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Ailing Aretha Franklin visited by Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson

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Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely ill, was visited at her Detroit-area home on Tuesday by fellow recording artist Stevie Wonder, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman, her publicist said. | Video

Lebanese pop sensation reveals breast cancer battle in music video

BEIRUT Lebanese pop singer Elissa surprised fans this week by revealing in a new music video that she had overcome breast cancer, raising awareness of a disease campaigners say can be a taboo topic of discussion in Lebanon.

12 Aug 2018

With K-pop back in U.S. spotlight, Korean-American stars take hope

LOS ANGELES Tens of thousands of fans eagerly rode the wave of Korean pop or K-pop this weekend at a convention in Los Angeles, the world's entertainment capital, at a time when a boy band's success in America is giving new hope to many stars in the music genre. | Video

13 Aug 2018

Grammy-award winning singer Albita lights up Cuban version of Carmen

LONDON Grammy-award winning singer Albita Rodriguez is such a celebrated interpreter of Cuban music that when a new version of the opera Carmen was produced set in revolutionary Havana a role was created especially for her. | Video

09 Aug 2018

Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sex assault case involving Backstreet Boys' Carter

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said on Thursday that prosecutors were reviewing a sexual assault case involving Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter.

03 Aug 2018

Spotify's music industry liaison Troy Carter to depart

Troy Carter, who acted as a bridge between Sweden-based Spotify Technology SA and the recorded music industry, will leave the company in early September but remain in an advisory role, Spotify said on Monday.

31 Jul 2018

Royal Dutch Orchestra fires chief conductor amid harassment allegations

AMSTERDAM The chief conductor at Amsterdam's renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniele Gatti, has been fired because of allegations of sexual harassment, the orchestra said on Thursday.

03 Aug 2018

Pandora wins more paid subscribers, posts smaller loss than expected

Pandora Media lured thousands of more paid subscribers in the second quarter, helping the music streaming company report a smaller loss than Wall Street was expecting and driving its shares 12 percent higher on Tuesday.

01 Aug 2018

Third arrest made in killing of rapper XXXTentacion: officials

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The third of four men indicted last week in the killing of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion was arrested in Georgia on Wednesday, officials said.

26 Jul 2018

Noel Gallagher and Arctic Monkeys among Mercury Prize contenders

LONDON Albums by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, the Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine are among the 12 contenders for the Mercury Prize, organizers of the British music award said on Thursday.

26 Jul 2018
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Narendra Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

NEW DELHI India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.