Music

In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, singer Roberta Flack poses for a portrait in New York. The 81-year-old music legend will be honored Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, with a lifetime achievement award by the Jazz Foundation of America. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
October 12, 2018 - 3:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Once a week, Roberta Flack gives a musical performance for an exclusive group. The lucky audience consists of a musical director, who works with the legend to keep her instrument — her voice — in top form. It would be an important exercise for any singer, but even more critical...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 11:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on rapper Kanye West's visit to the White House (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "open-minded" about stop-and-frisk policing. He made the comment as he met with rapper and producer Kanye West at the White House. Trump earlier this week...
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FILE - Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Rapper Kanye West speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with President Donald Trump, in Washington. It’s one of President Donald Trump’s favorite talking points in touting his administration’s success: The record low rate of black unemployment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 11, 2018 - 6:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The record low rate of black unemployment is one of President Donald Trump's favorite talking points in touting his administration's success. But while black employment may have improved, that hasn't translated into broader economic gains. That's partly because African-Americans...
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Rapper Kanye West smiles as he listens to a question from a reporter during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn't rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a multipart rambling monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes,...
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President Donald Trump looks on as musician Kid Rock speaks during a signing ceremony for the "Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act," in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed musicians Kid Rock and country star John Rich to the White House on Thursday as he signed legislation overhauling the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated. Trump signed the Orrin B. Hatch Music Modernization Act on Thursday. The bill...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, actress Kathleen Turner attends a special screening of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", in New York. Turner will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut in Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. She will appear in seven performances of the comic opera from Feb. 7 to March 1. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 11, 2018 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the acting's most distinctive voices will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut. Kathleen Turner, known for words that smoke rather than shimmer, is joining the cast of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" in the non-singing role of the Duchess of...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” Don’t expect “Your Song” to sell for a song. Bonhams, the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop “in the six-figure range” during the Nov. 19, 2018, Manhattan auction. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 11, 2018 - 7:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the "crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook." Don't expect "Your Song" to sell for a song. Bonhams , the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop "in the six-figure range" during the Nov. 19...
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October 10, 2018 - 9:13 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats. The rapper, whose real name is John Jackson, was charged in connection with two alleged incidents in Englewood in March. The indictment handed up last week...
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This combination photo shows rapper Post Malone at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2018, left, and rapper Cardi B at the Tom Ford SS19 Show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 5, 2018. Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won’t compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. (AP Photo)
October 10, 2018 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won't compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Cardi B, who earned two nominations at this year's Grammys held in February, was not eligible for nomination because of her previous...
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Taylor Swift performs "I Did Something Bad" at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
October 10, 2018 - 6:54 am
Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los...
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