What do you get if you put 12 tuba-toting, holiday-loving musicians all together in one room?
Death of Nelson Mandela is a time of reckoning for South Africa, again in global spotlight
President Barack Obama threw the switch, bathing the National Christmas Tree in lights and giving an otherwise dreary day in the nation's capital a festive and seasonal spirit. He later singled out Nelson Mandela, the beloved South African anti-apartheid leader who died Thursday, for special gratitude.
A Nashville bar owner has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of singer-songwriter Wayne Mills.
The wintery weather that's blasting through Arkansas has caused another cancellation — Jimmy Buffett's concert in North Little Rock.
British jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, who played with everyone from Sonny Rollins to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in the course of a 70 year-career, has died at the age of 86.
This year's crop of holiday music releases demonstrates anew that the only rule of success in this specialized genre is that there are no rules. Who'd have predicted that the standouts in a year of big name entries would include R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, the erstwhile king of British pub rock (Nick Lowe) and an Indian classical music virtuoso (James Whetzel)?
DETROIT _ When a man loves a city, he's got to make a movie about it. At least that's the case for Michael Bolton, whose latest passion project is a documentary about Detroit and its potential for resurgence.
Authorities say this week's benefit concert for Illinois tornado victims has raised about $300,000 for relief efforts.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.
The University of South Carolina Choir is maintaining a 60-year tradition with its annual Christmas concerts in Columbia.
Memphis University School led the game for three quarters, but a strong defensive effort in the fourth quarter allowed Ensworth to rally and take a 27-10 victory in the TSSAA Division II-AA title game Thursday night at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium.
Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country's rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form of sacred rhythm music.
Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is set to announce a new feature that will allow users to pick specific tracks and listen to them on mobile devices for free.
The defense lawyer for a Tunisian rapper says his client has been convicted of insulting police and sentenced to four months in prison.
With new sets under way and antebellum-style costumes for the Christmas Eve party scene, a production of "The Nutcracker" is taking on a hometown feel - Huntsville in the 1850s.
MINNEAPOLIS _ Joe Henry, who has produced more cool albums in the past decade than anyone other than Rick Rubin, just added another hip entry to his resume: co-author of the book "Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him."
ALLENTOWN, Pa. _ Even before Colton Dixon placed seventh on the 2012 season of "American Idol," when judges saw the rocker with the skunk-striped hair as a threat to eventual winner Phillip Phillips, Dixon says he wanted to sing Christian music.
Three high school choirs in northwestern Montana plan to participate in Christmas concerts at the Mormon church in Kalispell despite protests from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan is soloing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra — as a guest speaker, not a musician.
Beats Music, the digital music spinoff from the maker of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is set to launch in January.
The Baltimore Ravens most formidable offensive threat these days is Justin Tucker, a quirky fellow whose skill set transcends kicking a football with uncanny accuracy.
A public announcement for this year's entertainment during the MoonPie Over Mobile is on hold while planners finalize the headlining act.
Former supporters of the Kabbalah Centre have sued the Los Angeles-based spiritual organization, claiming more than $1 million in contributions was used fraudulently.
ATLANTA _ Two weeks ago, Dave Koz was holed up in a Burbank studio, rehearsing for his Christmas tour with Oleta Adams, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui.