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  • Cast members Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine pose during a photocall for the film "Youth" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
    Michael Caine says he is unrecognizable … Reuters - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    By Matthew Stock CANNES, France (Reuters) - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is … More »Michael Caine says he is unrecognizable …

    Cast members Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine pose during a photocall for the film "Youth" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

    By Matthew Stock CANNES, France (Reuters) - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognizable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor.     "The challenge that I put myself, and always have done, is 'How can I do a character …

  • Karen Williams, right, embraces her brother Willie King outside of a funeral home after a private family viewing of their father B.B. King Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. The two, along with other immediate family members, attended a private viewing ahead of Friday's public viewing and Saturday's memorial. King died May 14 in Las Vegas at age 89. (AP Photo/John Locher)
    5 of B.B. King's children visit … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday … More »5 of B.B. King's children visit …

    Karen Williams, right, embraces her brother Willie King outside of a funeral home after a private family viewing of their father B.B. King Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. The two, along with other immediate family members, attended a private viewing ahead of Friday's public viewing and Saturday's memorial. King died May 14 in Las Vegas at age 89. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service. Williams and Patty King accused King's longtime business agent, LaVerne Toney, of keeping them from seeing their father for a week …

  • Hollywood stars out en masse for first … Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood stars joined top music acts on Thursday for the first U.S. Red Nose Day, a charitable drive that raises funds for children … More »Hollywood stars out en masse for first …

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood stars joined top music acts on Thursday for the first U.S. Red Nose Day, a charitable drive that raises funds for children in need around the world. In all more than 100 stars, including Oscar winners Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and Helen …

  • Saskatoon Symphony conductor steps down, … The Canadian Press - 10 hours ago

    After five years on the podium, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra's conductor will put down the lead baton and take his final bow Saturday evening. In August, the orchestra … More »Saskatoon Symphony conductor steps down, …

    After five years on the podium, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra's conductor will put down the lead baton and take his final bow Saturday evening. In August, the orchestra announced that Victor Sawa would retire as director and become the first conductor of emeritus at the end of the 2014-15 season. Sawa was known for …

  • An Australian police force is knocking Nickelback in a cheeky social media post as the Alberta rockers tour the country. A phoney wanted poster uploaded by Queensland Police Service features an image of the group along with the words: "Be on the lookout, wanted for crimes against music." THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Queensland Police Service-Facebook
    Nickelback 'wanted for crimes against … The Canadian Press - 13 hours ago

    An Australian police force is knocking Nickelback in a cheeky social media post as the Alberta rockers tour the country. Nickelback has sold more than 50 million albums … More »Nickelback 'wanted for crimes against …

    An Australian police force is knocking Nickelback in a cheeky social media post as the Alberta rockers tour the country. A phoney wanted poster uploaded by Queensland Police Service features an image of the group along with the words: "Be on the lookout, wanted for crimes against music." THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Queensland Police Service-Facebook

    An Australian police force is knocking Nickelback in a cheeky social media post as the Alberta rockers tour the country. Nickelback has sold more than 50 million albums but has faced much backlash worldwide, including mock petitions and protests calling for the band's retirement. Nickelback brought the "No Fixed Address" …

  • Blues great B.B. King's daughter … The Canadian Press - 17 hours ago

    B.B. King's eldest daughter says she'll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father's body at a funeral chapel. … More »Blues great B.B. King's daughter …

    B.B. King's eldest daughter says she'll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father's body at a funeral chapel. Shirley King says when people are done being sad about her dad's death, she wants them to come out Friday night and let the good times roll. B.B. King died …

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, jazz musician, composer and producer Bob Belden, center, Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, left, and drummer Matt Young play in a performance of the Animation ensemble from the U.S. during the Iranian Fajr International Music Festival at the Vahdat hall in Tehran, Iran. Belden, who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since the 1979 revolution, has died in New York City. He was 58. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
    Jazz composer Bob Belden, first American … The Canadian Press - Thu, 21 May, 2015 4:11 AM EDT

    Bob Belden, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured … More »Jazz composer Bob Belden, first American …

    FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, jazz musician, composer and producer Bob Belden, center, Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, left, and drummer Matt Young play in a performance of the Animation ensemble from the U.S. during the Iranian Fajr International Music Festival at the Vahdat hall in Tehran, Iran. Belden, who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since the 1979 revolution, has died in New York City. He was 58. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    Bob Belden, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there earlier this year, died Wednesday. Belden died at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan after suffering a heart attack in his apartment, his sister …

