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Music Review: Twenty One Pilots' concept album 'Clancy' is an energizing end of an era

Music Review: Twenty One Pilots' concept album 'Clancy' is an energizing end of an era

The end of an era has come for Twenty One Pilots , and what an ending it is.
2024 Essence Festival to honor Frankie Beverly's 'final performance' with tribute

2024 Essence Festival to honor Frankie Beverly's 'final performance' with tribute

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers of the Essence Festival of Culture have revealed that legendary soul group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be recognized during this summer's gathering with “a star-studded tribute” that will “honor their final perfo
Kecia Lewis in Broadway's 'Hell's Kitchen' delivers the soul and earns a Tony Award nomination

Kecia Lewis in Broadway's 'Hell's Kitchen' delivers the soul and earns a Tony Award nomination

NEW YORK (AP) — It's fitting that Kecia Lewis has had her most successful theater season while playing a mentor.
In Saudi Arabia, an all-women psychedelic rock band jams out as its conservative society loosens up

In Saudi Arabia, an all-women psychedelic rock band jams out as its conservative society loosens up

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Leaning into the microphone in Saudi Arabia's capital, Nora let loose a primal scream. Guitars wailed and drums throbbed behind her as part of a set with her bandmates during a recent show.
Newfoundland grandmothers can wail on the accordion. A historian wants them on stage

Newfoundland grandmothers can wail on the accordion. A historian wants them on stage

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Montreal artists and venue owners support 24-hour party district — with reservations

Montreal artists and venue owners support 24-hour party district — with reservations

MONTREAL — It's 2:55 a.m. on a recent evening at Blue Dog bar, in Montreal's Plateau district. A bell rings, the bartender shouts, "last call," and a handful of people wander to the bar for one more drink.
Music Review: Billie Eilish's 'Hit Me Hard and Soft' is zealous outsider pop in a league of her own

Music Review: Billie Eilish's 'Hit Me Hard and Soft' is zealous outsider pop in a league of her own

“Am I acting my age now?” Billie Eilish , 22, wonders aloud on the opening track to her ambitious third album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft.
An annual rich list says Paul McCartney is Britain's first billionaire musician

An annual rich list says Paul McCartney is Britain's first billionaire musician

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is a billionaire Beatle. According to figures released Friday, the former member of the Fab Four is the first British musician to be worth 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion).
Lainey Wilson wins big at the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards, including the top honor

Lainey Wilson wins big at the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards, including the top honor

It was Lainey Wilson ’s night, in many ways. She took home female artist of the year and the top prize of entertainer of the year at the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards .
'Canada's Got Talent' winner looking to push musical career after taking $1M prize

'Canada's Got Talent' winner looking to push musical career after taking $1M prize

Newly crowned "Canada's Got Talent" champion Rebecca Strong says she is confident the win will bring her more opportunities to expand her career. One day after the Indigenous singer from Prince Albert, Sask.