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'Frozen' soundtrack notches biggest sales week, tops Billboard

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LOS ANGELES - The soundtrack for Disney's hit film "Frozen" notched its 11th nonconsecutive week at the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, earning its best sales week and becoming the animated-film soundtrack with the longest run at the top of the charts.

Composer Tavener to mix with Pet Shop Boys at BBC Proms festival

LONDON - Premieres of two pieces by Britain's late mystical religious composer John Tavener and a staging of the classic musical "Kiss Me Kate" were among the highlights announced on Thursday for the BBC Proms, one of the world's biggest classical music events.

Fashion, 6:59pm EDT

Malians who sang out against conflict get Songlines honors

LONDON - Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, whose album "Jama Ko" urged his countrymen to stand together just as Mali erupted in conflict, has won the Best Artist accolade in the annual awards for world music magazine Songlines.

Fashion, 23 Apr 2014

R&B singer Chris Brown's assault trial delayed by bodyguard case

WASHINGTON - R&B singer Chris Brown's trial for allegedly assaulting a fan outside a hotel in Washington, D.C., was delayed again on Wednesday after his defense said more time was needed to arrange for the testimony of his bodyguard.

Fashion, People, 23 Apr 2014

MTV Video Music Awards to return to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the music industry's top televised showcases, will return to Los Angeles this summer from New York City, the U.S. cable channel said on Wednesday.

Fashion, 23 Apr 2014

Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks Asian anger

TOKYO - Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression.

Fashion, 23 Apr 2014

Led Zeppelin is back with 'Whole Lotta' unreleased tunes

LONDON - Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin said on Wednesday they will include previously unreleased songs in the first batch of reissues of their nine studio albums, including a version of their pulsating "Whole Lotta Love"

Fashion, 23 Apr 2014

Milsap, Wiseman, Cochran get call from Country Music Hall of Fame

- Ronnie Milsap, who scored a handful of crossover hits in the 1970s and 1980s, bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman and songwriter Hank Cochran are this year's inductees into the County Music Hall of Fame, the Country Music Association said on Tuesday.

Fashion, 22 Apr 2014

Illness spoils 'Royals' singer Lorde's Australian tour

SYDNEY - Ailing Grammy award-winning New Zealand singer Lorde has postponed her Australian tour this week after doctors advised she needed immediate rest and recuperation, her promoters said on Tuesday. | Video

People, Fashion 23 Apr 2014

Country singer and cancer survivor Kevin Sharp dies at 43

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, died late Saturday, according to his website. He was 43.

Fashion, 20 Apr 2014

Mary Higgins Clark retains No. 1 spot on U.S. best-sellers list

NEW YORK - Author Mary Higgins Clark's novel "I've Got You Under My Skin," held on to the top spot on the U.S. best-sellers list on Thursday for the second consecutive week.

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