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2 men injured after explosion in Austin

Austin police and EMS on Sunday evening confirmed a reported explosion on Dawn Song Drive. Two males in their 20s were transported to a hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, Austin EMS said via Twitter.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Pearl Jam Kicks Up a Fury, and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's 10 most notable new tracks from Willie Nelson, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Zorn and more.


Review: Meredith Monk, Still Peerless at Shocking Serenity

“Cellular Songs,” Ms. Monk’s latest evening-length work for herself and her ensemble, meditates on individual flourishing and collective belonging.

Maryland's state song calls Northerners 'scum.' That may change soon

For almost eight decades, the official state song of Maryland has been a Confederate ballad whose lyrics call Unionists "Northern scum" and President Abraham Lincoln a "despot" and a "tyrant."

Hawking, Stephen W

6 Memorable Cultural Moments Inspired by Stephen Hawking

The British theoretical physicist, who has died age 76, was the subject of films, made cameos on TV shows and featured in songs and works of opera.


Lawsuit says Miley Cyrus stole 'We Can't Stop,' seeks $300 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus was sued for $300 million on Tuesday by a Jamaican songwriter who said the pop singer's 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years earlier, and that she is infringing his copyright.

Mack, Craig

Craig Mack, ‘Flava in Ya Ear’ Rapper, Is Dead at 47

Mr. Mack’s biggest hit was one of the most important rap songs of the 1990s and helped build the foundation for Sean Combs’s Bad Boy Records.

New York Times

Quebec Road Trip: Music for Traveling: 24 Perfect Songs for My Quebec Road Trip

Dan Bilefsky received hundreds of suggestions of music to listen to as he embarks today on a five-day journey across his home province. He chose these.


Turning the Rubble of China’s Mass Evictions into Protest Art

China’s heavy-handed attempts to drive tens of thousands of migrant workers out of big cities have inspired a backlash of paintings, songs and poetry.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Sade’s Haunting Lullaby, and 11 More New Songs

Beach House raises the stakes, Theresa Wayman from Warpaint debuts a solo project and Jeremih drops a slinky EP: hear the week's most notable new tracks.


Belgium Drops Rapper from World Cup Song After Sexism Outcry

A collaboration between the musician Damso and the country’s soccer association was ended after feminist groups and politicians said his lyrics demeaned women.


Is Leonard Cohen the New Secular Saint of Montreal?

More than a year after his death, the poet, novelist and singer-songwriter is experiencing a cultural resurgence in the city of his birth.

Education (K-12)

Next to Lead New York’s Schools: An Educator With a Song on His Lips

Richard A. Carranza grew up in Arizona and worked his way through college as a musician. He described himself as “a mariachi masquerading as a superintendent.”

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Unite, and 12 More New Songs

War on Women teams up with Kathleen Hanna, Sidi Touré sings about joy, and Rae Sremmurd previews a triple album: hear the week's most notable tracks.


Song hits the right notes to forge lead in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Jennifer Song fired a brilliant seven-under 65 to open a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Women's World Championships on Thursday, the American returning from a late weather delay to complete a bogey-free 18 holes.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: Soccer Mommy Confronts All the Disappointments of Love on ‘Clean’

The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Sophie Allison expands her sound and lyrical scope on her debut album.

Trump twisting meaning of 'The Snake' lyrics, say songwriter's daughters

The daughters of the late singer-songwriter Oscar Brown Jr. said Monday that President Donald Trump is twisting the lyrics of their father's song titled, "The Snake" for politics.

Girl Scout's cover of rapper's song goes viral

Seymore Harrison Jr. and his daughter, Charity, created a parody of Childish Gambino's song "Redbone" to help sell Girl Scout cookies. They never thought it would help sell nearly 5,000 boxes.


Ed Sheeran named best-selling global artist of 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the world's best-selling artist of 2017 on Monday, thanks to his album "Divide" and singles "Shape of You" and "Perfect."


Ed Sheeran searches for new lines in movie 'Songwriter'

BERLIN (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran said on Friday that the hardest part of songwriting was coming up with lines that had never been written before as a new documentary detailing his creative process premiered at Berlin's international film festival.

Trump reads out lyrics of anti-immigrant song

President Donald Trump read the lyrics of an anti-immigrant song titled "The Snake" on Friday, reverting to a campaign staple that Trump has used to criticize United States' immigration policy.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Janelle Monáe Feels the Funk, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Speedy Ortiz, Mozzy, Screaming Females and more in our weekly roundup of notable new music.


