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Met Opera sacks legendary conductor James Levine after abuse probe

New York's Metropolitan Opera announced on Monday it fired legendary conductor James Levine, for decades the face of its orchestra, after finding "credible evidence" that he sexually abused younger musicians.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/13 16:33:40

Cranberries to release album despite Dolores O'Riordan death

Irish rockers The Cranberries said on Wednesday they would go ahead with a new album despite the sudden death of singer Dolores O'Riordan in January.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/8 16:23:40

Singers Neil Young, Beck, Lorde at Quebec's summer music festival

Folk rock legend Neil Young, alternative rock icon Beck and young pop prodigy Lorde will be among headliners at Quebec City's sprawling summer music festival, the event's organizers announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/8 15:48:40

Lionel Richie honored

Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was born on June 20, 1949 and raised on the private, historically black Tuskegee Institute university campus in Alabama, where his family had worked for generations.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/8 15:48:39

American musical becomes most nominated in London theaterland's own "Oscars"

A new American musical Tuesday became the most nominated production in the history of the Oliviers, British theaterland's own "Oscars".
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 9:05:18

Lou Reed poems after leaving Velvet Underground set for book

Rock legend Lou Reed rarely spoke of the year after he left The Velvet Underground to live with his parents. But he was writing poetry, which will soon be published as a book.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/4 17:23:39

25 years later, The Breeders revive distinct rock voice

When The Breeders reunited in 2013 to mark 20 years since Last Splash, it looked like a straightforward nostalgia tour for an album that had become an alternative rock cornerstone.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/28 18:03:39

British singer Ed Sheeran named world's best-selling artist of 2017

British folk-pop phenomenon Ed Sheeran on Monday was named the best-selling artist in the world in 2017 by the global recorded music industry group IFPI.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/27 17:48:40

45 music festivals vow gender equality

Forty-five music festivals pledged on Monday to ensure a gender balance in their programming by 2022 amid a growing spotlight on the lagging recognition of women in entertainment.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/27 17:48:39

Stormzy big winner as grime makes mark at pop showpiece

Grime star Stormzy was the big winner at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, which included an emotional tribute from Oasis star Liam Gallagher to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 16:48:39

Brazil's 'What a shot' music video stirs debate about glamorizing criminal activity

A viral music video called “What a shot” is stirring debate in Brazil about the glamorization of crime and freedom of expression.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/21 17:03:39

Row over French rocker Hallyday's estate reveals family feud

The daughter of French rock legend Johnny Hallyday caused a sensation Monday by challenging his will after he left everything to his fourth wife Laeticia, who was 32 years his junior.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 17:23:39

Michael Jackson stole songs: Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer behind Michael Jackson, says that the late King of Pop plagiarized some of his hits.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 17:18:39

Paul Simon announces farewell

Folk rock legend Paul Simon announced Monday what he said would be his final tour, saying he had grown tired of traveling after 50 years as a performer.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 17:33:40

Lady Gaga, citing pain, cancels 10 European shows on 'Joanne' tour

Severe pain has forced Lady Gaga to cancel 10 shows on the European leg of her Joanne concert tour, the singer and her team said on Saturday, months after she had postponed those performances in Europe due to her ailment.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/4 17:33:39

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces 2018 tour to China

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announced Thursday that it will tour China in December 2018, giving a series of concerts with principal guest conductor Zhang Xian.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:25:33

Pop divas hit back

New Zealand pop prodigy Lorde has thanked her fans for supporting female musicians, as artists hit back amid controversy that the Grammy Awards neglected women - a spat fueled by comments from the Recording Academy's president seen as disparaging.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/1 18:23:40

Republic Records chief on leave over harassment allegations

The head of Republic Records, one of the biggest music labels whose acts include Ariana Grande, Lorde and The Weeknd, was placed on leave on Wednesday after sexual harassment allegations.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/1 18:23:40