Concerts

September 24, 2018 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes. Attorney Randall Jackson urged a Manhattan judge Friday to be lenient at Billy McFarland's October sentencing. McFarland pleaded guilty earlier this year to...
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FILE - In a Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, musician Paul Simon performs during the Global Citizen Festival, in New York. Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up. The 76-year-old singer picked Flushing Meadows Corona Park to say goodbye, an outdoor show on the first night of autumn. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
September 23, 2018 - 3:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon ended his final concert tour under a moonlit sky on home turf Saturday, telling an audience in a Queens, N.Y. park that their cheers "mean more than you can know." Simon performed at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which he said was a 20-minute bicycle ride from where he...
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Dignitaries and guests attend a remembrance ceremony convened by the Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello at the San Cristobal Castle, on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Hurricane Maria left almost three thousand dead, caused economic losses amounting hundreds of millions of dollars and left a path of destruction and damaged infrastructure through the island. (AP Photo Carlos Giusti)
September 20, 2018 - 9:13 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons rehearses at Symphony Hall, in Boston. The world-renowned orchestra nearly missed the last stop on its European tour Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, after getting stuck in Paris. Orchestra brass say they had to scramble to get enough musicians to Amsterdam for the tour finale, leaving some stranded in the French capital and forcing music director Andris Nelsons and others to hastily redo the program. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 18, 2018 - 6:42 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album "Songs in the Key of A" — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when it got stuck in Paris en route to the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, singer Bob Seger poses for a portrait in a Capitol Records studio in Los Angeles. New dates are being added as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band prepare for their final tour. Promoters on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, announced tickets will go on sale Sept. 28 for shows in Dallas, Houston, Cleveland, Buffalo, New York, Louisville, Ky., Peoria, Ill., and Grand Rapids, Mich. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 18, 2018 - 9:02 am
DETROIT (AP) — New dates are being added as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band prepare for what they say is their final tour. Promoters announced Tuesday that tickets will go on sale Sept. 28 for shows in Dallas; Houston; Cleveland; Buffalo, New York; New York City; Louisville, Kentucky; Peoria,...
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September 07, 2018 - 11:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters with tickets to ride out of New York's Grand Central Station heard a special serenade on Friday evening, with Paul McCartney taking over a corner of the majestic hub for a concert. Only invited guests including Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Kate Moss and Steve...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran speaks during a press conference for the film 'Songwriter' during the 68th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany. International ticket reseller Viagogo said Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018, it's suing Ed Sheeran's promoter Stuart Galbraith and his company for fraud on allegations the company confiscated genuine tickets from concert-goers on Sheeran's recent 2017 tour, and forced them to purchase new tickets. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)
September 04, 2018 - 10:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — International ticket reseller Viagogo says it's suing superstar Ed Sheeran's promoter for fraud on allegations the company confiscated genuine tickets from concert-goers and forced them to purchase new tickets. Viagogo said its suit filed Tuesday in Germany alleges Stuart Galbraith...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 24, 2017 file photo, U2 singer Bono makes a peace sign as he arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
September 02, 2018 - 3:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — U2 had to end a concert in Germany on the second night of the band's European tour after lead singer Bono lost his voice during the performance. The band posted a statement on its website after it halted the Saturday night concert in Berlin early, explaining that "Bono was in great...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Lana Del Rey arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Aug. 31, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans." It wasn’t clear whether it was a direct response to the BDS movement’s boycott call. Still, it marked a setback for Israel, which aims to prevent politics from infiltrating the arts. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans...
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Camila Cabello, left, accepts the award for video of the year as presenter Madonna looks on at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2018 - 8:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post...
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