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Germany scraps 'Armenia genocide' symphony in Turkey consulate

Berlin - Germany's foreign ministry Tuesday scrapped a planned symphony performance on the Armenian "genocide" in its Istanbul consulate, sparking accusations that it was caving in to Turkish pressure.

Amazon ropes in streaming holdout Garth Brooks

New York - Amazon's new streaming service on Wednesday announced an exclusive deal with country superstar Garth Brooks, the top-selling artist to have resisted the fast-growing music format.

At 90, Chuck Berry back to rock 'n' roll

New York - Rock pioneer Chuck Berry turned 90 on Tuesday with the surprise announcement that he plans to release his first album in decades.Berry said he recorded the album -- entitled simply "Chuck" -- at studios around his native St.

Tupac, Pearl Jam in running for Rock Hall of Fame

New York - Slain rap legend Tupac Shakur and emblematic grunge-era rockers Pearl Jam were nominated Tuesday to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in a field that includes Depeche Mode and Joan Baez.

Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature."Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies.

Bob Dylan still silent on Nobel literature prize win

Stockholm - More than 24 hours after awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy said Friday they had still not managed to speak to the reclusive US singer.

Purple joy as Prince's hometown bids farewell

Saint Paul - Prince was remembered as an ingenious artist and closet humanitarian but mostly as the provider of decades of joy as artists flocked to his native Minnesota for his sole public memorial Thursday.

Nobel laureate Dylan: uneasy 'voice of a generation'

Saint Paul - If the phrase "voice of a generation" were trademarked, it may well belong to Bob Dylan. But the singer and poet, whose surprise win of the Nobel Prize for Literature only cements his iconic status in 1960s counterculture, has been an uneasy spokesman....

Rock legends shatter limits with mega-concert

New York - Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, promoters have strived to create the ultimate festival, delivering the perfect lineup and atmosphere that will live on in fan lore.

Philadelphia Orchestra sets contract after strike mars gala

New York - The Philadelphia Orchestra sealed a contract with its musicians, ending a strike that was brief but marred opening night for one of the leading US classical music institutions.

Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint in Paris hotel: spokesperson

New York - Reality television star Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint at a Paris hotel by assailants disguised as police as she took part in fashion week, a spokesperson said.

Music school hits right note for Kabul's street children

Kabul - Short and upright in his grey suit, Wahidullah enchants his audience as his fingers dance over the piano keys.

Spain's Tomatito: 60 guitars and family-style flamenco

Seville - He's won Latin Grammy awards, toured the world and played with flamenco's superstar "gods" Camaron de la Isla and Paco de Lucia.

Madonna loses custody war for son with ex-hubby Ritchie

New York - Pop diva Madonna has settled a bitter custody dispute with former husband Guy Ritchie, agreeing for their teenage son to stay in Britain with his filmmaker father, a US court says.

Turkey court acquits famed pianist of blasphemy charges

Ankara - A Turkish court acquitted world-renowned pianist Fazil Say of blasphemy on Wednesday, four years after he first went on trial on charges of insulting Islam in a case that raised alarm about freedom of expression in Turkey.

Mexico bids farewell to late singer Juan Gabriel

Mexico - Fans of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel sang and wiped away tears as they filed past his ashes while mariachis played his hits in the capital's ornate Fine Arts Palace.

Elephante talks 'Hold,' new EP and love for electronic music Special

DJ and producer Elephante chatted with Digital Journal about his song "Hold," love for electronic music, dream female duet choices and new EP.

Ashes of singer Juan Gabriel arrive in Mexico

Juarez - The ashes of legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel arrived in Ciudad Juarez from the United States, where he lived and died last week at the age of 66.

Jerry Heller, N.W.A. manager turned nemesis, dead at 75

New York - Jerry Heller, the manager of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. who brought mainstream audiences to the controversial group before a still-bitter falling-out, has died, his record label said Saturday. He was 75.

Meet Nick Lippman: Artist Manager, Lippman Entertainment Partner Special

Artist manager Nick Lippman is a partner at Lippman Entertainment. He chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for the future and his latest endeavors.

Singer Chris Brown released from jail on $250,000 bail

Washington - Los Angeles police have released singer Chris Brown from custody after arresting him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, jail records show.

Singer Chris Brown arrested on weapons charge

Los Angeles - Singer Chris Brown was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said, following an hours-long standoff after a woman alleged he pointed a gun at her.

Op-Ed: David Hernandez's 'Beautiful' is best music video of the summer

"American Idol" alum David Hernandez has released the best music video of the summer of 2016 for his uplifting single "Beautiful."

Fiery Beyonce dominates MTV awards

New York - Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music Awards as she won a near-record award haul and awed the audience with a fiery dance medley with an unstated political message.

Beyonce invites mothers of slain black men to MTV awards

New York - Pop superstar Beyonce invited the mothers of slain African American men to the MTV Video Music Awards, where her politically charged "Formation" is up for the top prize.

Calvin Harris participates at iHeartMedia's 2016 Music Summit

New York - Electronic music superstar Calvin Harris was a part of the 2016 iHeartMedia Music Summit, which took place at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City.

Apple Music's Android app is now out of beta with new update

Apple has officially launched Apple Music on Android, bringing its only major app for the platform out of beta. Apple Music for Android is now roughly equal to its iOS equivalent and viewed as a fully-fledged client for the streaming service.

Review: Reverse Order back with refreshing new video for 'Erase You' Special

Alternative rock band Reverse Order is back with their brand new music for their song "Erase You," and it has a neat summer vibe to it.

Jack White sends working turntable into space

Third Man records celebrated their seventh anniversary this July by launching a turntable into space, playing a vinyl record of Carl Sagan's voice set to music.

Holocaust Survivor Band returns home to Poland

Varsovia - They survived the Holocaust, and held on to their love of life despite their childhood ordeal -- and in their twilight years, now living in the United States, they started a band.
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