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  • Singer Chris Brown poses at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles
    Singer Chris Brown suspected of misdemeanor … Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown was named by Las Vegas police on Monday as a misdemeanor battery suspect, accusing him … More »Singer Chris Brown suspected of misdemeanor …

    Singer Chris Brown poses at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown was named by Las Vegas police on Monday as a misdemeanor battery suspect, accusing him of punching a man with whom he was playing basketball during a pre-dawn altercation at the Palms Casino Resort. Brown, who turns 26 on Tuesday, has been given …

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  … The Canadian Press - 10 hours ago

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, … More »Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  …

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, April 27 to Sunday, May 3 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • Courtney Love arrives at the Los Angeles premiere Of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" held at the The Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. Although "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" paints a thrillingly detailed portrait of its tragic subject, the film also reveals much about his widow, Courtney Love. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
    Cobain doc 'Montage of Heck' … The Canadian Press - 13 hours ago

    Although "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" paints a thrillingly detailed portrait of its tragic subject, the film also reveals much about his widow, Courtney Love. In creating … More »Cobain doc 'Montage of Heck' …

    Courtney Love arrives at the Los Angeles premiere Of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" held at the The Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. Although "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" paints a thrillingly detailed portrait of its tragic subject, the film also reveals much about his widow, Courtney Love. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

    Although "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" paints a thrillingly detailed portrait of its tragic subject, the film also reveals much about his widow, Courtney Love. In creating the film, director Brett Morgen sifted through a sprawling treasure trove of the revered rocker's never-before-unearthed home videos and personal audiotapes …

  • Americana Music Triangle creates road … The Canadian Press - 16 hours ago

    Nine of America's most well-known music genres now have their own road map. Stretching from Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans — and encompassing points in between … More »Americana Music Triangle creates road …

    Nine of America's most well-known music genres now have their own road map. Stretching from Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans — and encompassing points in between — the triangle includes locations in the South that contributed to the birth of the musical genres, from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the home of blues masters …

  • Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez Emotional During Selena … Yahoo Music Canada - Fri, 1 May, 2015 3:49 PM EDT

    Jennifer Lopez got her big break portraying the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the singer’s 1997 biopic, and at Thursday’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, she got to … More »Jennifer Lopez Emotional During Selena …

    Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez got her big break portraying the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the singer’s 1997 biopic, and at Thursday’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, she got to pay tribute to the beloved musician once again.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, Ben E. King, left, and Prince Royce perform "Stand By Me" at the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. King, singer of such classics as "Stand By Me," "There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," died Thursday, April 30, 2015, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press. He was 76. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
    Singer Ben E. King of 'Stand By … The Canadian Press - Fri, 1 May, 2015 1:08 PM EDT

    Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There … More »Singer Ben E. King of 'Stand By …

    FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, Ben E. King, left, and Prince Royce perform "Stand By Me" at the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. King, singer of such classics as "Stand By Me," "There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," died Thursday, April 30, 2015, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press. He was 76. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. King died Thursday of natural causes, his publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press on Friday. His …

  • Juanes and Carlos Santana perform during the Latin Billboard Awards Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
    Romeo Santos, Enrique Iglesias sweep … The Canadian Press - Fri, 1 May, 2015 12:41 PM EDT

    Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias swept the Billboard Latin Music Awards, but Jennifer Lopez may have stolen the show. Santos, the U.S. singer known as the "King of … More »Romeo Santos, Enrique Iglesias sweep …

    Juanes and Carlos Santana perform during the Latin Billboard Awards Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias swept the Billboard Latin Music Awards, but Jennifer Lopez may have stolen the show. Santos, the U.S. singer known as the "King of Bachata," took home 10 awards Thursday night, including Artist of the Year Solo while Spanish artist Enrique Iglesias won nine, including Latin Pop Song Artist …

  • Music streaming service Grooveshark … Reuters - Fri, 1 May, 2015 11:08 AM EDT

    Online music streaming service Grooveshark, admitting "very serious mistakes," shut down its operations as part of a settlement with major record labels, joining the … More »Music streaming service Grooveshark …

    Online music streaming service Grooveshark, admitting "very serious mistakes," shut down its operations as part of a settlement with major record labels, joining the ranks of several now-defunct peers sued over copyright infringement. In a message posted to its website on Thursday, Grooveshark said that "despite (the) …

  • Watch Ryan Adams’s Redemptive Cover … Yahoo Music - Fri, 1 May, 2015 9:01 AM EDT

    It’s been more than 12 years since Ryan Adams infamously ejected a fan from the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, tossing him a $40 refund on his way out the d … More »Watch Ryan Adams’s Redemptive Cover …

    It’s been more than 12 years since Ryan Adams infamously ejected a fan from the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, tossing him a $40 refund on his way out the door.

