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Band Perry to perform at Grammys concert

Band Perry to perform at Grammys concert

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Rihanna, The Band Perry and Usher have been booked to perform at this month's Grammy Award nominations concert in Los Angeles, CBS said Wednesday.
Tomlin honored at Georgia film festival

Tomlin honored at Georgia film festival

SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Actress Lily Tomlin was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival this week, organizers said.
Ludacris, Sugarland to play Grammy nominations concert

Ludacris, Sugarland to play Grammy nominations concert

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Sugarland have joined the lineup for the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles, organizers said Thursday.
Adele cancels shows through 2011

Adele cancels shows through 2011

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- British singer Adele will undergo surgery for persistent throat problems and has canceled all performances through the end of the year, a representative said.
Lady Gaga to perform at Grammy nominations

Lady Gaga to perform at Grammy nominations

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Country artist Jason Aldean and Grammy-winner Lady Gaga will perform at the Grammy nominations concert Nov. 30 in Los Angeles, organizers said.
John Mayer on vocal rest after surgery

John Mayer on vocal rest after surgery

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Grammy-winning vocalist John Mayer is on complete vocal rest as he recovers from surgery to remove a granuloma near his vocal cord.
Etta James announces retirement

Etta James announces retirement

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Singer Etta James is planning to retire after the release of her final studio album next week, Universal Music Enterprises said Wednesday.
La Scala names Barenboim musical director

La Scala names Barenboim musical director

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Argentinian-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim, La Scala's principal guest conductor, is to take over as musical director of the Milan opera house.
Whitney Houston causes scene on airplane

Whitney Houston causes scene on airplane

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Attendants on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Detroit threatened to throw singer Whitney Houston off the plane after she loudly refused to buckle her seatbelt.
Amy Winehouse's dad to pen memoir

Amy Winehouse's dad to pen memoir

LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- HarperCollins says it has hired Mitch Winehouse to write a book about his daughter, Amy, a popular British singer-songwriter who died in July.
Obama names Shakira to post

Obama names Shakira to post

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed music star Shakira and three others to the President's Advisory Commission on Education Excellence for Hispanics.
Ailing Adele cancels U.S. tour dates

Ailing Adele cancels U.S. tour dates

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- British recording star Adele says she has been forced to cancel her upcoming sold-out U.S. concert tour due to a hemorrhage into her vocal cord.
Shakira named Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year

Shakira named Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year

MIAMI, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Latin Recording Academy says it will honor Colombian pop star Shakira as its 2011 Person of the Year at a ceremony in Las Vegas.
Akon, Flo Rida to judge talent search

Akon, Flo Rida to judge talent search

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Recording stars Akon and Flo Rida are to judge a talent search for which the prize is a chance to perform at a Think Pink Rocks charity concert in Florida.
Roberta Flack working on Beatles cover album

Roberta Flack working on Beatles cover album

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Roberta Flack is working on a new CD of Beatles cover songs, set for release in February, 429 Records said Monday.
McCartney named MusiCares Person of Year

McCartney named MusiCares Person of Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- America's MusiCares Foundation announced plans Tuesday to honor British rock 'n' roller Paul McCartney as its Person of the Year.
Winehouse album U.K. seller of the century

Winehouse album U.K. seller of the century

LONDON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The 2006 Amy Winehouse album, "Back to Black" is the biggest-seller in Britain of the 21st century, a sales monitoring company said Thursday.
Glen Campbell gives halting TV interview

Glen Campbell gives halting TV interview

MALIBU, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Country singer Glen Campbell has given his first television interview since being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, speaking from his California home.

10th Anniversary 'Brother' soundtrack out

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A 10th anniversary deluxe reissue of the U.S. Grammy-winning soundtrack of the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" with bonus tracks was released Tuesday.
Reeve Carney to play Jeff Buckley in film

Reeve Carney to play Jeff Buckley in film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Reeve Carney, star of Broadway's "Spiderman: Turn off the Dark," has been cast as Jeff Buckley in a big-screen bio-picture, the film's producers said.
Bennett duet to raise money for Winehouse charity

Bennett duet to raise money for Winehouse charity

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Proceeds from the sale of Amy Winehouse's duet of "Body and Soul" with Tony Bennett will benefit Britain's Amy Winehouse Foundation, Columbia Records said.
Singer Carnie Wilson faces foreclosure

Singer Carnie Wilson faces foreclosure

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- Carnie Wilson, the 1990s singer featured in the hit movie "Bridesmaids," could lose her house to foreclosure, TMZ reports.
Grammys to air on CBS until 2021

Grammys to air on CBS until 2021

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 21 (UPI) -- The Recording Academy and CBS have signed a 10-year deal that will keep the annual Grammy Awards broadcast on the U.S. television network through 2021.
Lights dim for theater producer Cossette

Lights dim for theater producer Cossette

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- The lights on the theater homes of productions of "Million Dollar Quartet" in New York, Chicago and London were dimmed in honor of late producer John Cossette.
Keys to re-release 'Songs in A Minor'

Keys to re-release 'Songs in A Minor'

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys is to release a 10th anniversary collector's edition of her debut album, "Songs in A Minor."
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