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S. Korean pop singer released from hospital after overdose
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Popular South Korean singer T.O.P. has been released from a Seoul hospital after being treated for an overdose of anti-anxiety pills.His medical setback came after he was indicted on charges of smoking marijuana last year before he entered the country's police force to serve his mandatory military service.

Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more
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NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora.The pop star's representative confirmed her full catalog will return to all streaming platforms Friday.

Former bandmates remember Chris Cornell with empty spotlight
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Some of Chris Cornell's former bandmates have paid tribute to the late singer by performing one of his hits with a spotlight trained on the microphone.It happened during the Prophets of Rage show in Berlin on Wednesday. The band is made up of former members of Rage Against the Machine, who joined with Cornell to form Audioslave in 2001.

Meet the man with a hand in 'Hamilton,' 'Dear Evan Hansen'
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NEW YORK (AP) — At first blush, the Broadway musicals "Hamilton" and "Dear Evan Hansen" don't seem to have a lot in common — other than being hits both onstage and online.But if you listen very closely, you might hear in the music of each a crucial connective tissue.

Chuck Berry's final album was made on his own terms
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UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chuck Berry did things his own way, right up to his final album, a 10-song set nearly four decades in the making.The St. Louis native widely hailed as the father of rock 'n' roll announced plans for the album "CHUCK" in October on his 90th birthday. The music took on added poignancy when Berry died in March.

Billy Joel postpones concert because of viral infection
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NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel is postponing his Tuesday night concert in New York City because of a viral infection.His spokesperson said in a statement Monday that doctors are forcing the 68-year-old singer to postpone his concert at Madison Square Garden. Ticketholders for the Tuesday show will be able to see Joel at MSG on Dec.

Review: Buckingham-McVie album is nearly all Fleetwood Mac
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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, "Lindsay Buckingham Christine McVie" (Atlantic)The first duet album from Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie is nearly Fleetwood Mac, with only Stevie Nicks missing from the band's classic lineup.Its development began even before McVie rejoined the band after 16 years for the 2014-2015 "On With the Show" tour, when Buckingham recorded several songs with t

Review: 'CHUCK' is a fitting farewell from pioneer Berry
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Chuck Berry, "CHUCK" (Dualtone)Nearly three months after Chuck Berry left the stage, here's his entertaining encore."CHUCK" might even be Berry's best album. While his hit singles in the 1950s helped lay the foundation for rock 'n' roll, LPs were then an afterthought, and it has been nearly 40 years since he released one.

Review: Glen Campbell takes a goodbye turn on 'Adios'
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Glen Campbell, "Adios" (Universal Music Enterprises)There's no way to hear Glen Campbell's farewell album, "Adios," except through the prism of his rapid descent into Alzheimer's.It's syrupy, laced with over-the-top emotion and full of can't-miss references to the challenges posed by Campbell's long, slow decline.

Mary J. Blige coming to Virginia Beach in August
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Grammy winner Mary J. Blige will be bringing her "Strength of a Woman" tour to Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach on Saturday, Aug. 12."Strength of a Woman" is Blige's 13th studio album and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B album chart after its release in April.The 46-year-old hip-hop star from the Bronx got her start as a backup singer in 1989.

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