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  • Small town spruce to get chance to shine in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The small town spruce from Pennsylvania that came to make it big in New York City is set to get its chance to shine....


  • Adele may be rolling deep with Grammy nominations

    She likely won't get "21," but Adele is poised to take the biggest bulk of nods when the Grammy nominations are announced Wednesday night....

  • CMT honors 5 top country stars; Hank Jr. pulls out

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Brad Paisley fully endorses the format of the CMT Artists of the Year celebration....

  • LL Cool J preps for Grammy nominations double duty

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Don't call it a comeback. It's a tribute....

  • Quotes and reaction to Jackson doc sentencing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Quotes on the sentencing of Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor:...

  • Police: 7 shot in Oakland were recording video

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Police on Tuesday searched for multiple suspects who opened fire into a group of people recording a rap music video in a parking lot and wounded seven, including a toddler and two adults who were critically hurt....

  • 8 years for rapper Lil Boosie in drug smuggle plot

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A Baton Rouge rapper known as "Lil Boosie" has been sentenced to eight years in prison following his guilty plea to drug charges....

  • 3 new exhibits opening at Elvis' Graceland

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Elvis Presley Enterprises says three new exhibits will open next year at Graceland in Memphis to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the entertainer's death....

  • Drummer for Ricky Skaggs dies before SC show

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- A drummer for Grammy-winning bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs was found dead in the band's tour bus before a planned performance at Clemson University....

  • Jazz pianist Jason Moran to advise Kennedy Center

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Kennedy Center has chosen 36-year-old pianist Jason Moran as its artistic adviser for jazz, a post long held by acclaimed musician Billy Taylor until he died last year at 89....

  • Columbia Records executive Don DeVito dies

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Don DeVito, a longtime Columbia Records executive who produced the key Bob Dylan albums "Blood on the Tracks" and "Desire" and also worked with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Aerosmith, has died....

  • Singer Charlotte Church: Press destroyed my career

    LONDON (AP) -- Singer Charlotte Church told Britain's media ethics inquiry that persistent press lies about her had blown her credibility "to bits" and badly damaged her career....

  • Munich's hit 'Hoffmann,' far-out 'Fidelio'

    MUNICH, Germany (AP) -- The Bavarian State Opera steered clear of controversy with a popular new production of Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann." But two nights after its run ended, the company made up for it, reviving Calixto Bieito's radical reimagining of Beethoven's "Fidelio."...

  • Bye, bye: McLean clears up 'American Pie' origins

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Don McLean says "American Pie" was written in Philadelphia, not the upstate New York bar that has long laid claim to it....

  • Haiti's Wyclef Jean defends charity

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haiti hip hop star Wyclef Jean says he's proud of the way his charity responded after the earthquake almost two years ago....

  • Opera review: 'Hansel and Gretel'

    Self-proclaimed opera purists may rail to high heaven over Virginia Opera's new take on "Hansel and Gretel," which closes today in the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage.

  • Gaga taps her inner Wonka for holiday workshop

    For the grand opening of Gaga's Workshop, it seemed as if Lady Gaga chartered a sleigh, picked up Santa Claus and Willy Wonka along the way and landed Monday night at Barneys New York flagship on Madison Avenue.

  • Founder of Jamaica reggae, rocksteady trio dies

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- One of the founders of a leading Jamaican reggae and rocksteady trio from the 1960s has died....

  • George Michael treated for pneumonia, cancels tour

    LONDON (AP) -- George Michael's management says the singer has canceled all his remaining 2011 tour dates as he recovers from pneumonia....

  • Paul Simon brings lifetime of music to Landmark

    Life for Paul Simon in 2011, at least creatively, must feel like a vacation compared to the start of his solo career 40 years ago.

  • Live Music calendar


  • The Hear & Now: Come 2012, Shenanigans Eatery & Pub will be no more

    Shenanigans Eatery & Pub, on Richmond's North Side, recently celebrated its 12th anniversary as the hole-in-the-wall choice for live music and cheap eats.

  • Prosecutors seek 4-year sentence for Jackson doc

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors who depicted Michael Jackson's doctor as remorseless for the superstar's death urged a judge Wednesday to sentence him to four years in prison, while a defense lawyer said Dr. Conrad Murray is in a prison of self-punishment and should receive probation....

  • George Michael in Vienna hospital

    VIENNA (AP) -- George Michael's publicist says the British singer has been hospitalized in Vienna with pneumonia....

  • Dylan cover discs to benefit Amnesty International

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A sprawling new collection of Bob Dylan cover songs is being released in January to benefit Amnesty International....

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