  • Music Review: West Virginia not big … The Canadian Press - Thu, 21 May, 2015 4:07 AM EDT

    Christian Lopez Band, "Onward" (Blaster) More »Music Review: West Virginia not big …

    Christian Lopez Band, "Onward" (Blaster)

  • U.S. blues legend B.B. King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux
    B.B. King to be buried in Mississippi … Reuters - Wed, 20 May, 2015 6:31 PM EDT

    By Bryn Stole GREENWOOD, Miss. (Reuters) - Legendary blues man B.B. King will be buried on Saturday, May 30 on the grounds of a museum dedicated to his life in Indianola, … More »B.B. King to be buried in Mississippi …

    U.S. blues legend B.B. King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux

    By Bryn Stole GREENWOOD, Miss. (Reuters) - Legendary blues man B.B. King will be buried on Saturday, May 30 on the grounds of a museum dedicated to his life in Indianola, a small Mississippi Delta town where his career began. A funeral procession will take King’s body from the airport in Memphis, Tennessee next Wednesday …

  • Actress Barbra Streisand speaks during the Women in the World summit in New York
    Streisand to recount life and career … Reuters - Wed, 20 May, 2015 1:33 PM EDT

    Veteran singer, actress and director Barbra Streisand, the top-selling female music artist of all time, will recount her six decades in show business in a memoir due … More »Streisand to recount life and career …

    Actress Barbra Streisand speaks during the Women in the World summit in New York

    Veteran singer, actress and director Barbra Streisand, the top-selling female music artist of all time, will recount her six decades in show business in a memoir due in 2017, publishers Viking said on Wednesday. "Barbra Streisand's memoir is the entertainment story that has been on the top of every publisher's wish list …

  • Branching out from music streaming, … The Canadian Press - Wed, 20 May, 2015 1:28 PM EDT

    While saying that it is still a music company at heart, Spotify says it is expanding its lineup to include podcasts, news radio and video streaming. Spotify offers free … More »Branching out from music streaming, …

    While saying that it is still a music company at heart, Spotify says it is expanding its lineup to include podcasts, news radio and video streaming. Spotify offers free streaming music and also a premium service for a monthly fee that lets users listen to music offline and without advertisements. Spotify enters a competitive …

  • Director Paolo Sorrentino and cast members pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "Youth" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
    'Candy-wrapper music' hits sweet … Reuters - Wed, 20 May, 2015 1:20 PM EDT

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - American composer David Lang has written what he calls "candy-wrapper music" for the Cannes competition film "Youth" in which … More »'Candy-wrapper music' hits sweet …

    Director Paolo Sorrentino and cast members pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "Youth" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - American composer David Lang has written what he calls "candy-wrapper music" for the Cannes competition film "Youth" in which Michael Caine plays a retired musician wrestling with old age. It won't win him another Pulitzer Prize, the award he got in 2008 for his haunting "Little …

  • The Weeknd leads MMVAs nominees pack, … The Canadian Press - Wed, 20 May, 2015 8:57 AM EDT

    TORONTO - The Weeknd has scored a leading six Much Music Video Award nominations. More »The Weeknd leads MMVAs nominees pack, …

    TORONTO - The Weeknd has scored a leading six Much Music Video Award nominations.

  • Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
    Kanye West says he was 'over-censored' … The Canadian Press - Tue, 19 May, 2015 6:39 PM EDT

    Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance on the Billboard Music Awards. The rapper released a statement Tuesday saying he was "grossly over-censored" … More »Kanye West says he was 'over-censored' …

    Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance on the Billboard Music Awards. The rapper released a statement Tuesday saying he was "grossly over-censored" during his performance on the show. The audience at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena booed as West performed his songs "All Day" and "Black Skinhead" …

  • Musicians line-up in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall to take part in auditions for Music Under New York
    Musicians, from opera to blues, seek … Reuters - Tue, 19 May, 2015 6:08 PM EDT

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - It may not be the lights of Broadway but subway stations aren't a bad gig either, according to scores of musicians who auditioned … More »Musicians, from opera to blues, seek …

    Musicians line-up in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall to take part in auditions for Music Under New York

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - It may not be the lights of Broadway but subway stations aren't a bad gig either, according to scores of musicians who auditioned on Tuesday to play in New York City's bustling underground terminals. The auditions, attracting players of classical music, cabaret, opera, blues, reggae …

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