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German co-pilot locks cockpit, deliberately slams plane into Alps; investigators study why Read more

'American Idol'-like talent competition app launches

For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true. Read more

Grammy Gallery coming to Nashville

The Grammy Museum is opening up a gallery in Nashville this summer, promising to give visitors an immersive experience on the art and technology of making music. Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band record gets national recognition

"New Orleans' Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band," a 1964 recording made by singer-pianist Sweet Emma Barrett and charter members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, is among the 25 sound recordings selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Read more

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday March. 16, to Sunday, March 22, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Read more

The (former) Fab Five: A look at One Direction as they were

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Zayn Malik delivered a shocker to his fans when he announced he was quitting the chart-topping band One Direction. Read more

Grammy museum is bringing gallery to Nashville, Tennessee

The Grammy Museum is opening up a gallery in Nashville this summer, promising to give visitors an immersive experience on the art and technology of making music. Read more

Liberace's piano gets new home in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts music store that drew national attention in February when its roof collapsed under the weight of snow, sparking fears that a rhinestone-covered piano once owned by Liberace was damaged, has reopened. Read more

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, March 16 to Sunday, March 22 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Read more

Probation for man who crashed into Jennifer Lopez's car

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A man who crashed into Jennifer Lopez's Rolls Royce last year has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving. Read more

Tunisians assure Star Wars sets safe from Islamic State

It was a flood of messages from concerned friends abroad that alerted the president of Tunisia's Star Wars fan club that the sets of his beloved film were under attack by militants — at least according to exaggerated reports in the foreign press. Read more

Oak Ridge Boys, Browns, Martin join country hall

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Vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and his singing sisters, and longtime session guitarist Grady Martin are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read more

NY Assembly backs tax credits for music production

The state Assembly has backed tax credits for music production in New York similar to those provided for film and television, intended to halt an exodus of musicians and producers to other states. Read more

Celine Dion returns to Caesars Palace stage in August

Celine Dion is returning to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting Aug. 27 after a year-long hiatus to care for her husband, allow her inflamed throat muscles to heal and spend time with her three children. Read more

'Stand by Me' among 25 records being preserved at US library

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One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers, Steve Martin and the darker sounds of the band Radiohead. Read more

Ex-rap promoter gets life plus 20 years in NYC murder case

A former hip-hop and rap promoter was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 20 years for a murder-for-hire plot that a judge described as "heinous" and "vile." Read more

New direction: 1D says Zayn Malik has left the group

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And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old." Read more

'Stand by Me' among 25 records being preserved at US library

One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers and Radiohead. Read more

List of 25 sound recordings preserved by Library of Congress

Here's a listing of the 2015 inductees to the National Recording Registry in chronological order: Read more

Jazz Fest releases schedule cubes

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has released its much-anticipated cubes — the easy-to-read schedule that contains performance times and stages for the event's seven days. Read more

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