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Jazz greats Hancock, Corea announce 1st tour in 37 years

The Jazz Foundation Of America Benefit Gala Concert

Photo by Mark Von Holden

Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Sony had just introduced the Walkman. Read more

Court hears arguments on Jackson concert promoter lawsuit

Jackson-AEG Suit

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Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother argued Thursday for a new trial in her case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC, but faced a skeptical panel of appellate justices who focused on the superstar's relationship with the doctor convicted of killing him. Read more

Jason Alexander performing series with Baltimore Symphony

Beware, music lovers. George Costanza is joining the ranks of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Read more

Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna's computer and stealing and selling unreleased songs, his lawyer said. Read more

Group sues Chicago suburb for Garth Brooks information

The Better Government Association filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the Chicago suburb of Rosemont shouldn't keep secret the financial incentives it used to entice country music star Garth Brooks to play its arena. Read more

Bob Dylan says he would be a teacher if not a musician

Music-Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan says if he weren't a musician, he would be a teacher. Read more

Ariana Grande to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

Music-NBA All-Star Game

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Ariana Grande will headline the NBA All-Star halftime show next month. Read more

Rihanna wins court battle over Topshop T-shirt

Britain Rhianna Topshop

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Pop singer Rihanna has won a court battle against fashion retailer Topshop over a T-shirt featuring a photo of her. Read more

The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes headline 2015 Family Gras

The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes, country crooner Easton Corbin, teen rapper Becky G and former Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm will headline the eighth annual Family Gras, Metairie's free Mardi Gras street party. Read more

Pharrell, Sam Smith, John Legend to perform at Grammys

Music Grammy Performers

Photo by Matt Sayles

One sings about being "Happy," the other croons about being sad: Pharrell and Sam Smith will perform at the Grammys next month. Read more

Famed Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt dead at 85

The Vienna State Opera says that famed Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt has died at age 85. Read more

James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at benefit for jazz great

Nearness Of You Concert

Photo by Scott Roth

James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Read more

Andrae Crouch remembered for dedication to gospel music

Andrae Crouch was remembered at his funeral in Los Angeles for his dedication to spreading gospel music around the world. Read more

Headline entertainers announced for 38th Norsk Hostfest

Norsk Hostfest

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The Band Perry will be among the headline entertainers for this year's Norsk Hostfest in Minot. Read more

Flavor Flav pleads not guilty to charges in NY traffic stop

Wearing his trademark clock necklace, Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from a traffic stop last year while he was driving to his mother's funeral. Read more

Retired pilot, investor giving $12.6 M to U of L

A retired Louisville pilot and investor is giving $6.3 million to the University of Louisville School of Music for its jazz studies program. Read more

Sharks hold special Metallica night for game against Kings

Kings Sharks Hockey

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For years, the San Jose Sharks have come out to the ice each home game to the Metallica song "Seek and Destroy." Read more

Pharrell: 'Live Earth' concert to press for climate action

Switzerland Davos Forum

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Pharrell Williams says he'll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming. Read more

New Kids on the Block: New boy bands can learn from us

"New Kids On The Block" Press Conference

Photo by Charles Sykes

New Kids on the Block are ready to take new boy bands on the block to school. Read more

Former 'American Idol' finalist avoids jail over dad's bills

Former "American Idol" finalist LaKisha Jones has avoided jail on a civil contempt conviction for failing to pay her father's nursing home bills. Read more

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