Country music stars replace awards show with at-home performance special amid coronavirus pandemic
(Reuters) - Country music stars will come together on Sunday with acoustic performances recorded from their homes for a televised special that will replace the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were canceled due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
Jamaican dancehall star Kartel loses appeal in murder trial
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 3 (Reuters) - A Jamaican court on Friday rejected an appeal by Vybz Kartel, an international reggae-dancehall star serving a minimum 35-year sentence for murder.
Bill Withers, soulful singer of 'Ain't No Sunshine,' dead at 81
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ainât No Sunshine," has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday.
The shows must go on!: Lloyd Webber musicals to be aired for free
LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of musical theatre forced by the coronavirus pandemic to stay at home will be able to watch some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most popular shows for free on Youtube every week.
The shows must go on! - Lloyd Webber musicals to be aired for free
LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - Fans of musical theater forced by the coronavirus pandemic to stay at home will be able to watch some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most popular shows for free on Youtube every week.
Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift is sending cash to some of her fans and Rihanna has donated $6 million to support people whose livelihoods have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple will stop taking cut of some Amazon video purchases on App Store
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would stop taking a cut of some sales for "qualifying" streaming video services on iPhones and other Apple devices, including Amazon.com's Prime Video.
Public Enemy split with Flavor Flav was a hoax, group now says
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Public Enemy's ouster last month of founding member Flavor Flav was a hoax to generate publicity and provide a commentary on disinformation, members of the rap group said on Wednesday as they released a new album.
Justin Bieber Postpones All 2020 Tour Dates Due to Coronavirus Crisis
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Justin Bieber's 2020 Changes tour has been postponed due to the growing coronavirus crisis. The 45-date stadium and arena trek was due to kick off on May 14 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle and follow Bieber's first album in nearly five years, released on Feb. 14, and his first tour in nearly three.
Edinburgh festivals, including Fringe comedy showcase, canceled
LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) - Edinburgh's summer festivals, which include the International music and arts showcase and renowned "Fringe" comedy event, have been canceled for the first time in more than 70 years because of coronavirus, organizers said on Wednesday.
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