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Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker …

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Q&A: Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart on music, tech

Q&A: Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart on music, tech

BOSTON (AP) — Keith Lockhart was just 35 and a musical wunderkind when he took over as conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995.

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'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winner

'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winner

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of elated fans welcomed Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow upon his return Sunday to Sweden, a mini-super…

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Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

VIENNA (AP) — Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics b…

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Sweden wins 60th Eurovision Song Contest, Australia out for next year

VIENNA (AP) — Sweden wins 60th Eurovision Song Contest, Australia out for next year.

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B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legend

B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legend

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, …

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B.B. King family group to challenge blues legend's executor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer representing a group of B.B. King's heirs says they'll challenge the blues legend's will and the actions of his long…

May 23, 2015 11:22 am(0)
B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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…

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APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by…

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Jazz greats named to Hall of Fame

Jazz greats named to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and pianists James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are the newest inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Cent…

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Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame

Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and pianists James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are the newest inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Cent…

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Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that L…

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Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

Whitesnake, "The Purple Album" (Frontiers)

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Column: Guitar solos are getting the ax in country music songs

Column: Guitar solos are getting the ax in country music songs

There’s a disturbing new trend in country music: Producers are cutting out instrumental sections to make the songs fit certain broadcast formats.

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5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 hos…

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Some states yell ‘cut’ on film tax credits

WASHINGTON — Louisiana residents may go gaga over Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson when they arrive in the state later this year to film a movie about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. But Louisiana and some other state…

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Author examines of jazz music, faith and 'conversion'

Author examines of jazz music, faith and 'conversion'

DURHAM, N.C. – Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories, from listeners and musicians, of a particular recording or performance that drew them into the music, …

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