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Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances

LOS ANGELES - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea. | Video

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German industrial band raises ghosts of World War One in 'Lament'

BERLIN - The metallic clank and screech of cult German industrial band Einstuerzende Neubauten's homemade instruments are chillingly appropriate for "Lament", their idiosyncratic performance for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

Music 12:52pm EST

Sting to join cast of his troubled Broadway musical 'The Last Ship'

NEW YORK - Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show, the New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

Music, People, Arts 12:06am EST

Outerwall hikes prices for movie, video game rentals

- Outerwall Inc hiked prices for renting movies and video games at its Redbox kiosks to help fund improvements in its business as streaming sites reduce demand for DVDs.

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Celebrity song to aid fight against Africa Ebola crisis tops UK charts

LONDON - Band Aid 30's reworked version of "Do They Know it's Christmas", a song intended to raise money to fight the spread of Ebola in Africa, went straight to the top of Britain's single charts on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said.

Music, 23 Nov 2014

Adams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging

LONDON - American composer John Adams likes nothing better than to see well-known stories in a new light, and his version of the Passion of Christ is told through the eyes of the women who were with Jesus in his final hours.

22 Nov 2014

University of Texas acquires archives of literary giant García Márquez

AUSTIN, Texas - A research library at the University of Texas has acquired the archives of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, whose spellbinding stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers around the world.

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