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Madonna's biggest-ever concert transforms Rio's Copacabana beach into a massive dance floor

Madonna's biggest-ever concert transforms Rio's Copacabana beach into a massive dance floor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Madonna put on a free concert on Copacabana beach Saturday night, turning Rio de Janeiro's vast stretch of sand into an enormous dance floor teeming with a multitude of her fans.
Music Review: Dua Lipa's 'Radical Optimism' is controlled dance pop

Music Review: Dua Lipa's 'Radical Optimism' is controlled dance pop

NEW YORK (AP) — In the chorus of “Whatcha Doing," the fifth track on Dua Lipa's latest album, she sings: “But if control is my religion / And I'm headed for collision / Lost my 20/20 vision," referencing the unexpected pull of a new partner.
Dua Lipa is all about 'Radical Optimism,' in her music and other pursuits

Dua Lipa is all about 'Radical Optimism,' in her music and other pursuits

NEW YORK (AP) — Dua Lipa is floating in the ocean, the sun just beginning to set behind her. She looks strong, serene — save for the looming threat of a massive shark, fin just breaching the surface a few feet away.
Halifax's Neon Dreams captures album of the year at East Coast Music Awards

Halifax's Neon Dreams captures album of the year at East Coast Music Awards

CHARLOTTETOWN — Halifax-based alt-pop duo Neon Dreams has won album of the year at the 2024 East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown.
Older adults' brains 'rewarded' by music they don't even like, B.C. researcher finds

Older adults' brains 'rewarded' by music they don't even like, B.C. researcher finds

BURNABY, B.C. — The brains of older adults feel a sense of reward when listening to music, even if it's a song they don't particularly like, a researcher at British Columbia's Simon Fraser University says.
Artists from Universal Music Group are heading back to TikTok as new licensing deal reached

Artists from Universal Music Group are heading back to TikTok as new licensing deal reached

Artists from Universal Music Group, which include Drake, Adele, Bad Bunny and Billie Eilish, will be returning to TikTok as the two parties have struck a new licensing agreement following an approximately three-month long dispute.
The first wrongful-death trial in Travis Scott concert deaths has been delayed

The first wrongful-death trial in Travis Scott concert deaths has been delayed

HOUSTON (AP) — The start of the first civil trial stemming from the 2021 Astroworld festival , at which 10 people were killed in a crowd surge, has been delayed.
Singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt's latest album is a distinct shift from her austere sound

Singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt's latest album is a distinct shift from her austere sound

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jessica Pratt released her debut self-titled album, which she boasts had virtually no post-production, the singer-songwriter was critically praised for her austere guitar and hypnotic voice.
Cadence Weapon takes aim at the algorithm in technology-critical album

Cadence Weapon takes aim at the algorithm in technology-critical album

TORONTO — Rollie Pemberton predicted the rise of the machines, he just didn’t expect it would happen so quickly.
Celine Dion-driven musical comedy 'Titanique' to hit Montreal, Toronto

Celine Dion-driven musical comedy 'Titanique' to hit Montreal, Toronto

The farcical Celine Dion jukebox musical "Titanique" is setting its course for Canada. Producers of the off-Broadway smash say the show will make its maiden voyage to Montreal later this year followed by dates in Toronto.