Art Review: New Museum Triennial Looks Great, but Plays It Safe

You say you want a revolution? You won’t find it in “Songs for Sabotage,” which keeps its political voice low and its money on well-made art.


The Problem With Broadway Revivals: They Revive Gender Stereotypes, Too

Audiences love the classic songs. And producers love filling seats. But in this #MeToo moment, what to make of musicals like “My Fair Lady” and “Carousel”?

Frozen (Play)

Exclusive Preview: Video of Elsa’s New Ballad in Broadway-Bound ‘Frozen’

The Brooklyn songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez talked about the new song “Monster” in an interview this week.

Olympic Games (2018)

A Tune Heard Often at These Olympics Gets to the Heart of Being Korean

“Arirang,” a Korean folk song with countless regional variations, is beloved by people in the North and the South, and it reminds them of the ways they are the same.

Documentary Films and Programs

Cultured Traveler: Retracing America’s Musical Canvas

In the 3-D film “America’s Musical Journey,” the singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc takes viewers on an exuberant exploration of the country’s creative roots.

Rapper gives out $1M in music video

Rapper Drake's music video for his song "God's Plan" shows him donating the video's nearly $1 million budget to people throughout Miami.


Burberry shows its colors for designer Bailey's swansong

LONDON (Reuters) - Burberry's star designer Christopher Bailey bid goodbye to the British brand on Saturday with a colour-infused show, showcasing designs with a rainbow twist on the label's famed...


'America's sweetheart' Rippon has his Olympic moment

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - If Pyeongchang proves to be Adam Rippon's figure skating swan song then "America's sweetheart" will look back on the Winter Games without an ounce of regret.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Frank Ocean Rescues ‘Moon River,’ and 10 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable tracks from Courtney Barnett, Gregory Porter, Tinashe and more.


An Opera Star’s Song Cycle Conjures a Black Man’s Life in America

“Cycles of My Being,” written for the tenor Lawrence Brownlee by Tyshawn Sorey and Terrance Hayes, grapples with hope and hate.

Pop and Rock Music

How an Indie-Rock Star Is Made in 2018

The singer and songwriter Lucy Dacus, 22, was deemed “up next.” Then she had to actually make the album.


Beyoncé Songs Come to the Olympics. But Who Pays for the Rights?

Songs with lyrics are permitted at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang for the first time. And because the Games are considered a “live event,” no special permission is required.


The Carpetbagger: The Agony, Absurdity and Ecstasy of the Oscar for Best Song

The first-time nominees Sufjan Stevens and Mary J. Blige join repeat nominees in a category that has always been a mash-up of hits, snoozers and misfires.


Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit over hit song

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song "Shake It Off" was thrown out on Tuesday by a judge, who ruled the phrases in question were not sufficiently original to merit copyright protection.


Trilobites: Some Songbirds Have Brains Specially Designed to Find Mates for Life

Systems in the brains of male and female songbirds are well-developed and finely tuned, but the wiring is different.

Cop: Man brutally punches woman in face

Images emerge of 86-year-old Mi Reum Song after being allegedly punched in the face at random by a man while walking down the street in Los Angeles, according to police.

Cops say man brutally hit elderly woman in face

Images emerge of 86-year-old Mi Reum Song after being allegedly punched in the face at random by a man while walking down the street in Los Angeles, according to police.


Artist Says Kendrick Lamar Video for ‘Black Panther’ Song Stole Her Work

Lina Iris Viktor alleges that the music video for “All the Stars” from the soundtrack to the Marvel film used her “Constellations” series of paintings without permission.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Songs That Bind

Data drawn from Spotify listeners reveal that we are all teenagers in love.

Olympic Games (2018)

The Surprise Stars of Olympic Skating: Ed Sheeran and Paul Anka

The 2018 Winter Olympics are the first in which singles and pairs skaters can compete to music with lyrics. The first songs picked got mixed reviews from the internet’s judges.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: John Prine Comes Home, and 10 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable new songs from 2 Chainz, Haley Heynderickx, Bill Frisell and more.

Gullah Geechee

About That Song You’ve Heard, Kumbaya

The old spiritual sung around campfires will be performed plenty during Black History Month, especially in the Georgia community that claims it as its own.

