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Palestinians blast Eurovision Song Contest's flag policy

Palestinian leaders are blasting the Eurovision Song Contest for preventing their flag from being flown during the event this month. Read more

Jazz fest's last day finishes soggy, but strong

Jazz Fest

AP Photo

Wind, rain and a lightning strike beside the stage where Bonnie Raitt was singing didn't stop the soggy last day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival from rollicking to a close. Read more

Jack Black surprises cast of Broadway's 'School of Rock'

Jack Black Makes Special Appearance at "School of Rock"

Photo by Charles Sykes

The cast of Broadway's new musical "School of Rock" got the endorsement Sunday of someone they've desperately wanted to impress for months — Jack Black. Read more

Texas bluesman gets historical marker 62 years after death

Exchange-Finding Lost Bluesman


The Longstreet Cemetery is a small one, tucked amid the tall pines of northwest Montgomery County. This place is devoid of sound except for that of birds, wind and the occasional pickup. Read more

Can musicians make Washington a jazz mecca again?

A walk down U Street reveals relics of the strip's jazz-rich history. Read more

Correction: Asbury Park-New Hotel story

Asbury Park New Hotel

AP Photo

In a story May 1 about a new hotel set to open in Asbury Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously on one of the reasons visitor Madeleine Berk loves the city. She cited the music scene, not the food. Read more

'Family Guy' creator to sing with Boston Pops opening night

Boston Symphony Seth MacFarlane

Photo by Matt Sayles

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is helping the Boston Pops kick off its spring concert series. Read more

New owners to revamp strategy for Kalamazoo guitar company

When the guys at Heritage Guitar Inc. developed a new guitar model, they would show it at a large guitar industry trade show. Read more

Skeletal human remains found at 100-year-old music venue

Workers renovating a century-old performance hall discovered human remains under the orchestra pit and now archeologists are planning to analyze the bones. Read more

The Latest: All sing with Guthrie: 'Alice's Restaurant'

Jazz Fest

David Grunfeld

The Latest on the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local): Read more

Mother copes after her son died while she pushed his swing

Wrapped in a black coat, Romechia Simms walks through a cemetery in Southern Maryland on a cold March day, tiptoeing around headstones, making her way to the grave of her 3-year-old son. Read more

Jazz Fest: Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dog acts canceled by rain

Jazz Fest-Big Freedia


Thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Saturday's late acts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, including scheduled appearances by Stevie Wonder, rapper Snoop Dogg, Beck and others. Read more

Hundreds gather in south Minneapolis to celebrate Prince

Prince Fest

Jim Gehrz

Hundreds of people gathered in south Minneapolis to celebrate the life and music of Prince. Read more

Newport Festivals Foundation takes over BridgeFest

The foundation that runs the Newport jazz and folk festivals is taking control of a local music festival that runs in the week between the two landmark events. Read more

'Rutgers Day' festival draws record-setting crowd

Rutgers officials say a record-setting crowd turned out to get an up-close look at the university and its many offerings. Read more

Parris Island Marine Corps Band plays concert in Beaufort

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Band from Parris Island are tuning up for a free public concert. Read more

Big Freedia twerking her way to stardom

Jazz Fest-Big Freedia


Talk about your ups and downs. Read more

The Latest: Weather cancels Saturday's final Jazz Fest

The Latest on activities at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local): Read more

Sweden celebrates king's 70th with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

Sweden Royals Birthday


Royals from around the world flew in, loyal Swedes lined the streets of Stockholm and the sounds of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" rang out from an army band on Saturday as Sweden celebrated King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday. Read more

Rock climber dies after 75-foot fall in Logan Canyon

Authorities say a man assisting a youth group on a rock climb in Logan Canyon fell and did not survive. Read more

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