Paul McCartney song starts Paralympics on 100-day countdown to opening ceremony in Paris
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by Associated Press
20h ago
By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer With an assist from Paul McCartney the Paralympic Games starts its 100-day race on Monday to the opening ceremony in Paris in August. The former Beatle has let “We All Stand Together” — the signature tune from an award-winning animated film he wrote and produced 40 years ago — be used in a promotional film for the International Paralympic Committee. “Sir Paul really understands what we stand for as a movement and he was so generous to us,” IPC president Andrew Parsons told The Associated Press. “He was not difficult to convince, it was something ..read more
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In her feminist punk music, Kathleen Hanna tells it all. In her memoir, there’s more to the story
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by Associated Press
5d ago
By MARIA SHERMAN AP Music Writer Few artists have a neat origin story, but Kathleen Hanna, the feminist punk pioneer and celebrated frontwoman whose rallying cry of “girls to the front” inspired generations, may have a pretty convincing one. This cover image released by Ecco shows “Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk” by Kathleen Hanna.Ecco via AP While in college in the late ’80s, Hanna signed up for a writers’ workshop led by her hero, the postmodern novelist Kathy Acker. The author asked Hanna why she wanted to write. Hanna responded, “Because no one has listened to me my whole ..read more
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Childish Gambino announces world tour, will play Philadelphia show in August
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by Associated Press
5d ago
By MARIA SHERMAN AP Music Writer Donald Glover’s musical project Childish Gambino has returned with a reimagined album and a new tour announcement. Glover posted on X that “ATAVISTA” had hit streaming platforms — and that the record is actually “the finished version” of an album he released in 2020, “3.15.20.” On March 15, 2020, a number of new Childish Gambino songs dropped on DonaldGloverPresents.com, but were quickly removed. A week later, “3.15.20” was officially released with guest appearances including Ariana Grande, 21 Savage and others. It, too ..read more
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Fans are following Taylor Swift to Europe after finding Eras Tour tickets less costly there
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by Associated Press
1w ago
By LISA LEFF Associated Press Thousands of ride-or-die Taylor Swift fans who missed out on her U.S. concert tour last year or didn’t want to buy exorbitantly priced tickets to see her again found an out-of-the-way solution: Fly to Europe. The pop star is scheduled to kick off the 18-city Europe leg of her record-setting Eras Tour in Paris on Thursday, and planeloads of Swifties plan to follow Miss Americana across the pond in the coming weeks. The arena where Swift is appearing said Americans bought 20% of the tickets for her four sold-out shows. Stockholm, the tour’s next stop, expects about ..read more
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Summer arts events that intrigue locals—and get them outside
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by Molly Given
1w ago
What’s a better combination than being fully immersed in the arts while also getting to enjoy this sunny season to the fullest? Here are a few ways to spend your summer creatively outdoors in Philadelphia.  Morris Arboretum Known as the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the public garden and grounds offers its own take on the great outdoors to ultimately, “bridge an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through education, research and horticultural display.” Morris makes this possible through a series of disp ..read more
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Chicano Batman brings sunshine and soul to Union Transfer
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by A.D. Amorosi
1w ago
Get ready to groove, Philly. Chicano Batman is bringing its Latin-laced, psychedelic soul outfit to Union Transfer this weekend in celebration of their new album, ‘Notebook Fantasy’. Comprised of vocalist Bardo Martinez, guitarist Carlos Arévalo, and bassist Eduardo Arenas, Chicano Batman got its start as part of LA’s thriving music scene in 2008. “I was 20-years-old, and Bardo was dating the lead singer of the band I was in at the time,” recalls Arévalo. “She’d bring him around to our rehearsals… and when that relationship ran its course, as young love often does, he and I kept in touch. When ..read more
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Billie Eilish announces world tour, will play in Philadelphia this fall
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by Associated Press
2w ago
By MARIA SHERMAN AP Music Writer Billie Eilish is hitting the road. The pop performer will embark on a worldwide arena tour this fall, kicking off in Quebec City in Canada on Sept. 29 and concluding in Dublin on July 27, 2025. She’ll hit many major cities in North America in 2024 —including a show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 5 — before heading to Australia and then Europe. Tickets are available at billieeilish.com. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the environmental nonprofit REVERB. Earlier this month, Eilish announced her highly anticipated third studio album ..read more
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Rolling Stones show no signs of slowing down as they begin latest tour
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by Associated Press
2w ago
By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Time marches on and all good things must come to an end. But don’t tell that to The Rolling Stones. What many believe to be the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world showed no signs of slowing down anytime soon as they kicked off their latest tour at Houston’s NRG Stadium. The Stones have been touring for more than 60 years. Frontman Mick Jagger and lead guitarist Keith Richards are both 80, with guitarist Ronnie Wood not far behind at 76. Their tour is being sponsored in part by AARP. But during a vibrant two-hour show, the Stones played with the ene ..read more
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John Oates’ new album is called ‘Reunion.’ But don’t think Hall & Oates are getting back together
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by Associated Press
3w ago
By MARIA SHERMAN AP Music Writer For many music fans, John Oates is most recognizable as one-half of the Grammy-nominated Hall & Oates, the multiplatinum soul-pop duo behind hits like “Rich Girl” and “Maneater” now riven by litigation. But he’s also had a full career as a soloist. His sixth solo album, “Reunion,” is out May 17. Just don’t consider the title a thinly veiled attempt at getting the band back together — what he recognizes as “a true irony.” In November, Hall sued Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate the terms o ..read more
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Mary J. Blige, Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, A Tribe Called Quest and Foreigner get into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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by Associated Press
1M ago
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer Mary J. Blige, Cher, Foreigner, A Tribe Called Quest, Kool & The Gang and Ozzy Osbourne have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a class that also includes folk-rockers Dave Matthews Band and singer-guitarist Peter Frampton. Photo by Mark Horton/Getty Images Alexis Korner, John Mayall and Big Mama Thornton earned the Musical Influence Award, while the late Jimmy Buffett, MC5, Dionne Warwick and Norman Whitfield will get the Musical Excellence Award. Pioneering music executive Suzanne de Passe won the Ahmet Er ..read more
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