  • Grooveshark gives up the groove, shuts … The Canadian Press - Fri, 1 May, 2015 8:56 AM EDT

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Visitors to the music pirate website Grooveshark.com won't be finding their favourite songs for free anymore. More »Grooveshark gives up the groove, shuts …

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Visitors to the music pirate website Grooveshark.com won't be finding their favourite songs for free anymore.

  • Tyrek Fair, 5, center left, and Mikheim Thompson, 5 dance onstage withThe Young Seminole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
    Chicago among the acts large, small, … The Canadian Press - Fri, 1 May, 2015 4:07 AM EDT

    Another eclectic mix musical acts — old and new, large and small and from a variety of genres — continues as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival rolls into its … More »Chicago among the acts large, small, …

    Tyrek Fair, 5, center left, and Mikheim Thompson, 5 dance onstage withThe Young Seminole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Another eclectic mix musical acts — old and new, large and small and from a variety of genres — continues as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival rolls into its final weekend. Acts set for nearby stages include No Doubt, Rockin Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters and New Orleans Gospel Soul Children.

  • Guitarist Andy Summers of The Police is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Mo Summers
    Andy Summers talks Joni Mitchell, 'mythology' … The Canadian Press - Thu, 30 Apr, 2015 2:40 PM EDT

    Andy Summers is on the phone to talk about his documentary "Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police" but admits his thoughts are with Joni Mitchell these days. More »Andy Summers talks Joni Mitchell, 'mythology' …

    Guitarist Andy Summers of The Police is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Mo Summers

    Andy Summers is on the phone to talk about his documentary "Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police" but admits his thoughts are with Joni Mitchell these days.

  • Lois Lilienstein is shown in Toronto Tuesday July 9, 2002. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris
    Funeral for Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, … The Canadian Press - Thu, 30 Apr, 2015 1:12 PM EDT

    A private funeral for beloved children's entertainer Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois & Bram was an unconventional celebration featuring a mariachi band and chocolate … More »Funeral for Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, …

    Lois Lilienstein is shown in Toronto Tuesday July 9, 2002. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris

    A private funeral for beloved children's entertainer Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois & Bram was an unconventional celebration featuring a mariachi band and chocolate chips. Lilienstein died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

  • File photo of Nigerian singer Tony Allen performing at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat
    Songlines world music awards honor Afrobeat … Reuters - Thu, 30 Apr, 2015 12:23 PM EDT

    By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and … More »Songlines world music awards honor Afrobeat …

    File photo of Nigerian singer Tony Allen performing at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat

    By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers. The Malian father and son duo of Toumani Sidiki Diabate were named …

  • \Emily Beazley,12, right, listens as Police superintendent Garry McCarthy declares her and her sister Olivia, center in blue shirt, as honorary Chicago police officers at police headquarters in Chicago on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Chicago. The family of Emily Beazley, who has cancer , says entertainer Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and her disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday night. Emily has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Friends and family have been appealing to Swift through social media to call Emily, including a video with about 200 children singing and dancing to Swift songs. (Brian Jackson/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
    Family of 12-year-old girl with cancer … The Canadian Press - Thu, 30 Apr, 2015 9:51 AM EDT

    The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his … More »Family of 12-year-old girl with cancer …

    \Emily Beazley,12, right, listens as Police superintendent Garry McCarthy declares her and her sister Olivia, center in blue shirt, as honorary Chicago police officers at police headquarters in Chicago on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Chicago. The family of Emily Beazley, who has cancer , says entertainer Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and her disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday night. Emily has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Friends and family have been appealing to Swift through social media to call Emily, including a video with about 200 children singing and dancing to Swift songs. (Brian Jackson/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday. Friends and family have been appealing to Swift via social media to call Emily, including a video with …

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