Posts Tagged Music

Brian Wilson happy to have an old friend on new record, tour

In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Brian Wilson performs on stage during Brian Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of Brian Wilson at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Wilson recently released "No Pier Pressure." For his eleventh solo album, he was able to attract young recording artists like Kasey Musgraves, Nate Ruess and Zoey Deschanel and M. Ward, known as She & Him.  (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — While Brian Wilson doesn’t plan to officially reunite with the surviving members of the Beach Boys, having an old friend sing on a new record certainly provided a comfort zone.

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‘Young at heart’ composer John Kander readies ‘The Visit’

In this May 4, 2011 file photo, composer John Kander attends the Tony Awards Meet the Nominees Press Reception in New York. "The Visit," the musical Kander wrote with Fred Ebb that debuted in 2001 in Chicago, has made it to Broadway, and "Kid Victory," a musical he co-wrote with Greg Pierce, made its world premiere earlier this year in Washington, D.C., and is scheduled to play at New York's The Vineyard Theatre next fall. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — In John Kander’s Manhattan apartment there’s a framed poster on a wall with a blown up crossword puzzle clue.

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Train service to Country Music Marathon benefits St. Jude

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Music City Star train service will transport runners to Saturday’s Country Music Marathon in Nashville while benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Review: Broadway’s ‘Doctor Zhivago’ is bombastically silly

This image released by Polk & Co. shows Tam Mutu during a performance of  the Broadway musical, "Doctor Zhivago," in New York. (Matthew Murphy/Polk & Co. via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The folks behind the new Broadway musical “Doctor Zhivago” promise it is “sure to steal your heart.” They apparently hope to do so by bludgeoning you into unconsciousness and then cutting you open with a scimitar.

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New music festival launched outside Nashville

This May 3, 2013 file photo shows Willie Nelson performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.  The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September, 2015 with a lineup that includes Nelson, Weezer, Sheryl Crow,  Neko Case, Iron & Wine and Jimmy Cliff, among others. It will be held in Franklin, Tenn.e, just outside Nashville. Organizers said Tuesday, April 21, 2015 that many of the acts will be performing acoustically and will do so on wood-clad stages.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.

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