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Review: The strong stuff suits Jon Pardi's new album

Jon Pardi "Heartache Medication" (Capitol Nashville) Jon Pardi's third studio album, "Heartache Medication," is surely positioned to be a bartender's best friend. The traditional cou...

Music Review: 'Finch' from Penny & Sparrow is a gem

Penny & Sparrow, "Finch" (I Love You) Texas-raised duo Penny & Sparrow had to do some heavy touring to truly search their souls. They explore the resulting range of emotions ...

Review: Allman Betts Band feels staid on 'Down to the River'

Allman Betts Band, "Down to the River" (BMG) Southern comfort blues-rock has never been about bluster, but Allman Betts Band could have ramped things up a notch on "Down to the River...

Review: Joanna Wallfisch's travels result in unique album

Joanna Wallfisch, "Far Away from Any Place Called Home" (Joanna Wallfisch) Songstress, poet and darn good cyclist Joanna Wallfisch draws from both disappointment and wonder on her la...

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

ATLANTA (AP) — America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a ...

Review: The 1975's new album is proof they can do it all

The 1975, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships (Interscope/Dirty Hit) The English band the 1975, practitioners of some of the smoothest electropop in recent memory, have deliver...

Review: Kurt Vile's wanderlust clear on 'Bottle It In'

Kurt Vile, "Bottle It In" (Matador Records) Perhaps you can't get Kurt Vile to stand still. Vile co-founded The War on Drugs and promptly quit after the formidable ...

Review: Eric Church is a 'Desperate Man' on latest album

Eric Church, "Desperate Man" (EMI Records Nashville) Eric Church turned in country music's album of the year in 2016 and promptly took some time off from releasing new music. Now he'...

Review: Soccer Mommy's lush rock delivers on debut 'Clean'

Soccer Mommy, "Clean" (Fat Possum) Sometimes, someone sneaks to the front of the line, grabs attention and gets fast-tracked to good things. This year, for minimalist rock, that line...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2017. There are 36 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, ...

Get in the holiday mood with Sia, Smokey and Stefani

Here's a collection of holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press. _____ Fantasia, "Christmas After Midnight" (Concord Records) With the bare...

Review: John Mayer solid, but not sizzling on latest album

John Mayer, "The Search for Everything" (Columbia) Earth's reigning guitar god, John Mayer, is out with his seventh studio album, "The Search for Everything." It reveals a calmer art...

Review: Admit it, Brad Paisley is really good at country

Brad Paisley, "Love and War" (Arista Nashville) When you can namecheck the UFC and Zebco fishing reels in the lead track to your 11th studio album, "Love And War," you are probably G...

Music Review: LeAnn Rimes is a sultry survivor on 'Remnants'

LeAnn Rimes "Remnants" (RCA U.K./ Thirty Tigers / Sony RED) Somewhere in between a debut, a multiplatinum album at 13 and coming out of an emotional spin cycle called real life 20 ye...

Music Review: Run The Jewels packs a smart punch on 'RTJ3'

There's a lot fire behind Run The Jewels and their latest album, "Run The Jewels 3." They're longtime hip-hop practitioners on a current come-up, riding a crest of notoriety as much for their infectio...