FILE - In a Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, DJ and music producer Diplo poses for a portrait at the Mad Decent Studios, in Los Angeles. Diplo is performing with his group Major Lazer at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, which begins Friday, March 15, 2013. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

Dance DJ Mixes Multiple Music Genres

Sunday, August 2, 2015

‘Rose Garden’ Singer Lynn Anderson Dies in Nashville

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause …

Stage and Film Star Theodore Bikel Dies in Los Angeles at 91

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New York — Theodore Bikel, the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor and singer whose passions included folk music and political activism, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, his agent Robert Malcolm said. He was 91. The Austrian-born Bikel was noted for the diversity of the roles he …

Indie Labels Join Apple

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Shortly after Taylor Swift got Apple Inc., to change its mind on royalty payments, thousands of independent record labels have now voiced their support for Apple Music. Beggars Group, a consortium of labels, said Wednesday it endorses the new Apple Music deal. Merlin Network, which collects digital royalties …

With a New Album and Tour, Bette Midler Is a Powerhouse

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Los Angeles — Bette Midler knows what’s expected of her onstage in 2015. “I have to sing well, and I have to have a great band,” she said recently. “But my audience, they’ve known me at this point …

A Band Built on Friendship

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sitting with her bandmate Cleo Tucker on the back patio of a coffee shop in Los Angeles, Girlpool’s Harmony Tividad remembers the jarring contrast when the acoustic pop duo arrived in Philadelphia after uprooting their lives in their …

What Will the Song of the Summer Be?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Real quick, before school’s out forever, raise your hand if you still care about the song of the summer. Everyone should. The annual debate over which pop single will rule our hot months is the best kind of music debate. Why? Because it’s impossible for anyone to win, …

Theatrics Take Second Place on New Album

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Florence Welch flung open the door to her suite at the Chateau Marmont last month like a woman in the middle of an important task. Inside, dozens of designer gowns, maybe a hundred in all, hung on several …

Grand Ole Opry’s Jim Ed Brown Dead

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member who had solo and group hits and was a prominent figure on country music television shows, died Thursday. He was 81. Brown died of cancer at Williamson Medical Center …

Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman Remembered as a ‘True Pioneer’

Friday, June 12, 2015

New York — Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, the visionary saxophonist and composer who pioneered “free jazz” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, has died. Publicist Ken Weinstein says Coleman died on Thursday at 1 a.m. in Manhattan. …

At 73, David Crosby’s Still Got It

Sunday, June 7, 2015

David Crosby — who puts the cantankerous in Crosby, Stills & Nash — was in a particularly good mood the other day. “I’m in a very good space,” said the outspoken, voluble Crosby. He’s lost 40 pounds. The …

Stones Re-Release ‘Sticky Fingers’

Sunday, June 7, 2015

London — Keith Richards doesn’t keep a list of the Top 10 Rolling Stones albums. But he’s happy to place Sticky Fingers, being re-released in a deluxe edition next week, near the very top. “I put it up there,” he said in a recent interview. “I don’t No. …

Janet Jackson to Release First Album in 7 Years

Sunday, June 7, 2015

New York — Let’s Wait Awhile ? Not really. Janet Jackson is releasing her first album in seven years this fall. The pop icon said on her website Wednesday that the album, not yet titled, will be released …