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Wiz Khalifa's tribute to Furious 7's Walker keeps UK chart top spot

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LONDON - American rapper Wiz Khalifa's tribute to actor Paul Walker, "See You Again", kept the top spot in Britain's music charts for a second week, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday, saying it had also broken the country's all-time streaming record. | Video

Gerhaher and Harteros top singers at International Opera Awards

LONDON - German bass-baritone Christian Gerhaher and his compatriot soprano Anja Harteros were named the top male and female singers respectively at the International Opera Awards on Sunday.

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Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer

MIAMI - A lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber over an incident involving a photographer in Miami has been resolved, according to attorneys.

25 Apr 2015

Korean pop music concert draws thousands of Japanese fans

SAITAMA, Japan - Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favorite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled relations between the two countries. | Video

24 Apr 2015

Grooveshark copyright violations 'willful,' judge says before trial

NEW YORK - Online music streaming service Grooveshark could potentially have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to major record labels after a U.S. judge ruled ahead of its trial starting on Monday that Grooveshark's copyright violations on nearly 5,000 songs were "willful" and made "in bad faith."

25 Apr 2015

Beethoven, Jarvis, Sherlock: eclectic BBC Proms line-up announced

LONDON - Beethoven's piano concertos and Sibelius' symphonies will jostle with Jarvis Cocker and an evening of Sherlock Holmes-inspired music at the 120th BBC Proms festival of classical music in London this summer, the organizers said on Thursday.

23 Apr 2015

Ex-Jasper Johns aide gets one and a half years in prison for art theft

NEW YORK - A former assistant to American artist Jasper Johns was sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison on Thursday for scheming to sell 22 unfinished works that he stole from his boss' studio.

23 Apr 2015

From Vine to Billboard, Shawn Mendes lands chart-topping album

LOS ANGELES - Teen singer Shawn Mendes, who grew a devoted fanbase as a Vine star on social media, landed at No. 1 on the U.S. weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting the "Furious 7" soundtrack from the top spot.

22 Apr 2015

England's ENO hopes opera favorites will revive its fortunes

LONDON - London's troubled English National Opera (ENO) is turning to some old favorites and past successes for its new season in an effort to fill its huge, central London theater and ease its financial problems.

22 Apr 2015

Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert big winners at Country Music awards

ARLINGTON, Texas - Luke Bryan won the fan-voted top prize of entertainer of the year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, which drew more than 70,000 fans to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. | Video

20 Apr 2015
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Desperate Nepalese sleep in open, seek help as aftershocks spread fear

KATHMANDU - Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies on Monday, two days after a massive quake killed more than 3,200 people and overwhelmed authorities struggled to cope with the disaster. | Video