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Glen Campbell's last record "was therapeutic," says daughter
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell's last record, "Adios," is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him as well.Campbell, known for his hits such as "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle on My Mind," was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011 after signs of memory loss.

Homeless, but not voiceless, at Carnegie Hall
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NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall.The storied New York City concert hall is the venue Wednesday evening for a performance by the Dallas Street Choir, all singers recruited from urban streets and homeless shelters that have been performing since 2015.About 20 members of the choir were to be joined by 17 residents of a Manhattan

Jason Isbell promotes compassion on new Americana disc
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NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Isbell was motivated on his breakthrough 2013 album "Southeastern" to tell his story about quitting drinking and turning his life around. He was driven on the 2015 follow-up, "Something More Than Free," to prove newfound success wasn't a fluke.What's next?

Grammys switching to online voting, changes top album rule
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys Awards are transitioning to online voting and have updated rules for its top category, album of the year.The Recording Academy announced the changes Wednesday, including its official switch to online voting for its 13,000 members.

Jordan bans Lebanese rock band for second year in a row
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Lebanese rock band has been banned from performing in Jordan for the second year in a row, amid allegations that the musicians violate the kingdom's traditions.Mashrou' Leila was to have performed in Jordan on June 27.Jordan's tourism minister, Lina Annab, says the ban resulted from individuals decrying the musicians as going against "traditions and beliefs."Lead singer Ha

Singer with teen following online faces child porn charges
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CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago singer who has hundreds of thousands of teenage followers online has been charged with two counts of production of child pornography.Twenty-four-year-old Austin Jones of Bloomingdale appeared Tuesday in a Chicago federal court wearing orange jail clothes and ankle chains. He said he understood the charges.

Review: Fleet Foxes make long wait worth it with 'Crack-Up'
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Fleet Foxes, "Crack-Up" (Nonesuch Records)Fleet Foxes' "Crack-Up" doesn't just grab your attention — it gives the senses a full-body massage.Produced by leader Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, who appears on all 11 tracks but one, the band's third album isn't far removed from 2011 predecessor "Helplessness Blues," although the shades are more varied here, the hues deeper, the in-song transiti

Review: Steve Earle revisits his roots in all the best ways
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Steve Earle and the Dukes, "So You Wannabe An Outlaw" (Warner Bros.)Steve Earle bills his new album as the philosophical heir to "Guitar Town," and the DNA connecting it to that landmark 1986 record can't be missed.

Monterey Pop gave rise to today's blockbuster rock festivals
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Burning Man and Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Governors Island, there was Monterey Pop.Fifty years ago this week, the three-day concert south of San Francisco became the centerpiece of the "Summer of Love" and paved the way for today's popular festivals.

Review: Jason Isbell can't stop writing world-class music
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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, "The Nashville Sound" (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers)In the hands of an ordinary songwriter, "Anxiety" would be an ordinary song.But when the writer is Jason Isbell, arguably the finest songwriter putting pen to paper these days, the song changes tempo and builds to an angsty, gnarling crescendo, all in unspoken support of lyrics about being anxious when you should be h

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