Luge Racing

How to Conquer the Doubles Luge

When they get nervous, Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman think about a waterfall: Nothing can interrupt it. They look at the track; then they hear the lyrics of a rap song: “It’s crunch time.”

Pop and Rock Music

A K-Pop Primer for Olympic Listening

Since the last Games in South Korea, the ecstatic version of pop music has become the country’s prime export. Listen to 10 songs that tell the story of the genre’s evolution.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Soundtrack Strains to Please

Despite strong songs from Julia Michaels and Sia, the album feels like an obligatory romp through the trilogy’s themes of desire, obsession, love and shopping.


Paul Simon is Homeward Bound after 50-year touring career

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced on Monday he is quitting touring, saying it felt "a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief" to bring his 50-year performing career to an end.

Eagles show solidarity with imprisoned rapper

Meek Mill might not be able to attend this year's Super Bowl, but the imprisoned rapper was with his home team in spirit on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles took the field to his 2012 song "Dreams and Nightmares" — the ultimate underdog anthem.

Dennis Edwards

Dennis Edwards, Former Temptations Lead Singer, Dies at 74

His resonant voice was an essential part of the group’s success when it embraced psychedelic funk on songs like “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.”


Tennis: Injury-hit France tied with Netherlands in Davis Cup

PARIS (Reuters) - Holders France ran into a spot of bother as they split the opening day's singles matches to finish locked at 1-1 with Netherlands in the first round of their Davis Cup World Group tie after being hit by injuries on Friday. French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had been ruled out of the tie with a knee problem and Lucas Pouille, who was scheduled to play the first singles rubber, pulled out injured on Friday.


Meet Six Disrupters at the New Museum’s Triennial

The 2018 triennial, titled “Songs for Sabotage,” features artists from 17 countries whose work often pushes back against social or bureaucratic power structures.


Breakup songs: 'Brexit Big Band' soundtracks Britain's EU divorce

MARSHSIDE, England (Reuters) - Whether celebrating or mourning Britain's exit from the European Union, you can now do it to music, thanks to a British composer who has set dry EU legal-speak to jazz as part of a project to explore Brexit through art.


U2 defeats lawsuit claiming it stole part of 'Achtung Baby' song

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing U2 of lifting part of a British songwriter's work for a song on the Irish rock band's 1991 blockbuster album "Achtung Baby."

Morris, John

John Morris, Composer for Mel Brooks’s Films, Dies at 91

Mr. Morris’s long list of movie, theater and television credits included the melodies to the songs “Springtime for Hitler” and “Blazing Saddles.”


U.S. to make streaming services pay more for music

(Reuters) - U.S. copyright authorities on Saturday decided to increase over the next five years the royalty payments music streaming companies like Spotify and Apple Inc must make to songwriters and music publishers, a trade association for music publishers said.


Austrian president calls for far-right candidate's resignation over Nazi-content in song book

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen on Saturday called on Freedom Party (FPO) candidate Udo Landbauer to step down from elections in the province of Lower Austria after it emerged a group he was a member of had distributed song books with Nazi content.


Bill Clinton repays a favor to Fleetwood Mac at MusiCares ceremony

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Their 1977 song "Don't Stop" helped power Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992, and on Friday it was the former U.S. president doing the honors for Fleetwood Mac.

Soper, Kate

She Tackled Aristotle in an Opera. Next Up: Medieval French Couplets.

Kate Soper writes celebrated, cerebral music. But she is interested in how songs can channel emotion, making us feel things we don’t necessarily want to feel.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Drake Preps for a Return, and 12 More New Songs

Hear the music that caught our critics' attention this week, from Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda, MGMT, James Blake and more.

Actors and Actresses

Jane Birkin on Love, Life and Serge Gainsbourg’s Classical Roots

Touring the world, singing Gainsbourg songs backed by a full orchestra, this singer, actress, model and muse is getting ready to play Carnegie Hall on Thursday.


The Fall's Mark E. Smith dies

(Reuters) - Mark E. Smith, lead singer and songwriter of British post-punk band The Fall, died at home on Wednesday aged 60, the band's manager said in a statement.

Grammy Awards

Meet the Stereotypes, the Guys Who Help Give Bruno Mars His Bounce

This production and songwriting team was in a fallow period before reconnecting with one of its early collaborators: Mr. Mars. Now the group is up for three Grammys.


