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Iraqi American composer and musician Rahim AlHaj rehearses in Dearborn, Mich. Thursday, March 23, 2017. AlHaj composed a series of pieces based on the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal tales during wartime. He is touring the United States in support of the resulting album, "Letters from Iraq," which is set to be officially released next month on the Smithsonian Folkways label. (AP photo/Jeff Karoub)
Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime lettersRahim AlHaj collected letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal tales of love, loss and hope during wartime
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This cover image released by RCA shows, "The Valley," the latest release by Betty Who. (RCA via AP)
Review: Betty Who is back with her fizzy pop and all is OKThe Australian singer Betty Who is all about finding love, overcoming heartache and promoting self-empowerment on "The Valley," her 13-track sophomore effort
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show in Los Angeles. In a rare and lengthy interview, Dylan opened about his music and songwriting, and discussed about his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and more icons. The Q&A with author Bill Flanagan was posted to Dylan’s website on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)
Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, ElvisIn a rare and lengthy interview, Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting, and discussed about his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and more icons
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, the abandoned childhood home of singer Aretha Franklin sits behind a security fence in Memphis, Tenn. Recently, the Franklin birthplace and the surrounding neighborhoods have moved to the forefront of a large cleanup effort, as the city refuses to accept decay as a fact of life in the urban landscape. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Memphis officials to help save Aretha Franklin's birthplaceThe Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Russian singer Yulia Samoylova who was chosen to represent Russia in the May 11-13 Eurovision Song Contest being held in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, poses while sitting in a wheelchair at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, Russia. Ukraine's security service has banned Russia's 27-year old contestant Samoylova who has been wheelchair-bound since childhood, from this year's Eurovision song contest. (AP Photo/Maria Antipina)
Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer's Eurovision performanceEurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia's contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Singer Don McLean's ex-wife says tweet constituted contemptThe 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
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Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies at age 67 on cruiseJohn "Sib" Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday, according to his son, Adam Hashian
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Nelson's publicist told The Associated Press on March 22, 2017, that the singer is "perfectly fine" despite reports claiming the country music legend is "deathly ill" and struggling to breathe. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
AP FACT CHECK: Willie Nelson not deathly ill, publicist saysA publicist for Willie Nelson says the country music legend is not deathly ill, despite a series of reports claiming he's struggling to breathe
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this combination photo, musician, songwriter and TV personality Kandi Burruss, left, appears at the OK! Magazine's So Sexy Party in June 1, 2016 in New York and musician Ed Sheeran appears at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 5, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. On the website for performance rights organization ASCAP, Burruss, Tameka Cottle and Kevin Briggs have been added as co-writers of “Shape of You,” co-written by Sheeran, Steve Mac and John McDaid. Burruss, also a reality star on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” posted about the news Sunday, March 19, 2017, on her Instagram page. (Photos by Charles Sykes and Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You'The songwriters behind TLC's "No Scrubs" are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You."
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This cover image released by Provogue/Mascot shows "Middle of the Road," by Eric Gales. (Provogue/Mascot via AP)
Review: Even 'Middle of the Road' a blast with Eric GalesThere's nothing bland about "Middle of the Road," former teenage prodigy Eric Gales' new album ripe with funky blues-rock and blazing guitars
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, Lorde performs at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Some headliners announced Wednesday, March 22, 2017, on Lollapalooza’s website include The Killers, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Muse and blink-182. The four-day festival will run Aug. 3-6, 2017, in Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Chance the Rapper to play Lollapalooza in Chicago hometownGrammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper returns to his hometown of Chicago this summer to headline the Lollapalooza music festival
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Smoke flares are set off during a photo call by the Beatles' statue on Liverpool's waterfront, in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Liverpool plans extravaganza for 50 years of 'Sgt. Pepper'It was 50 years ago today _ almost _ that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
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Teddy Kogos, of Vintage Vinyl, changes the marquee at the famed record store on the Delmar Loop in University City, Mo., to mark the death of music legend Chuck Berry on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Chuck Berry's final studio album to be released in JuneChuck Berry's final studio album will be released on June 16
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, Wyclef Jean appears at the Diesel Black Gold fashion show in New York.  Jean says he was unfairly detained by authorities in Los Angeles County after being mistaken for a robbery suspect. Jean posted a video Tuesday on Twitter showing himself in handcuffs leaned over a patrol car. The former Fugees star said he tried to explain that he wasn't the suspect but was ignored and cuffed. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
Wyclef Jean says he was mistaken for robbery suspectGrammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean says he was handcuffed and treated like a criminal when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistook him for a violent armed robbery suspect
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, Wyclef Jean appears at the Diesel Black Gold fashion show in New York.  Jean says he was unfairly detained by authorities in Los Angeles County after being mistaken for a robbery suspect. Jean posted a video Tuesday on Twitter showing himself in handcuffs leaned over a patrol car. The former Fugees star said he tried to explain that he wasn't the suspect but was ignored and cuffed. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
The Latest: Los Angeles sheriff apologizes to Wyclef JeanLos Angeles County sheriff's officials are apologizing to Grammy-winning singer Wyclef Jean who was detained after being mistaken for an armed robbery suspect
The Associated Press2 days ago
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