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Lady Gaga to get first 'icon' award at Songwriters Hall

Lady Gaga's icon status is being reaffirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Read more

Lloyd fuses ancient and modern on new CD "Wild Man Dance"

The soulful cries of Charles Lloyd's tenor saxophone filled the cavernous hall housing the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as he performed the North American premiere of his "Wild Man Dance Suite." Read more

2016 presidential candidates are serial name-droppers

2016 Gilt By Association

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Call it gilt by association: The 2016 presidential hopefuls have become serial name-droppers, hoping to boost their own appeal by borrowing the luster of others. Read more

Big lineup announced for Nashville's new amphitheater

Nashville's new riverfront amphitheater will open July 30 with a headline show by seven-time Grammy nominee Eric Church, ushering in an inaugural outdoor concert season featuring big names from past and present. Read more

La Scala says Expo premiere will go on

Italy Expo La Scala

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The general director of La Scala says he doesn't anticipate labor issues will interfere with the May 1 concert to mark the inauguration of the Expo 2015 world's fair. Read more

Colbert read Flannery O'Connor story for 'Selected Shorts'

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Stephen Colbert looked out upon a sold out house, flashed his familiar comic grin, and then began the serious (and funny) business he was there for. Read more

Free 'Make Music Day' festival coming in June

A free annual festival celebrating music and music-making is coming to New York and more than 20 other U.S. cities. Read more

Navy's morning music now louder, longer; neighbors notice

How loud would you like to hear the national anthem played every morning? Read more

Bennett croons to 'best friend' Sinatra at Tribeca fest

Frank Sinatra used to call Tony Bennett "the best singer in the business," and Bennett returned the favor at a loving tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes, calling Sinatra "my best friend" and performing a couple of his most loved numbers. Read more

Wu-Tang Clan member to discuss art, physics at MIT

Rapper GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan will talk about how art and outer space collide at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May as part of the school's speaker series featuring hip-hop artists. Read more

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West video-leak lawsuit can proceed

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lawsuit against the co-founder of YouTube over leaked footage of their marriage proposal should move forward, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday. Read more

11 Newtown families: No ties to group behind McGraw concert

The families of 11 people killed in the Newtown school massacre distanced themselves Wednesday from a Sandy Hook advocacy group, saying they want to clarify that victims' families are not receiving money from a Tim McGraw concert planned this summer. Read more

Review: Broadway's 'Doctor Zhivago' is bombastically silly

Theater Review-Doctor Zhivago

Matthew Murphy

The folks behind the new Broadway musical "Doctor Zhivago" promise it is "sure to steal your heart." They apparently hope to do so by bludgeoning you into unconsciousness and then cutting you open with a scimitar. Read more

On his list: John Oates of Hall & Oates has book deal

John Oates, the dark-haired half of the million-selling singing duo Hall & Oates, has a book deal. Read more

'Young at heart' composer John Kander readies 'The Visit'

Theater-John Kander

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In John Kander's Manhattan apartment there's a framed poster on a wall with a blown up crossword puzzle clue. Read more

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West video leak lawsuit can proceed

A California appeals court is allowing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lawsuit over leaked footage of their marriage proposal to move forward. Read more

Austin police recover stolen Gibson guitar, swiped in 2009

A Central Texas police officer who knows his way around guitars has helped recover an instrument stolen in 2009 from a musician after a show. Read more

Wu-Tang Clan member 'GZA' to host physics lecture at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials say they will welcome a member of famed rap group Wu-Tang Clan to campus in May for the school's ongoing speaker series featuring hip-hop artists. Read more

Elton John's heart-shaped glasses stolen from Memphis museum

Elton John Stolen Glasses

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Officials say a pair of Elton John's heart-shaped glasses has been stolen from a display case at a Memphis museum. Read more

Brian Wilson happy to have an old friend on new record, tour

People Brian Wilson

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While Brian Wilson doesn't plan to officially reunite with the surviving members of the Beach Boys, having an old friend sing on a new record certainly provided a comfort zone. Read more

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