Archives: Music

  • Stemme shines as Isolde in Wagner's love story

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    VIENNA (AP) — Can watching two people suffer for four hours be enjoyable? The Vienna State Opera makes it happen with its new production of "Tristan and Isolde." Richard Wagner's ultimate love story of tragic passion, deceit and death often ends up as an evening of tedium, or worse, kitsch....

  • Harry Connick Jr. writes song for Newtown victim

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Harry Connick Jr. has written a song in honor of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting. Connick this week released the song "Love Wins" dedicated to Ana Grace Marquez-Greene. He says proceeds will go to the Ana Grace Fund set up to help the girl's...

  • Sting, Billy Joel, Elton John at Songwriters Hall

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was full of star power that included...

  • Black Sabbath emerges from the dark with new album

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ozzy Osbourne and the members of Black Sabbath worked hard to create a dark aura around their band in the late 1960s, laying down a proto-metal blueprint for a legion of groups to follow. As the band's original lineup attempted to reform over the last 10 years to...

  • Johnson steps in for Mumford and Sons at Bonnaroo

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — It's Jack Johnson to the rescue at Bonnaroo. Johnson has agreed to take the Saturday night headlining slot at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival after Mumford & Sons were forced to cancel due to bassist Ted Dwane's illness. Festival officials announced the move...

  • Mumford and Sons cancels Bonnaroo performance

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Mumford & Sons has canceled its headlining performance at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee. The decision comes after bassist Ted Dwane received treatment this week for a blood clot on his brain. The band made the announcement on its Facebook page. The...

  • NJ governor agrees to Clarence Clemons Day

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The "Big Man" has his own day. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a resolution declaring Jan. 11 Clarence Clemons Day. That's the day Clemons was born. Clemons was an original member of Bruce Springsteen's Jersey-based E Street Band, known for his saxophone solos...

  • Kottke, Alm among Minn. music hall inductees

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Guitarist Leo Kottke and country and rock singer Mary Jane Alm are among this year's inductees into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Also being inducted are Twin Cities jazz singer Dennis Spears, accordionist Lorren Lindevig of Cloquet (kloh-kay), old-time band leader...

  • Review: 'Venice' is a pulsating hip-hop adventure

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rafters are shaking downtown at the Public Theater, where the dynamic new hip-hop musical, "Venice," is rocking the Anspacher Theater. It's a potent, dystopian mashup of rap music, Shakespeare's "Othello," sibling rivalry and political intrigue. And there's a sweet love...

  • Mumford & Sons cancels Bonnaroo performance

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Mumford & Sons has canceled its headlining performance at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee. The decision comes after bassist Ted Dwane received treatment this week for a blood clot on his brain. The band made the announcement on its Facebook page. The...