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Prince to headline 20th annual Essence Fest

Prince to headline 20th annual Essence Fest

NEW ORLEANS | Next year’s Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince. The “Purple Rain” singer-songwriter is headlining the 20th annual Essence, a celebration of black music and culture being held July 3-6 in New Orleans. …

The Rolling Stones announce 2014 Australia date

The Rolling Stones are headed to Australia, and they’re taking Mick Taylor along. The enduring rock ‘n’ roll favorites announced Tuesday they’ll be playing a gig March 22 at the Adelaide Oval. They haven’t played in Australia since 2006. A …

No nonsense chief paying off for reinvigorated Colorado Symphony Orchestra

No nonsense chief paying off for reinvigorated Colorado Symphony Orchestra

“We have 80 full-time professionals. That’s how you build something,” Kern said. “You don’t build a football team with a quarterback and a couple of linemen and fill in the rest of the team on the weekend.”

Notable program is the key to making music at Anschutz

Notable program is the key to making music at Anschutz

Rockley Foundation orchestrates instrument sale to benefit local music programs

Dylan's guitar from Newport to be auctioned in NYC

Dylan’s guitar from Newport to be auctioned in NYC

Five lots of hand- and typewritten lyric fragments found inside the guitar case — early versions of some of Dylan's legendary songs — also are being sold.

Lou Reed: Rock 'n' roll poet of the streets

Lou Reed: Rock ‘n’ roll poet of the streets

The Velvet Underground didn't sniff the top of the charts when alive, giving rise to a famous quote from producer and Roxy Music founder Brian Eno, who suggested that every one of the few people who bought their records, himself included, later started bands

Stars to hold tribute concert for Gregg Allman

Stars to hold tribute concert for Gregg Allman

ATLANTA |  The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year. “All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg …

Underwood will star on live TV in 'Sound of Music'

Underwood will star on live TV in ‘Sound of Music’

She said the live singing and acting was like "going to a Broadway show, but you're in your living room."

Sean Combs begins his all-music network

Sean Combs begins his all-music network

Despite some technical glitches in its opening Monday, Combs aspires to nothing less than making Revolt the ESPN of music, with well-curated playlists and a strong focus on industry news.

John Denver statue relocated to Denver

ASPEN | A larger-than-life bronze statue of John Denver is being moved from property he donated for a foundation near Aspen to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in Denver. The Windstar Land Conservancy and Rocky Mountain Institute sold the …