BRIEF-Songa Offshore: Transocean announces successful results of voluntary exchange offer


Grammy Awards

SZA Almost Quit Music. Now She’s a Grammys Contender.

The R&B singer and songwriter is nominated for five awards and has an army of gratified fans. All she has to do is believe them.

Pop and Rock Music

The Enduring Power of Otis Redding’s ‘Dock of the Bay’

After a breakthrough at Monterey Pop, Redding returned to California, looked out at the water and wrote the song that would define his legacy. Fifty years later, the track will be celebrated at the Apollo Theater.

California Today

California Today: California Today: A Final State of the State From Jerry Brown

Tuesday: A swan song from the governor, a tsunami watch for the coast, a billionaire’s push to impeach the president, Minnie Mouse, and two Hollywood signs.


Singer Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, to retire from touring

(Reuters) - U.S. singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, one of pop music's all-time best-selling artists, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and plans to retire from touring, his official website said on Monday.


Davos elite tap Cate Blanchett, Elton John, Shah Rukh Khan for human rights awards

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Film star Cate Blanchett, singer-songwriter Elton John and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan received awards at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday for their work raising awareness about human rights issues.

Singer Ed Sheeran is engaged

Countless newlyweds have chosen Ed Sheeran's ballad, "Thinking Out Loud," to play during their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter gets to decide if he wants it played at his own wedding.


British singer Ed Sheeran gets engaged to school friend Cherry Seaborn

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran said on Saturday he is engaged to long-time friend Cherry Seaborn, whom he first met at school at the age of 11.


Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement

(Reuters) - A hotel in Mexico named Hotel California plans to continue using the name in that country after settling a lawsuit brought by the Eagles over rights related to the country-rock band's classic 1976 song.


Wilander fears Rod Laver slot may inhibit Kyrgios vs. Tsonga

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios must not let playing on Rod Laver Arena douse his natural fire when he plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the standout match of the Australian Open third round on Friday, according to former champion Mats Wilander.

Judge doubles as therapist in Larry Nassar case

As a teenager, Amanda Cormier loved music. She would sing in musicals and choirs and be endlessly creative as she wrote songs on the guitar, she said.


Tennis: Tsonga edges Shapovalov to strike blow for old guard

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - There was a time when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was one of the new kids bounding on to the block, swinging from the hip and shaking up the established hierarchy in men's tennis.


Tennis: Tsonga tames Shapovalov in five-set classic

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required all his years of experience to tame Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.


Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...


Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.


'Sell Drugsz' rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" and "Feds Watching" has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

East, Anderson

Album Review: On ‘Encore,’ Anderson East Revisits the Rough Soul of Yesteryear

The singer and songwriter takes his homages to the South’s heritage sounds to the next level on his second major-label album.


Recognize That Tune? It’s the Northern Accent of Georgia Football

Georgia’s unofficial fight song borrowed its melody from “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which was a rallying cry for the North during the Civil War.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs


Ten crew missing as cargo vessel sinks off Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ten crew members were missing after a cargo vessel collided with another vessel in Wusongkou anchorage at Shanghai, China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre.


Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

(Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher.


And for His Next Trick, Hopping Genres

Dane Terry grew up wanting to be a magician and came to New York to play his songs. But the downtown cabaret scene came calling.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.


No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence North Korea diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms in a now-closed border industrial park to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

Pop and Rock Music

The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

As streaming continues to remake the music industry, artists and record labels schemed and scrambled, remixed and bundled to get their songs into fans’ ears.

Daniel Day-Lewis stitches together chilly 'Phantom Thread'

If "Phantom Thread" truly does represent Daniel Day-Lewis' announced swan-song from acting, he heads into retirement on a high note in terms of his performance. The movie itself -- reuniting the star and director Paul Thomas Anderson -- is a sumptuous but chilly affair, meticulously stitched together, but intriguing without being emotionally involving.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.


Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

Christians and Christianity

Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo

More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list included Beatles hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

A song about joy vaulted Mr. Williams into the stratosphere, but now his long-running side project is returning with an album filled with outrage.


North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15.


Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

SAN FRANSICO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, the U.K.-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source.

Siri, what's that song? Apple buys Shazam

Apple confirmed it is buying Shazam, a music recognition service that became an early favorite application of the smartphone era.


Paris Journal: A Roma Circus Makes a Home, and Builds Bridges, in Paris

The Romanès family puts on a spontaneous performance of song, dance and acrobatics, while promoting a message of acceptance.