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US musician Marcus Miller pays tribute to Senegal’s past at Saint Louis Jazz Festival

US star Marcus Miller has made soulful amends to the Senegalese jazz festival he skipped a year ago, stirring emotion with a musical tribute to West Africa's historic links with his homeland.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 18:13:41

Popstar Madonna expresses anger over unauthorized biopic

Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 18:58:40

Paul McCartney announces new tour leg across the US

Paul McCartney on Tuesday announced a new leg of concerts across the US, showing no signs of slowing down as he prepares to turn 75 in June.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 15:53:40

Dylan to headline Montreal Jazz Festival

Bob Dylan will headline this year's Montreal International Jazz Festival with a lineup that brings together both classic and emerging artists.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 15:53:40

Oh Wonder startled by success

Soon after the London duo known as Oh Wonder first recorded a song and posted it on SoundCloud three years ago, the pair e-mailed the music-sharing site. Something was surely wrong.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 18:38:39

Punk rocker Iggy Pop turns 70, sings on experimental jazz album

Punk legend Iggy Pop has turned 70 with news he is singing on an experimental jazz album, saying the genre's bare exposure of his voice appealed to him artistically.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 18:23:39

‘Deadly’ infection

British pop icon Elton John contracted a "potentially deadly" infection while on tour which saw him spend two nights in intensive care and has forced shows to be canceled.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 18:18:39

Rockers Xu Wei and Black Panther to join this year’s Golomber Music Festival

Renowned Chinese rocker Xu Wei and rock band Black Panther will join the upcoming fourth Golomber Music Festival, the organizers of the festival announced in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 18:38:40

Musical glass ceiling

When it was announced on April 10 that female composer Du Yun won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her work on Angel’s Bone, the news was all classical music circles in the US could talk about.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:18:39

‘Slacker rock’ star Mac DeMarco shows carefree spirit at Coachella festival

For most artists playing Coachella days before a new album, the premier festival would be an obvious place to plug the upcoming release. Mac DeMarco is different.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/23 19:03:39

‘Conman’ Trump

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has denounced US President Donald Trump as a "conman" as he collaborated on a new protest song released Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/20 18:58:40

Julia Roberts ‘most beautiful’ for 5th time

Julia Roberts was named by People magazine the world's most beautiful woman for a record fifth time on Wednesday, but the actress said she thought her best years were yet to come.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/20 16:58:40

Prince estate seeks to stop release of new music

Plans to release new music by Prince on Friday's one-year anniversary of the singer's death have been hit with a lawsuit claiming the works were stolen by his former sound engineer.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/20 16:58:39

UK’s Prince William, US superstar Lady Gaga team up to take on taboos about mental health issues in new video

Britain's second in line to the throne, Prince William, and US superstar Lady Gaga have teamed up to encourage people to speak more openly about mental health in a video released Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/19 18:58:40

Lamar, Lorde show new sides

Kendrick Lamar introduced a kung fu alter ego and Lorde dramatized the awkwardness of dance clubs as the stars presented new music Sunday at the Coachella festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/18 18:13:39

Musicians chase fame on West Africa's musical islands

Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians chasing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 17:08:39

Lady Gaga debuts song at Coachella

Lady Gaga debuted a R&B-tinged love song Saturday as she headlined the Coachella festival, where the pop diva cast herself as sensual rather than sensational.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 16:18:39

Year of the glitch: Sound fails Radiohead at Coachella

Radiohead salvaged a headlining set at the Coachella festival from disaster Friday, following a glitch-plagued opening in which the audio system repeatedly crashed.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/16 18:48:39