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Ziggy Marley happy to be part of Earth Day concert

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic can't stop Ziggy Marley from celebrating the Earth. The son of reggae icon Bob Marley and Rita Marley will be one of the highlights of Nat Geo’s Earth Da...

Yo-Yo Ma serenades newly-vaccinated at inoculation clinic

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert over the weekend when famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought out his instrument after getting his second corona...

Northern Nevada tribe co-stars in Peter Gabriel music video

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Drummers and dancers from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in northern Nevada are among more than two dozen artists worldwide who appear in a music video remake of a song rock musician ...

Fauci wins $1 million Israeli prize for 'defending science'

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic....

Claude Bolling, popular jazz-classical musician, dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Bolling, the French pianist, composer and arranger who attained a worldwide following through his melodic blend of jazz and classical influences and stayed on the Billboard clas...

Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to connect beyond skin color, language or cou...

Yo-Yo Ma praises Taiwan in first live performance since February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World-renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (馬友友) took the stage at the Taipei Music Center on Tuesday (Nov. 10) in his first live performance since February and praised Taiw...

Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from t...

San Francisco Conservatory buys Opus 3 Artists agency

With much of the classical music industry shuttered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, one of the leading management agencies has been acquired by an unusual buyer in an unconventional transaction. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 7, the 281st day of 2020. There are 85 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 7...

Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face — and a fresh sense of purpose. Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhian...

Stars deliver inspirational messages in Call to Unite event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Lee Daniels talked about past drug use and urged people not to give into the temptation to abuse drugs during the coronavirus pandemic, saying “You are not alone.” Actress ...

Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts to appear in global live stream

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts and President George W. Bush will be among 200 star-studded participants in a 24-hour global livestream event. The Call to Unite even...

Yo-Yo Ma to bring Bach to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (馬友友) will channel Bach in the Taiwanese capital when he performs the Baroque master's Six Cello Suites this spring for one night on...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2018. There are 85 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 7, 2001...