Music

Farm-to-festival: Thai folk music strikes a global chord - 04/29/2017

CHON BURI, THAILAND, Sally Mairs- Hipsters in flowing skirts and crop tops sway to the Thai band's hypnotic groove at an exclusive music festival in Thailand, while a clutch of cleaning staff quietly...

Arab music's alternative ambassadors find fans, and bans - 04/13/2017

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Natacha Yazbeck- Their voices narrate the unofficial soundtrack of life as an Arab today. But for the artists leading the Arab world's alternative music scene, their work...

Stars pay tribute to 'pioneer' rocker Chuck Berry - 04/03/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- The death on Saturday of legendary rocker Chuck Berry, aged 90, drew emotional tributes from fellow musicians and other celebrities who praised him as a rock 'n' roll...

Rock 'n' roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90 - 03/24/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, Shaun Tandon- Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock 'n' roll who helped shape modern youth culture with his dance-ready rhythms but who struggled to overcome institutional...

Katy Perry skeletons resemble Trump, May at Brit Awards - 02/23/2017

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- A performance by Katy Perry at the Brit Awards on Wednesday saw skeletons wearing outfits matching those of US President Donald Trump and his British counterpart Theresa May....

Dazzling German concert hall premieres to standing ovation - 01/13/2017

HAMBURG, GERMANY, Deborah Cole- Germany late Wednesday opened a spectacular concert house in Hamburg to the strains of Beethoven and Wagner that has been touted as a new global attraction, albeit...

Young maestro dazzles at Vienna New Year's Concert - 01/01/2017

VIENNA, AUSTRIA- 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....

Grammys to honor Nina Simone, Velvet Underground - 12/19/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- Legendary singer Nina Simone, art-rock pioneers The Velvet Underground and funk great Sly Stone will receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2017, the Recording Academy...

Like hero Tupac, Israeli Arab rapper's music provokes - 12/16/2016

SAKHNIN, ISRAEL, Majeda El-Batsh- Israeli Arab rapper Tamer Nafar's politically-charged lyrics have sparked the same kind of controversy that may have made his hero Tupac Shakur proud. Nafar, from...

Punk memorabilia torched in 40th anniversary statement - 11/26/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- The son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood torched a wealth of punk memorabilia on Saturday in protest at official plans to...
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