Music

U.S. politics takes center stage at Latin Grammys

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LAS VEGAS - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role.

Taylor Swift's '1989' tops U.S. Billboard album chart again

LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift's "1989" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for the third consecutive week on Wednesday.

20 Nov 2014

U2's Bono fitted with metal plates, screws after bike accident

NEW YORK - Bono, frontman of the Irish rock group U2, required hours of surgery for fractures to his face and shoulder blade and to have metal plates inserted in his arm after a cycling accident in New York's Central Park, Rolling Stone magazine said on Wednesday.

20 Nov 2014

Director Peter Sellars - shocking again in new Adams opera

LONDON - Peter Sellars's new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman's version of the Passion.

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Billboard to include music streams, digital sales in chart

LOS ANGELES - Billboard's weekly compilation of the 200 top-selling albums in the United States will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the publication and music tracker said on Wednesday, in a move to reflect modern music consumption habits.

20 Nov 2014

Singer Jackson Browne still manning the barricades

LONDON - Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has always worn his heart on his sleeve, whether singing about romance or railing against U.S. foreign policy and global injustice.

18 Nov 2014

Decades in the grave, Louis Armstrong tells Dr John: 'play my music'

LONDON - You can't get much more New Orleans than Dr John and Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong -- so when the former plays the latter, it's enough to get Big Easy fans sitting up.

17 Nov 2014

Pink Floyd top British album charts for first time since 1995

LONDON - British progressive rock group Pink Floyd topped the album charts for the first time in nearly 20 years on Sunday with "The Endless River", the Official Charts Company said.

17 Nov 2014

Merkel tells German rock star: sorry we mangled your song

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel stunned a German rock star named Campino by calling to apologize for her conservative Christian Democrat (CDU) party's mangling of his popular rock anthem "Tage wie diese" at their victory party after her 2013 re-election.

16 Nov 2014

British stars gather to record Band Aid single for Ebola

LONDON - Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. | Video

17 Nov 2014
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Long "to do" list for Modi as clock ticks on reform

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a long list of pro-growth measures to implement over the next four months, but time may have already run out to breathe enough life into the economy to meet the tough 2014/15 fiscal deficit target.