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  • Broadway 2014-2015 season is best ever … Reuters - 9 hours ago

    Broadway enjoyed its highest-grossing season in history with $1.36 billion in 2014-2015 and audience attendance topping 13.1 million, the Broadway League said on Tuesday. … More »Broadway 2014-2015 season is best ever …

    Broadway enjoyed its highest-grossing season in history with $1.36 billion in 2014-2015 and audience attendance topping 13.1 million, the Broadway League said on Tuesday. "It's been an extraordinary season on Broadway, and I'm thrilled that we have broken all records," Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said …

  • Musician Shakira performs "Empire" onstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas
    Judge to hold hearing on whether Shakira's … Reuters - 9 hours ago

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge who ruled that pop star Shakira's 2010 hit single "Loca" was an illegal copy of a Dominican songwriter's work now says … More »Judge to hold hearing on whether Shakira's …

    Musician Shakira performs "Empire" onstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge who ruled that pop star Shakira's 2010 hit single "Loca" was an illegal copy of a Dominican songwriter's work now says the songwriter may have lied on the stand and is prepared to head to Puerto Rico to sort out the truth. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said in …

  • Indigo narrows full-year loss to $3.5M; … The Canadian Press - 14 hours ago

    TORONTO - Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG) improved its fourth-quarter and full-year net loss as Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer reported … More »Indigo narrows full-year loss to $3.5M; …

    TORONTO - Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG) improved its fourth-quarter and full-year net loss as Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer reported improved revenue and margins in both periods.

  • This week's top selling songs and … The Canadian Press - 16 hours ago

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending May 25, 2015: More »This week's top selling songs and …

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending May 25, 2015:

  • In this April 30, 2015 photo, musicians Rodney Crowell, left, and Emmylou Harris pose for a portrait to promote their album "The Traveling Kind" in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
    Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together … The Canadian Press - Mon, 25 May, 2015 11:42 AM EDT

    Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. It included some covers and a few songs penned by Crowell. On 'Old … More »Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together …

    In this April 30, 2015 photo, musicians Rodney Crowell, left, and Emmylou Harris pose for a portrait to promote their album "The Traveling Kind" in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

    Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. It included some covers and a few songs penned by Crowell. On 'Old Yellow Moon,' we didn't do any writing together," Crowell said.

  • FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Mike Patton of Faith No More performs at Webster Hall in New York. The band released an album, "Sol Invictus," in May. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
    Faith No More marks return with 1st … The Canadian Press - Mon, 25 May, 2015 9:10 AM EDT

    Faith No More bassist Bill Gould likes to think of the band's new record as an aging actress. The 52-year-old Gould and the rest of his bandmates — keyboardist Roddy … More »Faith No More marks return with 1st …

    FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Mike Patton of Faith No More performs at Webster Hall in New York. The band released an album, "Sol Invictus," in May. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

    Faith No More bassist Bill Gould likes to think of the band's new record as an aging actress. The 52-year-old Gould and the rest of his bandmates — keyboardist Roddy Bottum, drummer Mike Bordin, guitarist Jon Hudson and singer Mike Patton — disbanded in 1998 and spent some time apart before regrouping in 2009 to play reunion …

  • Mick Jagger performs at The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour opening night at Petco Park on Sunday, May 24, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
    Rolling Stones kick off North American … The Canadian Press - Mon, 25 May, 2015 4:27 AM EDT

    The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the … More »Rolling Stones kick off North American …

    Mick Jagger performs at The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour opening night at Petco Park on Sunday, May 24, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

    The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the stalwart foursome rocked hit after hit from their 50-year catalogue. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts opened with "Jumpin' Jack …

  • FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave performs at the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival, in Detroit. Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was 78. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUT
    Jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, veteran … The Canadian Press - Sun, 24 May, 2015 2:33 PM EDT

    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. … More »Jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, veteran …

    FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave performs at the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival, in Detroit. Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was 78. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUT

    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan.  …

  • Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna
    Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision … Reuters - Sat, 23 May, 2015 7:49 PM EDT

    By Victoria Bryan and Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and … More »Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision …

    Singer Mans Zelmerloew representing Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna

    By Victoria Bryan and Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show. Sweden has won the 60-year-old competition six times, more than any other nation apart from Ireland. …

  • People wait in line to view the body of B.B. King during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. King died last week at 89. (AP Photo/John Locher)
    B.B. King viewing in Las Vegas draws … The Canadian Press - Fri, 22 May, 2015 8:37 PM EDT

    B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King … More »B.B. King viewing in Las Vegas draws …

    People wait in line to view the body of B.B. King during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. King died last week at 89. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta. More than 1,000 people streamed past the body of the music legend during a four-hour …

  • 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 - Fri, 22 May, 2015 3:54 PM EDT

    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 …

  • 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 - Fri, 22 May, 2015 12:29 PM EDT

    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" …

  • This CD cover image released by Frontiers Records shows "The Purple Album," a new release by Whitesnake. (Frontiers Records via AP)
    Music Review: David Coverdale delves … The Canadian Press - Fri, 22 May, 2015 8:06 AM EDT

    David Coverdale delves deep into his Deep Purple background on the new Whitesnake album, which re-does songs from his tenure fronting the legendary classic rock outfit. … More »Music Review: David Coverdale delves …

    This CD cover image released by Frontiers Records shows "The Purple Album," a new release by Whitesnake. (Frontiers Records via AP)

    David Coverdale delves deep into his Deep Purple background on the new Whitesnake album, which re-does songs from his tenure fronting the legendary classic rock outfit. "The Purple Album" begins with a more bottom-heavy version of the classic rock anthem "Burn," which Coverdale shared lead vocals with Glenn Hughes on the …

  • 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 - Fri, 22 May, 2015 4:08 AM EDT

    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 …

  • Actor Lutz attends the Red Nose Charity event in New York
    Hollywood stars out en masse for first … Reuters - Fri, 22 May, 2015 12:59 AM EDT

    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 …

    Actor Lutz attends the Red Nose Charity event in New York

    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 …

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