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Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday night at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up.


Surgery called success for Allman Brothers' Dickey Betts

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida.


Review: Joe Bonamassa rocks the blues hard on 'Redemption'

Joe Bonamassa, "Redemption" (J&R Adventures)


Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

PARIS (AP) — A popular French Muslim rapper said Friday he is canceling sold-out October concerts at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, a target of the deadly 2015 terror attacks, due to pressure from far-right groups who claim he promotes a radical ideology and is desecrating a now-sacred site.


Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in November

NEW YORK (AP) — New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death.


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Felton Pruett dies; played steel guitar with Hank Williams

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A musician who played steel guitar with country legend Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and broke his nose wrestling with Williams, has died. Felton Pruett was 89 years old.


Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love."


AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer's intentions.


Lauren Daigle wants to break down walls to Christian music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three years ago, Lauren Daigle took home three Dove Awards for her debut record, "How Can It Be," and the Louisiana singer-songwriter got her first taste of the weight of genre's expectations on her shoulders. The 2015 album, one of only a few Christian music albums to have been certified platinum in recent years, propelled her to the top of the Christian music charts.


Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment

LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date.


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Drake fan: New heart 'feels different, but in a good way'

CHICAGO (AP) — The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she's feeling great.


Daughter of legendary soul singer James Brown dies

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A daughter of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown has died.


Review: Billy F. Gibbons feels right at home on blues album

Billy F. Gibbons, "The Big Bad Blues" (Concord Records)


J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with Beyonce

NEW YORK (AP) — Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one featuring Beyonce for his hit version of "Mi gente" with Willy William.


Jefferson Airplane's Kaukonen is still on embryonic journey

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before he wrote and recorded the Jefferson Airplane classic "Embryonic Journey," Jorma Kaukonen was on a decades-long journey of discovery of his own.


Texas man allegedly sent threatening letters to Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee.


Review: Macy Gray is enthusiastic, infectious on fun 'Ruby'

Macy Gray, "Ruby" (Artistry Music)


Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine vowed Thursday to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying," shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture.


The Latest: Uganda's pop star politician vows to fight on

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local):


'Ramblin' Man' singer critical but stable after falling

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida.


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Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

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Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in 'Outsiders'

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Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020

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Review: Michael Moore takes on Trump _ via Flint, Michigan

Review: Michael Moore takes on Trump _ via Flint, Michigan

Review: In 'Colette,' a literary great is finally unbound

Review: In 'Colette,' a literary great is finally unbound

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