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Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

NEW YORK (AP) — J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011.


Unclothed Emperor? Costumes for opera stolen in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The emperor has no clothes in this production of Puccini's "Turandot" by the Lithuanian National Opera, but then again neither does any other character.


Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children's hospital

DALLAS (AP) — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children's hospital.


Reggie Young, renowned guitarist for Elvis, Waylon, has died

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many more, has died. He was 82.


Diana Ross add to 2019 lineup, Bob Seger cancels

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The legendary Diana Ross has been added to this year's lineup for the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.


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Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster.


Met Opera offers free tickets to federal employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal government employees affected by the government shutdown can get some free entertainment in New York.


James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones.


Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has turned himself in.


Review: Deerhunter balances bleak with upbeat on new album

Deerhunter, "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (4AD)


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Review: Franti shares the love on 'Stay Human Vol. II'

Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Stay Human Vol. II" (Thirty Tigers)


Ronnie Milsap returned to his iconic studio for duets album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology and recording equipment. So it makes sense that he spent a long time getting 13 other singers and bands into the studio to record duets with him for a new album, "Ronnie Milsap: The Duets," to be released Friday, just two days after his 76th birthday.


Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of January 16, 2019:


Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell.


Review: Maggie Rogers, excitingly, delivers on early promise

Maggie Rogers, "Heard It in a Past Life" (Capitol Records)


Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards.


Q&A: Maroon 5's PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms

NEW YORK (AP) — PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as a R&B singer.


Maren Morris starts 2nd album with uplifting 'GIRL' single

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maren Morris knew the importance of selecting the first single she released from her much-anticipated second record, but as soon as she heard the demo of "GIRL," she knew this was the song she wanted to lead off the album.


Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly's studio

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly's recording studio, including evidence the industrial space was used as a residence.


New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House.


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