Concerts

June 07, 2019 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera is scrapping its previously announced revival of Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust" next season and replacing it with concert performances. Robert Lepage's production debuted at the Met in 2008, based on a staging seen at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018 file photo, two members of Russian punk band and political activists Pussy Riot, Veronica Nikulshina, right, and Olga Kuracheva attend a dialogue on art and freedom of expression, in response to the cancellation of Badiucao's exhibition in Hong Kong. The Russian protest band is planning a concert in Alabama to benefit Planned Parenthood after the state passed the nation’s toughest anti-abortion law. Al.com reports that the feminist band is set to perform July 11, 2019, at a music venue in Birmingham. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 06, 2019 - 9:23 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Russian protest band Pussy Riot is planning a concert in Alabama to benefit Planned Parenthood after the state passed the nation's toughest anti-abortion law. Al.com reports that the feminist band is set to perform July 11 at a music venue in Birmingham. A tweet by the...
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This May 23, 2019 photo released by Niji Entertainment shows, from left, singer Tim Owens, bassist Bjorn Englen, keyboardist Scott Warren, Wendy Dio, widow of Ronnie James Dio, Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzutti, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright, singer Oni Logan posing to promote the Dio Returns tour. A hologram of Ronnie James Dio, who died nine years ago, will appear with a live band for the tour, which starts Friday in Ft. Myers, Fla. (Stephanie Cabral/Niji Entertainment via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 4:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronnie James Dio is returning to the stage in hologram form. A hologram of the heavy metal singer will take center stage in the "Dio Returns" tour that kicks off Friday in Fr. Myers, Florida. The hologram will be joined onstage by Dio's former band members and a pair of guest...
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Singer Jennifer Hudson sings "Amazing Grace" in tribute to Aretha Franklin, who received a special music citation during the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners awards luncheon at Columbia University, Tuesday May 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 28, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at the thought of missing her performance at Tuesday's Pulitzer Prize awards ceremony to pay tribute to honoree Aretha Franklin. But then Hudson said she felt the spirit of the Queen of Soul — who...
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May 15, 2019 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court on Wednesday rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza — but organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now. Manhattan judge Barry Ostrager ruled the festival's former chief...
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FILE - in this March 19, 2019 filer photo, comedy writer Alan Zweibel; HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein; hip hop recording artist Common; Woodstock co-producer and co-founder, Michael Lang and musician John Fogerty, left to right, participate in the Woodstock 50 lineup announcement at Electric Lady Studios, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 festival organizers and their onetime financial partner traded accusations of broken promises as they argued Monday over whether the anniversary show can go on. With under 100 days to go, the two sides clashed in a New York courtroom over money, control, changes in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Officials say Florida rapper Kodak Black was arrested on federal and state weapons charges just before he was to perform at a hip-hop festival. The U.S. Marshals office says in a news release that the 21-year-old Black was taken into custody Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Rolling Loud Music Festival at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The statement didn’t elaborate.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2019 - 2:33 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Rolling Loud Music Festival celebrating global hip-hop artists in South Florida did not go so well for Kodak Black and Lil Wayne. The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Black was arrested Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The statement said he was...
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South Korean Violinist Won Hyung Joon and his North Korean soprano partner, Kim Song Mi perform at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Won, a South Korean, performed together with Kim, a North Korean, in a rare joint performance they hope would help bring the divided Koreas closer together via music. Their performance comes three days after North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles in the second such weapons test in five days.(AP Photo/Dake Kang)
May 12, 2019 - 2:47 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — A South Korean violinist and a North Korean singer on Sunday held a rare joint performance they hope would help bring the divided Koreas closer together via music — especially at a time of emerging tensions amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. Violinist Won Hyung Joon and his North...
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May 09, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute over the future of the Woodstock 50 festival has spiraled into a court fight, with organizers suing and at least temporarily silencing a former investor that sought to call off the anniversary show. Woodstock 50 organizers are accusing ex-partner Dentsu Aegis Network of...
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Fans sit on the main stage during the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2019 - 11:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 11:25 p.m. Music City certainly has helped itself attract a crowd with a free concert by country star Tim McGraw. Still, Nashville has had another big, really big turnout. An estimated 200,000 fans turned out Friday, giving...
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