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Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today
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NEW YORK“Sgt. Pepper” was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles’ psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now.It was a year of technical, lyrical and rhythmic innovation, of the highest craftsmanship and most inspired anti-craftsmanship.

'Hamilton' star to perform at Boston July 4th celebration
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BOSTON (AP) — Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton," will be among the guest artists at Boston's iconic July Fourth concert and fireworks celebration.The Boston Pops announced Wednesday that Odom, singer-songwriter Andy Grammer and Grammy Award-winning musician Melissa Etheridge will headline the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Florida Georgia Line, Chainsmokers to perform at CMT Awards
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The duos of Florida Georgia Line and the Chainsmokers will pair up for a cross-genre performance at the CMT Awards, which will also include performances by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum with Earth, Wind & Fire.CMT announced the special collaborations on Wednesday, ahead of its awards show on June 7, to air at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Young Nebraska priests' chants become best-selling album
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DENTON, Neb. (AP) — At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant.With a gentle wave of the Rev. Zachary Akers' arm, the other priests pick up the song.

Juan Gabriel's son sues Univision, Telemundo for defamation
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MIAMI (AP) — Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel's son is seeking $100 million from Spanish-language broadcasters Univision and Telemundo in a defamation lawsuit filed in a state court in Miami.The singer's son and daughter-in-law, Ivan and Simona Aguilera, say the networks falsely reported claims that Ivan was responsible for his father's death and that the couple was robbing him of his estate.Univi

Review: Charlatans melodic, nostalgic on 'Different Days'
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The Charlatans, "Different Days" (BMG)There are two parts to The Charlatans' 13th album, "Different Days" — the first with sunny melodies and the other which samples their roots in Manchester's baggy dance scene.Opener "Hey Sunrise" leads with acoustic guitars and has a melancholy air like The Church's "Under the Milky Way." A melody that practically floats appears on "Solutions," with Tim Burge

'Voice" singer's family will refile lawsuit after dismissal
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Celine Dion: From critic's target to quirky icon
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Regardless of how one may feel about the glossy sentimentality of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” her poised performance of it at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday was a reminder of how so much has changed in pop since the song’s chart dominance 20 years ago.It’s not really a question of whether the change is for better or worse.

The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local):2:50 p.m.Pop group Take That says it is canceling its show in Liverpool, northern England a day after the deadly bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.The band says it is postponing the performance "out of respect to all of the people a

Walk up and play the piano. Worldwide performance art project coming to Norfolk.
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It has been in London. It has been in Barcelona. Now it’s coming to Norfolk.British artist Luke Jerram’s performance art piece “Play me, I’m Yours” has toured cities across the globe since 2009.

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