Judge dismisses some of Levine's claims against Met Opera

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year.

Khalid, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson to sing at ACM Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown, three-time Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley and pop star Kelly Clarkson pulling double-duty with performances with both Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay.

Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

DETROIT (AP) — Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film.

Review: LOCASH offer a bro-country hoot of an album

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Alanis Morissette announces pregnancy in Instagram photo

Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child.

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Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, LANCO win ACM new artists awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country artists Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO get to attend the ACM Awards in Las Vegas next month knowing they are already winners.

Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers dies at age 76

LONDON (AP) — Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76.

Country duo Maddie & Tae return with new label, new music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years ago, country duo Maddie & Tae were in the studio working what they thought would be their sophomore record on Dot Records. Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye were both just 18 when they signed their record deal and had a successful debut album "Start Here" with a No. 1 platinum debut single "Girl in a Country Song," a roasting of gender stereotypes in contemporary country music. Expectation was high for their follow-up record.

Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges.

Service planned for Keith Flint of The Prodigy fame

LONDON (AP) — The surviving members of the band The Prodigy have invited fans of the late Keith Flint to line a procession route ahead of a private service celebrating his life on March 29.


Egyptian singer banned after claiming lack of free speech

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect free speech.

Texas country singer dies when gun accidentally discharges

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — A country music singer has died in Texas after his manager says a revolver he was handling during a music video shoot accidentally discharged.

R. Kelly's trip to Dubai off for now as contracts reworked

A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.

After a decade, Wallows finally releases band's first album

NEW YORK (AP) — In their early days, the Beatles were called Johnny and the Moondogs and Coldplay went by Pectoralz. The rock band Wallows is no different.

Gary Clark Jr. is confronting racism with 'This Land'

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Gary Clark Jr. has created a lot of conversation with "This Land," the provocative first song off his latest album that shares the same name.

The Latest: No decision on R. Kelly's Dubai travel request

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local):

Chicago Symphony musicians' strike over wages, pension

CHICAGO (AP) — A line of classical musicians marching with picket signs in front of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's historic downtown building is fast becoming one of the city's must-see spots.

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip.

Review: Luther Dickinson, sisters in song share 'Solstice'

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