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Congo rumba star Koffi Olomide arrested over kicking controversy

Kinshasa - Star Congolese rumba singer Koffi Olomide, who was expelled from Kenya at the weekend after allegedly kicking one of his dancers, was arrested Tuesday at his home in Kinshasa, police said.

Rescued violins bring back Holocaust 'escape' tales

Telavi - Tucking the violin beneath his chin, the instrument's wood glistening under the packed auditorium's spotlights, Guy Braunstein's hand trembled from the weight of history.

Interstellar Rodeo: Five years of fine music and fine wine Special

Edmonton - Interstellar Rodeo, a music festival presented by Six Shooter Records, celebrated five years in Edmonton with an array of fine music and wines.

Interview: Michael Zinn talks Photozinnthesis, art studio, music Special

Moriches - Michael Zinn, the owner and operator at ShutterHut Creative Studio, as well as the creator at Photozinnthesis, chatted with Digital Journal.

Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera fest

Frankfurt - Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event.

Mexican musician decapitated, wife and son killed

Oaxaca De Ju - Gunmen burst into a musician's home in southern Mexico before dawn on Thursday, decapitated him and killed his wife and son, police said.

Chatting with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano: House stars Special

House music sensations Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano chatted with Digital Journal about their future plans and their love for their genre of music.

After Prince death, Chaka Khan seeks help for painkiller addiction

New York - Funk legend Chaka Khan has revealed that she is seeking treatment for addiction to painkillers, which cost the life of her friend and musical partner Prince.

Aerosmith's Joe Perry collapses at New York concert

New York - Aerosmith's hard-rocking guitarist Joe Perry collapsed during a concert in New York and was said Monday to be in a stable condition in hospital.

Review: Brett Young stuns on 'Sleep Without You' single and music video Special

Country newcomer Brett Young delights on his breakthrough single "Sleep Without You," which was released on Republic Nashville.

Delight as jazz giants return to small Swiss town of Montreux

Montreux - As saxophone supremo Charles Lloyd pushes out a cascade of soaring notes, jazz aficionados in Montreux sway in rapture.

Spotify accuses Apple of using App Store 'weapon' to block update

Apple recently rejected an update to Spotify's iOS app, refusing to approve the new version and preventing it getting to users. Spotify now alleges Apple made the move to stifle competition and hurt its business, increasing the growth of Apple Music.

Search song lyrics straight from Google with upcoming update

Google has announced you'll soon be able to find the lyrics to thousands of songs directly from its main search results. Typing a song will display its lyrics in a familiar card above the main search results, removing the need to access third-party sites.

Chile ex-military officer found liable in U.S. for singer's death

Orlando - A US federal jury on Monday found a former Chilean military officer liable for the 1973 murder of one of that country’s most beloved folk singers, Victor Jara, and awarded $28 million in damages to his family.

Want to lower your blood pressure? Listen to Mozart

New research indicates that listening to Mozart is as effective in lowering blood pressure as reducing salt intake from your diet.

Chicago police on lookout for Sinead O'Connor after suicidal report

Chicago - Officers were on the lookout for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, after receiving a tip that she may be in a suicidal state, the Chicago Police Department told AFP.

Bluegrass king Dr. Ralph Stanley dead at 89

It is with heavy heart that the bluegrass world mourns its patriarch. Dr. Ralph Stanley has passed away at 89 years old.

France to extradite U.S. rapper Gibbs to Austria

Toulouse - A French court on Thursday ordered the extradition of US rapper Freddie Gibbs to Austria, where he is accused of rape, his lawyer Michael Malka said.

Jury out in Led Zeppelin copyright case

Los Angeles - A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday on whether Led Zeppelin poached the opening to "Stairway To Heaven" from an obscure Los Angeles rock band.

Elvis' gun licence to be auctioned in Switzerland

Geneva - Elvis Presley's gun licence, reported to be the only original document that includes all the legendary singer's fingerprints, will be auctioned in Switzerland in July.

Turkish president condemns attack on rock fans

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday condemned Islamists who attacked rock fans at a music store in Istanbul, but also said it was "wrong" for fans to have consumed alcohol in public during Ramadan.

Terror fears to mute French summer solstice music bash

Paris - France's annual summer solstice music extravaganza -- a party it has exported across the globe -- will be slightly muted this year amid terror fears and the Euro 2016 football tournament.

Istanbul police break up demo against Radiohead attack

Istanbul - Turkish police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets late Saturday to disperse hundreds of people protesting after Islamists attacked Radiohead fans for attending an album launch during Ramadan.

Twitter takes stake in music service it passed on last year

San Francisco - San Francisco-based micro-blogging giant Twitter confirmed Tuesday that it had taken a major stake in music streaming service SoundCloud Ltd.

Islamists attack Radiohead fans in Turkey

Istanbul - British rock group Radiohead on Saturday condemned "violent intolerance" after Islamists brutally attacked customers at an Istanbul record store attending an album release party, angered that the event coincided with Ramadan.

Ex-boyfriend given 15 years for shooting Turkish talent singer

Istanbul - A court in southeast Turkey on Thursday sentenced a Turkish man to 15 years in jail for shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head after she rose to prominence in a nationwide talent show.

Prince death ruled a painkiller overdose

New York - Prince died from an accidental overdose of painkillers, autopsy results showed Thursday, confirming the pop icon as the highest-profile victim of the US epidemic of opioid abuse.

E-music pioneers Kraftwerk lose copyright case

Karlsruhe - Germany's highest court Tuesday struck down a challenge by electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk against a hip-hop artist's two-second sample of their tune in a dispute that erupted almost two decades ago.

French fests cancel Bataclan attacks band over Muslim remarks

Paris - Two French festivals on Friday cancelled shows by Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose November 13 show in Paris turned into a bloodbath, after the frontman made remarks critical of Muslims.

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry make 'Americana' railway music

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have collaborated on a project highlighting the music associated with the golden age of American rail. The record will consist of songs played live at railway stations across the U.S.
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