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Taylor Swift says Twitter, Instagram accounts were hacked

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LOS ANGELES - Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Tuesday, but the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media services.

A Minute With: Folk musician Nancy Kerr weds old with new

LONDON - The songs of English folk musician Nancy Kerr may be steeped in tradition and imagery but her subject matter is taken straight from today's headlines.

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Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68

ATHENS - The Egyptian-born Greek singer Demis Roussos, 68, who sold more than 60 million records worldwide with a series of international hits in the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Athens after a long illness, media reports said on Monday.

26 Jan 2015

Mark Ronson achieves UK music charts double

LONDON - English DJ and producer Mark Ronson on Sunday became the first act of 2015 to top both the British singles and album charts at the same time, the Official Charts Company said.

26 Jan 2015

Pop newcomer Meghan Trainor belies being just the 'Bass' girl

LONDON - When her debut single "All About That Bass" topped charts in 58 countries last year, Meghan Trainor knew people were thinking of her as a "one-hit wonder" or simply the "Bass" girl.

24 Jan 2015

Kaufmann's 'Chenier' opera has added relevance after France events

LONDON - German tenor Jonas Kaufmann gave his legions of fans what they pay for in a revival of Umberto Giordano's French Revolution opera "Andrea Chenier" at Covent Garden on Tuesday that took on unanticipated relevance due to recent events in France.

21 Jan 2015

Nils Lofgren, guitarman to the stars, also shines solo

LONDON - After 26 grueling months on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band playing stadiums across the globe, guitar man Nils Lofgren deserves to put his feet up until the phone rings again.

20 Jan 2015

Top tenor Kaufmann says ready for Otello, no Siegfried yet

LONDON - Jonas Kaufmann, regarded as the world's best tenor, says he is ready to reward fans waiting for him to sing Verdi's highly demanding "Otello" by making his debut in the role at London's Royal Opera House in 2017.

16 Jan 2015

Mark Ronson racks up fifth week at top of UK music chart

LONDON - English DJ Mark Ronson and Hawaii-born singer Bruno Mars topped the British singles chart for a fifth week on Sunday with their single "Uptown Funk", the Official Charts Company said.

19 Jan 2015

Judge revokes Chris Brown's probation, allows him to remain free

LOS ANGELES - Singer Chris Brown's probation was revoked on Thursday when a judge found he should not have left Los Angeles County to perform in San Jose without the court's permission, but the entertainer was allowed to remain free at least until March.

16 Jan 2015
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Government makes push to boost revenue as deficit deadline nears

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - The government made a push on Wednesday to bolster its strained finances, offering to sell a stake in miner Coal India and more mobile phone airwaves as it aimed to deliver on a promise to trim its fiscal deficit.