A day with Prince at Paisley Park

Apr 22, 2016

A day with Prince at Paisley Park

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In September 2014, Associated Press Global Entertainment Editor Nekesa Mumbi Moody spent a day with Prince at Paisley Park. The following story was originally published on Sept. 29, 2014: Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous ...

Pimp my rickshaw: Indonesian karaoke goes mobile

Apr 21, 2016

Pimp my rickshaw: Indonesian karaoke goes mobile

An Indonesian rickshaw fitted with a karaoke machine blasts out music next to a row of food stalls as revelers sing and dance enthusiastically nearby. The musical pedicab is among a wave of innovations helping Indonesians indulge their love of singing wherever they can, ...

Longtime Met Opera music director James Levine to retire

Apr 15, 2016

Longtime Met Opera music director James Levine to retire

Conductor James Levine, who led the Metropolitan Opera for 40 years as its music director, will retire at the end of the current season for health reasons, the company announced Thursday. The 72-year-old Levine, who has conducted more than 2,500 performances at the Met, ...

Rolling Stones rock Cuba for free with 18-song show

Mar 26, 2016

Rolling Stones rock Cuba for free with 18-song show

The Rolling Stones rocked a massive crowd at a free outdoor concert in Havana on Friday, capping a week of engagement with the West for the communist country, which once censored the veteran British band’s music. The Stones started their first-ever show in Cuba ...

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Mar 9, 2016

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Legendary British music producer George Martin, who turned the Beatles into the best-selling band in history, has died at the age of 90, the band’s drummer Ringo Starr said on Wednesday. “God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love ...

One of world's greatest conductors, Harnoncourt dead at 86

Mar 7, 2016

One of world's greatest conductors, Harnoncourt dead at 86

Nikolaus Harnoncourt stepped down from the podium last year in the same manner that characterized his work as one of the world’s famous conductors. With style, but without fanfare. “Dear public,” he wrote Dec. 5. “My physical strength orders me to cancel my future ...

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Feb 25, 2016

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Yoko Ono has been a prominent artist for decades but at age 83 she is again answering a familiar question — no, she didn’t break up the Beatles. The Japanese-born singer, artist and widow of John Lennon defended her record in entertainment magazine Us ...