Posts Tagged Music

Q&A: Mathis on new box set, yoga and ‘Simpsons’

In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 photo, singer Johnny Mathis poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The 78-year-old singer will release a 13-CD box set of unsuccessful commercial albums released from 1963 to 1967, when Mathis left his longtime label, Columbia Records, for Mercury Records and Global Records, his own production company. “The Complete Global Albums Collection” will be released on Nov. 17. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chances are you haven’t heard these Johnny Mathis albums — but that will change.

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‘The Sound of Music’ to tour without ‘varnish’

In this March 17, 2008 file photo, producer, writer and lyricist Jack O'Brien attends the 4th Annual Stella by Starlight benefit in New York.   O'Brien is working on a touring version of “The Sound of Music” starting next year, but he promises he won’t be “trotting out your mother’s version.” (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien is working on a touring version of “The Sound of Music” starting next year, but he promises he won’t be “trotting out your mother’s version.”

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Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Marcos Maidana pose during a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn’t start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Florida Georgia Line host new country awards show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Florida Georgia Line has plenty of experience on award stages after numerous accolades for their monster hit “Cruise,” but as hosts of the American Country Countdown Awards, the country duo has less background to rely on.

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Country singer Merle Haggard: still on the road

In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Merle Haggard performs in concert at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. At 77, he still tours around the country about two weeks each month and recently bought a new tour bus, a sign that he’s not interested in retirement from the road. His band, the Strangers, now includes his wife, Theresa, and 21-year-old son Ben, as well as band leader Norman Hamlett, who has been with Haggard since the 1960s. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even Merle Haggard gets nervous about stepping onto a stage when the audience is filled with songwriters, record label executives and fellow artists.

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