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Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright lawEagles songwriter Don Henley is urging Congress to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Fiona Whelan Prine, left, and John Prine arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The wife of the late celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, is urging lawmakers to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk exercising their right to vote. Fiona Whelan Prine told a Senate panel Tuesday that allowing more people to cast an absentee ballot was critical in ensuring that people would remain safe and healthy during the 2020 election. Whelan Prine also contracted the coronavirus, but she has since recovered. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee votingThe wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, is urging lawmakers to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk exercising their right to vote
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This April 12, 2018 file photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world went dark on Tuesday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the many killings of black people around the world that has caused outrage and protests. "I won't be posting on social media and I ask you all to do the same," Britney Spears tweeted. "We should use the time away from our devices to focus on what we can do to make the world a better place …. for ALL of us !!!!!" (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Social media, music world go dark for Black Out TuesdayThough Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S. Instagram and Twitter accounts, from record labels to everyday people, were full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Jamie Foxx speaks to a large crowd during a "Kneel-In" to protest police racism on the steps of City Hall, Monday, June 1, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrationsFrom Jamie Foxx and John Cusack to Emily Ratajkowski and “Insecure” star Kendrick Sampson, many celebrities decided to do more than just tweet about their outrage over the killings of black people at the hands of police
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, pedestrians make their way in front of the Metropolitan Opera house at New York's Lincoln Center. Met Opera will delay opening night of the season to Dec. 31, calling off four of five new productions, eliminating February break. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Met Opera cuts season by 3 1/2 months, to shorten some showsThe Metropolitan Opera season is getting shorter, along with some of its shows
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, Rapper Kanye West watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Los Angeles. Drawings by West from when the rapper was a high school student in Chicago are now worth thousands of dollars, according to an appraiser. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill File)
Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13Celebrities having birthdays during the week of June 7-13 include rapper Kanye West, singer Sturgill Simpson, actor Liam Neeson, singer Bonnie Tyler and actor Shia LaBeouf
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People take part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, June 1, 2020, to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, U.S.A., after being restrained by police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrestThe music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people
The Associated Press1 day ago
CORRECTS DATE OF EP RELEASE TO THURSDAY MAY 28 - FILE - This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows host Ricky Martin at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Martin released an EP Thursday, May 28, called "Pausa." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxietyRicky Martin channels his pandemic-related anxiety through “Pausa,” an EP released on Thursday that evokes a romantic atmosphere
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - This March 12, 2020 file photo shows a few people at Josie Robertson Plaza in front of The Metropolitan Opera house, background center, at Lincoln Center in New York.  Lincoln Center artistic director Jane Moss is departing on Aug. 1 after 28 years. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Lincoln Center artistic director leaving during shutdownLincoln Center artistic director Jane Moss is departing on Aug. 1 after 28 years, leaving the performing arts center without a key leader while it remains shut due to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - This May 6, 2019 file photo shows Lady Gaga at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition in New York. Lady Gaga's latest album "Chromatica" was released on Friday. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Review: Pop star Gaga is back, but where’s the art or spark?Lady Gaga, whose last musical project won her an Academy Award and brought her Grammy total to 11, returns to the electro dance-pop sound she debuted with 12 years ago
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Review: The Archives pay inspired tribute to Gil Scott-HeronThe Archives, a reggae band from Washington, D
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Review: Bracing tenor helps Teddy Thompson do retro rightNew York-based singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson is the son of British folk-rock royalty
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FILE - This May 28, 2019 file photo shows Singer Harry Connick Jr. with his daughter Georgia at a special screening of "Pavarotti" in New York. The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America. The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards annually, announced Thursday that the two-hour special, “UNITED WE SING: A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE UNSUNG HEROES,” will air June 21 on CBS.  It will follow host Connick Jr. and his filmmaker-daughter Georgia on road trip celebrating and thanking essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workersThe Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - This Sept. 22, 2017 file photo shows DJ-producer David Guetta performing at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. When hundreds of artists started singing from their living rooms when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Grammy-winning DJ-producer still wanted to perform in front of a live audience. So the hitmaker set up shop at Icon Brickell in downtown Miami, performing outdoors for 90 minutes as 8,000 locals danced along from their balconies during the feel-good moment last month. Now, he’s launching his second United At Home event at an undisclosed location in New York on Saturday to connect with fans and raise money for health care workers and virus relief efforts. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
In a NY state of mind, Guetta readies virus relief concertWhen hundreds of artists started singing from their living rooms when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Grammy-winning DJ-producer David Guetta still wanted to perform in front of a live audience
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - This April 23, 2018 file photo shows Josh Tillman performing at the 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The performing rights organization announced Thursday, May 28, 2020 that it will hold three-day virtual events for its four awards shows, which focus on pop, R&B, Latin and film music. The ASCAP Pop Music Awards will be held June 17-19; the ASCAP Screen Music Awards on June 23-25; the ASCAP Latin Music Awards on July 7-9; and the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on July 15-17. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awardsThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press5 days ago
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