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In Argentina, music cures the soul

Buenos Aires - Picture a hospital: the bustle of harried doctors and nurses, time dragging for lonely patients, and the pervasive sadness of a place for the sick and dying.

Google Doodle lets you create visual music

Today's Google Doodle offers Internet users a chance to use visual cues to create their own music. And we have abstract filmmaker Oskar Fischinger to thank for it.

Spotify lets you build playlists with your Facebook friends

Spotify has announced a new integration with Facebook Messenger that lets you and your friends create music playlists with the bot. Designed for use on social occasions like parties, it lets anyone add to the playlist to create the perfect soundtrack.

KEV talks remix of 'Moments,' electronic music and future Special

The Swedish indie pop group KEV chatted with Digital Journal about their remix of "Moments" and their love for electronic music.

German hip hop 'sista' convicted of beating sex workers

Berlin - German hip hop star and former sex worker Schwesta Ewa was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended two and a half year prison term for assaulting prostitutes and for tax fraud, a court said.

Spotify passes 140 million active users with no profit in sight

Spotify has passed the 140 million active users mark but is still a long way from being profitable. While revenue increased, investment in new projects has caused operating losses to rise at a similar rate. It is still aiming to reach profitability.

French military rocker gets reward for Oasis song rendition

Paris - The French military band leader who performed a moving rendition of a hit by Manchester rock band Oasis before a England-France football game this week has been invited to a concert by songwriter Noel Gallagher, the promoters said Thursday.

In 'Despacito,' reggaeton rises from margins to pop triumph

Miami - Reggaeton music has long been a fixture in nightclubs around the Spanish-speaking world, but that hasn't brought it critical acceptance, with the genre rooted in Puerto Rico's marginalized communities.

Palestinian violinist brings music to young refugees

Jerusalem - As a boy, Ramzi Aburedwan found himself caught up in the first Palestinian uprising, a well-known photo at the time showing him holding stones to throw at Israeli soldiers.

Ariana Grande to resume tour in Paris amid tight security

Paris - US singer Ariana Grande is to resume her world tour in Paris on Wednesday, more than two weeks after it was interrupted by the Manchester suicide bomb attack.

Music stars unite in Manchester as fans face down fears

Manchester - Cheers drowned out tears in Manchester on Sunday as Ariana Grande was joined by fellow music stars for a charity concert where fans vowed to face down fears of terrorism after two deadly attacks in Britain.

Review: The Ronald Reagans rock out Mulcahy's with '80s music Special

Wantagh - On June 2, The Ronald Reagans performed at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, where they opened for The 90's Band.

Police makes fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

London - British police said Saturday they had arrested a new suspect in the May 22 terrorist attack at a pop concert in Manchester, bringing to 11 the number of men in custody.

In Armenia, a peace prize .. and a music festival?

New York - A year after Armenians launched a generous new peace prize, the frontman of rockers System of a Down sees more to come in the country -- including perhaps a music festival.

German rock festival to resume after terror scare: organisers

Berlin - Germany's biggest rock festival will resume after being disrupted by fears of a possible "terrorist threat" which have proved to be unfounded, the organisers said Saturday.

Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas join Manchester benefit gig

London - British pop star Robbie Williams and US group The Black Eyed Peas will join Ariana Grande at Sunday's charity concert in Manchester for families of the victims of last week's terror attack, organisers said.

50 years after 'Sgt. Pepper,' rock world still enjoys the show

New York - Fifty years ago, The Beatles transformed from floppy-haired boy wonders who wanted to hold your hand to abstruse philosophers whose vision spanned civilizations. And the effect is still being felt."Sgt.

Most food and drink endorsed by music stars is 'unhealthy'

Virtually all food and beverage products marketed by music stars are unhealthy, according to the first major study of the nutritional quality of endorsements made by music celebrities popular among teens.

Review: Trent Tomlinson compelling on new studio album Special

Country musician Trent Tomlinson is back with his new studio album, "That's What's Working Right Now," and it is quite compelling.

Does musical taste reveal social class?

Toronto - Do you like wild rock or more sedate easy listening? An opera buff or a hip-hop lover? A new sociological study indicates what your musical taste reveals about you and your peers.

Review: Music for the weekend 2: Jen Gloeckner's enchanting grooves Special

Jen Gloeckner, relatively new to the music scene, has released a spellbinding new album, an eclectic mix of tunes that groove, crisscrossing a number of musical styles. It's quite amazing to discover it was recorded in a bedroom.

Review: Music for the weekend 1: Otis Gibbs' heartfelt songs Special

Otis Gibbs, the a singer-songwriter in the folk and country tradition, has released a new album independently. Called Mount Renraw it continues Gibbs' fine storytelling tradition: the lives of real people in everyday situations, with wry observations.

Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul

Arbil - It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city.

Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul

Arbil - It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city.

Ariana Grande suspends tour after Manchester attack

New York - Pop star Ariana Grande on Wednesday suspended her tour until early June at the earliest after a deadly attack on her show in Manchester that left 22 people dead.

Ariana Grande returns to US after attack: reports

Manchester - Pop star Ariana Grande has flown back to her home in Florida after a suicide attack at her concert in Manchester killed 22 people, reports said Wednesday.

Manchester draws solace from musical heritage

Manchester - "There is a light that never goes out." As the sun set on a vigil for victims of the Manchester bombing, a lone voice drew on the city's deep well of musical genius for comfort.

After new concert carnage, industry hopes to prevail

New York - Violence has once again struck music fans with a suicide attack on Ariana Grande's Manchester show, but the booming concert industry hopes to withstand the new shock.

After new concert carnage, industry hopes to prevail

New York - Violence has once again struck music fans with a suicide attack on Ariana Grande's Manchester show, but the booming concert industry hopes to withstand the new shock.

After new concert carnage, industry hopes to prevail

New York - Violence has once again struck music fans with a suicide attack on Ariana Grande's Manchester show, but the booming concert industry hopes to withstand the new shock.
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