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Katy Perry's Super Bowl promise: lion, sharks and live singing

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- Pop singer Katy Perry on Thursday teased a lion, sharks and at least some live singing during her Super Bowl halftime performance, the most-watched dozen minutes annually on U.S. television.

Justin Bieber says dropping 'arrogant' and 'conceited' attitude

LOS ANGELES - Pop star Justin Bieber said he was leaving behind his "arrogant" and "conceited" attitude after bad behavior in the past year damaged his image while he makes the transition from teen idol to adult performer.

People 29 Jan 2015

Tom Petty calls similarities to Sam Smith's 'Stay with Me' accidental

LOS ANGELES - U.S. rocker Tom Petty on Thursday said it was a "musical accident" that British singer Sam Smith's breakout soul hit "Stay with Me" mirrored Petty's 1989 hit song "I Won't Back Down."

29 Jan 2015

Rockers Fall Out Boy tops Billboard album chart

LOS ANGELES - Rock group Fall Out Boy topped the weekly Billboard 200 album chart for the third time, holding off pop star Taylor Swift's mega-selling "1989," Billboard said on Wednesday.

28 Jan 2015

Taylor Swift says Twitter, Instagram accounts were hacked

LOS ANGELES - Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Tuesday, but the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media services.

Tech, People 27 Jan 2015

A Minute With: Folk musician Nancy Kerr weds old with new

LONDON - The songs of English folk musician Nancy Kerr may be steeped in tradition and imagery but her subject matter is taken straight from today's headlines.

28 Jan 2015

Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68

ATHENS - The Egyptian-born Greek singer Demis Roussos, 68, who sold more than 60 million records worldwide with a series of international hits in the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Athens after a long illness, media reports said on Monday.

People 26 Jan 2015

Mark Ronson achieves UK music charts double

LONDON - English DJ and producer Mark Ronson on Sunday became the first act of 2015 to top both the British singles and album charts at the same time, the Official Charts Company said.

25 Jan 2015

Pop newcomer Meghan Trainor belies being just the 'Bass' girl

LONDON - When her debut single "All About That Bass" topped charts in 58 countries last year, Meghan Trainor knew people were thinking of her as a "one-hit wonder" or simply the "Bass" girl.

People 23 Jan 2015

Kaufmann's 'Chenier' opera has added relevance after France events

LONDON - German tenor Jonas Kaufmann gave his legions of fans what they pay for in a revival of Umberto Giordano's French Revolution opera "Andrea Chenier" at Covent Garden on Tuesday that took on unanticipated relevance due to recent events in France.

21 Jan 2015
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Book Talk: Iran "insider" offers roadmap for U.S.-Iran peace

ANKARA - Hossein Mousavian thinks a big reason Iran has not struck a deal with six major powers over its nuclear program boils down to a lack of understanding between Tehran and Washington, and a lack of U.S. appreciation for gestures Iran has made.

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