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Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis

Music-Bob Dylan

Photo by Vince Bucci

Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday. Read more

Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters

Letters From Iraq

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Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the stories and emerged with a collection of son... Read more

Slain University of Louisville student mourned at vigil

A candlelight vigil was held at the University of Louisville to honor a student who died in a fatal shooting. Read more

Singer Don McLean's ex-wife says tweet constituted contempt

The ex-wife of Don McLean wants the American Pie singer found in contempt of court for tweeting about her shortly after she was granted a protection order. Read more

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies at age 67 on cruise

John "Sib" Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67. Read more

Meridian arts museum names 18 members to hall of fame

Elvis Presley, William Faulkner and B.B. King are among the first 18 members of a hall of fame at a Meridian museum that will honor the arts and entertainment in Mississippi. Read more

Liverpool plans extravaganza for 50 years of 'Sgt. Pepper'

Britain Sgt Pepper at 50

Peter Byrne

It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. Read more

University of Missouri unveils look of planned music hall

The University of Missouri is unveiling the look of a planned music school that'll consolidate its operations in one building instead of six, to the tune of $40 million. Read more

Ukraine bans Russia's entry to Eurovision song contest

Ukraine Eurovision Russia

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The Eurovision song contest, nominally an apolitical festival of pop music confections and cheerfully tacky costumes, erupted into a political dispute Wednesday after Ukraine banned Russia's contestant from entering the country. Read more

'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You'

Music-Ed Sheeran-No Scrubs

Photos by Charles Sykes and Jordan Strauss

The songwriters behind TLC's 1999 megahit "No Scrubs" are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran's No. 1 hit "Shape of You." Read more

Ann Magnuson to be inducted into West Virginia Music Hall

Charleston native Ann Magnuson is among those selected for induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Read more

Chance the Rapper to play Lollapalooza in Chicago hometown

Music Lollapalooza

Photo by Matt Sayles

Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper is planning a return to his hometown of Chicago this summer to headline the Lollapalooza music festival. Read more

'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You'

Music-Ed Sheeran-No Scrubs

Photos by Charles Sykes and Jordan Strauss

The songwriters behind TLC's 1999 megahit "No Scrubs" are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran's No. 1 hit "Shape of You." Read more

Chuck Berry's final studio album to be released in June

Obit Chuck Berry Reaction

David Carson

Chuck Berry's final studio album will be released on June 16. Read more

Student on spring break killed during music video filming

Family members say a college freshman was home for spring break and was watching a friend film a music video when the young woman was fatally shot in northeast Washington. Read more

Actress Naturi Naughton expecting first child

Actress Naturi Naughton says she is expecting her first child in July. Read more

Soprano savors 'Idomeneo' mad scene in Met Opera production

Opera-Idomeneo HD Glance

Marty Sohl

Swaying precariously from side to side, sinking to her knees and finally collapsing altogether, Elza van den Heever puts on a virtuoso physical display to match her vocal fireworks as she stops the show near the end of Mozart's "Idomeneo." Read more

Opera tells story of Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson

Baseball Opera

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An opera about Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth's, will have its world premiere in Pittsburgh in April. Read more

Natchez, Nashville eye possible 'sister cities' relationship

Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell is working to establish a possible sister city agreement with Nashville, Tennessee, with an aim of boosting tourism. Read more

Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies at 86

Britain

John Stillwell

Colin Dexter, the unassuming British writer who created curmudgeonly, music-loving Oxford detective Inspector Morse, has died aged 86. Read more

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