Posts Tagged Music

If you can make it there: Acts try out for NY subway spots

Rebekah Butler, whose stage name is "Becka Jay," plays solo violin as she auditions for judges in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in New York, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Butler was among a group of about 70 potential subway performers seeking official permission to set up their acts on an underground platform or walkway to entertain New York city's commuters. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations.

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Amy Winehouse director says we all share blame for her death

FILE -In this Jan. 8, 2011 file photo, British artist Amy Winehouse, left, performs during her show in Florianopolis, Brazil. At the 68th international Cannes film festival the Amy Winehouse director Asif Kapadia says we all share blame for her death.(AP Photo/Nabor Goulart, File)

CANNES, France (AP) — Amy Winehouse was many things: artist, icon, victim of celebrity. For London-born director Asif Kapadia, she was basically the girl next door.

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Q&A: Nick Jonas on hit singles, JoBros, Timberlake, acting

Nick Jonas performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Jonas may have become a sex symbol to female fans in the last year, but the singer says his new tour won’t cater just to the ladies. He’s thinking about his male fans, too.

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Taylor Swift makes history at Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift accepts the award for top artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift had a historic night at the Billboard Music Awards: The pop star is the most decorated artist in the show’s history with 20 wins, beating Garth Brooks’ 19-win record.

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Letterman’s retirement ends partnership with Murray

In this March 26, 2011 file photo, Bill Murray, left, and David Letterman appear at the "The Comedy Awards" presented by Comedy Central in New York. After 33 years in late night and 22 years hosting CBS' "Late Show," Letterman will retire on May 20. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Murray has walked onto David Letterman’s show dressed as Liberace, a jockey and a football player, flown onto the set in a Peter Pan outfit, worked out while singing “Let’s Get Physical” and dove into a water-filled dumpster strewn with garbage. This week he’ll be saying goodbye.

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