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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows World Wide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

College a cappella: Not your granddad's barbershop quartet

A Cappella Fever

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Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. Read more

Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

Kentucky Derby Selfie Sticks

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For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint juleps amid a winning field of photo opportunities: sleek racehorses, daring fashion statements, celebrities and the twin spires. Read more

Jessie Mueller to star in Sara Bareilles' show at A.R.T.

Theater-Jessie Mueller

Photo by Charles Sykes

The Sara Bareilles' musical "Waitress" has found its server — Jessie Mueller. Read more

'Suge' Knight is ordered to stand trial, taken to hospital

People Suge Knight

Kevork Djansezian

Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized again on Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges filed after he ran over two men in a parking lot. Read more

Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

Kentucky Derby Selfie Sticks

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For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint juleps amid a winning field of photo opportunities: sleek racehorses, daring fashion statements, celebrities and the twin spires. Read more

Review: O'Hara shines in mostly wonderful 'The King and I'

Theater Review The King and I

Paul Kolnik

There's a new King in town, and Kelli O'Hara's got him. Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical "The King and I" is getting an elegant, thoughtful revival courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater. Read more

Lady Gaga, Herbie Hancock, Sam Smith to perform at Montreux

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will be going cheek to cheek at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival. Read more

Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat to get BMI honor

Music-Alexandre Desplat

Photo by John Shearer

Alexandre Desplat, who won his first Oscar this year, will receive the BMI Icon Award next month. Read more

Gun rights group sues over Norman festival's weapons ban

A decision by organizers of the Norman Music Festival to ban weapons during the upcoming three-day event in the Oklahoma college town prompted a lawsuit Wednesday by a gun rights group whose members want to carry their firearms at the outdoor concert. Read more

Single session launched Percy Sledge, No. 1 hit, and a sound

Obit Percy Sledge

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Sound engineer Jimmy Johnson knew he had captured something special on tape as Percy Sledge finished singing "When a Man Loves a Woman" in a recording studio in 1965. Read more

Michael Cerveris on the 'draining, exhausting' 'Fun Home'

As a kid, Michael Cerveris was a big fan of black-and-white monster movies. But his loyalties weren't always with the humans. Read more

Jack White plans break from touring after 5 acoustic shows

Jack White-Touring Break

Photo by Vince Bucci

Rocker Jack White says he's about to take a long break from performing live but not before holding five shows in the five states where he hasn't yet played. Read more

Flint performance honors fallen soldiers through music

The Flint Symphony Orchestra's final concert of the season is honoring fallen soldiers and their families through the music chosen for the performance. Read more

After musical, movie, here comes 'Mamma Mia!' the restaurant

"Mamma Mia!" may be in its final year on Broadway, but the ABBA musical is getting a rebirth of sorts — this time in a restaurant setting. Read more

FestivalSouth: Art, music, theater, dance, food and fun

Mike Lopinto was one of the people at the table, literally, when the idea of a cultural festival in Hattiesburg was born that would embrace song, dance, theater, sculpture and other arts. Read more

Review: Bway's 'Finding Neverland' never finds its groove

Theater Review Finding Neverland

Carol Rosegg

At a recent performance on Broadway of "Finding Neverland," one young boy showed up in a very green Peter Pan costume and accessorized it with cowboy boots. It was an apt outfit for a show that is exuberant, quirky and somewhat conflicted about what it wants to be. Read more

Hearing delayed for suspect in Nicki Minaj tour member death

A court appearance for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally stabbing a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour and severely wounding another has been postponed. Read more

Bonner, Spurs teammates release music video before playoffs

The San Antonio Spurs appear to be fairly relaxed as they prepare to defend their NBA championship, releasing a lighthearted 1980s-style music video. Read more

Chicago Gospel Festival to pay tribute to late artists

An all-star tribute to the late gospel artists Andrae Crouch and Walter Hawkins is part of the lineup for the 30th Chicago Gospel Music Festival. Read more

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