Chatter echoed throughout Ben Utecht's home just miles south of the Twin Cities on a recent Monday morning as his daughters got dressed and ready for the day.

Nostalgia compelled Little Rock environmental consultant Shannon Lynn to pick up a 17-year-old set of American Top 40 LPs in 1995.

It's a Sunday afternoon at the Opal Divine's in South Austin, and the Rev. Steve Kinney is about to convene a meeting of spiritually minded souls in what Carrie Nation would have called a den of iniquity.

The youngest player in the All-Star Futures game made one of the biggest impressions.

Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, and David Beckham hugged Pele at the World Cup final on Sunday.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks's Davis Concert Hall has been home to some of the most talented pianists younger than 32 in the world over the last few weeks as they competed in the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition.

Folks in Tammy Wynette's home town are excited that she's been approved as a subject for a U.S. stamp. They want a ceremony to mark its debut in Tremont, a town of 460 near the farm where Wynette grew up.

Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in Virginia. He was 84.

Vermont's National Life Insurance Company is going to be hosting five bands that will perform during a day-long festival outside the organization's Montpelier headquarters.

Sag is swag if you ask some young people.

The 1980s were a great breeding ground for, among other things, high school rock bands starting up in the basements of family homes. Thirty years later, few bands are still rocking. The Savage Brothers Band is an exception.

Bravo Germany, the new World Cup champions, and Brazil for a great show

Kerry brokers deal between Afghan political rivals, easing threat of political crisis

The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.

Preparing to perform at her third World Cup, pop star Shakira says she thanks football for changing her life.

Police say a man was shot and killed at a music studio in southeast Atlanta.

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

The Minnesota Orchestra wraps up the 2014 Sommerfest with two full orchestra concerts on July 25 and 26.

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

As a radio personality, entertainer, musician and storyteller, Sam DeVincent lived much of his life behind a microphone and his ever-present accordion.

Organizers of a three-day music festival near the small town of Byers say they plan to put on their show at an alternate, nearby location after the county denied them a permit for their original location.

In a story July 11 about rapper Drake hosting the ESPY Awards, The Associated Press erroneously quoted him saying "take" when talking about Skylar Diggins. Drake actually said, "I don't know if she'll be able to make it."

Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.

Composer Ken Thorne, who won a 1966 Oscar for his work on the movie version of the musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," has died in Los Angeles. He was 90.

A judge has sent Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill to jail for three to six months for violating his probation on a 2009 drug and gun case.

Organizers of the BayFest in Mobile have announced a lineup for the 20th annual music festival that includes country group Alabama, Kid Rock, Brantley Gilbert and Earth Wind & Fire.

Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, has died. He was 76.

The proprietors of a Fargo pizza parlor named after a Beatles song written by Paul McCartney say they can't afford to take time off to attend his concert but would love to cook for the rock star and his entourage.

A New York grand jury will consider whether to indict entertainer Flavor Flav for allegedly speeding to his mother's funeral.

The cancellation of an opera that was to be performed using digitally sampled music was not orchestrated by angry musicians, their union said Friday.

PITTSBURGH - Monumentour is a co-headlining tour, not an arms race, so there's no need for Paramore and Fall Out Boy to turn it into a competition.

COMPTON, Calif. - Every fall, economics teacher Louis Stewart puts aside the textbooks and gives his students at Centennial High School in Compton a lesson in Dr. Dre 101.

For more than a quarter century, cabaret star Andrea Marcovicci has been bringing the great American art song - and related fare - to audiences around the world.

Thousands of music fans are heading to the Hudson Valley for a three-day music and arts festival.

Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The second time, police say, she just walked away.

Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who shared an Oscar for Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" score, has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brought a rock n' roll sensibility to the usually buttoned-down atmosphere of the summer TV critics' tour.

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network.

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

They're fashion newcomers — but already have star clients like Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lopez.

Garth Brooks offered up what he called a simple solution to the controversy in Ireland over his five canceled concerts: "Open it up for five nights, let everybody have fun, then go to work on never letting it happen again."

It's not every musician that gets to book himself as an opening act.

The Rock and Roll of Fame will honor the Everly Brothers with a tribute concert this fall.

More tickets are available for the free Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum concerts in Atlantic City.

Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.

David Byrne has gone more than an extra mile to ensure his immersive show "Here Lies Love" about Filipino ex-first lady Imelda Marcos is as authentic as possible as it goes international: He's just finished casting in Manila.

The public now can vote for their favorite among 78 young singers from around Indiana who are vying to perform at the Indiana State Fair.

Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end.

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