Music

A group of Stax Music Academy musicians rehearse for their upcoming tour of Europe on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn. Fifty years after the Stax Records tour, a group of young musicians educated at Stax Music Academy are again bringing the music of Memphis back to Europe. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
July 01, 2017 - 6:59 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The roster of American musicians was impressive: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the MGs. They arrived in Europe in 1967, bringing with them the powerful, soulful Memphis Sound. Ahead was a tour with stops in London, Paris and elsewhere. These artists...
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Billy McFarland, right, is followed by reporters as he leaves federal court after his arraignment, Saturday, July 1, 2017, in New York. McFarland is charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media. McFarland's Fyre Festival was billed as an ultra-luxurious event with headliners including rockers Blink-182 and the hip-hop act Migos, but the show was canceled after performers bowed out. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 01, 2017 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of a failed Bahamas music festival has been freed on bail a day after he was arrested on a fraud charge. Billy McFarland left Manhattan federal court Saturday with Assistant Federal Defender Sabrina Shroff. McFarland was charged Friday with scheming to defraud investors...
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July 01, 2017 - 4:10 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The roster of American musicians was impressive: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the MGs. They arrived in Europe in the summer of 1967, bringing with them the powerful, soulful Memphis Sound. Ahead was a tour with stops in London, Paris and elsewhere...
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July 01, 2017 - 4:04 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The roster of American musicians was impressive: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the MGs. They arrived in Europe in the summer of 1967, bringing with them the powerful, soulful Memphis Sound. Ahead was a tour, with stops in London, Paris and elsewhere...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, Adele performs "Hello" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Pop superstar Adele has hinted that her current tour for Grammy-winning album "25" will be her last. The 29-year-old included a signed, handwritten note in the program for her Wednesday June 28, 2017, show at Wembley Stadium in London stating, "I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
July 01, 2017 - 5:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Grammy award winner Adele says she's heartbroken after being forced to cancel two sold-out weekend shows at London's Wembley Stadium. The British singer says her vocal cords have been damaged and a doctor advised her not to perform over the weekend. In a statement to her fans on...
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June 30, 2017 - 11:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter behind a failed music festival that was in the Bahamas was arrested Friday in New York on a wire fraud charge. Billy McFarland was charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media, and Fyre Festival that was supposed to take place on the island of...
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June 30, 2017 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter behind a failed music festival in the Bahamas has been arrested in New York on a wire fraud charge. Federal prosecutors say Billy McFarland was arrested Friday and is charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media. McFarland's Fyre Festival was...
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June 29, 2017 - 12:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper says he's donating his Grammy Award for best rap album to Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History . The Chicago Sun-Times ( http://bit.ly/2sqvJwo ) reports that the rapper's announcement at the museum's gala Saturday surprised officials. He said during...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show of the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Lawyers for Universal Music Group have renewed their request that a Minnesota judge cancel the company's music rights deal with Prince's estate, saying UMG will otherwise have to sue according to a court filing made public Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 28, 2017 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new song from Prince's late father, produced at Paisley Park, is being released Thursday to celebrate what would have been his 101th birthday. Prince's half-sister, Sharon Nelson, produced the jazzy "Heart of Mine" by John L. Nelson and said it is the first single from the album...
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FILE - This Dec. 9, 2008 file photo shows a Grammy Award statue. The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City, but the show will return to Los Angeles for four years beginning in 2019. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday, June 28, 2017, it signed a four-year deal with the AEG entertainment company to host the show at the Staples Center. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 28, 2017 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City, but the show will return to Los Angeles for four years beginning in 2019. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday it signed a four-year deal with the AEG entertainment company to host the show at the Staples Center. The academy...
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