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Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home
Paul Simon

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday night at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up. The 76-year-old singer picked Flushing Meadows Corona Park to say goodbye, an outdoor show on the first night of autumn. The setlist at recent stops …

Surgery called success for Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Surgery called success for Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the “Ramblin’ Man” and “Blue Sky” singer-songwriter and guitarist underwent surgery Friday to relieve swelling on his brain. A statement posted Saturday …

Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

NEW YORK (AP) — Check out the upcoming events at Chicago’s United Center and you’ll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady Michelle Obama, to launch her book tour in November. Just for the scale of its venues, there has never been …

Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Frederica von Stade sat on a table singing, her face filled with fear and wonder, her character unsure where she was going and where she had been. Nearly a half-century after her professional debut, the 73-year-old teamed with fellow mezzo Marietta Simpson for a mesmerizing performance Thursday night in the world premiere …

Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

PARIS (AP) — A popular French Muslim rapper said Friday he is canceling sold-out October concerts at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, a target of the deadly 2015 terror attacks, due to pressure from far-right groups who claim he promotes a radical ideology and is desecrating a now-sacred site. The statement by Medine came …

Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in November

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in November
Chris Cornell

NEW YORK (AP) — New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death. Cornell’s widow Vicky is behind the new album “Chris Cornell,” as well as a four-disc box set. Both will be released November 16. The first track from both projects is titled “When Bad Does Good .” Vicky …

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos
Taboo, Jaime Luis Gomez

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, “Big Love.” The trio — it’s unclear if Fergie is still part of the group — released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will benefit the student-led March …

AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos
Tomasz Ritter

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The winner of the world’s 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer’s intentions. Tomasz Ritter of Poland was named the best of 30 young pianists at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period …

Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment
Elton John, David Furnish

LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date. The pair brought the case against News Group Newspapers, which owns The Sun and Sun on Sunday, over a story in …

Drake fan: New heart ‘feels different, but in a good way’

By 92.3 News | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Drake fan: New heart ‘feels different, but in a good way’

CHICAGO (AP) — The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she’s feeling great. Sofia Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday , three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at Lurie Children’s Hospital. The 11-year-old says her new heart …