Wagner descendant says composer now has museum worthy of him


BAYREUTH, Germany - Richard Wagner's great grand-daughter Eva Wagner-Pasquier said she felt overwhelmed with emotion on Sunday at the official opening in Bayreuth of a renovated museum devoted to the 19th-century opera composer, saying it was "finally" worthy of him.

Chris Brown leaves Philippines after three days over payment dispute

MANILA - Philippines authorities on Friday allowed award-winning American singer and hip-hop star Chris Brown to fly out of the country, three days after he was barred from leaving due to a dispute over fraud allegations.

25 Jul 2015

Words gain ground at Britain's summer music festivals

MALMESBURY, England - Poetry is the latest crowd draw at Britain's music festivals, once havens of rebellious rock but now as settled in the nation's summer calendar as Wimbledon and Royal Ascot horse racing.

26 Jul 2015

Nearly 30 years on since debut album, Gipsy Kings keep crowds dancing

LONDON - Nearly 30 years after launching their "Rumba Flamenca" music style, the Gypsy Kings are still keeping crowds around the world dancing to hits such as "Bamboleo", "Djobi Djoba" and "Bem Bem Maria". | Video

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New Bayreuth Wagner museum confronts family Nazi ties head on

BAYREUTH, Germany - A renovated Richard Wagner Museum opening in Bayreuth this weekend to coincide with the Bavarian city's annual Wagner opera festival puts the composer's anti-Semitism and his family's later ties to Adolf Hitler center stage for the first time.

25 Jul 2015

Senator urges probe of Apple's music streaming practices

WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June.

23 Jul 2015

Black Eyed Peas 'still one big family', says

MADRID - U.S. hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas are "still one big family" after 20 years together, rapper says.

23 Jul 2015

Dracula wants your blood: for Transylvania music gig

BUCHAREST - A fanged Dracula with a blood bag hooked up to his arm is offering an unusual deal for tickets to a Romania music festival: Pay with blood. | Video

22 Jul 2015

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran lead MTV Video Music Award nominations

- Pop singer Taylor Swift, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, R&B singer Beyonce, and DJ-producer Mark Ronson lead the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, the cable network said on Tuesday.

21 Jul 2015

R&B's Tyrese tops Billboard chart for first time

LOS ANGELES - R&B singer Tyrese earned his first No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Tuesday with the debut of his album "Black Rose."

21 Jul 2015

Supreme Court puts off last-minute decision on Yakub Memon

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court has put off by a day a decision on whether to stay the execution of the only person sentenced to death for India's deadliest bomb attack, meaning the convict will learn his fate just hours before he is due to be hanged on Thursday.