Music

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years for child sex offenses

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LONDON - Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who shot to fame in the 1970s as a "glam-rock" star but was later convicted of child sex crimes, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of indecently assaulting three girls. | Video

Aging French rockers criticized for jobless jibe at young

PARIS - A music video by a group of mostly middle-aged French stars telling the young they can succeed only if they "do something" triggered a bitter generational row on Friday, with critics accusing the rich singers of hypocrisy.

27 Feb 2015

Ed Sheeran wins best British record at top UK music awards

LONDON - The top British music awards went to young men on Wednesday as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith bagged the most important trophies in a star-studded Brit Awards show in London.

26 Feb 2015

Imagine Dragons oust Drake from Billboard 200 throne

LOS ANGELES - Alt-rockers Imagine Dragons knocked rapper Drake from the top spot of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, after a strategically placed commercial with retail store Target during the Grammy Awards drove up exposure.

26 Feb 2015

'Doctor Zhivago' musical brings epic love story to Broadway

NEW YORK - Fifty years after Omar Sharif and Julie Christie captivated audiences in David Lean's Oscar-winning epic film "Doctor Zhivago," the musical adaptation of the love story set during the upheaval of the Russian Revolution will open on Broadway.

26 Feb 2015

Ellie Goulding spends third week at top of UK music singles chart

LONDON - Ellie Goulding topped the British music singles chart for the third week running on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said, with her track "Love Me Like You Do" breaking the all-time audio streaming record.

23 Feb 2015

Chris Brown's Canada concerts canceled after singer denied entry

- R&B singer Chris Brown, whose California probation stemming from a 2009 plea to assaulting singer Rihanna was revoked last month, said on Tuesday he was denied entry into Canada for concerts in Montreal and Toronto.

25 Feb 2015

Musical 'Hamilton' to transfer to Broadway this summer

NEW YORK - "Hamilton," the rap musical about America's founding fathers that has been sold out since it began last month, will transfer to Broadway this summer, its producers said on Tuesday.

25 Feb 2015

Carole King musical debuts in London with surprise visit - from King

LONDON - American singer-songwriter Carole King showed up unannounced to lead a London theater audience in her hit "You've Got a Friend" on Tuesday at the West End opening of "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" based on her life and career.

25 Feb 2015

Aerodrums turn thin air into a virtual drum kit

LONDON - Everyone has seen someone play an air guitar that makes no sound. Now two researchers from Dublin have developed a program that allows a drummer beating sticks in the air to produce drum sounds without drums. | Video

24 Feb 2015
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Thirimanne, Sangakkara score tons to thrash England

WELLINGTON - Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara both scored centuries as Sri Lanka posted the highest successful run chase at Wellington Regional Stadium for a nine-wicket victory over England in their World Cup Pool A clash on Sunday.