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Detroit Symphony Orchestra gets $2M for community concerts

A $2 million gift to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will help support free community concerts. Read more

David Mamet, David Yazbek premieres set for Atlantic Co.

Theater-Atlantic Theater Company

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World premiere works from David Mamet and David Yazbek as well as a musical for kids by the co-composer of "Frozen" are some of the highlights of the Atlantic Theater Company's upcoming season. Read more

Standing-room crowd fills cathedral for Emilio Navaira rites

An overflow crowd of mourners filled San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio to bid farewell to Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira (nah-VY'-rah). Read more

Songs for the dying: Hospice choirs provide peace, comfort

Hospice Choirs

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The singers enter single file, taking slow, deliberate steps as they intone a soft melody. Read more

Kinston sax great Parker honored with North Carolina award

Gold records line the walls in the office of Maceo Parker's Kinston homestead, commemorating some of the hits the iconic saxophonist has played on over the past half-century. But Parker's most eye-catching artifacts are the pictures of him with various members of the celebrity jet stream. Read more

Zedd, The Chainsmokers to play Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival

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Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Kaskade, Paul Oakenfold and Martin Garrix will perform at the 20th annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in June. Read more

Son of Arkansas governor arrested at Alabama music festival

Police in coastal Alabama say the son of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was arrested on drug charges at The Hangout music festival. Read more

Okolona woman rediscovers her voice

Virginia Miller knows what it's like to lift up a joyful noise. Read more

Madonna honors Prince, Dion inspires at Billboard Awards

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Show

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This year's Billboard Music Awards promised to be heavy on emotion during its biggest performances by iconic artists such as Celine Dion and Madonna. And they certainly delivered on Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a political statement about transgender rights, a tender Princ... Read more

Dan Rather to host program on fallen musicians


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Dan Rather will host an hour-long television special in two weeks on five musicians who have died within the past 13 months, featuring his own interview with the late Merle Haggard. Read more

VH1's Hip Hop Honors returns, focusing on the ladies

Music-Hip Hop Honors

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It's been six years, but VH1's Hip Hop Honors is returning to celebrate pioneers of the genre, and this time it's ladies first. Read more

Indiana Black Expo to honor singer Warwick as living legend

Indiana Black Expo will honor Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick at its Summer Celebration in July. Read more

David Egan remembered for compassion, artistry

Music with solemn, sometimes humorous, words flowed through a packed house at the memorial for musician David Egan held Sunday, May 15 at Warehouse 535 in downtown Lafayette. Egan, a renowned pianist, singer and songwriter, died March 18 following a battle with lung cancer, his second since 2004. Read more

Weekend Sports in Brief

Ten years after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro tragically broke down at the start of the Preakness, the owners of the popular colt watched another horse they bred die during a race on a rainy Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Read more

Japan singer in coma after being stabbed 20 times by fan

A part-time Japanese pop singer is in a coma after being stabbed about 20 times by a fan near a concert site, police said Monday. Read more

Madonna responds to critics of her Prince tribute


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Madonna is dismissing critics of her tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards with style. Read more

Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Show

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Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon — Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic "Purple Rain" at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. Read more

Winners of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Show

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Top Artist: Adele Read more

Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage, dies

Obit Megadeth Drummer


Nick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California, a family spokesman said Sunday. Read more

New craft beer trail comes to the Shenandoah Valley

Like Nelson County has the Brew Ridge Trail, the Shenandoah Valley now has its very own beer trail snaking down Interstate 81. Read more

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