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Old Lyme songwriter tours US in jam band American Babies

In her younger days, as she was starting to write and sing her own songs, Raina Mullen was obsessed with the sort of folk-pop hitting the charts from Laura Marling, Colbie Caillat and Ed Sheeran. In 2011, when she was a senior at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Mullen even debuted a confessional acous... Read more

Willie Nelson to return to stage after fighting cold

Willie Nelson is set to return to the stage after missing several shows because of a cold. Read more

Lincoln music professor accused of buying, selling steroids

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln music professor has been accused of buying and selling steroids. Read more

6 honored with Mississippi Governor's Arts Awards

Six Mississippi artists and arts patrons, including a folklorist whose work focuses on Southern culture, are receiving the Governor's Arts Awards. Read more

Country singer Thomas Rhett's family is growing by 2

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Country singer Thomas Rhett's family is growing by two in 2017. The "Die A Happy Man" singer announced Wednesday on Twitter that his wife, Lauren, is pregnant and they are adopting a child from Africa. Read more

Making 'Portlandia': Brainstorming, basketball, improv

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The "Portlandia" brain trust is gathered to hash out another round of endearingly goofy tales set in a mythical (sort of) Portland. Read more

Kanye West shows comfy Yeezy clothes, shoes _ without delay

Kanye West the rapper did something unusual as Kanye West the fashion designer: He wasted little time Wednesday in unveiling his Yeezy Season 5 collection, including new bulky, thick-soled Boost runners, as he projected models onto a huge four-sided screen in a dark boxy space, then sent out some... Read more

Queen Latifah to be honored as an entertainment icon

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Queen Latifah will get the royal treatment at the upcoming American Black Film Festival Honors. Read more

Longtime radioman, former cellist Sherman Novoson dies at 70

Sherman Novoson, a former concert cellist and longtime radio reporter specializing in sports and politics in Tennessee, has died. He was 70. Read more

Metallica's James Hetfield 'livid' over Grammy mishap

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says lead singer James Hetfield was "livid" over the technical mishap that left him without a working microphone for the band's Grammy duet with Lady Gaga. Read more

In new report, man claims Justin Bieber punched him in June

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A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas. Read more

Teacher writes original musical

Tongue River High School band and vocal instructor Jason McArthur, his wife Joy and his assistant Rosy Henderson have written a musical called "The Great Tie Flume" that includes six original songs and reprises. Read more

Carlos Santana says praise for Adele wasn't dig at Beyonce

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Carlos Santana says he was only trying to congratulate Adele on her big night at the Grammys when he said Beyonce "is very beautiful to look at" but "not a singer, singer." Read more

The Latest: 12-year-old shot over weekend dies

The Latest on deadly violence in Chicago (all times local): Read more

Johnny Cash Fest concert being held near his boyhood home

A concert to close out the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in an Arkansas field where the music legend picked cotton as a youth. Read more

Grammy producer apologizes for Metallica, Caesar glitches

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The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards is offering apologies to Metallica and Shirley Caesar after a technical glitch and a misprint marred their inclusion on the show. Read more

Britney Spears' niece visits school after ATV crash

The 8-year-old niece of pop star Britney Spears, who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident, still isn't well enough to return to school but was able to take Valentine's Day treats to her class in Louisiana Tuesday. Read more

Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran to play iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and The Chainsmokers will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles. Read more

Met scraps Bondy's 'Tosca,' replaces it with realistic sets

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The Metropolitan Opera is scrapping Luc Bondy's maligned production of Puccini's "Tosca" after just 59 performances, less than one-third the total of its predecessor by Franco Zeffirelli. Read more

Spotify to relocate US headquarters to 4 World Trade Center

Spotify is relocating and expanding its U.S. headquarters to 4 World Trade Center. Read more

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