Music

Beyoncé drops new original song from ‘The Lion King’

  • Jul 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Beyoncé has dropped a new original song from Disney’s live-action “Lion King.” The song, “Spirit,” was released Tuesday and should get an Academy-Award push for Academy Award consideration. The tune comes at a pivotal moment for Nala, the character voiced by Beyoncé, in the film that com

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Big music fest abruptly ended over security, fraud suspicion

  • Jun 30, 2019

BRUSSELS— A music festival in Belgium featuring major stars like rapper Cardi B came to a chaotic end before it had even started. Security concerns were ostensibly the reason behind the cancellation of the VestiVille festival in Belgium on Friday, though local officials have launched a fraud investigation.

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South Korea’s ‘Song-Song’ couple seek divorce, stunning fans

  • Jun 28, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean superstar couple Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo are seeking a divorce to end their celebrity marriage of less than two years. Dubbed as “Song-Song couple,” both have huge followings across Asia and elsewhere. They married in October 2017 after falling in love while co-starri

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21 JUNE, World Music day

  • Jun 21, 2019

 Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.                                                          

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Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall

  • Jun 16, 2019

NEW YORK— Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community.   Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City’s Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called “You Need to Calm Down,” where s

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Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album

  • Jun 15, 2019

NEW YORK— Taylor Swift’s latest song has a new target: homophobes.   Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, “Lover,” the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community.

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Radiohead to release stolen music for climate campaigners

  • Jun 12, 2019

LONDON— Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up, the band will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion.   Guitarist Jonny Greenwood tweeted that about 18 hours of material from around the time of Radiohead’s 1997 a

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Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys dies at 52

  • Jun 10, 2019

Bushwick Bill, the diminutive, one-eyed rapper who with the Geto Boys helped put the South’s stamp on rap with hits like “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” and “Six Feet Deep,” died on Sunday at the age of 52, according to his publicist. Dawn P. told The Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday at 9:35 p.m., lo

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Broadway readies for biggest audience of the year at Tonys

  • Jun 09, 2019

It’s only 10 a.m. but Broadway star Alex Brightman is already sweating. The actor, who plays the delightfully demonic title character in the musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice,” has joined cast members to rehearse the show’s irreverent opening number ahead of Sunday’s Tony Awards. Over and over, Brig

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