Music

April 25, 2017 - 12:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Acting Commissioner Peggy Carr says...
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April 22, 2017 - 6:03 pm
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert. Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of...
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April 20, 2017 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has hosted former Alaska governor Sarah Palin at a White House dinner with musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. Palin posted photos on social media and her website. They showed the group with Trump, and also posing in front of a painting of Hillary Clinton in...
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Barry Manilow, left, and Clive Davis attend the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 20, 2017 - 1:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Davis celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life, along with performances from artists he helped become icons, during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Davis, 85, said it was a dream come true to launch "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack...
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Barry Manilow, left, and Clive Davis attend the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 20, 2017 - 1:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Clive Davis has celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. The 85-year-old says it was a dream come true to launch "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall...
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Fashion designer Victoria Beckham, right, receives her OBE from Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday April 19, 2017. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
April 19, 2017 - 8:57 am
LONDON (AP) — It was a posh day at the palace for former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. The pop singer turned fashion designer was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire Wednesday. Prince William presented the award at Buckingham Palace. "I'm proud to be British," she said in a statement...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Authorities say an intruder was arrested at Drake’s Southern California house, but the woman apparently did nothing but drink the rapper’s water and soda pop. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies from its Malibu/Lost Hills Station arrested 24-year-old Mesha Collins Monday, April 17, 2017, inside the home of Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2017 - 1:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say an intruder was arrested at Drake's Southern California house, but the woman apparently did nothing but drink the rapper's water and soda pop. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says deputies from its Malibu/Lost Hills Station arrested 24-year-old Mesha...
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April 18, 2017 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican fashion retailer says superstar singer Thalia (Tah-LEE'-ah) failed to promote her branded products while demanding diva-like perks including a $65,000 plane ride and a $10,000 stylist. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan by EDF Brands charges that Thalia didn't live up to her...
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Billy, a male Asian elephant, roams in his habitat at the Elephants of Asia exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Councilman Paul Koretz said Tuesday during a news conference he will introduce a plan for moving the elephant at Wednesday's council meeting. Koretz and the group Voice For The Animals claim Billy's habitat is constrained and his habit of bobbing his head is a sign of trouble. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
April 18, 2017 - 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city councilman wants to move an Asian elephant from its longtime home at the Los Angeles Zoo to a sanctuary where it can roam more widely, but zoo officials say its habitat is state of the art. Councilman Paul Koretz said Tuesday he will introduce a plan for moving Billy the...
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Screen grab image taken from recent undated video issued Tuesday April 18, 2017 by the Heads Together campaign of Lady Gaga speaking to Britain's Prince William via FaceTime. Prince William has brought Lady Gaga on board with in his efforts to persuade people to be more open about their mental health and crush the stigma associated with the issue. The heir to the throne released a video on Tuesday in which he speaks with the pop superstar in a FaceTime call from his home in London to her home in Los Angeles.(Heads Together campaign via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 7:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince William has brought Lady Gaga onboard in his efforts to persuade people to be more open about their mental health and crush the stigma associated with the issue. The heir to the throne released a video on Tuesday in which he speaks with the pop superstar in a FaceTime call from...
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