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Avicii, Swedish electronic dance music artist and DJ, dead at 28


Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday at the age of 28, his U.S. publicist said. | Video

Probe into Prince's opioid death brings no criminal charges

CHASKA, Minn. A two-year investigation into the death of "Purple Rain" singer Prince failed to determine where he obtained a counterfeit painkiller laced with fentanyl, resulting in no criminal charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday. | Video

People, Apr 20 2018

Springsteen's 'Born to Run' lyrics could fetch $300,000 at auction

Bruce Springsteen's early, handwritten manuscript to "Born to Run," the rocker's 1975 star-making hit, is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000 when it goes up for auction in June, Sotheby's said on Friday.

Arts, Apr 20 2018

Vivendi reviewing possible Universal Music IPO, CEO says

PARIS French media group Vivendi has started to review the possibility of listing its wholly-owned music division, Chief Executive Officer Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Thursday.

Apr 19 2018

Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer

LOS ANGELES California rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States. | Video

People Apr 17 2018

Jack White, Nick Cave, N.E.R.D. booked at Montreux jazz festival

MONTREUX, Switzerland Jack White, Nick Cave and Jamie Cullum join Massive Attack and punk icon Iggy Pop at the 52nd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival this July, where the eclectic line-up also includes hip hop and electronic music, the organizers said on Tuesday.

Apr 17 2018

Beyonce to donate $100,000 for scholarships at black colleges

LOS ANGELES On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyonce on Monday said she was offering $100,000 in scholarship money to students at four historically black colleges and universities.

U.S., Apr 16 2018

Country stars return to Vegas for ACM awards after 2017 mass shooting

Singer Carrie Underwood returned to the stage on Sunday after a serious face injury as country stars went back to Las Vegas for the first time since a mass shooting there last October. | Video

Apr 16 2018

'It’s about time': the 2018 Rock Hall inductions

CLEVELAND It was a night of nostalgia, with an emphasis on 'better late than never,' as rockers from Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits and the Moody Blues braved the wet cold of Cleveland on Saturday in the 33rd class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. | Video

People, Apr 15 2018

Hearing loss causes Huey Lewis to call off 2018 concerts

LOS ANGELES Rock group Huey Lewis and the News have called off performing this year after singer Huey Lewis on Friday said he has lost most of his hearing and cannot "hear music well enough to sing."

Apr 13 2018

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video

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