oscar monologue, and reprimanded his dad from the stage for having his cellphone light on. Read more

Police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art in drug raid

Police executing a drug raid in New Jersey have recovered a stolen piece of pop art depicting Bruce Springsteen. Read more

Little Big Town's momentum grows with Ryman residency

Music Little Big Town

AP Photo

At the close of the first-ever residency at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, country vocal group Little Big Town gave the audience a glimpse of how some of the first performers on that stage sounded like. Read more

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