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Celebrity-in-chief Trump struggles to get A-list inauguration talent

New York - Donald Trump has spent decades palling around in the celebrity world and once dreamed of a movie career. But for his presidential inauguration, he is finding little love in return.

Five dead in shooting at Mexico music festival

Playa Del Carmen - A shooting erupted during an electronic music festival at a Mexican beach resort early Monday, leaving five people dead, including one in a stampede as revelers fled in panic.

Fans pay tribute to 'eternal' Bowie on death anniversary

London - Fans paid emotional tributes to late rock legend David Bowie on Tuesday, the first anniversary of his death.

Music industry veteran Rick Eberle launches 'Rising Stars Radio'

Long Island's Rick Eberle is launching his new "Rising Stars Radio" show on the station, WHPC 90.3 FM: The Voice is Nassau Community College.

Cypriots unite for 'peace' concert on eve of talks

Nicosia - Greek and Turkish residents of the divided island of Cyprus gathered Sunday for a "Countdown to Peace" concert on the eve of UN-sponsored reunification talks between their rival leaders.

Young maestro dazzles at Vienna New Year's Concert

Vienna - The Vienna Philharmonic rung in 2017 with its famed New Year's Concert on Sunday under the baton of the orchestra's youngest-ever conductor, charismatic Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel.

Santa denial gets Italian conductor the sack

Rome - Maybe, facing the combined power of Disney and Christmas, orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno should have just let it go.

First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies

London - Allan Williams, the first manager of The Beatles who drove the band on their formative trip to Hamburg in 1960, has died at the age of 86, his old club announced.

Post-mortem on pop icon George Michael 'inconclusive'

London - A post-mortem examination on the body of pop icon George Michael, who died on Christmas Day after a chart-topping career and years of drug-taking, has proved "inconclusive", police said on Friday.

Review: Victorian Music Hall revived at British Library Special

London - At one time music hall was the premier form of entertainment, representing a varied form of 'light entertainment'. The coming of the movie theater saw the eclipse of the tradition, yet in played a key role in British cultural history.

2016 begins and ends with music deaths

New York - Pop superstar George Michael's death over the Christmas holidays caps one of the most tragic years in memory for the music world which mourned a steady stream of top names.

Madonna, Elton John lead tributes for George Michael

London - Madonna and Elton John led tributes from around the world for British pop star George Michael, who died at his home near London on Sunday aged 53."Farewell my Friend! Another Great Artist leaves us. Can 2016 Fuck Off NOW?

'Last Christmas': Tributes pour in as George Michael dies at 53

London - Tributes came from around the music world and tearful fans on Monday after British pop superstar George Michael, who rose to fame with a string of smash hits including "Last Christmas", died aged 53.

Argentine court to try Bieber for photographer assault

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court has ruled that pop star Justin Bieber must face trial for allegedly assaulting a photographer outside a nightclub in 2013, according to a decision published Thursday.

Listening to rock music can make you lose board games

Sydney - In one of the strange science research stories of the week, the type of music you listen to when playing a board game can influence your chances of winning and losing. With music selection and the odds of winning there appears to be a gender difference.

Samba gets new rhythms 100 years after first recording

Rio De Janeiro - Monday nights feel like Saturdays in Rio's Little Africa neighborhood when the sun sets and the samba starts to play.

Kanye West emerges from hospital to meet Trump

New York - Rap superstar Kanye West on Tuesday delivered a surprise even in this most unusual of political years -- he met President-elect Donald Trump, marking the artist's first appearance since a reported mental breakdown.

After Nobel no-show, Dylan sets gigs in Sweden in April

Stockholm - Music icon Bob Dylan will perform in Sweden in April, a concert organiser said on Monday, giving this year's Nobel literature laureate a chance to to collect his prize in person after snubbing a weekend awards ceremony.

'It's like freedom': Myanmar heavy metal crashes into the open

Yangon - Moshing and sweating, the crowd of headbangers scream their angst into the sultry Yangon night, a rare glimpse of a defiant musical subculture now crashing into the open -- though sex, drugs and religion remain off the song sheet.

Bob Dylan: 'I'm sorry I can't be with you in person'

Stockholm - Bob Dylan's speech at the Nobel Banquet was delivered by the US Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji. "Good evening, everyone. I extend my warmest greetings to the members of the Swedish Academy and to all of the other distinguished guests."

Dylan notably absent as Nobel laureates accept prizes

Stockholm - Dressed in tails and white ties, this year's Nobel laureates in medicine, economics, physics and chemistry accepted their prizes at a gala ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday, marked by the notable absence of the literature prize winner, US music icon Bo...

Junaid Jamshed, Pakistan's pop pioneer turned preacher, dead at 52

Islamabad - Junaid Jamshed, a pioneer of Pakistani pop who renounced music to become a Muslim evangelist and started one of the country's most successful clothing boutiques was among 47 people killed in a plane crash Wednesday.

Google reveals the best apps and games of 2016

Google has released its list of the best content on the Play Store during 2016. It has indexed the most popular apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books to highlight the top trends of the year. The full charts can be viewed on the Google Play Store.

Artists celebrated at Obama’s final Kennedy Center Honors gala

Washington - President Barack Obama attended his last Kennedy Center Honors gala, making some of his final goodbyes to celebrated artists before leaving office next month.

Mahler symphony score sells for record £4.5 mn

London - The complete score of Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony was sold in London for £4.5 million on Tuesday, a record for a musical manuscript, Sotheby's auction house said.

Review: Jim Breuer performs heavy metal and stand-up comedy at Mulcahy's Special

Wantagh - On November 26, comedian Jim Breuer performed a show at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, which consisted of music and comedy.

New Rolling Stones album rekindles Chicago-blues love affair

London - Eleven years after their last studio album, the forever Rolling Stones are back once again with "Blue and Lonesome", a tribute to the blues legends who forged the band's soul.

Google launches livestreaming music festival called Good Fest

Google is launching a music festival called Good Fest later this month, which it is describing as a "a first-of-its-kind livestream festival for good," according to the event's website.

Kanye hospitalized after scrapping US tour

Los Angeles - Rap superstar Kanye West was hospitalized on Monday with a "medical emergency" after canceling his tour, two days after a rambling onstage tirade against fellow artists Jay Z and Beyonce.

Green Day chants against Trump at American Music Awards

Los Angeles - Green Day led a furious chant against President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday at the American Music Awards, where Ariana Grande proved her superstar status by taking the top prize.
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